Laguna Niguel Real Estate

laguna niguel homesLaguna Niguel, a master planned community of roughly 63,000 people in South Orange County. Like almost all communities that are master planned, the city is immaculate and is made up primarily of upper-middle class, or "mass affluent" households.

Laguna Niguel is bordered by Laguna Beach and Dana Point to the west, San Juan Capistrano and Mission Viejo to the east, and Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo to the North.
Two main highways are accessible within Laguna Niguel, the 5 Freeway and the 73 Toll Road.

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Laguna Niguel Home Prices

At the lower end, Laguna Niguel is home to some of the more reasonably priced properties in South Orange County, with starter condominiums and townhomes selling for as little as $245,000 for a starter 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 700 square foot affair. Larger condos and townhomes are available in the area up to 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,700 square feet, and at this higher end the non single family properties can go up to $650,000 or so.

Single family homes in Laguna Nigel start at about $500,000, with that lower boundary usually representing a 2 bedroom home of less than 1,000 square feet and just about the smallest lot you could imagine. Your typical single-family home in Laguna Niguel, with 4-5 bedrooms and 1,700 to 3,500 or so square feet, runs from the low $700,000's to around $1,300,000.

If, however, you have your heart set on a multimillion dollar mansion, those can be found in Laguna Niguel as well, with estates on 10,000 to 60,000 square foot lots and 5,000 to 11,000 square feet available for $3 million all the way up to $15 million.

Living in a Laguna Niguel Home

Laguna Niguel is one of the more "family oriented" areas of Orange County, with just over 70% of households either a married couple or married with children. As such, the city is a very "soccer mom" environment - there are plenty of minivans carting children around in the area.

For as many children as there are in the area, however, you won't see many children walking places as most of Laguna Niguel is very spread out and consists of long, busy thoroughfares with strip malls dotted along them every other mile or so.

One thing that is nice about the area is there are many beautiful parks, some of which are fairly large and feature walking trails. One highlight of the city is the 255 acre Laguna Niguel Regional Park, the gem of which is the 44-acre Laguna Niguel Lake, which is stocked with bass, catfish, blue gill, and trout for those that like to take their children fishing.

Another popular park in the city is the Crown Valley Community Park, which is a huge community center featuring a pool, barbecues, a baseball field, soccer fields, bike trails, a tot lot, and a beautiful 18 acre botanical reserve.

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Pros and Cons of Laguna Niguel Real Estate

One drawback for some is that Laguna Niguel is certainly not a "walk-able" city. For those that like to take a leisurely stroll past quaint shops and through scenic beachside neighborhoods after dinner, Laguna Niguel may likely not be the best city for you to call home.

Another drawback that is common in very family-oriented cities: there is little local "nightlife" - making the city a bad choice for young singles that would like to be able to walk to multiple bars and clubs on a nightly basis.

Lastly, some people that choose not to live in Laguna Niguel or some other South County neighborhoods complain that the fact that the community is master planned means that all the properties look the same or all the area look the same, since they prefer to see communities with diverse properties and neighborhoods that have the different looks change over time.

With that being said, all of these negatives make Laguna Niguel a powerful draw for many home shoppers. "Diverse neighborhoods that change over time" could mean having a next door neighbor that paints the house hot pink, and for some, the phrase change over time really means that the look of the neighborhood deteriorates over time, and some feel that the freedom to make your house look however you want just eventually leads to a collection of dilapidated eyesores.

Not being "walk-able" often means that there are very few non-residents loitering at public parks and restaurants, making for a much safer environment for your children, and families with young children typically aren't looking to live in the areas with the most happening bars and nightclubs around.

The public school choices available in Laguna Niguel are very good, with almost all of the elementary schools having rankings that place them in the top 20% of schools in California. High School age kids that attend public school will go to Aliso Niguel High School, which was ranked number 217 in U.S. News and World Reports list of the top 500 high schools in the nation and was listed in the top 5% nationwide.

Another bonus for many residents in Laguna Niguel, while it is not very "walk-able", the city is very "drive-able" - since you can get on or off the 73 toll road from 3 different exits within Laguna Niguel, morning commuters can get from Laguna Niguel to Costa Mesa in 20 minutes or so, a task that would chew up at least 45 minutes if not an hour for those traveling similar distances without use of the 73 toll road.

Is Laguna Niguel Real Estate the Best Choice for You?

Like most of the non-beach communities in South Orange County, some shoppers are turned off by the homogeneity of the neighborhoods, while other love them. Laguna Niguel real estate is good for:

  • People looking for quiet neighborhoods with good schools 
  • Buyers looking for homes near the 73 toll road
  • People that think "master-planned" means "clean neighborhood"
  • Shoppers that don't plan on walking all over the place

If most of these bullet points describe what you're looking for, Laguna Niguel may be your first choice.

For more information on buying, selling, or leasing a home in Laguna Niguel contact one of our experienced Laguna Niguel REALTORS® today!

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