Dana Point Real Estate
Dana Point, along the coast and the Pacific Coast Highway, is bounded by Laguna Beach to the north and San Clemente to the south. The city of Dana Point is considered to be among the most serene and upscale areas of Orange County.
With 33,000 residents and encompassing just 6.5 square miles, Dana Point is one of the smaller cities in Orange County, both in terms of population and geography.
For more information on Dana Point real estate keep reading. Below you will find a list of all Dana Point homes for sale.
Dana Point Homes for Sale
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Dana Point Homes for Sale
Prices of Dana Point Homes for Sale
Dana Point homes have a fairly wide price range. At the lowest end, small condos (1 bedroom, 1 bath, and under 1,000 square feet) can be found in the $300,000 range - but if you were planning on buying a beachfront mansion for $20 million and up, that opportunity certainly exists in Dana Point.
In the middle, what the typical Dana Point resident ends up paying for a 1,700 to 2,500 square foot home with 3 or 4 bedrooms is anywhere from $700,000 to $1,500,000. Like most of Orange County, as a general rule, the further inland you go, the lower the price of the property on an "apples-to-apples" basis, with the most expensive homes by far being on the coast in the guard-gated Ritz Cove area or the Strand - in both of these ultra-luxurious enclaves properties start at $6 million or so.
Living in a Dana Point Home
The median age of a Dana Point resident is 40 years old and just 24% of households have children, making the area slightly less kid-friendly than some of the other areas nearby. A good percentage of Dana Point residents choose the city due to their love of boating as opportunities abound from the Dan Point Harbor for both sailing and fishing enthusiasts.
Many residents choose to live here for the beautiful views of the Pacific, and the relaxed resort atmosphere. Dana Point is certainly one of the most quiet and serene areas of all in the Orange County area. The city is also considered to be extremely safe - at 190 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, the violent crime rate in Dana Point is 55% lower than in California as a whole. Another nice thing about living in Dana Point is the weather - due to its geographical placement right on the harbor, the average temperature in the city during Summer is a wonderful 70 degrees.
There are 5 distinct Communities in Dana Point:
Capistrano Beach, at the very Southern End of Dana Point, is considered one of the few remaining beach towns in Orange County. With modest homes and mansions alike, both ends of the pricing spectrum are available. This is perhaps the "quaintest" area of Dana Point.
Dana Hills is the more family-oriented area of Dana Point, and consists of some condos as well as many of the more "reasonable" single family homes in the area in terms of pricing.
Del Obispo is the middle strip of Dana Point, stretching from the 5 freeway all the way to the Harbor, and contains several residential tracts with properties from 1,500 to 2,500 square feet.
Lantern Village consists entirely of housing tracts and in most cases you will be on a street or a cross street with the word "lantern" in the name. Lantern Village contains homes primarily in the "midrange" of Dana Point's housing spectrum, mostly single family 3-4 bedroom homes in the $700,000 to $1.2 million range.
Monarch Beach is another world of Dana Point entirely, consisting of multimillion dollar estates, most of which have ocean views. Two of the finest hotels in the country are located in Monarch Beach, the Ritz-Carlton and the St Regis resort. Some of the most elegant (and expensive) properties in all of the United States are located in the Monarch Beach area of Dana Point.
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Things to Do in Dana Point
Dana Point is perhaps best known for the Dana Point Harbor, one of very few harbors in the region. Offering water sports, shops and dining, Dana Point Harbor is the most widely recognized landmark of Dana Point. The Harbor is also home to the Catalina Express, one of only two boats available in Orange County to take you to beautiful Catalina Island. Also at the harbor are Dana Wharf Whale Watching and Sport Fishing, and other opportunities to rent boats or personal watercraft.
With 7 miles of coastline, there are also plenty of beaches in Dana Point, including Salt Creek Beach, Baby Beach, and Doheny State Beach.
Pros and Cons of Living in Dana Point
While Dana Hills High School is considered to be quite good, ratings for the elementary schools in Dana Point are poor. If you have young children that you don't intend to place in private schooling, Dana Point may not be your first choice given the many other ample opportunities in Orange County to give your children a first-rate education. Another negative for some is that as a quiet bedroom community, those looking for nightlife will likely be disappointed. There are a few places locally to have a drink and no real "clubs" to speak of. (For many residents, however, the lack of drinking establishments in the area is viewed as a bonus). A final "con" for many is that Dana Point is not near any employment centers, so depending on your profession, as a Dana Point resident you may have a 30 minute or longer commute to get to your workplace.
On the plus side, if you want to leave in a beach town, Dana Point represents one of the most affordable areas in Orange County - on a "cost per square foot" basis, homes in Dana Point are often 40% lower when compared to homes just north in Laguna Beach.
So, is Dana Point real estate for you? If you're looking for a quiet bedroom community with access to some of the county's most beautiful beaches and the Harbor, Dana Point may very well be a good option, and if you are looking for the ultimate beachfront luxury, Monarch Beach is likely the ticket.
For more information on buying or selling real estate in Dana Point, feel free to reach out to one of our Dana Point REALTORS® today!
Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of April 17th, 2021 at 9:16pm PDT. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.