The City of Laguna Niguel was established as Orange County’s 29th city in 1989. In the heart of “South County,” it is halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, consists of 13.8 square miles, and is surrounded by the cities of San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills. Primarily residential, Laguna Niguel’s proximity to the coast provides an ideal climate which allows for year-round enjoyment of its beautiful parks and nearby attractions. Over one-third of Laguna Niguel is designated for open space with 2 community parks, 22 neighborhood parks, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 2 small county parks and 1 community pool. Laguna Niguel residents are served by the Capistrano Unified School District. Located within the city are six elementary schools and one middle school. The high schools serving Laguna Niguel students are located in Dana Point and Aliso Viejo. Saddleback College, a community college located within a few miles of Laguna Niguel, provides college opportunities for more than 20,000 local students. The city offers many community activities for all age groups.
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Laguna Niguel Communities
Beacon Hill – Beacon Hill is situated on a hill, and as a result, homes throughout Beacon Hill often enjoy panoramic ocean, sunset, hills, and city lights views. Nearly 1000 homes encompass Beacon Hill in the Bluffs, Cove,Highlands, Landing, Pointe, Summit and Village communities and benefit from very popular and well-planned community amenities. Greenbelts, parks and walk-paths are located throughout the Beacon Hill community and homeowners enjoy three separate association pools and spas, and six tennis courts also spread throughout the Beacon Hill community. Nearby Malcolm Elementary is one of the most popular in the district, and affords many of Beacon Hill’s residents the opportunity for their children to walk a short distance to school.
Bear Brand – Bear Brand is renowned in South Orange County as a prestigious, ocean-close enclave of custom estate homes (Bear Brand Ranch and Ocean Ranch), luxury homes (Bear Brand Ridge JM Peters, Seadrift and Warmington), town-homes (Breakers and Cameray Pointe) ) and condominiums (Riviera). Each community within Bear Brand enjoys its own association and community amenities. Each shares an ideal ocean-close location within walking distance of theaters, fine dining, shopping, and recreation.
Coronado Pointe – The exclusive 24-hour guard-gated community of Coronado Pointe is perched on one of the highest points in Laguna Niguel. Coronado Pointe is close to the beach, shopping, the park, hiking trail and the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis resorts. Coronado Pointe homes feature upgrades that include gourmet center island kitchen with top-of-the line stainless appliances, granite counters, hardwood and travertine flooring, wine cellar, crown moulding, french doors and surround sound systems. Outside, Coronado Pointe homes feature a large yard with professional landscaping, many with built in BBQ, pool, spa and waterfall. Residents of Coronado Pointe homes enjoy city lights, coastline, golf course, hills, mountain, ocean and Panoramic views from this hilltop location.
Crest De Ville – Approximately two miles from the ocean and located in a private serene setting, the guard gated communities of Crest de Ville Estates and Terraces in Laguna Niguel have traditional floor plans and are within walking distance to beaches, nature trails and resorts. Residents of Crest de Ville enjoy city lights, hills, mountain, golf course, ocean and panoramic views. The Crest de Ville community features a private recreation center including swimming pool, basketball courts, and a park.
El Niguel – Nestled around two hills overlooking the golf course, ocean and city lights. City owned, Seminole Park, is in the middle of the community and provides a perfect location for families to gather and play. El Niguel is a quiet neighborhood surrounded with lush landscape and beautifully maintained homes in the communities of El Niguel Heights, Fairway Estates and Foxboro Heights. Just three miles from the beach, the mall and the 5 and 73 freeways, residents of El Niguel homes enjoy this great location for easy access to work and play.
Hillcrest Estates – Here in Hillcrest Estates, you will find a majestic blending of breathtaking panoramas and imposing residential estates overlooking the Saddleback Valley from high atop Laguna Niguel.
Kite Hill – The Kite Hill community sits atop a hill less than four miles from the ocean in Laguna Niguel, refreshed by delightful breezes and clear air. This location is one of the most desirable in Southern California. Beaches are a few minutes drive. An integral part of this lifestyle is a magnificent recreation center exclusively for Kite Hill homeowners and their guests. Families of Kite Hill homes naturally gather at the elaborate recreation center. Conveniently located, the masterfully-designed clubhouse is fully equipped with all the amenities for entertaining, including an ultra-modern kitchen.
Laguna Heights – Laguna Heights is located in Laguna Niguel, one of South Orange County most beautiful communities near the blue Pacific Ocean. With its vast rolling hills and master planned residential housing, Laguna Heights offers a variety of home styles in it’s communities of Mariners Bluff, Palisades, Sea Breeze, Summerwalk and The Westerlies. Laguna Heights is close to parks, shopping, nature trails and the beach.
Laguna Sur – High on the hill off of Pacific Island drive in Laguna Niguel, overlooking the coastline from Pacific Palisades down to La Jolla, Laguna Sur offers majestic blending of breathtaking panoramas in a gated community with all of the amenities.
Laguna Woods – The exclusive guard gated community of Laguna Woods is located adjacent to the El Niguel Country Club in Laguna Niguel. Designed by Chris Abel, Laguna Woods homes feature lots of windows, soaring vaulted ceilings, exposed wood beams and open floorplans. Residents of Laguna Woods homes enjoy city lights, golf course, hills, ocean and trees views from this hilltop location.
Links Pointe – Links Pointe is situated on the El Niguel Golf Course in Laguna Niguel, and as a result, the guard-gated homes throughout Links Pointe often enjoy panoramic golf course views. Links Pointe homes are located within walking distance to St. Regis, Ritz Carlton and Salt Creek Beach.
Marina Hills – “The Jewel of South County”, the Marina Hills community consists of 1538 single-family residences in the communities of Amarante, Bel Fiore, Cabo delmar, Chandon, Encore, Monaco, Palacio, Siena, Terracina, The Heights and Vistara and is surrounded by several parks and a prestigious recreational center, which includes a competition-sized swimming pool, 6 night lighted tennis courts, a 12 Acre Park with soccer & baseball fields, sand volleyball & basketball courts and a Mediterranean-style clubhouse with lush landscaping and a water-themed entrance and BBQ area available for private parties and Marina Hills community functions.
Monarch Point – Perched high atop Pacific Island Drive, the guard gated community of Monarch Point in Laguna Niguel offers Mediterranean, French, Tuscan and European inspired estates. Sweeping ocean, hills, city lights, coastline and Catalina Island views grace the ambience of Monarch Point custom homes. Residents of Monarch Point homes are just minutes from The St. Regis, Ritz Carlton and Montage resorts as well as the blue Pacific and the charming seaside towns of Dana Point and Laguna Beach. Exquisite luxury at it’s finest.
Niguel Hills – Niguel Hills is located in the hills above Crown Valley Pkwy and Golden Lantern in Laguna Niguel. Many Niguel Hills homes enjoy generous lots, mature landscaping, pools and hills, mountain, valley, sunset, city lights and peak ocean views.
Niguel Summit – Niguel Summit is situated on a hill, and as a result, homes throughout Niguel Summit in the communities of Belle Maison, Country Club Vistas, Paragon and Village Niguel Summit often enjoy panoramic sunset, mountain, ocean, hills, golf course and city lights views.
Niguel Woods – Niguel Woods is located approximately 3 miles from the beaches of Dana Point andLaguna Beach in Laguna Niguel. The residents of Niguel Woods enjoy beautiful, mature landscaping with heavily wooded slopes and greenbelts offering privacy and serenity. Additionally, there is a small city park located in the Niguel Woods neighborhood which is great for kids and dogs. With low HOA dues and a location within walking distance to the award winning Moulton Elementary School, Niguel Woods is an ideal family neighborhood.
Ocean Ranch – The community of Ocean Ranch is one of Laguna Niguel’s finest. Part of the master community ofBear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch is home to a large number of custom estates as well as two of the most prestigious “tract” home developments in the area. The Executive Edition and The Residences offer the discriminating homeowner up to (4200) sq ft. of living space, three-car garages, dramatic high ceilings, media rooms and more. Ocean Ranch homes are finely inside and out. Ocean Ranch is guard-gated, with an entrance framed by beautiful waterfalls. The association facility located within is amongst the finest in the area, with a picturesque swimming center and sports court. Ocean views are abundant, and the location of Ocean Ranch provides homeowners with close proximity to Dana Point Harbor, the beach, and more of South Orange County’s most popular leisure activities.
Pacesetter – Pacesetter is a terrific family community nestled in the hills above Niguel Road in Laguna Niguel. Pacesetter homes feature large, private pool sized lots, most have been extensively upgraded and customized. ManyPacesetter homes enjoy city lights, mountain, ocean and panoramic views as well as La Hermosa Park, an 8 acre park nature park. Additionally, Pacesetter homeowners have no association dues, no Mello-Roos and a low tax rate. Minutes to the beach, parks, shopping freeways and award winning schools, Pacesetter is an ideal location.
Pacific Island Village – Pacific Island Village is located in the hills above South Laguna Beach in Laguna Niguel high on the bluff overlooking Dana Point, San Clemente, Saddleback Valley and the heavens. Peaceful, serene and private best describe the community of Pacific Island Village. Residents of Pacific Island Village homes enjoy hills, mountain, valley, sunset, golf course, city lights and panoramic ocean views. Association amenities include a pool and clubhouse.
Palmilla – Palmilla is a guard gated community nestled in the hills above South Laguna Beach in Laguna Niguel. Many of the Palmilla custom estate homes enjoy hills, mountain, valley, sunset, city lights and ocean views, designer touches and top of the line appointments throughout.
Rolling Hills – Rolling Hills consists of the Laguna Niguel communities of Rolling Hills Executive homes, Rolling Hills Fieldstone and Rolling Hills Terrace. Residents of Rolling Hills homes enjoy association pool, spa, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, a tot lot, a 5 acre park and close proximity to beaches, shopping, schools, parks and freeways.
San Joaquin Hills – San Joaquin Hills is a private guard gated community of single family homes located inLaguna Niguel, California. The community currently consists of 530 homes in the Crestview, Glencove, Knolls andSomerset communities and will exceed 900 homes when complete. San Joaquin Hills Amenities include entry gates, community pool and spa, community park & basketball court, private streets and manicured common area slopes.
San Marin – Walk to the ocean from this fabulous San Marin community in Laguna Niguel. San Marin homes are close to shops, Malcolm elementary school, restaurants, hotels that include The St. Regis & Ritz Carlton and many upscale Golf Courses.
Seacall – Seacall is situated on a hill, and as a result many homes throughout Seacall in Laguna Niguel often enjoy panoramic ocean, sunset, hills, and city lights views and benefit from very popular and well-planned community amenities. Residents of Seacall homes enjoy association pool and spa and tennis courts.
South Peak – Adjacent to 7-acre public park and dedicated open space in Laguna Niguel, South Peak homes are close to public & private golf courses, the Ritz Carlton & St. Regis resorts, Dana Point Harbor and biking/ walking/ skating trails to the ocean. Just minutes to Laguna Beach’s fine dining, shopping and beaches.
Vista del Niguel – Vista del Niguel is a quiet Laguna Niguel golf course neighborhood surrounded with lush landscape and beautifully maintained homes. Many of the Vista del Niguel custom homes line the fairways of El Niguel Country Club. Just three miles from the beach, the mall and the 5 and 73 freeways, residents of Vista del Niguel homes enjoy this great location for easy access to work and play.