Laguna Niguel One of California’s first Master Planned Communities!
Did you know that Laguna Niguel is one of California’s first Master Planned Communities, dating back to the 1950’s?
Laguna Niguel has a rich and diverse history. Juan Avila obtained the land where Laguna Niguel currently sits from the Mexican land grant in 1842. Over the years, it’s changed quite a bit, and now is one of the most desired communities in Southern California. “Laguna Niguel” is derived from the Spanish word “Laguna,” which means lagoon, and the word “Nigueli,” which was the name of a Juaneno Indian village once located in the area.
Located in Orange County between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Niguel is centrally located to major freeways and “The Toll Roads”, drastically cutting commute times. Just minutes from John Wayne Airport and major transportation corridors you’re never far from the action whether it be work, leisure, or recreation.
Over one third of the land in Laguna Niguel is designated as “open space.” With an abundance of parks, play grounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, golf, soccer parks, skate parks, hiking trails, biking trails, YMCA and dog parks, there is something for everyone in this beach side community. In addition, Laguna Niguel Regional Park showcases beautifully manicured park grounds with picnic tables, BBQ grills, event centers, restrooms and a 44 acre lake that’s stocked with fish and surrounded by walking trails. Keep an eye out for the hundreds of Canadian Geese that migrate through the park throughout the year among other wildlife.
As a top beach town destination on the West Coast, you will find the Ritz Carlton of Laguna Niguel, Monarch Beach Resort, and are a stones-throw to the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach. With pristine white sand beaches, and nearby Laguna Beach and Dana Point Harbor, there is an abundance of activities to enjoy while living in Laguna Niguel.
One of the main reasons why people move to Laguna Niguel is due to the unmatched school district. When the United States Secretary of Education created the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program in 1982, 12 Capistrano Unified School District schools won the award, which honors America’s outstanding public and private schools.
With beautifully maintained streets, neighborhoods, and community over all, Laguna Niguel provides all the amenities one would need, yet has a small town feel that encompasses all the perks and benefits of living in South Orange County.
Having grown up in Laguna Niguel, I can say that Laguna Niguel should be on your short list of cities to live in. If it’s not, give me a call and I can show you around; I am confident that you will like what you see!