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San Clemente – “The Spanish Village by the Sea”
San Clemente is Orange County’s most southern city and offers a Mediterranean /Spanish style influence mixed with that beach town vibe. San Clemente, a coastal town in South Orange County, is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. With miles of coastline, world-class surfing, golfing, vibrant downtown, rolling hills, and breathtaking sunsets San Clemente will check all your boxes. On average, San Clemente has over 280 days of sunshine each year!
San Clemente’s city slogan is “Spanish Village by the Sea,” and within just a few minutes spent there, you can see why. The city is a blend between a Mediterranean climate, topography, and influence mixed with Spanish colonial-style architecture. You will notice red tile roofs, white stucco walls with dark wood surrounding the doors and windows. This laid-back city, vibrant with people enjoying the beach, pier, and downtown fully encapsulates the “California Lifestyle.”
Out of all the landmarks in San Clemente, the San Clemente Pier is one of the most recognizable. Originally built in 1928 the pier is located downtown, near shops, dining, entertainment, and the local beaches, it’s easy to spend a day enjoying everything the city has to offer. In addition, the local beaches are consistently recognized as some of the best in California. When it comes to surfing, San Clemente has you covered. With world-famous surf spots like Trestles, Middles and Uppers, Cotton’s Point and Lowers there is never a bad day on the water. Did you know that San Clemente is the home to Surfing Magazine, The Surfers Journal, and Longboard Magazine? Other notable locations include Casa Romantica, one of San Clemente’s most historical sites, the Western White House “La Casa Pacifica,” and Casino San Clemente. While downtown, make sure to check out all of the cafes, breweries, restaurants, Del Mar Street, and the San Clemente Surf School.
San Clemente falls in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) and has award-winning schools. 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.
Looking to move to Orange County? You should consider San Clemente. It offers a wide range and variety of housing options to fit any buyer. Are you looking to live steps from the sand? What about a cozy condo with unparalleled views? How about a single-family home with a yard, or a combination of all the above? With entry-level pricing, all the way up to multi-million dollar estates in Cotton Point and Talega, San Clemente has a home for every buyer.
While San Clemente is the most southern city in Orange County, you are in close proximity to the freeways, The Toll Roads, and train stations. With award-winning beaches, culture, architecture, and beach city living, San Clemente is a special place that will leave its impression on you for a lifetime!