Dana Point

Dana Point is one of south Orange Counties coastal cities. Dana Point has one of the few harbors located in Orange County. Prior to there being a harbor Dana Point was famous for its large surf earning the name “Killer Dana”. The city is named after Richard Henry Dana the author of ‘Two Years Before the Mast” which talks about the area around what’s known as Dana Point today. Geographically, Dana Point is known for its headlands where a new gated community is being developed which will feature panoramic ocean and Catalina views. For additional information on the city of Dana Point please see below.

Dana Point Regions

Dana Point Real Estate is considered to be more affordable in Real Estate Home prices compared to other beach towns in Orange County. Dana Point is the second to last beach town in Orange County, CA heading south. One of the newest communities in Dana Point is the Ocean Front community “The Strand At Headlands”. It features over 100 custom Dana Point homes located right on the beach. If you are looking for beach front homes on the sand then Beach Road is the place. It features over 185 custom beach homes right on the sand and most of the homes for sale on Beach Road will start over $3 Million dollars.  Ritz Cove is also another Luxury community located right next to the Ritz Carlton featuring some of the most expensive homes on the market in Dana Point. The city of Dana Point is a great place to live filled with great weather and lots of outdoor things to do. Dana Point Real Estate is a great value compared to other beach towns in Orange County. The areas of Dana Point are broken down as follows:

1)  Capistrano Beach is a unique community where you have a wide mixture of custom homes that were built from the early 1920’s to brand newly construction homes. It’s not unusual to find a newly built two story home surrounded by smaller one story beach homes. The location to the ocean is very close but getting down to the beach does require going down the hill on either side of “Camino Capistrano” street beach access.

2)  Monarch Beach is the Newport Beach of Dana Point. This where you will find numerous gated communities with polished streets and very expensive real estate. It’s home to some of the most exclusive neighborhoods in all of South Orange County and is no wonder that the Ritz Carlton and St. Regis hotel call Monarch Beach home. Monarch Bay Estates homes can be found in the communities of Monarch Bay, Monarch Bay Terrace and Monarch Bay Villas. Other popular communities like Cape Cove and Marquesa at Monarch Beach are wonderful gated communities in Dana Point that feature beach close homes in the million dollar range. Monarch Beach is considered the most prestigious area of Dana Point.

3) Lantern Village Is a very unique area of Dana Point. The Lantern District is known as the “downtown area” of Dana Point. Home to wonderful gated communities like Lantern Bay Estate and “The Admirality”, Lantern Village is a beach and harbor close cluster of homes and condos that are within walking distance to the Dana Point Harbor and Doheny Beach. There are also a good number of income properties, triplexes and fourplexes can be found throughout the area. Typically, there is a price to pay for this close proximity and quality homes in this area are slow to come on the market.

4) Dana Hills is home to traditional single family homes built in the 1970’s and is close to the Dana Hills High School and Laguna Niguel. It has a real family oriented feel with a sense of community throughout.

5) Del Obispo area of Dana Point borders San Juan Capistrano and the homes in this area have a more country feel to them with larger lots and wider streets. One of the benefits to living around Del Obispo is the short distance to the Dana Point Harbour.

Dana Point Communities

Capistrano Beach

Beach Road Custom, Cancun Racquet Club, Cancun Racquet Club, Capistrano Heights, Dana Bluffs, Harbor Walk, Marbella Racquet Club, Mill Pond, Palisades, Sea Bluff Villas

Dana Hills

Dana By The Sea, Dana Crest, Dana Light I, Dana Vista, Dana Woods, Encantamar Condos, Harbor Heights, The Landing, Lantern Hill, Marinita Townhomes, Marluna, Sea Bright Cove, Sea Ridge, Silvertide, Sunset Hill, Thunderbird Capistrano

Del Obispo

Harbor, Dana Knolls, Harbor Creek, Marlborough Seaside, Marlborough Seaside Villa, Sea Knoll, Spinnaker Run, Stratford At Pacific, Village At Dana Point

Lantern Village

Admiralty, Crystal Cove, Harbor Cove, Lantern Bay Estates, Lantern Bay Villas, Lantern Village Central, Lantern Village South, Las Marianas, Marinita, Monarch Bay, Point Vista, Sea View Condos, The Bluffs

Monarch Beach

Antigua, Broadmoor Homes, California Cortina, Cape Cove, Chelsea Point, Corniche Sur Mer Phase I, Estates At Monarch Beach, Gardens (Inland of PCH), Gardens (Ocean side of PCH), Marquesa, Monarch Bay, Monarch Bay Terrace, Monarch Bay Villas, Monarch Hills Condos, Montego, Niguel Beach Terrace, Niguel Shores Custom, Pacific Island Villas, Pointe Monarch, Regatta, Ritz Cove, Ritz Pointe, Sea Villas @ St.Regis, Tennis Villas, Townhomes-Seaterrace (N.S.), Villas I @ Monarch Beach, Villas II @ Mona.