San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano was originally founded in 1776 as the 7th Spanish Mission of California. San Juan Capistrano is one of the most historic of all Orange County cities. San Juan Capistrano is also well known for its migratory birds the Swallows of Capistrano. The birds are known to migrate to Argentina during the winter and then return back to San Juan Capistrano for the spring. San Juan Capistrano’s homes reflect the architecture of it’s past with Spanish style homes complete with white walls and adobe accents. Check below to see some additional information on what a great city San Juan Capistrano has grown into.

San Juan Capistrano Regions

San Juan Capistrano is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, California.  It’s located just east of Dana Point and is home to many equestrian neighborhoods.  One of the landmarks of San Juan Capistrano is the Mission San Juan Capistrano. The city was formulated and built around the Mission and most of the historical homes built in the Spanish colonial style are found in this area called the “Mission Area.” San Juan Capistrano Real Estate varies a lot in architecture and price. There are a wide variety of neighborhoods ranging from simple single family homes in the Mission Area to multi-million dollars homes in gated communities.  It’s not uncommon to see 10 million dollar homes listed for sale in the gated communities of the Hunt Club, Peppertree Bend, Cook Lane Estates, Hilltop Way, Connemara By The Sea, Marbella County Club, Marbella Crest Estates, Marbella Estates and Rancho Madrina.  San Juan Capistrano homes consist of many Equestrian neighborhoods like the Hunt Club, Los Corrales and Hidden Mountain to name a few. One of the most notable historical homes is the Forster Mansion, which dates back to 1910. There are also a lot of entry level San Juan Capistrano condos for sale that start in the very affordable $100,000 range: notable properties at Casita de Alipaz and the Harbor Vista /Blue Harbor homes in San Juan Capistrano. The regions of San Juan Capistrano may be broken down as follows:

1) San Juan North has a wide range of different types of homes. Homes in Marbella Estates range from $1,000,000 to 3,000,000. The Village San Juan has townhomes beginning around $250,000. Parts of San Juan North have some of the most affordable housing in south Orange County.

2) San Juan South area is located in the southern most area of San Juan Capistrano. The area consists of midlevel to higher end homes. The area of San Juan South has some of the best ocean views of San Juan Capistrano. The community of Connemara By The Sea which sits atop rolling hills boasts some truly scenic ocean views. This area is one of the best kept secrets in real estate in San Juan Capistrano.

3) Del Obispo area of San Juan Capistrano borders Dana Point 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. The street of Del Obispo was once the path traders would use to go from their ships on the Dana Point coast to the Mission of San Juan Capistrano.

4) Mission Area is the oldest area of San Juan Capistrano. This is the area founded by Franciscan missionaries in the 1700s. This is also where the famous Mission San Juan is located. The Mission area has some of the most affordable homes in south Orange County. The condo communities of Casitas De Alipaz and Capistrano Villa Apartments have 1-2 Bedrooms starting around $115,000.

5) Ortega area is located in the middle of San Juan Capistrano. Today the name Ortega is well known by motorcycle enthusiasts thanks to the Ortega Highway. This road which connects San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore and Riverside county is a favorite drive for motorcycle enthusiasts. The Ortega area’s housing is very mixed. There are the multimillion dollar homes of The Hunt Club, Capistrano Estates, and Bellacere Properties. Then there are midlevel homes as well in the communities of Ridge Crest and Mesa Verde. The Ortega area is a great option for anyone that likes to be at the hub of transportation, not far from the beach or the curvy road inland.

San Juan Capistrano Communities

Del Obispo

Alipaz, Capistrano West, Captain’s Hill, Casa De Capistrano, Casitas De Alipaz, Del Obispo Terrace Phase I, Harbor Lane, Mariner Village, Mission Bell, Old San Juan Road, Peppertree Bend, Rancho Del Avion, Sun Ranch, Troy Homes, Valle Pacifica

San Juan North

The Acreage, Capistrano Royale, Juliana Farms by Stonefield, Kb Home Coastal Inc., Las Brisas, Malaspina Ranch, Marbella Estates Custom, Marbella Golf Villas, Mesa Verde, Mission Hills Ranch, Sorrento, Spotted Bull Lane, Stoneridge, Summerwalk, Village San Juan Court Homes, Village San Juan Patio Homes, Village San Juan Townhomes

San Juan South

Alto Capistrano, Belle Cliff, Connemara By The Sea, Meredith Canyon, Ocean Pointe, Sea Country Homes at Pacifica San Juan, Seaview Estates, Troy Homes, Viewpointe

Mission Area

Capistrano Villa Apts, Capistrano Villa Garden Apts, Casa Cuidad Capo, Casitas Capistrano, Casitas De Alipaz,  Las Brisas, Mission Village, Wesport Garden Homes


Belford Terrace, Bellacere, Capistrano, Capistrano Estates, Ganado Road, Greens, Hidden Mountain, Hidden Valley, Hunt Club, Hunters Creek, Juliana Farms, Levante, Loma Verde, Loma Vista, Los Corrales, Maraville, Masters, Mesa Verde, Mesa Vista Townhomes, Mission Park, Mission Springs, Rancho Madrina, Rancho San Juan, Ridge Crest, San Juan Hills, San Juan Hills East, Sun Hollow, Tierra Del Caballo, Warmington Homes