Located in South Orange County California, Dana Point is about half way between Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. The city is named after Richard Henry Dana, the author of “Two Years Before the Mast”. Dana described this Orange County city as the most romantic spot in California. Rest assured any Dana Point homes for sale will be well worth their price for the beauty the city provides.
Dana Point’s population is about 37,000 people with approximately 16,000 households and 61% of these households are owner occupied. Dana Point’s cost of living is above the nation-wide average and is typical of the other Orange County coastal cities. Like many Orange County cities, there is a wide range of Dana Point homes for sale to choose from: from studio apartments to very large single family dwellings. The Monarch Bay and Dana Hills neighborhoods are the most expensive, while the Harbor and Del Obispo homes are more affordable.
Dana Point Harbor has two marinas and is home to 2500 boats. Whale watching and sports fishing are just two of the many activities in the harbor area. Dana Point is home to several well known beaches including, Salt Creek Beach, Doheny State Beach and Capistrano Beach. The Ocean Institute and the Dana Point Marine Refuge are just two of the many educational organizations located in this South Orange County city.
Other recreational activities within Dana Point include kayaking, hiking and golf. Located in Dana Point, Monarch Beach Resort has been named one of the top golf resorts in the world.
Here are just a few of the yearly events held in Dana Point:
Dana Point Festival of Whales: This annual street fair is a weekend of fun, food, entertainment and an arts and craft show with over 100 vendors.
Turkey Trot: Orange County California’s largest Thanksgiving Day run. This is hosted by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs and pounding surf while on your run through the city.
Doheny Blues Festival: A great kick-off to summer. This is a weekend filled with music, vendors and an International food court. Come to Doheny State Beach and celebrate summer with Orange County’s most anticipated summer festival.
Toshiba Tall Ship Festival: Come on out to the Marine Institute. There are maritime exhibits and demonstrations, model boat building, a rope challenge course, crafts and food.
If you are interested in Dana Point homes for sale then give one of our Orange County real estate specialists a call (714) 469-8198.