Laguna Hills is a community in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Laguna Hills is located in the foothills of southern Orange County, approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of the county seat, Santa Ana. It is known for its secluded neighborhoods and nature preserves. The population was 35,558 at the 2010 census.
The Laguna Hills Community Association defines the community as basically Aliso Viejo south of El Toro Road, including all of the neighborhoods from Camino Capistrano to El Toro Road and from Las Flores to Alicia Parkway. The eastern border is Cleo Springs Rd. and to the west is the newly incorporated city of Rancho Santa Margarita. Laguna Hills has two distinct areas: the Village and Saddleback Valley (or “the hills”). Approximately six miles from town, the hills begin and offer residents a more rustic setting within easy reach of civilization. Saddleback Butte, one such undeveloped area, offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Saddleback Ridge, and surrounding cities. Adolph Rimpau bought 2,000 acres in this area in 1949 before any houses had been built.
Laguna Hills is a residential neighborhood located in San Juan Capistrano, California. Laguna Hills is a planned community and many of the homes date back to the 1970s. The neighborhood is also one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Orange County.
The median home price in Laguna Hills as of April 2015 was $974,000, up from $917,500 the year before. The average number of days a property takes to sell on this particular MLS is 15 days. The average list price per square foot for Laguna Hills is $498, which is higher than the San Juan Capistrano average of $470 per square foot. This reflects the fact that homes in this area are more expensive. Despite its high cost of living, Laguna Hills has not been listed among the top 10 most expensive zip codes in America.
About 50% of homes in this area were built prior to 1979 and about 30% date back to between 1980 and 1989. The largest share of these homes have four bedrooms and two bathrooms but there are also quite a few three-bedrooms with two bathrooms on the market as well.
Located in beautiful San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Hills is a small, quiet community that puts residents just minutes away from everything they need.
The average household earns $106,000 a year and has 2.7 people. Most of the housing here was built around 2005, but there are also some homes built in the 1980s. The average listing price is $718,200 and prices here have increased 7.4 percent over the past year. Homes typically list for about 95 percent of their asking price, and apartments for about $1,300 a month. The average rental costs about $2,010 per month.
Laguna Hills has an excellent public transportation system with about 15 nearby bus lines. There are multiple bike paths and trails nearby for cyclists to enjoy as well. The closest highway is CA-73 and parking is very easily available.*
In terms of education, locals will be happy to know that there are a handful of elementary schools within walking distance; however, high school students must travel outside of the city to attend classes. There are only two colleges nearby but both have excellent programs.