Boasting 7 miles of gorgeous Southern California coastline as well as featuring, stunning beaches, coves, and majestic canyons, it’s no surprise that Laguna Beach is considered one of Orange County’s premier seaside cities. Best known as an artistic community, Laguna Beach is laidback and bohemian. Its 23,000 or so residents enjoy its perfect weather, natural beauty, and creative sensibility.
Founded in 1887 and later incorporated in 1927, Laguna Beach was one of the earliest cities incorporated in California. Once home to the Tongva people, the area was settled by waves of settlers after its annexation by the United States, during the aftermath of the Mexican-American War. Laguna Beach eventually became a small but thriving community and established itself as a tourist destination during the 1800s.
Laguna Beach’s natural beauty appealed not only to regular tourists, but also to artists seeking inspiration. During the 1900s, plein-air painters such as William Wendt, Edgar Payne, and Frank Cuprien made their home here and formed a group that became known as the Laguna Beach Art Association. More artists, filmmakers, writers and other creative types followed suit in the years following until the city finally became the renowned artist community that it is today.
Laguna Beach CA Real Estate and Homes for Sale
An affluent seaside community, Laguna Beach has a wide variety of housing options for prospective buyers spread over 21 diverse neighborhoods and communities. You can choose to live in a luxurious single-family home in gated enclaves such as Irvine Cove in North Laguna, or in a condo near the ocean. There are hillside mansions, luxury apartments, and estates with their very own private beaches. These homes come in a variety of styles as well, from homey California bungalows to ultra-modern and minimalist pads.