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Nearly equal distance between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Orange County gem of Dana Point offers its residents a highly desirable and exclusive place to call home. Wholly situated along the Pacific Ocean coastline, Dana Point's easternmost point is a short 10-minute drive to the local beaches and the Dana Point Harbor, a massive hub of activity and the heart of the town's social scene.

Though known for its coastline and the gorgeous, multimillion-dollar properties that overlook it, real estate in Dana Point caters to all manner of homeowners. Certainly, it helps if you love the water and all that it entails. Dana Point real estate is diverse. Ulnick Group real estate agents & realtors can find townhouses, estates, houses, condos & homes for sale in Dana Point. Favorite local activities usually involve being on or around the Pacific, such as:

  • Surfing
  • Beach-combing or sunbathing
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding, including paddle-board yoga
  • Exploring nature

Regarding that latter pursuit, Dana Point is the Dolphin & Whale Watching Capital of the World. Guided tours and charters are frequent, though you can rent your own boat or catch glimpses of these magnificent creatures from the shore.

Of course, you need not be drawn to the ocean to appreciate and enjoy Dana Point's many luxuries. Fabulous homes, excellent schools, a phenomenal restaurant scene, and a deep connection with nature (land and sea) it's all here for the buyer seeking an exceptional community in the perfect location that never goes out of style.


As one of the six celebrated Orange County oceanfront cities, Dana Point shares the rarified air amongst the most famous of "The OC" locales. But as a community, it very much stands on its own. Coastal, nautical, and upscale suburban, there is a distinctive, laid-back vibe amongst the Dana Point neighborhoods.

The perfect mix of Newport Beach's opulence and the laissez-faire surfer's chill of Huntington Beach, Dana Point is arguably the most livable of Orange County's luxury towns.

Located in Orange County's southernmost region, there's almost a bedroom community feel to the proceedings. To be sure, there's vibrance and plenty of social action to spare, but the more hectic elements of Orange County remain at arm's length. Natural points of interest supporting that "world's away" sensibility include the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area, Doheny State Beach, and Salt Creek Beach.

The city's main attraction is the gorgeous Dana Point Harbor. The harbor is a central hub of activity for locals and visitors alike. It's a top Orange County destination where you can shop, dine, whale watch, or set sail for Catalina Island. Home to more than 50 businesses and harbor and recreational services, the visual highlight is the 2,400 boat slips that fan out across the water. Redevelopment of the harbor is underway to further enhance the shopping, dining, and entertainment options.

Not to be outdone, immediately north of the harbor is the Dana Point Lantern District and Town Center, featuring over 30 restaurants and shops and the city's popular Farmers Market. In addition to being Dana Point's official downtown, it's a popular spot for the region's local artists to gather and showcase and sell their creations.

Dana Point specializes in relaxed luxury. There's no denying the city's dramatic natural landscape—rolling hills, seaside cliffs, pristine sand beaches, and lush natural foliage. It's less California coast and more Pacific tropical island. And with the appropriate accommodations.

The Ritz-Carlton and Waldorf Astoria resorts in Dana Point's Monarch Beach area are a gathering spot for those seeking luxe pampering sessions. Which, to be honest, is a daily occurrence living in Dana Point—from where you dine and shop to the recreational beaches and harbors to the infinite ocean views, it's all one, well-deserved indulgence.

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Dana Point, with its stunning residences along a spectacular stretch of California's coastline, is the perfect home if you appreciate a flair for the dramatic and yearn for a high-end, coastal luxury lifestyle.

All the amenities and creature comforts you'll ever need are just a few minutes from home, including:

Beach towns are rarely dull affairs, and Dana Point does not disappoint. Relaxed though it may be, there is always something to see, do, and celebrate.
A few of the top events and activities include:

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Adding to its high desirability, the Dana Point community is home to several excellent public and private educational institutions.
Palisades Elementary, Marco Forster Middle School, and Dana Hills High School offer public opportunities as part of the
Capistrano Unified School District. The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor accepts pre-kindergarten through eighth grade for private schooling.

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