San Clemente CA Guide

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San Clemente CA Best Place to Live Guide

Welcome to San Clemente, the Spanish Village by the Sea.

Located in Orange County, California, San Clemente is a charming beachside city situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego.

We think that If you are looking to retire in San Diego because of its great location and mild climate, San Clemente, which is immediately to the north of Oceanside CA, should be on your radar, too!

With its picturesque beaches, charming architecture, and welcoming community, San Clemente is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Southern California.

Whether you’re considering a move or just looking for a great vacation destination, here’s a guide to help you explore the best that San Clemente has to offer from the best places to live and some suggested activities to do to research and enjoy the area.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024

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San Clemente CA Guide

Beaches and Outdoor Activities

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San Clemente boasts stunning beaches that attract both locals and tourists. Start your visit by heading to San Clemente State Beach, a pristine stretch of coastline perfect for swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, and camping for both RVs and tents.

For surfers, Trestles Beach is a must-visit, renowned for its world-class waves. You can also enjoy hiking and biking trails in the nearby hills and canyons, offering breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding landscapes.

At the San Clemente Coastal Trail, bikers, walkers, and joggers can take in the view of the San Clemente coastline. 

Biking Trail Suggestion: A good friend of ours has been biking the Las Pulgas to San Clemente Bike Trail for years. It is a beautiful ride (about 6.5 miles) with mostly ocean view going through the campgrounds to San Clemente State Beach.

Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture

Take a stroll through the historic downtown area to admire the city’s Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The design features red tile roofs, white stucco walls, and intricate details reminiscent of California’s early Spanish heritage.

Don’t miss the iconic Casa Romantica, a beautiful mansion turned cultural center that showcases the city’s architectural charm.

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

San Clemente Pier

The San Clemente Pier is a beloved landmark that offers panoramic views of the coastline. Take a leisurely walk along the pier, go fishing, or simply relax and enjoy the ocean breeze. At the end of the pier, you’ll find Fisherman’s Restaurant and Bar, a popular spot to grab a bite to eat while enjoying the view.

Historic Sites

Explore San Clemente’s rich history by visiting the historic sites scattered throughout the city. Visit Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776, which played a significant role in the region’s Spanish era. You can also explore the Ole Hanson Beach Club and Casino San Clemente, both restored to their former glory and hosting community events and gatherings.

Local Dining and Shopping

San Clemente offers a diverse culinary scene with a range of dining options. From seafood restaurants offering fresh catch of the day to cozy cafes and upscale eateries and the Outlets at San Clemente there’s something to satisfy every palate. Don’t forget to explore the local shops and boutiques, where you’ll find unique clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs.

Festivals and Events

Throughout the year, San Clemente hosts various festivals and events that showcase the city’s vibrant culture. The annual San Clemente Ocean Festival celebrates the beach lifestyle with exciting water sports competitions and beach activities for the whole family. Additionally, the Fiesta Music Festival features live music, local food vendors, and a lively atmosphere.

Family-Friendly Community

San Clemente is a great place for families, with excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and plenty of recreational activities for children. The city’s parks and playgrounds offer ample space for outdoor fun, while the community centers host programs and events catering to kids of all ages.

Convenient Location

Situated midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, San Clemente offers the perfect balance of a relaxed coastal lifestyle and easy access to urban amenities. You can easily explore nearby attractions such as Disneyland, Legoland, and the vibrant cities of Los Angeles and San Diego.

With its picturesque beaches, charming architecture, and welcoming community, San Clemente is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Southern California. Whether you’re seeking a laid-back beach town or a vacation destination with a rich cultural heritage, San Clemente has it all. Come and experience the Spanish Village by the Sea for yourself!

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Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Best Place to Live: San Clemente Neighborhoods

San Clemente CA Real Estate is home to several neighborhoods and communities, including some fantastic 55+ communities. Here’s a guide to help you explore the best neighborhoods to live in San Clemente.

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Coast District

The Coast District is a desirable neighborhood known for its stunning views of the ocean and nearby canyons. The Coast District of San Clemente has single-family homes that offer beautiful surroundings and convenient access to nature and the beach.

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Forster Ranch

Forster Ranch is highly sought after due to its larger homes and spacious outdoor areas. The neighborhood offers a peaceful environment and is just a short drive away from San Clemente’s beaches and amenities.

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San Clemente Central

San Clemente Central is a vibrant neighborhood with various housing options, including single story condos suitable for retirees. While there aren’t any specific 55+ communities in this area, the neighborhood’s proximity to the San Clemente Pier and its lively atmosphere make it an attractive choice for retirees who want to be in the heart of the action.

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North San Clemente

In North San Clemente, you’ll find several gated communities and beachfront homes. This neighborhood offers a range of single-family homes and condos with breathtaking ocean views. Many of the condo and townhome communities in this area provide amenities such as pools and tennis courts.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

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Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Marblehead

Marblehead is another North San Clemente neighborhood with a selection of luxury single-family homes, condos, and townhomes. Here you can enjoy the neighborhood’s beautiful ocean views and take advantage of the nearby amenities and recreational opportunities.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Rancho San Clemente

Rancho San Clemente is a small neighborhood that provides a peaceful and close-knit community feel. Retirees who value a sense of community and proximity to nature will appreciate this neighborhood. With its nearby golf club and ample outdoor activities, there’s always something to do.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Sea Summit San Clemente

This is one of the newer communities with beautiful homes in San Clemente with a location that is hard to beat – close to the coast, shopping, retail, restaurants, theatre and the new San Clemente Health Center that is coming soon.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Shorecliffs

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Shorecliffs is a neighborhood that provide a great mix of real estate offering from manufactured 55+ homes at Shorecliffs Terrace 55+ community to all-ages condos and single family homes near the Shorecliffs Golf Club with beautiful golf course views.

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Southeast San Clemente

Southeast San Clemente offers stunning views and a serene ambiance. In this neighborhood, you will find peaceful cul-de-sacs, winding roads, and proximity to nature trails and golf courses.

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Talega San Clemente

This neighborhood has many beautiful homes, some with golf course views. There is a gated 55+ community in Talega, called Talega Gallery with beautiful single family homes and great amenities.

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Realtors® Jean and Ken Tritle at DreamWell Homes Realty

Contact Jean and Ken Tritle, a husband and wife real estate broker/agent team at DreamWell Homes Realty.

Call or Text: 760-798-9024

Email: jeanken@dreamwellhomes.com

Ocean View Condos For Sale in San Clemente CA

Ocean view of is a major attraction in San Clemente real estate from condos to single family homes, there is plenty of choices here. With its hilly topography, even the ones east of the I-5 freeway will have coast views.

Ocean View Homes For Sale in San Clemente CA

From luxury oceanfront or beachfront single family homes, you will find some of the most breathtaking ocean view real estate in San Clemente CA.