Dana Point is located in southern Orange County south of Laguna Beach and north of San Clemente along the beautiful Southern California coastline. Dana Point features one of the few harbors along the Orange County coast, and with ready access via Pacific Coast Highway, it is a popular local destination for surfing.
Dana Point’s population hovers around 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 national average and is typical of the other affluent Orange County coastal cities. Dana Point offers a range of homes and condos for sale to choose from: from studio apartments to very large ocean view homes. The Monarch Bay and Dana Hills neighborhoods are the most expensive, while the Harbor and Del Obispo homes are more affordable.
The city of Dana point is served by the Capistrano Unified School District. Founded in 1965, Capistrano Unified encompasses 195 square miles in seven cities and a portion of the unincorporated area of Orange County. With 55 campuses, it is the largest employer in south Orange County. The District includes all or part of the cities of San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, and the communities of Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Dove Canyon, Ladera Ranch, and Wagon Wheel.
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