Historic San Juan Capistrano is a unique cultural center older than California itself! The city is centered around the Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in the late eighteenth century by Spanish missionaries. Located right off beautiful Capistrano Beach, this historic city offers visitors great views and rich architectural wonders. It is home to over 35,000 residents and has an average elevation of 121 ft.
San Juan Capistrano is home to the new San Juan Hills High School and several private schools including JSerra Catholic High School and Capistrano Valley Christian School. Residents enjoy a wide selection of locally owned restaurants and bars, including L’Hirondelle Restaurant, Trevor’s on the Tracks, Ramos House Café, and Five Vines Wine Bar. On the weekend, spend your day practicing your swing at San Juan Hills Golf Club, shopping at the downtown shopping center, or exploring the historic buildings of the Mission San Juan Capistrano and Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano. Day trips to the Capistrano beach are also common for residents.
Visitors must make time for the area’s fun and quirky historic landmarks, like Ortega’s Capistrano Trading Post located down the street from the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the beautiful Richard Egan House downtown, and El Adobe de Capistrano, a restaurant built from two historic adobes in 1948. San Juan Capistrano station, a train station built in 1894, also offers beautiful postcard views and unique architectural sights. Finally, the oldest section of the city, Los Rios Historic District, is a step back in time for long-time residents and visitors alike. Three historic adobes remain in the neighborhood, though they are originally had over 40 adobe structures. Many of the remaining buildings in the district are on the National Register of Historic Places and visitors of all ages can enjoy the sight-seeing in this area.
Curious about what’s happening in the San Juan Capistrano real estate market? Sign up for a San Juan Capistrano Real Estate Market Report to see what’s active, under contract, and sold!
Contact us today to find out how we can be of assistance to you!
Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of . This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is usually deemed reliable but is NOT guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Buyers are responsible for verifying the accuracy of all information and should investigate the data themselves or retain appropriate professionals. Information from sources other than the Listing Agent may have been included in the MLS data. Unless otherwise specified in writing, Broker/Agent has not and will not verify any information obtained from other sources. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.