San Juan Capistrano is one of the most historic cities of South Orange County and is considered one of the oldest residential areas in the state. The town was built around Mission San Juan Capistrano, which was founded in 1776. As soon as you arrive in this quaint cultural mecca, you are instantly transported to a different time and place. Settling in San Juan Capistrano allows you the ability to choose from magnificent multi-million dollar estates in the areas gated communities, working ranches in the foothills, or charming single family homes for sale that are wonderfully vast and varied in style and price.
Many are drawn to San Juan Capistrano not only because of its versatile range of real estate, but also because of its characteristic attractions. Besides the Mission, San Juan Capistrano is also renowned for the annual migration of the cliff swallows, which migrate from Argentina to the Mission each year. Residents and tourists celebrate their return with the annual Swallows’ Day Parade, plus many accompanying festivities that center around the swallows.
The city’s small-town size and feel (35,000 residents) and excellent location make it an exceptional commuter city. Downtown Santa Ana is just 23 miles away, with Irvine, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Mission Viejo even closer. San Juan Capistrano is a great option for those wanting to be ocean close but still want a warmer climate.
The newest home communities of San Juan Capistrano include Rancho Mission Viejo, Campanilla, Mirador, Oliva and The Oak Farms.
Here’s a few of the properties currently available in San Juan Capistrano right now.