Laguna Niguel Real Estate
Laguna Niguel real estate is among the most desirable places to live in South Orange County. Located near the ocean with some of the most incredible climate in the world it is no wonder that Laguna Niguel real estate is some of the most desirable real estate in Orange County. In the 1980s Orange County was expanding rapidly. South of Laguna Hills stretched miles of land that lead towards Dana point and Laguna Beach. This area was soon to be known as Laguna Niguel. the area now covers more than 14 mi.² of lovely foothills, housing developments, parks and shopping centers. In fact one third of the city of Laguna Niguel is comprised by public trails, parks and open green space.
The city of Laguna Niguel borders Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Aliso Viejo. The city of Laguna Niguel has two community parks, 23 neighborhood parks, one dog park, two county regional Parks, two small county parks and also the new Laguna Niguel skate and soccer park. This beautiful soccer park includes a turf field.
Origin of the name Laguna Niguel
The name Laguna Niguel is derived from the Spanish word Laguna, meaning lagoon, and the word Nigueli, which was the name of an indian village once located near Aliso Creek. back in 1821 California was Mexican territory and during this period the area was referred to as Rancho Niguel. This area was used as a sheep ranch and in 1842, the Mexican government issued a land grant to Juan Avila, a resident of San Juan Capistrano. After California became a US territory in 1848 Juan Avila was successful in reestablishing his title to the land and remained the owner of Rancho Niguel until 1865. Hence, in 1895 the Rancho Niguel land became part of the Moulton company.
Then, in 1959 the Laguna Niguel Corporation was established by Cabot, Cabot and Forbes as it became one of the first master-planned communities in California. Land sales began in 1961 in Monarch Bay and also Laguna Terrace subdivisions. Then in 1986 Laguna Niguel residents took the first step toward city had by forming a community services district. Hence, Laguna Niguel finally became the 29th city in Orange County in 1989.
When looking at the population of Laguna Niguel it now exceeds 61,000 and Laguna Niguel real estate is comprised of 72% owner occupied housing units. Other statistics show Laguna Niguel residents maintain a high median household income of $117,000. This highlights and illustrates the high desirability of Laguna Niguel real estate. The Crown Valley Community Park serves as the center of the city’s recreational activities, residents enjoy the community pool, outdoor amphitheater and 18-acre Niguel Botanical Preserve.
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