Dana Point Homes Real Estate
Dana Point is a small city located in Southern Orange County. Home to one of the only harbors in Orange County, Dana Point is a popular spot for those who boat, or love to be by the ocean. Named after Richard Henry Dana Jr., who called the area the “most romantic spot in California,” Dana Point was officially incorporated in 1989, but was given its nickname prior to 1840.
Dana Point Harbor is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike with miles of walking and biking trails, local shops and restaurants, and stunning coastal scenery. The city’s prime coastal location gives it an average temperature in the mid-70s. Dana Point is known as the Whale Watching Capital of the West, with tour boats leaving the harbor daily. The harbor is also home to the Catalina Express, which sails daily to Avalon, on Catalina Island.
Dana Point is located in the Capistrano Unified School District which serves most of the local communities including San Clemente, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo. Dana Point has two elementary schools and one high school.