Located at the midpoint between Los Angeles and San Diego, this Southern California jewel of a city has an attractive array of detached homes and condos. The predominant architecture is the famous Spanish Colonial style, which is a point of pride for the city whose official slogan is "Spanish Village by the Sea." Ranch-style, bungalow and split-level homes are abundant. Built on the hillside that slopes towards the coast, San Clemente offers breathtaking mountainside and ocean views.
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Beautiful white sandy beaches and a balmy temperatures averaging in the 70's all year round make San Clemente a prime destination. Enjoy a walk along the pier and boardwalks. After your swim, stop for some great food at one of the beachfront restaurants. On the beach, you can also rent a bike and head into the hills to explore the San Clemente Coastal Trail. Surfing is a major activity, due to the favorably positioned coastline that makes it possible to surf throughout the whole year. Adding a boost to the local economy, the city is home to four surfing magazines, as wells as a large variety of surfboard manufacturers and shapers. To immerse yourself in the rich history of the town, visit the Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens overlooking the ocean.
With a population of 68,763 at last census, the city retains a pleasant small-town the benefits along with the benefits typically enjoyed by larger cities. Home to 5 corporate headquarters, along with plentiful local businesses, San Clemente is an economically active and prosperous location. In addition to the highway system, the city is served by Amtrak and Metrolink trains going to San Diego and Los Angeles. Without losing its historic character, San Clemente has many ongoing new development projects, attracting businesses and tourists throughout the year. The school system is excellent, offering several elementary schools and a high school with advanced academic options as well as highly developed athletics and extracurricular activities. San Clemente is a great place for living, working and enjoying life. Lovers of the great outdoors can swim, surf and hike to their heart's content; those who prefer a calmer pace can enjoy shopping, museums and concerts in town. With a one-hour drive to either Los Angeles or San Diego, San Clemente residents are within reach of two major metropolitan areas and their attractions, without having to deal with big-city bustle all the time. Take your first step towards making your home in San Clemente and visit our listings to find your dream house.