October 2014

Found 22 blog entries for October 2014.

SurfingOrange County is known for its beaches and prime surfing opportunities. For any level of experience you have in surfing, there are great options in the OC to work on your craft. During the summer and fall seasons you will find is the prime time go. The winter months will bring storms and occasional hurricanes. Here are the best beaches to try surfing at any level of experience.

Salt Creek - PCH at Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point, CA

At the northern end of Laguna Niguel you can find Salt Creek. Locals and long boarders are usually hanging out here in this beach within a beautiful large cove. The Dana High School surf team gets together here as well.

To get here, you’ll have to park at the top of the hill and access is off PCH and Ritz Carlton

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Homes in Lake Forest

The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 21895 Drexel Way, Lake Forest, Orange County, California. (MLS® #OC14196211)

The highly desirable community of Sunset Ridge exudes luxury living around every corner. Adding to the impressive curb appeal, the home features a flagstone pathway and rock accents. Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in a well designed floor plan, the property boasts dramatically high ceilings upon entry and is highly upgraded with modern elegance comprised of plush carpeting, ceramic tile, baseboards, vinyl windows and sliders, custom window coverings, and ceiling fans. Overlooking both the family room and rear yard, the gourmet kitchen features Thomasville cabinets with custom hardware, exquisite granite countertops and backsplash,

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Halloween Haunted AttractionsHalloween time is here and it’s time to enjoy the spooky events. Your kids have been to Disneyland enough times and they are ready to enjoy the attractions of the season. From haunted trails to campgrounds, here are the best haunted attractions in Orange County this fall.

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt

On October 25th you can experience the Halloween Haunt. It’s located at Doheney State Beach and will be a huge festival full of fun activities, educational booths and arts and craft stations. It’s a one-day event from 6:30 to 8:30pm. While it’s a free event, they will be collecting non-perishable food donations. It will be a fun and safe event for the whole family and a great chance for the kids to dress up in costumes.

The Haunt at Heritage

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Mission Viejo Listings

The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 27690 Calle Valdes, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. (MLS® #OC14197020)

Backing to a lush greenbelt at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this gorgeous Casta Del Sol home features a well-designed, light and bright Narcisso floor plan. On top of its premium location, the property offers 3 bedrooms (with one of the rooms currently used as a den), 2 bathrooms, a dining room, and 2 patios. Highly upgraded with modern sophistication, the home includes hardwood flooring, 20-inch tile, mirrored wardrobes, custom light fixtures, and much more. Granite countertops, maple cabinets, a stainless sink with filtered instant hot/cold water, and a pantry adorn the gourmet kitchen while a marble fireplace and custom

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Halloween Costumes - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bobjagendorf/6300786645Are you still trying to decide on a costume for this Halloween? The holiday will be here before you know it. Here are the best places to get your costumes in Orange County this year.

Stray Cat Vintage & Costume - 108 North Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton, CA

Stray Cat Vintage & Costume is the place to get clothing to make your own Halloween costume. They also offer the largest selection of vintage costumes in the OC. This is the perfect shop for vintage costumes inspired by the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s.

Best Magic Gags & Costume - 625 South Magnolia Avenue, Anaheim, CA

For all kinds of Halloween costumes and props, Best Magic Gags & Costume is the place to shop. They have everything you could need from props to accessories including scary monster

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Lake Mission Viejo Property

On behalf of the buyer, The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 22606 La Puebla, Mission Viejo, Orange County, California. (MLS® #OC14156747)

Enjoy prestigious living at Lake Mission Viejo in this home’s security gate guarded community. The 1,477 sq. ft. property features two bedrooms and two bathrooms and offers beautiful lake views from the living room, kitchen, dining room, and master bedroom. Situated next to a spacious greenbelt with an elevated view of the pool, this private house is highly upgraded with granite slab countertops, new appliances such as double drawer dish washer and a built-in wine refrigerator, and custom tumbled travertine backsplash in the kitchen. The oversized master suite features beautiful marble countertops and a

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Halloween Zombie Walk - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/madely87/10123045874Did you know the OC has some incredible Halloween themed shows? Not only can you enjoy haunted sites and Halloween parties, but this year you can also enjoy shows like “Vampirates,” “Night of the Living Dead,” and “A Sherlock Holmes Halloween.” Here are the upcoming shows for the OC’s spookiest time of the year.

“Vampirates” - 7600 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA

The show “Vampirates” began October 1st, but it’s going to be playing through Halloween. “Vampirates” is a live performance at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure that you can enjoy while eating your four-course meal. They want you to feel you’ve boarded a ship and once on the ship you’ll be entertained by Vampire Pirates. The boat is 46 feet long and 18 feet wide. The audience sits in six

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With a wealth of market knowledge and years of experience, real estate agents such as The Aaronson Group can add professional guidance and assurance to every step of the complex home buying process. Some of the most common buyer needs are listed below.

Using a Realtor

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While Orange County offers many great options for entertainment, sometimes it’s nice to do something fun for free. From parks to museums, here are a bunch of great things you can do for free in Orange County.

Bolsa Chica Wetlands

Bolsa Chica Wetlands - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenlund/6016955051

The Bolsa Chica Conservatory offers guided tours of the ecological reserve and wetlands. It’s a two hour tour that talks about the endangered species, birds, history, ecology, and restoration of the wetlands.  They begin every 15 minutes on the first Saturday of every month. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors, become one with nature, and learn about a special area of Orange County.

Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tkksummers/2894571192

If you head over to the Bowers Museum on every third Tuesday, you can get a free admission to the museum’s

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Crystal Cove Homes for Sale

On behalf of the buyer, The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 5 Moon Shell, Newport Coast, Orange County, California. (MLS® #NP14207567)

With spectacular views of the ocean, coastline, and Catalina Island, this gorgeous single level, semi-custom home provides the best in indoor/outdoor living as highlighted by its expansive 18,265 sq. ft. lot. Built in 2007, this private, Mediterranean styled property features two kitchens, a great room with beamed ceilings, a large master bedroom suite with a sitting room and two closets, a media room with built-in cabinetry, and an indoor/outdoor dining room and loggia. In addition to the master suite, there are three generously sized bedrooms, one of which is in a detached two room casita. In front, the

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