Investing into certain environmentally friendly home improvements can net you a higher resale value down the line. Be aware that although eco-friendly features do influence potential home buyers, most still prioritize saving green rather than being green.
On behalf of the buyer, The Aaronson Group has opened escrow on 24401 Caracas Street, Dana Point, Orange County, California. (MLS® #OC15115405)
Close to Sea Canyon Park, Dana Point Harbor, and Dana Hills High School, this single-story Sunset Hill home radiates charm. The spacious and bright floor plan is just under 1,500 sq. ft. and offers three bedrooms and two baths. With vaulted ceilings, the home features a large living room, family room, and three-car garage. Additional highlights include granite kitchen counters, plantation shutters, new paint throughout, mirrored closet doors, living room fireplace, and structured landscaping. Situated on a 6,000 sq. ft. lot, the exterior boasts a well maintained front yard, two back patio areas, and plenty
In his poem, “Adam’s Curse,” Yeats once described the process of writing as something that requires effort and dedication, yet had to appear effortless for readers to appreciate it. Whether you are a new poet looking to learn the ropes, or an established author wanting feedback in a workshop format, the OC has writing classes that can help you hone your craft.
Best for Kids: Bridges Reading and Writing Institute
Bridges focuses on teaching children of all ages about the joys that come with reading and writing. Classes are two hours long and can focus on one of many in-depth topics, from learning to read critically, to helping students start their own novel, to instruction on refining an academic essay. The approach used is welcoming and
If you want to experience one of the finest dining experiences in Laguna Beach, Watermarc Restaurant is the place for you. The restaurant pairs amazing dishes with some of the finest beverages for both lunch and dinner. Here's what you will discover at Watermarc.
The menu consists of grazing plates to get you started and plenty of traditional entrees for your meal. Some of the favorite choices for lunch and dinner include>
The Aaronson Group has sold 17 Edendale Street, Ladera Ranch, Orange County, California, for $1,069,000. (MLS® #OC14231786)
Defined by its incredible panoramic views of the hills, sunset, and city lights, this luxurious home embraces a sophisticated open floor plan that boasts versatility and refinement. Nearby a pocket park and situated at the end of a cul-de-sac, this home offers four generously sized bedrooms, one of which is a sought-after main floor suite plus office and an upstairs bonus room with a covered veranda. The property’s elegant design is accentuated by its finishing touches such as hardwood and limestone flooring, voluminous ceilings, fresh paint, newer carpeting, premium window coverings, exquisite custom wood working, built in
The Aaronson Group has sold 29202 Country Hills Road, San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California, for $989,000. (MLS® #OC15072107)
This captivating Country Hills home is situated on a quiet, tree lined street offering impressive curb appeal and stunning views of the ocean, hills, mountain, and golf course. The open floor plan features a light and bright remodeled design consisting of hand scraped hickory wood flooring, new plush carpeting, paint, lighting, fireplace accents, AC, and furnace. The new gourmet kitchen opens to the family room and boasts stainless steel appliances, exquisite granite enhanced counters with a breakfast bar, work station, nook, and a bay window looking out upon the tranquil rear grounds and views beyond. With a double
There's no shortage of craft beers on Orange County. There's also no shortage of good weather, which means more time to enjoy bars with back yards. Here are some of the best patio bars in Orange County, to make it a little easier for you to decide which one you want to check out first.
Five Vines Wine Bar
Five Vines Wine Bar is great for wine lovers, who will enjoy drinking a different wine every visit. With over sixty wines on their menu, you will be occupied for a while! Or how about asking your server which wine will go with an appetizer, such as hummus or their famous, secret recipe cheeseball?
The Blue Beet
Enjoy the rooftop view of the ocean as you listen and dance to live music every night. Make it a romantic date night with that
The Beachcomber Café opened its doors in August of 2006 in the former location of the Whistle Stop. Located just off scenic Route 1 between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, The Beachcomber is in the Crystal Cove State Park. Mere yards from the beach, this eatery serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round.
Breakfast at The Beachcomber features the standards such as eggs and omelets, but also swerves off with other offerings. The amazing coconut macadamia pancakes come with warm coconut syrup and the lemon ricotta blueberry pancakes are equally delicious. For a lighter but equally delicious treat, the beignets pair with coffee or your morning cocktail.
Lunch and dinner offer an equal mix of eclectic meals with the Beachcomber
The San Juan Hills Golf Club has plenty to offer for all types of golfers. Whether you want to enjoy a serious round or just plenty of fun, this is a good course for you. Here's what you can expect when you decide to play at San Juan Hills Golf Club.
A par-71 Championship golf course, San Juan Hills provides beautiful views, excellent greens and a challenging round. The course provides views of the mountains throughout and water does come into play on some of the holes.
Three tee stations are provided with the longest measuring at 6,317 yards and the shortest at 5,393. The course isn't the longest you will find, but still provides plenty of challenge for all skill levels to enjoy.
The game of golf can be seen by so many as a way to distress and unwind. It can also be competitive, and if you’re a golfer looking for something new and a way to increase your game’s performance, the Arroya Trabuco Golf course may be just what you’re looking for.
This public-access course is home to 18-hole championship greens allowing you to play a course solely designed by the PGA professional Tom Lehman as well as Casey O’Callaghan who is a well-respected course architect.
Found along the Trabuco Creek as well as The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, this 240-acre course offers an experience you surely won’t forget with picturesque views and a club experience like none other. You can take advantage of unparalleled value in a