Neighborhood Spotlight: Laguna Beach

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Laguna Beach is a seaside city in Orange County, California. Located in the southern part of California, Laguna Beach is famous for its amazing beaches, artistic community and excellent mild climate.

The population in Laguna Beach is about 23,000 people. The city has protected the coastline as well as remaining isolated from urban intrusion.

Geography & Climate

Laguna Beach consists of 9.8 square miles of land and water. There are 27 beaches in the area. The city is bordered by Crystal Cove State Park on the northwest, Laguna Woods on the northeast, Laguna Niguel on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the southwest and Dana Point on the southeast.

The climate is a mild Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine all year long. The average temperature is 67 degrees.

Tourism & Culture

Tourism is the main industry in Laguna Beach since 3 million people visit every year. There are plenty of entertainment options including:

In addition to the busy events and tourism in the city, Laguna has a rich surfing history. They host one of the oldest surf contests in the world. The city also hosts the second oldest volleyball tournament in the country. People also love to hike and mountain bike in the foothill trails of Laguna.


Students in Laguna attend schools in the Laguna Beach Unified School District. The schools in this district include:

  • Laguna Beach High School
  • Thurston Middle School
  • Top of the World Elementary School
  • El Morro Elementary School

A private school in the area is St. Catherine of Siena Parish School and the private college in the area is The Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Canyon. This college is great for degrees in drawing, graphic design and game art.

Laguna Beach is a very popular area to live in Orange County with plenty to offer the residents.

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