Dana Point Market Beat

November 11, 2020

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By Saeed Ghaffari

Little History

The city was named after the headland of Dana Point, which was in turn named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast, which included a description of the area. Dana described the locale, including neighboring San Juan Capistrano, as “the only romantic spot on the coast”.[9] Although Dana described the anchorage as poor, it is now a developed harbor and contains a replica of his ship, the Pilgrim. The Pilgrim was used as a classroom by the Ocean Institute, which is located at the harbor, until it sank in 2020.[10] This area is designated California Historical Landmark

 

Population

34,028 as of 2010 census with a median age of 48.5 and the median income of $84,404

 

Schools

11 schools, 7 private and 4 public with ratings as high as 9 and as low as 4.

 

Attractions

Dana point is known as the whale watching capital of the west with tour boats leaving daily from its marina. It offers gorgeous beaches, fine restaurants and its close proximity to Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza, two of the trendiest shopping malls in Orange County makes it a very attractive place for the wealthy. 

 

Real Estate

 

  Single Family Residence Condominium
Median Price $3,472,500 $942,745
Price Per Square Foot $982 $632

 

 

  Median Rent
  1 Bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom
Median Rent $1,930 $2,405 $3,380 $3,900

 

 

Condominiums

Single Family Residences

 

Sources: Altos.re, bestplaces.net, ocregister.com & Wikipedia

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