November 11, 2020
By Saeed Ghaffari
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”. 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. This area is designated California Historical Landmark
34,028 as of 2010 census with a median age of 48.5 and the median income of $84,404
11 schools, 7 private and 4 public with ratings as high as 9 and as low as 4.
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.
|Single Family Residence||Condominium|
|Price Per Square Foot||$982||$632|
|1 Bedroom||2 bedroom||3 bedroom||4 bedroom|
Single Family Residences
Sources: Altos.re, bestplaces.net, ocregister.com & Wikipedia
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