Laguna Niguel Homes for Sale

Laguna Niguel´s residential landscape is a range of condominiums and mansions overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A master planned community, it is known for its affluence. The Orange County city, with its population of 63,000, is bordered by Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Aliso Viejo. The median household income in Laguna Niguel is $90,98, while the median household income for the surrounding county is $69,009. The median income for the United States is $50,935.

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Laguna Niguel is named for the Spanish word for ¨lagoon,¨ and Nigueli, a Juaneno Indian village formerly located near Aliso Creek. The city is located on the former Rancho Niguel, which Juan Avila obtained as a Mexican land grant. Avila continued to own the land until 1865 when a drought killed off the majority of his cattle. In 1959, the Laguna Niguel Corporation, comprised of several Boston investors, made the land one of California´s first master planned communities. By 1969, 10 years after construction of the San Diego I-5 Freeway, the community was home to 6,500 residents. Laguna Niguel incorporated in 1989, becoming Orange County´s 29th city.

Noteworthy Architecture

Laguna Niguel is home to the Chet Holifield Federal Building, a 1-million-square-foot ziggurat structure constructed in 1971. Designed by Los Angeles architect William Pereira and built in 1971, the building is now owned by the federal government. It contains millions of microfilm documents of land agreements between the US government and Indian tribes of the Southwest. It has appeared in several movies, including Outbreak, Death Race 2000, and Deal of the Century.


Laguna Niguel features many upscale neighborhoods, including Bear Brand Ranch, Ocean Ranch, Coronado Pointe, South Peak, Crest de Ville, Niguel Coast, Palmilla, and Monarch Point. All of the above feature city, canyon, and ocean views. Other neighborhoods include Rancho Niguel, Niguel West, Marina Hills, Niguel Summit, Beacon Hill, El Niguel Heights, Kite Hill, and San Joaquin Hills.

Laguna Niguel Real Estate

The median sales price of a home in Laguna Niguel in January 2013 was $579,900, down 4.42 percent from the previous quarter.

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