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Guide to Homes for In Sale San Clemente

San Clemente Homes for Sale website is designed for those folks searching for homes in San Clemente. The city of San Clemente with it’s amazing ocean view homes and Spanish themed architecture is all part of the charm of the city. Many of the San Clemente homes for Sale will have great canyon and or stunning ocean views.

San Clemente Beach Life

Everyday life in the city is really something special with the Mediterranean climate where temperatures average in the 70’s and the fantastic ocean views everywhere. Going about your normal day such as driving to the grocery store, taking the kids to a sporting event or just sitting at a stop light will provide a great canyon or ocean view. If you like surfing then you probably already know about San Clemente with that world famous surf spot at the southern edge of town. 

San Clemente Pier

One of the most iconic landmarks in San Clemente is the San Clemente Pier. The first constructed pier was built in 1928 and was 1,200 feet long. The original pier was built at no cost to the residents and its intention was for fishing and pleasure. In 1939 and 1983 the pier was damaged due to storms but has since been reconstructed into the pier it is today. For more info on the San Clemente Pier you can visit our friends at Wikipedia…

San Clemente Parks

Many of the homes in San Clemente will be in close proximity to a park as there are over 25 official San Clemente Parks and ball fields. A nice treat with some of the parks is that they have fantastic ocean views to enjoy. 

San Clemente Surfing

San Clemente is also known for its many surfing locations, which include the world famous Trestles, Lowers, Middles & Uppers, Cotton’s Point, Calafia Beach Park, Riviera, Lost Winds, The Hole, T-Street, The San Clemente Pier, Linda Lane, North Beach and Poche Beach. San Clemente also has a large concentration of local surfboard shapers and manufacturers. The San Clemente High School surf team has won 15 NSSA Championships.

San Clemente Climate

San Clemente has a Mediterranean climate where temperatures tend to average in the 70’s. The annual rainfall in San Clemente averages 10″ and annual average days of sunshine are 310.

San Clemente's Location

San Clemente is located in orange county on the west coast in Southern California about an hour south on the I5 from Los Angeles and an hour north on the I5 from San Diego.

San Clemente's Landscape

The areas topography makes it perfect for those looking for San Clemente homes for sale with ocean views as it’s hilly terrain creates an abundance of ocean view homes. Many of the view homes sit atop the bluffs to the north side of town, to those in the Coast, The Reserve, and to the southeast with some stunning ocean views. But the most desirable of neighborhoods with ocean views and waterfront homes are in the southwest part of town in the exclusive estates of Cotton Point. San Clemente is not all about the homes with ocean views though as the terrain also creates many homes with gorgeous canyon and bluff views to complement those ocean view homes and estates. 

San Clemente's History

Ole Hanson – The founder of San Clemente purchased 2,000 acres in 1925 with the financial help from Hamilton Cotton to develop the land and create the city of San Clemente. Hanson believed that the area’s climate and beautiful beaches would serve as a haven to Californians tired of the big city life. He named the city of San Clemente after San Clemente Island which was named after Saint Clement. Hanson’s vision was to design a city like one of those sleepy Mediterranean towns on the coast in Spain that he had visited. If you look around the neighborhoods in San Clemente you can see that a good majority of the homes carry the Spanish theme but not all do. As you browse through all the imagery on the site, you will start to see a few  different types of real estate styles but there is definitely a common Spanish theme through out the neighborhoods and especially with the city buildings. The structures looks the part so much that the city is nicknamed  “The Spanish Village by the Sea”. 

President Nixon – The estate of former President Richard Nixon is the most famous of all the San Clemente homes. The estate is called La Casa Pacifica and translates into English as the Pacific House and is also registered as a historical site. In 1969, President Nixon bought part of the H.H. Cotton estate which was one of the original San Clemente homes built by Hanson located in the exclusive southwest area of San Clemente and he renamed it La Casa Pacifica. Nixon’s La Casa Pacifica was also nicknamed the “Western White House” by the media and that is pretty much how people remember it today.


Our team has over 17 years of sales and residence experience in San Clemente. We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you so when you find a home that peaks your interest don’t hesitate to text/call us at 949-378-4937 with any questions or inquires concerning San Clemente Homes for Sale.
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San Clemente Real Estate Area Map

San Clemente Map of the 9 Real Estate Communites – San Clemente, Ca
Talega Neighborhoods
Marblehead Neighborhoods
Rancho Neighborhoods
Central Neighborhoods
Southeast Neighborhoods
North Neighborhoods
Southwest Neighborhoods
Coast Neighborhoods
Forster Ranch Neighborhoods