San Juan Capistrano is located in South Orange County just east of Dana Point near the 5 and 73 freeways. San Juan was built around the mission and has many historical homes in the Spanish colonial style in the “Mission Area”. Forster Mansion is one of the more notable historical homes built in 1910. “The Miracle of the swallows of Capistrano” takes place each year on March 19 th , also known as St. Joseph’s Day. The swallows fly from Argentina to San Juan Capistrano. Visitors from all parts of the world are welcomed to witness their return, this tradition has been celebrated since the 1930s.
There are many beautiful parks and facilities to enjoy in San Juan Capistrano including Cook Cordova Park, Acu Canyon Park, Historic Town Center Park, Los Rios Historic District, Mission Bell Park, Reata Park and event center, Sendero Field, Marco Forster Athletic Fields, San Juan Community Center, Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, Sea View Park, Sunset Park, Descanso Park, Green Park, and more. Local Schools include California Preparatory, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, Capistrano Valley Christian School, Marco Forster Middle School, Stoney brooke Christian School, Del Obispo Elementary School, Harold Ambuehl Elementary School, Bridges Community Day School, Kinoshita Elementary School as well as others.
You’ll find sprawling equestrian estates as well as gated estate communities in San Juan Capistrano such as Marbella Country Club, Marbella Crest Estates, Marbella Estates, Rancho Madrina, Peppertree Bend, The Hunt Club, Cook Lane Estates, Hilltop Way, Connemara By the Sea Los Corrales and Hidden Mountain. One of the newer communities is Sea Country Homes in Pacific San Juan. There is a broad range of architectural styles found from the modern contemporary to English Tudor.
If you’re a golf or Tennis lover or just enjoy the country club atmosphere then check out Marbella Country Club. Mediterranean-inspired, the club features an award-winning championship golf course, Tennis, Jr Olympic sized swimming pool, Fitness, dining, social amenities, exclusive privileges, and services. The club is located within a guard community that shares it name, featuring approximately 250 custom luxury homes.