San Juan Capistrano is a beautiful city located in southern Orange County just east of Dana Point. The city was established around Mission San Juan Capistrano, and much of the city’s architecture is modeled after the Spanish style of the mission. San Juan Capistrano is home to the oldest neighborhood in California, Los Rios Historic District. The city features beautiful weather, a respected school district, and reasonable home prices, making it one of the finest places to live in Orange County.
Places to see in San Juan Capistrano
Mission San Juan Capistrano – Built in 1775, the historic San Juan Capistrano Mission has been home to many people throughout its 230 year history. The mission was the seventh of twenty-one built in California and played a large role in the city’s beginnings. Today, the mission is the site of numerous events and daily tours.
Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park – Ronald Caspers Park is made up of 8,000 acres of protected wilderness is the Santa Ana Mountains. The park is a great place to camp, hike, and enjoy beautiful views of coastal Orange County.
San Juan Hills Golf Club – One of the premier courses in Orange County, the San Juan Hills Golf Club is a fantastic place to play 18 holes. The beautiful course sits at the foothills of San Juan Capistrano and features beautiful scenery and a number of challenging holes.
Los Rios Historic District – The Los Rios Historic District is the oldest neighborhood in California with buildings dating back to 1794. The area has 40 adobe buildings that are occupied by shops, restaurants, and museums. Los Rios is also home to the delicious Ramos House Cafe and the Zoomars Petting Zoo.
Popular Local Restaurants
Del Obispo Elementary School
Marco Forster Middle School
San Juan Hills High School
San Juan Capistrano Real Estate Market: The median home value in San Juan Capistrano is approximately $712,300 (as of December 2016), with a price per square foot of approximately $378. This is slightly lower than the average price per square foot of $389 for the rest of the Long Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area. The current housing market in San Juan Capistrano is cold after a reasonable rise in value in the past year. Since 2015, home values have risen 5.3%. Movement is expected to plateau in the next year with a forecasted rise of just 1.6% before December of 2017.
San Juan Capistrano Rental Market: The average rent in San Juan Capistrano of $3,118 is slightly higher than the average rent of $2,900 for the rest of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area.
Demographics and More
Zip Codes: 92675
Population: San Juan Capistrano has a population of 34,593 as of the last available census. The median age of residents is 40.2 years old. 49.2% of residents are male while 50.8% of residents are female.
Climate: San Juan Capistrano is located slightly inland in southern Orange County and experiences ideal weather throughout most of the year. The coastal location causes warmer winter temperatures and cooler summer temperatures than inland cities. Consequently, temperatures rarely climb above 80 and below 45 degrees throughout the year.
Crime: The overall crime rate in San Juan Capistrano is 63% lower than the national average, and safer than approximately 79% of the cities in California. Safety has become a matter of discussion in the city, however, as the number of crimes has increased by 10% from the previous year.
71% Caucasian (37.2% Hispanic)
0.4% African American
Incorporated Date: April 19, 1961