The Spanish Village by the Sea

San Clemente

As town founder Ole Hanson said in the late 1920s, “I get credit for building San Clemente, but San Clemente’s development was as natural as a well-watered and fertilized tree to grow. It is on the coast. Its climate is superb. It is far enough from San Diego and Los Angeles to fill a real necessity. Besides, people love the beautiful things.”


Credited as being one of the first master planned communities built from totally open land in the United States, San Clemente is a much-loved California coastal town that where the high school’s motto – “One Town, One Team” – could be applied to all things San Clemente-related. The residents love their historic downtown. They love their world-class surf breaks (heard of Trestles before?). They love their historic Ole Hanson homes…


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San Clemente Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $1.2M
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $15.9M
Total Listings 306
Avg. Days On Market 104
Avg. Price/SQFT $438

Property Types (active listings)


As San Clemente has grown over the years, starting in the 1920’s, beginning again in the 1960’s and then again, with the arrival of the planned community, Talega, in the early 2000’s, the town has grown and burnished with love over the years as city planners and developers have tried to incorporate Hanson’s original vision for the “Spanish Village by the Sea”.

“I vision a place where people can live together more pleasantly than any other place in America. I am going to build a beautiful city on the ocean, where the whole city is a park. The architecture will be of one type, and homes will be built on sites where nearly everyone will have their view preserved forever. The whole picture is very clear to me. I can see hundreds of white walled homes bonneted with red tile with trees, palms, and flowers lining the drives. I can see sidewalks of red Spanish tile and streets curving picturesquely over the land. I want plazas, playgrounds, a school, a pool, a golf course, a fishing pier and a beach enlivened with people getting a healthy joy out of life.”
— Ole Hanson, 1925

The Pacific is central to that “healthy joy out of life” that Hanson was envisioning; San Clemente is home to a gorgeous 5-mile stretch of sandy beaches and epic surf breaks… it’s no small wonder why the international coastal advocacy group, Surfrider Foundation, calls San Clemente home – San Clemente is a place bound to and fiercely protective of its beautiful coastline.

Much like neighboring coastal town to the north – Dana Point & Laguna Beach – San Clemente has a wide range of housing choices for residents the run the gamut from small studios to breathtaking coastal estates that overlook the majestic Pacific. The historic downtown on Avenida Del Mar is ever-lively with its’ boutiques, eateries, surf shops and hip bars all tucked into historic Spanish-style architecture that town founder, Ole Hanson, embraced and championed. Around 200 of Hanson’s original 500 buildings and homes still exist in town today, most of which are on historic registries. Known as “Ole Hansons”, the homes are prized architectural treasures and fine examples of Coastal Californian Spanish Revival architecture.

For folks looking for endless neighborhood amenities, the planned Talega community is an excellent place to be with its sprawling parks, pools, tot lots, golf course, trail systems for hiking & biking and, of course, easy access to the beaches.

If you are interested in buying or renting in San Clemente, call Jesse Brossa at (949) 292-9786 or Chris Moore at (949 463-8996 today and we will go explore the neighborhoods together. There’s so much to consider; hope to talk to you soon!


San Clemente Listings

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4060 Calle Isabella, San Clemente

$15,900,000

4060 Calle Isabella, San Clemente

5 Beds 5 Baths 7,181 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22240662

Compass

35555 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente

$10,950,000

35555 Camino Capistrano, San Clemente

4 Beds 5 Baths 5,100 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22237837

Harcourts Prime Properties

326 Boca Del Canon, San Clemente

$9,000,000

326 Boca Del Canon, San Clemente

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,837 SqFt Residential MLS® # NP22239380

Compass

1880 N El Camino Real # 48-49, San Clemente

$7,900,000

1880 N El Camino Real # 48-49, San Clemente

5 Beds 7 Baths 4,500 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22096952

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

111 Via Escorial, San Clemente

$5,999,999

111 Via Escorial, San Clemente

5 Beds 6 Baths 5,073 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22217511

HomeSmart, Evergreen Realty

2340 S El Camino Real, San Clemente

$5,999,000

↓ $901,000

2340 S El Camino Real, San Clemente

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Commercial Sale MLS® # OC22002855

Century 21 Award

230 W Avenida Valencia, San Clemente

$5,499,000

↓ $501,000

230 W Avenida Valencia, San Clemente

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,853 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22218354

Century 21 Award

242 Avenida Vista Del Oceano, San Clemente

$5,395,000

242 Avenida Vista Del Oceano, San Clemente

5 Beds 6 Baths 5,588 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22217970

Compass

170 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente

$5,000,000

170 Avenida Presidio, San Clemente

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # PW21049595

Touchdown Real Estate

2813 La Ventana, San Clemente

$4,900,000

↓ $600,000

2813 La Ventana, San Clemente

5 Beds 3 Baths 4,034 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22138161

Lantern Bay Realty

205 W Avenida San Antonio, San Clemente

$4,599,000

205 W Avenida San Antonio, San Clemente

4 Beds 5 Baths 3,664 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22240637

Creatus Properties

251 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

$4,000,000

251 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Residential Income MLS® # OC22073444

First Team Real Estate

San Clemente Living

San Clemente is such a gem of a place; often overlooked in the broader home search because of its southern location, San Clemente is full of surprises.

  • San Clemente is at the southernmost tip of Orange County, laid out along the gorgeous Pacific Coast
  • Beautiful beaches, world-class surf spots, great shopping in Downtown San Clemente, tons of parks & coastal riding trails and beautiful homes
  • A wide range of architectural offerings, ranging from unique historic Spanish-inspired homes to moderns & contemporaries

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