The gated community of Waterford Pointe in Dana Point, California, is a small affordable community, with beautiful views of the harbor and ocean.
Waterford Pointe overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Dana Point Harbor, which is home to over 2,000 boats and yachts. Some of the homes face inland and have stunning views of the San Juan Capistrano valley and mountainside. Built in the late 1980s, many of these homes feature plantation shutters, open floor plans, and vaulted ceilings. Residents enjoy being so close to the harbor and many restaurants, stores, parks, and bars are within walking distance.
Amenities include access to the community pool, basketball court, and tennis courts. Students in this community are served by the Capistrano Unified School District, which offers Richard Henry Dana Elementary School and highly ranked Marco Forster Middle School. Dana Hills High School is also top notch and opened in 1972 making it one of the oldest high schools in the region. There are also several private schools in this city, such as Broderick Montessori School, Capo Beach Christian School, West River Academy, and Gloria Del Lutheran Preschool.
The Dana Point Harbor not only features shopping and dining, it also has kayaking, whale watching, and transportation to Catalina. There are many walking paths that lead to yacht clubs and quiet parkways. Families love the Ocean Institute which offers a children’s day camp, boat trips, and overnight excursions.
The City of Dana Point is a popular surfing destination, as it has one of the few Orange County coast harbors. The home industry has been building here since the early 1990’s with an array of condos, townhouses, and luxury estates. Dana Point is the host to several yearly events including the Festival of Whales that began in 1972, and the Tall Ships Festival which is one of the largest events on the West Coast.
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