Welcome to Laguna Niguel
A peaceful, family-friendly coastal town with great views and large, luxurious homes
Laguna Niguel is a coastal, master-planned community in Orange County, approximately one hour southeast of Los Angeles. The town comprises two distinct geographic areas, a coastal community to the south and a lake-centered community to the north. Neighborhoods in the southern part of Laguna Niguel enjoy picturesque views and gentle ocean breezes, while neighborhoods in the northern region are centered around the beautiful Laguna Niguel Lake. Communities in this part of town sit atop rolling hills with views of the lake and canyons.
Laguna Niguel has many upscale communities boasting large luxury homes and expansive manicured lots with city and mountain views. Bear Brand Ranch is one of the most exclusive communities, featuring beautiful estate homes, mansions, miles of trails, and gated access.
Laguna Niguel is made up of many peaceful and family-friendly neighborhoods. The city has an affluent and upscale vibe and nurtures a community spirit among its diverse residents. In addition to its near-perfect weather, beautiful views, and luxurious neighborhoods, Laguna Niguel is also known for its exemplary, blue-ribbon schools. The town also has many gorgeous parks. The Top of the World Hike is popular with residents who enjoy the scenic ocean and hillside views along this 2.2-mile trail. Laguna Niguel is also where you'll find the exclusive El Niguel Country Club. The town is the perfect place for those looking for a family-friendly coastal community, beautiful custom homes, and excellent schools.
What to Love
- Beautiful ocean and lake views
- Excellent schools
- A family-friendly, master-planned neighborhood
- Large, luxurious custom homes
- Plenty of sports parks
Laguna Niguel is a peaceful coastal community with a tight-knit and family-friendly vibe. The community caters to those that enjoy outdoor recreation, with dozens of parks, sports parks, natural areas, and hiking trails to explore. Laguna Niguel Lake is a central gathering place for families in the northern part of town. It's an excellent place for fishing, biking, walking, or having a picnic. Residents enjoy taking long walks on the paved trail around the lake.
On the southern part of Laguna Niguel, residents are just minutes from the gorgeous beaches along the Pacific coast. The beaches are always filled with folks enjoying long walks, beach volleyball, swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and fishing. Residents enjoy challenging hikes and mountain biking along several wilderness trails. When they are looking to spend time chatting with friends or going out for a special date night, locals head to the fantastic restaurants and classy bars in the heart of downtown.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Laguna Niguel is primarily a residential suburban town with some fantastic shopping, dining, and entertainment venues within its borders. The Sambuca Bistro is an unassuming and laid-back community favorite. This quiet bistro features a great menu of Italian fare, seafood, and an extensive wine list. Hendrix Restaurant and Bar is a terrific neighborhood restaurant with a daily Happy Hour and stylish ambiance, and it's a popular local place for social gatherings. The WR Kitchen & Bar by Wood Ranch is a classy American restaurant with warm rustic decor. The menu features steaks, chicken, and seafood cooked in a wood-fired oven.
For entertainment, Laguna Nigel offers residents some great options. The Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas is a premier venue offering moviegoers a luxurious dining and entertainment experience. The theater has a fantastic onsite restaurant, a bar with top-shelf libations and craft cocktails, and luxurious reclining theater seats. It's a fabulous venue for a memorable movie night. Just outside of town in Laguna Beach is The Laguna Playhouse. This wonderful community theater is great for catching a live play or concert.
Laguna Niguel has two primary shopping areas. In the northeast corner of town, you'll find large big box stores, grocery spots, and a local Farmers’ Market. In the central part of town, you'll discover Laguna Niguel's downtown area, City Hall, and many unique shops and fantastic restaurants.
Things to Do
Laguna Niguel is a town that appeals to those seeking a peaceful upscale community and an active outdoor lifestyle. The area is dotted with dozens of fantastic community parks, sports parks, and lush green spaces where residents can enjoy hiking, biking, picnics, and other outdoor activities. Laguna Niguel Regional Park has a 44-acre lake that is stocked for fishing. A 2.2-mile paved walking trail encircles the lake and is an excellent spot for jogging and walking in the fantastic weather. The park has playgrounds, sports courts, trails, and other amenities for outdoor activities galore. The park is also home to the Summer Concerts in the Park series and the 4th of July fireworks.