San Juan Capistrano City

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A “Jewel Among Missions”

The quiet city of San Juan Capistrano is considered to be a “Jewel among missions” in the Southern Orange County area. Rich in culture and history, San Juan Capistrano is the home of the oldest in-use building in California, the Serra Chapel. Like its neighboring cities, residents enjoy a moderate climate with average highs in the upper 70s and average lows never reaching below 60 degrees.

Things to Do

Preserved as a living outdoor museum, the most popular site in San Juan Capistrano is the Serra Chapel. The site is most widely known as the home of the cliff swallow migration. Every year there is an annual Swallow’s Day parade during which people come from the surrounding areas to celebrate the return of the birds. The city also has several quaint shopping and dining areas, and beautiful residential San Juan Capistrano real estate. It’s also a short drive to tourist hot spots such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm.
San Juan Capistrano is also known as “The Equestrian Capital of the West Coast.” This comfortable, relaxed town offers 53+ miles of local trails and Olympic Field Trials, offering something for every equestrian. Whether it’s boarding stables, professional horse-related services, or retail stores, you will find everything you need in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Plus, its scenic trails are dream come true!


Interstate 5 Freeway also runs through the city, creating easy travel north to south. San Juan Capistrano is centrally located between San Diego and Los Angeles, and has access to four major airports within about an hours drive.


Real Estate in San Juan Capistrano, California is part of the Capistrano Unified School District which includes San Juan Hills High School. San Juan Capistrano has four private, Christian college prep schools that serve students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. These include JSerra Catholic High School, St Margaret’s Episcopal School, Capistrano Valley Christian School, and Saddleback Valley Christian School.

San Juan Capistrano’s Proximity To:
Most Irvine Corporations – 25 Minutes
John Wayne Airport – 25 Minutes
Irvine Spectrum – 25 Minutes
Fashion Island – 25 Minutes
Saddleback College – 5-10 Minutes
San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station – 5-10 Minutes
University of California, Irvine – 25 Minutes
Irvine Valley College – 25 Minutes
Camp Pendleton – 15 Minutes