Dana Point

A welcome escape from the breakneck pace of urban living.

Welcome to Dana Point

At first glance, the words leisurely and sporty might seem at odds with each other. But as Dana Point proves, they can indeed co-exist—to the delight of all residents.
At its core, Dana Point is a breezy beachside city, a welcome escape from the breakneck pace of urban living. But given the beautiful natural surroundings, amazing weather, and excellent amenities, its 34, 169 residents have every reason to enjoy the outdoors.
The city, which lies in Southern Orange County, offers opportunities to catch sight of dolphins and whales, surf at nearby beaches, and hike trails that bring you to sweeping views of the ocean.

Dana Point Luxury Homes

As is typical of Orange County communities, Dana Point is home to many luxury homes. The majority of properties here are single-family homes in exclusive communities.
This means that homes for sale in Dana Point, CA are larger than your average California abode. You’ll see properties that measure a spacious 1,600+ square feet, as well as palatial ones that are more than 5,200 square feet. Most homes have at least 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The architectural style of homes in the city depends largely on the subdivision that you’re buying in. However, all homes have one thing in common – high-end features. Natural wood floors, natural stone countertops, and the latest appliances are typical. You’ll also find leisure amenities such as pools, home theaters, game rooms, and the like.

The Dana Point lifestyle

What can you expect if you move to Dana Point? As you’ll discover, this relaxed city has plenty of enjoyable things to offer residents. Below are just a few of them:

Lantern Village

Walking down the streets of Lantern Village is like taking a trip back in time. The historic community has been lovingly restored and preserved by a group of locals and is home to beautiful houses, a wonderful view of the bay, and a small but well-tended rose garden.

Whale Watching

Did you know that Dana Point is called the “Whale Capital of the West”? That’s because various whale species pass through the waters off Dana Point as they migrate to warmer climes. Fortunately, local boat operators can give you a first-hand look at this marvelous journey.

Stand-up Paddle-boarding Mecca

Dana Point has another claim to fame: it’s also the venue for the largest stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) event in the county. Each year, SUP enthusiasts flock to Baby Beach to show their moves.

Topnotch Tees

Want to practice your golf swing? Head over to Monarch Beach Golf and enjoy the 18-hole, Robert Trent Jones fairway there. The immaculately tended course and the coastal views alone will be worth the trip.

Overview for Dana Point, CA

33,327 people live in Dana Point, where the median age is 48.5 and the average individual income is $67,484. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Dana Point, CA

There's plenty to do around Dana Point, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Kitchen M'aides, Revital Exotic Jewelry & Apparel, and FitXcursions.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 1.75 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.42 miles 30 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.41 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.42 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 2.18 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dana Point, CA

Dana Point has 14,197 households, with an average household size of 2.34. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dana Point do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 33,327 people call Dana Point home. The population density is 5,136.65 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Dana Point, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Dana Point. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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St Edward The Confessor Parish School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Monarch Bay Montessori Academy
PreK - 5th
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San Clemente Christian School
K - 9th
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9th - 12th
Richard Henry Dana Elementary
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Richard Henry Dana Exceptional Needs
K - 6th
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K - 5th
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