Rancho San Clemente is a community in San Clemente, California, that is located in a premier spot at the top of the ridge. Most of the homes here have breathtaking views of the ocean and Catalina Island.
Rancho San Clemente homes were built around a circle formed by two streets, Vista Montana and Calle Del Cerro. Different neighborhoods branch off these streets into private cul-de-sac areas. Houses here are very uniform and well maintained. There is a mixture of single family residences and condos, that reflect the Mediterranean and Spanish style architecture of the city.
This community is served by the Capistrano Unified School District. Students may attend facilities such as highly ranked Clarence Lobo Elementary and Bernice Ayer Middle School. San Clemente High School offers an International Baccalaureate (IB) program, as well as many advanced placement courses. There are several private schools, such as Our Lady of Fatima Parish School, Our Savior’s Lutheran School, and Talega Preparatory Academy. And there is a virtual public K-12 school, that offers more flexible hours for students.
Rancho San Clemente is located next to the Bella Collina Towne & Golf Course, which offers a Gary Player Signature course. The Rancho San Clemente Park is also nearby, and there are many hiking trails throughout this region. Residents have easy freeway access for commuting and traveling to the many stores and restaurants. The Outlets at San Clemente feature 70 merchants like Starbucks and Levi’s Outlet Store, in an outdoor setting.
The City of San Clemente offers more affordable beach front property than other towns in Orange County. Residents enjoy the charm of a small town and the mild climate. The city is known as the “Spanish Village by the Sea.” It is has year-long swells, making it one of the best surfing cities in the state. There are many surfboard companies here, such as Noll Surfboards and Timmy Patterson Surfboards.
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