From the rolling vistas of the Hollywood Hills to the sandy beaches of Santa Monica, Southern California has it all. Beauty, wealth, class and luxury are synonymous with some of the best Southern California spots to live and are the very reason why it is one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Here is a breakdown of five great neighborhoods that epitomize Southern California living:
Cameo Shores-Cameo Highlands, Newport Beach, Orange County
This quiet enclave on the southernmost point of Corona Del Mar boasts a private, secluded feel without having the total departure of a gated community. Homes in both the seaside community of Cameo Shores and the elevated Cameo Highlands offer beautiful views of the ocean and private beach access for residents. Miles of beach trails and the coastal Pelican Hill golf course add even more wonderful amenities to home owners seeking peace and tranquility in their everyday life.
La Jolla Farms, Torrey Pines, San Diego
A northern coastal neighborhood that lies just west of the University of California- San Diego, La Jolla Farms has the very best of retail and natural beauty. Downtown La Jolla features a bevy of upscale jewelry stores, boutiques, restaurants and hotels while the coastal sections offer the stunning views from the cliffs above Black’s Beach, a popular surfing destination. The neighborhood is also home to Torrey Pines golf course, which hosts the annual Farmers Insurance Open, a PGA Tour Tournament.
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County
Home to one of the most famous zip codes in the world, Beverly Hills is a community that exudes the class and charisma of old Hollywood. As early as the 1920s, movies stars like Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford made their homes here in the flats at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. Luxury features such as Rodeo Drive and the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel keep the allure alive today, with its elite celebrity clientele and legendary penchant for indulgence and decadence.
Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego County
Locally known as “The Ranch,” Rancho Santa Fe is a primarily residential community within the San Diego metropolitan area. Home to notables such as Bill Gates, The Ranch is a lovely haven for residents wanting to get out of the hustle and bustle of the big cities. This community caters to the sporting types with just a few blocks devoted to shopping and dining destinations and much more real estate devoted to its golf club, tennis club, and 50 miles of horse-riding trails.
Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, Orange County
The development of the Southern California coast that is so highly coveted today started in this gorgeous community back in the 1920s. Between 1920 and 1930, 48 cottages were built and have since been restored, landing Crystal Cove on the National Register of Historic Places and making it a wonderful spot for history buffs. The incredible vistas of the Pacific coastline and inland canyons make this neighborhood a living paradise.
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(all data current as of 10/22/2017)
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