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Million Dollar Homes in Orange County

By Amanda Curry · Jun 9, 2016 · Real Estate

Million Dollar Homes in Orange County

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If you are considering living a luxurious lifestyle in the OC, or even if you just like to dream, we've highlighted some of the top million dollar locations for you to consider:

Beginning with the Gold Rush in 1848, California has been a destination for those looking to live the life of luxury. With beautiful, pristine beaches, luxurious shopping, surfing, and great weather it's easy to see why California is an appealing place to invest in real estate.

The OC is comprised of 34 cities and is home to million dollar mansions with incredible views. Close in proximity to the Pacific Ocean, lush golf courses, and extravagant shopping centers, the OC is convenient to all of life's luxurious necessities.

If you are considering living a luxurious lifestyle in the OC, or even if you just like to dream, we've highlighted some of the top million dollar locations for you to consider:

Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach, also known as "Surf City, USA," is a picturesque location with 10 miles of beaches and a lively downtown filled with shops and restaurants. If you love being active, Huntington Beach, California is the perfect place for you to reside. Whether it is surfing, playing beach volleyball, biking, or walking on the pier, there are plenty of ways to stay active in this city.

Currently, with over 200 million dollar homes in Huntington Beach, there are a number of luxurious estates to choose from.

Contemporary Million Dollar Home in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Million Dollar Home

If you are looking for ocean views and a convenient location that is just footsteps from the Huntington Beach Pier, beach, Main Street, shopping, restaurants, you won't want to miss out on this 3 story contemporary Mediterranean beach home.

At $1.75 million, this 3,000 square foot home features a gorgeous living with fireplace and sliding door the leads directly out to a patio with stunning ocean views. Whether you are looking for a night out on the town, or an afternoon on the beach, there are a wide variety of points of interest that are within walking distance. You can find this home listed by Peter Phuc, Broker and Owner of First Class Real Estate Inc.

Newport Beach, CA

While Newport Beach is a pretty affluent area, it has a fairly laid back beach culture. 85,000 residents are lucky to call Newport Beach home, although the city still maintains a small town feel, making it a popular location in Orange County.

A quiet escape, away from the hustle and bustle from some other areas, Newport Beach is a tucked-away place that allows residents and visitors alike to relax, unwind, and enjoy beautiful sunsets. Upon arrival, you'll notice that Newport Beach boasts a sophisticated charm, offering lots of activities from sunset cruises and surf lessons, to wine tastings and fine dining. If you are looking for a family friendly area, Newport Beach has some of the best schools. In fact, student test scores are outstanding.

Median residential real estate prices are among the highest in the county. At this point in time, there are over 450 million dollar homes in Newport Beach, California, according to Realtor.com. With plenty of million dollar listings, home buyers have a plethora of luxurious real estate options.

Luxurious Newport Beach Villa

Newport Beach Million Dollar Home

Situated on one of the largest, premiere lots on the Back Bay, this California Villa is perfect for anyone looking to live a private, luxurious beach lifestyle. At 9,500 square feet, this villa has it all including a large patio, saltwater aquarium, sparking pool, in-ground spa, custom BBQ, and access to a private beach. Imagine sitting out on your private patio enjoying the view of the Back Bay, City Lights, and beautiful water. At just under $9 Million, this incredible Villa could be yours.

This home is listed by fellow Newport Beach resident Matt Genova at Arbor Real Estate.

Laguna Beach, CA

Laguna Beach has always been a premiere coastal destination, however, it became wildly popular and was pushed mainstream when featured on MTV's hit reality TV series, "Laguna Beach," which followed the lives of a group of high-school students.

This locale is perfect for art-lovers, active folks, and beachgoers. With seven miles of pristine sand, Laguna Beach offers miles of beautiful coves and perfect spots for surfing. Great weather year round provides the perfect backdrop to participate in a number of activities including golfing, diving, hiking, biking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Additionally, there's no shortage of restaurants, unique shops, day spas, or art galleries to visit.

According to Realtor.com, Laguna Beach has 300 homes over a million dollars, each offering unique views, luxurious amenities, and a friendly environment, giving nature enthusiasts plenty of options.

Stylish Abode Located in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach Million Dollar Home

If you are looking for a modern retreat, this contemporary design located in the private community of Victoria Beach may be just the place you are looking for. At just under $20 million, its exorbitant cost is justified by features such as a dramatic glass staircase, custom elevator, extravagant chef's kitchen, gym/exercise room, maid's quarters, and wine cellar. The Spencer Snyder Group has listed this one-of-a-kind home, which features over 6500 square feet of living area and the finest panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, with an abundance of patio space to entertain guests.

Dana Point, CA

This low-key California surf town features a bustling harbor, world-class festivals and a fitness-loving community.

About 35,000 residents call Dana Point home. A mix of retirees and young families enjoy all of the activities that Dana Point has to offer including fine dining, golf courses, and unique shopping destinations. Dana Point skirts by as being a premiere destination that goes under the radar, often being noted as a hidden gem in Orange County.

One of the main attractions, the Dana Wharf, attracts visitors from all over with their whale watching, sport fishing and private charter services. Active residents enjoy activities such as yoga by the water, running by the beach, paddle boarding, and surfing, just to name a few.

Dana Point is known for being one of the more affordable locations in Orange Country. At 155 million dollar homes, it has the least amount of million dollar residential properties currently up for grabs.

Custom Built Mission Inspired Home in Dana Point

Dana Point Million Dollar Home

If you are looking for a spa-like environment, this mission inspired custom built home overlooks the Dana Point Harbor, offering the a relaxing retreat with panoramic views of the coast line. At $6.8 million, you can enjoy harbor views from your owner's suite, custom cabinetry, and a boutique style dressing room with an enviable spa bathroom. This home listed by Robyn Robinson offers 10,350 square feet, so there is plenty of room for your family and for entertaining. Four cozy fireplaces, a large soaking tub, sauna, and central courtyard are just the icing on the cake.

San Clemente, CA

San Clemente, the most southern part of Orange County, is well-known as a family friendly city with a low crime rate and good schools.

San Clemente, CA is often known as the "Spanish Village by the Sea," a term coined by the former Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson. You'll notice the heavy Spanish influence on the architecture in San Clemente as stucco and red-tile-roofed homes are popular design choices. With 21 parks and 14 miles of hiking trails, there is no shortage of activities for active residents. Aside from hiking and visiting parks, locals enjoy music, art, nature workshops and food events. With 300 sunny days, there's plenty of good weather to fuel outdoor activities.

This affluent community currently has 245 million dollar homes, according to Realtor.com, offering plenty of options for families looking to settle down.

Extravagant Spanish Style Home in San Clemente

San Clemente Million Dollar Home

At $55 million, this listing in San Clemente is the most extravagant. Located in the most prestigious private community of Cotton Point estates, this Spanish style home is extremely unique. Designer James Glover thoughtfully designed every square inch of this home. This home is situated right next to the "Western White House," President Richard M. Nixon's estate, which has been featured in Architectural Digest three times. This once-in-a-lifetime property, listed by Tim Smith, is for the most discerning buyer, boasting impressive grounds, outdoor cooking area, oversized custom pool, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Homeowners will also enjoy a private pathway leading to the sand.

Bottom Line

Million dollar homes used to be somewhat unique in the United States, however, with over 1000 million dollar homes just in Orange County, the share of million-dollar homes is clearly growing. In fact, according to Trulia, the share of million dollar homes in Orange County has more than doubled in the past four years. With so many million dollar homes, will this trend continue to be the norm in the future?


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