The exclusive community of Portafina in Laguna Beach, California offers its residents not only luxury amenities, but spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, city lights, coastline, and Catalina Island.
Portafina is nestled high in the hills above the iconic Victoria Beach, which is a long stretch of beautiful white sand that serves the Lagunita housing development. Residents here are surrounded by mansions and luscious greenery. Residents are within minutes to beaches, restaurants, stores, and services. To the east and farther up north is the Aliso and Woods Canyon National Park, which is a wildlife sanctuary that protects thousands of acres. It also has 30 miles of trails for walking, hiking, and mountain biking.
Laguna Beach offers several private schools including Anneliese’s School, Montessori School of Laguna Beach, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish School. And the Laguna Beach Unified School District has an excellent program, with highly ranked facilities like Top of the World Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School. Higher education features Laguna College of Art & Design (LCAD), a private college that offers degrees in illustration, graphic design, painting and drawing, and game art.
The seaside resort city of Laguna Beach is popular for its artistic environment, scenic coves, and mild weather year round. Tourism is a big economical contributing factor, with over three million people visiting the city annually. Laguna Beach is also rich in the history of surfing. The Brooks Street Surfing Classic has been held here since 1955, but only when the conditions are right for the biggest waves. And there is only a four month period each year in which this is possible.
For the outdoor enthusiast the foothills trails in this area attract people from around the world for its mountain biking landscape. Laguna Beach is also well known for its history of preservation and environmental support. It’s the only city in the county that is protected by a greenbelt inland and bluebelt seaward.
550 Blumont Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2356
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