Elite Neighboorhoods

Ritz Cove | Monarch Bay | The Strand at Headlands

DANA POINT Stats

COUNTY: Orange

POPULATION: 33,743

MEDIAN INCOME: $67,305

MEDIAN AGE: 40

SCHOOL DIST: Capistrano Unified School District

MEDIAN PRICE: $770,000

Overview

The city was named after the headland of Dana Point, which was in turn named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr., author of Two Years Before the Mast, which included a description of the area. Dana described the locale, including neighboring San Juan Capistrano, as "the only romantic spot on the coast".

The Strands is a luxury housing development built on an old public beach and surfer spot next to the Salt Creek and the Ritz Carlton. Lots are rectangular with modern houses commonly priced above $10,000,000.

Events

Dana Point has held a Festival of Whales since 1972. This celebration is held over two weekends in March.

The Tall Ships Festival is held in September. It is considered the largest annual gathering of its kind on the West Coast of the United States.

Dana Point has hosted the Dana Point Concours d'Elegance since 2008. The event is located on the Monarch Beach Golf Links and supports various charities.

The Dana Point Grand Prix is an annual criterium bike race overlooking Dana Point Harbor. The course winds its way through downtown Dana Point into Heritage Park and the adjoining residential community with ocean views for participants and spectators before finishing on a long straightaway on PCH.

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Turkey Trot, which includes a 5K, 10K and Kids’ Gobble Wobble race for ages 5–12, which was voted as a top destination for Thanksgiving by Fodor's Magazine. This event attracts more than 10,000 runners throughout the country and another 5,000 family and friends.

The Dana Point Symphony presents classical music concerts with a 50-piece orchestra and local and international soloists.

Content courtesy of Wikipedia.