Of the many attractions that make up the tapestry of San Juan Capistrano’s appeal, the town’s role in California’s history stands out. It is palpable, with California’s oldest neighborhood, the picturesque Santa Fe train depot, the Old Mission San Juan Capistrano and so much more. Residents of Pacifica San Juan have the pleasure of walking along historic streets, finding inspiration in landmarks and taking in the romantic beauty of the town whenever they want.
Take advantage of the just-released final phase of homes in The Cove at Pacifica San Juan and build your own future in this culturally rich, naturally stunning town.
The mission was founded by Junipero Serra in 1776, the seventh of 21 Spanish missions established by California’s Franciscan order. Spain was in control of California at the time, but in 1821 Mexico won its independence. Sold in 1845, the mission became private property until 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln transferred it back to the Mission San Juan Capistrano Catholic Church. Every year in March, the swallows return to the Mission to nest in the arches and on the walls.
You can still wander the through the neighborhood, including the oldest street in California. The district holds 31 historic homes and structures, three of which are old adobe homes built in 1794 for families associated with the mission. The Los Rios Historic District also features shops, restaurants, art galleries and the town’s old jail, along with lush botanical gardens and private residences.
The Santa Fe Railroad built railroad station in 1894, directly across from the Los Rios Historic District. In keeping with the area, the Capistrano Depot is Mission Revival in style, the oldest of its kind in Southern California.
A restored three-acre miniature farm, Zoomars Petting Zoo was built around 1895 as a traditional barnyard. Kids love the Petting Zoo, where they can feed and pet the farm animals, ride horses, ride the Kiddy Train, and wander through Carolyntown old Western town, where they can also pan for gold, gemstones, fossils and more.
When you come to San Juan Capistrano, we invite you to stop for a visit to Pacifica San Juan, practically just down the road. The incomparable community, located centrally in south coastal Orange County, puts residents close to many of the area’s best things to do, from surfing, boating and hiking to shopping, dining and having fun. Each community offers something unique and together create the best in coastal living.
Explore the amenities while you’re here. Tour Club Pacifica with its pool, spa, fitness room and lounge. Outdoors, residents and their guests can enjoy the sun or shade of an umbrella by the pool. They can also savor a meal cooked on the built-in BBQ cook center, gather around the double-sided outdoor fireplace, walk, jog or bike the extensive trails, wander paths through small citrus groves, and watch a spectacular sunset from one of the community’s ocean view lookout.
The Cove neighborhood has just released its final phase of charming, luxury attached homes. Time is running out on the opportunity to own a brand new two-story home featuring spacious, open-concept floor plans and fine detailing. The remaining homes for sale range from 1,836 to 2,088 square feet, 3 and 4 bedrooms and up to 3 baths. The Cove’s choice location is a short walk to the spectacular Club Pacifica.
Absorb the heritage San Juan Capistrano, with its landmarks, old-town flavor and inspiring historic buildings and streets. Make your move to The Cove today and find the coastal lifestyle you’ve longed for.