If you live here in Southern California, you could be living in or close to the destination of your dreams. Take Dana Point for example. This harbor town of less than 35,000 is a surf town Mecca for global travelers, and it sits in our own back yard. Named after author Richard Henry Dana Jr, he once described the locale, including neighboring San Juan Capistrano, as “the only romantic spot on the coast”. Do you agree? A walk along the long stretches of paved beach paths and trails this last Valentines Day Saturday would have proved this to be verifiably true. Check out this recent article on the many treasures of our own Dana Point from Coast Living Magazine and see if there’s something about Dana Point you might need to discover for yourself. It also talks about the real estate market, noting that “Dana Point’s under-the-radar vibe makes owning a home here relatively affordable, with prices close to half those in neighboring Laguna Beach.” 18 holes of golf, whale watching, and many annual festivals await. A local city can be just as exotic as a far off vacation if you let yourself look with a vacationer’s eyes. Call an experienced, top producing realtor in south Orange County with questions you might have about the various neighborhoods of Dana Point and take one step closer to the beach-side life. As always, love where you live.