Beach Road – Capistrano Beach Neighborhood of the Week
Why Do People Live Here?
Beach Road in Capistrano Beach is a unique gated community tucked into one of the most dramatic oceanscapes that Dana Point has to offer. This luxury beach front community showcases some of the most expensive real estate in Dana Point, Ca. Beach Road is the only location in South Orange County where property owners also own part of the sand going out to the mean high tide mark on the beach!
Beach Road homes are some of the most sought after real estate in all of Dana Point and home prices can range from $2.5 million to $9 million dollars.
Capistrano Beach, (often referred to as Capo Beach) while possessing its own zip code, is in fact a part of the city of Dana Point. It's bordered by San Clemente to the south and Laguna Beach to the north.
Interested in Homes for sale on Beach Road? Click the link to find all currently available homes on Beach Road in Capistrano Beach.
What’s the Neighborhood Like?
The homes you would expect to find for sale on Beach Road range from small beach cottages to newer custom homes. Homes range in size from about 1,200 square feet to 5,000 square feet and all have panoramic ocean views. Beach road community provides a 24 hour guard gate, security patrol and direct beach access from all homes.
A Brief (Sordid) History of Beach Road
Beach Road was developed by Edward (Ned) L Doheny Jr. He attended Stanford and USC, and married Lucy Smith in 1913. After serving in the Navy during WW1, Doheny joined his father's oil business. Doheny was active in the USC Alumni Association and in 1928 made an endowment of $200,000 to the university.
Hugh Plunkett, the family chauffeur became an increasingly close confidante to Ned Doheny, eventually serving as personal secretary. On the night of Feb 16, 1929, Hugh Plunkett arrived at the Greystone mansion and a shot rang out. Ned Doheny was dead along with Plunkett. Over the years, questions have come up about the events of that night. Various rumors surfaced: that Plunkett and Doheny were more than just good friends and that Lucy killed them in a fit of jealousy; that Plunkett shot Doheny in a quarrel over his salary. Questions were raised about the timing of the killings; was there a delay between the time of the deaths and the arrival of the police? Were the bodies moved to better suit the story told to the police? Was there an effort made to make Plunkett look crazy, to make the murder/suicide story more plausable? The undeniable wealth and influence of the Dohenys added to the public's fascination with the tragedy.
Prior to his death, Ned Doheny formed the Capistrano Beach Company and built 18 homes and a Beach Club along Beach Road. Although the Beach Club was destroyed by fire in the late 1960's, 188 houses now occupy "the road".
What Schools Will the Kids Attend?
Dana Point is home to some of the top rated schools in the state. Elementary school students would attend Palisades Elementary. The middle school is Shorecliffs Middle school. The high school serving the community is San Juan Hills High School. To get school information check out the Capistrano Unified School District reports on my website.
Now You Really Want to Find a Home Here, Right?
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If you are looking for a home on the oceanfront you might want to take a look at Beach Road.
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