The Lantern Village community is said to represent the nautical ambiance of Dana Point, California. Because of its prime location on the coast, prices tend to be higher than normal for these homes.
Lantern Village has a coastal architectural style, and residents enjoy many amenities. This community includes 18 development tracts, including Bluffside Villas, Harbor Cove, Las Marianas, Pilgrims Bluff, Pacific Terrace, and Spindrifter Condos. There are a variety of properties in this neighborhood, from cozy beach cottages to luxury estates. Lantern Village covers the areas where “lantern” is a part of the street names. It is bounded by The Blue Lantern, Dana Point Harbor Drive, and Calle La Primavera.
Located in the heart of Dana Point, this community is within walking distance to upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment. The Dana Point Harbor offers many merchants, as well as events. It has many benefits for boat owners, including telephone & cable connections, on site security, water, and power. The marina is also protected with double breakwaters. There are over 1,400 slips that can accommodate vessels up to 85 feet in length.
The community is served by the Capistrano Unified School District, which offers highly ranked facilities like Marco Forster Middle School and Dana Hills High School which is the region’s oldest high school. Its cross country team has won several state titles. There are also several private schools in this city, such as Broderick Montessori School, West River Academy, Rossmoor Children’s Center, and Capo Beach Christian School.
The City of Dana Point is one of Orange County’s only harbor and has become quite popular for its world class surfing. It was named after the headland, which was named after Richard Henry Dana, Jr. who wrote Two Years Before the Mast, describing this area as the “only romantic spot on the coast.” The harbor is now bustling with activity, and features a replica of the Pilgrim, Dana’s ship. And today this is a California Historical Landmark.
* Data courtesy of Greatschools.org