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Old 11-26-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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We're moving in May and looking to rent a family home for around 6k/mth. I have boys, 10 and 12yrs old that have only gone to a very small school in rural Ne. We've narrowed our search to Dana Point or San Clemente. I hear lots of pros and cons (Talega vs old SC). My primary concern is a great, safe school for my boys. We love outings, beaches, exploring. I love running, walking my big dog, meeting people. I would love any input or suggestions! Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Dana Point, CA
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The middle and high schools are great in both cities. I went to Dana Hills High in Dana Point and it was a fantastic school with a lot of great programs.

Talega is newer and much more master planned than the rest of San Clemente and Dana Point, where most houses are different from each other because of no HOAs. Talega is also much more of a trek to the beach. Both cities have amazing beaches, trails, restaurants, and shops.

Can't go wrong with either city, just have to see which feels right.
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Old 11-26-2015, 11:57 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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South Orange County is very safe. It depends on the house size but you'll find $6k can get you a nice place. I believe you can live in Laguna Niguel and still zone for Dana Hills high school.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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South Orange County is very safe. It depends on the house size but you'll find $6k can get you a nice place. I believe you can live in Laguna Niguel and still zone for Dana Hills high school.
Southerly portions of Laguna Niguel, yes.
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Old 11-26-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Southerly portions of Laguna Niguel, yes.
There is only one high school for Laguna Niguel right? Has it changed?
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: LA/OC
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There are two High Schools for Laguna Niguel, Aliso Niguel HS (my alma mater) and Dana Hills HS.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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There is only one high school for Laguna Niguel right? Has it changed?
Laguna Niguel high school students go to either Aliso Niguel, or Dana Point High. Unless I am mistaken, their Aliso Viejo counterparts go to either ANHS, of course, Laguna Beach, or Laguna Hills High.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:39 AM
 
Location: South of Northern California
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South of Crown Valley is zoned for Dana Hills. If you're really interested in DHHS, then you really want to be in the zoning range. It's near impossible to get in there now if you're outside the zoning, because it's considered an impacted school as far as student numbers.

if your sons are at all interested in the arts, Dana Hills has the South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) academy that allows students to receive an intensive arts training within the structure of regular high school life; San Clemente also has a very strong theater program.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:14 PM
 
Location: San Clemente
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All schools have pretty high ratings in San Clemente except Las Palmas. We live west of the 5, older San Clemente and love it here. When we decided to move to the beach our choice was either San Clemente or Dana Point. Having lived North of these two beach cities we found that it was just to busy and we wanted that small town beach feel that San Clemente gives you. Dana Point is beautiful and your really not going to go wrong with either we just felt we had more fun in San Clemente and liked the vibe a little more. The mom & Pop restaurants in San Clemente are awesome, the pier and ocean are beautiful and most people we meet are very nice, polite and respectful. San Clementians love their town and take a great deal of pride in living here.The only thing you need to be careful of when finding a rental are the sober living homes. You just dont want to be 3 doors down from one.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:17 AM
 
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Stay away from the Nuclear Power Plant.
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