The prestigious Antigua gated community in Dana Point, California, offers residents luxury homes, and a resort-like lifestyle in this romantic harbor city.
Antigua is located in the Monarch Beach area, and features some of the lowest priced single family homes of this region. These two story residential homes were built from 1985 to 1993, with a variety of styles and floor plans. Homes here typically range from 1,600 to 2,400 square feet, and feature three to four bedrooms. And some houses have upstairs open lofts. Home Owners Association dues cover the security and ground maintenance for the common area.
The community is served by the Capistrano Unified School District, which offers highly ranked facilities like John Malcom Elementary School and Marco Forster Middle School. Dana Hills High School is also top notch and opened in 1972, making it one of the oldest high schools in the region. Its cross country team has won several state titles. There are also several private schools in this city, such as Broderick Montessori School, South Shores Christian Preschool and Kindergarten, and Capo Beach Christian School.
Antigua is only about five minutes away from the 5 Freeway, as well as the Dana Point Harbor which features many restaurants and shops. This community is situated near the St. Regis Hotel, and residents are within walking distance to the Ritz Carlton and the Salt Creek Beach. There are many water sports and wilderness trails here, as well as plenty opportunities to play golf or tennis. The membership required Monarch Beach Tennis Club not only has eight championship tennis courts, but also features a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and spa treatments, such as facial and massages.
The City of Dana Point is a popular surfing destination as it has one of the few Orange County coast harbors. It 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