Homes For Sale In Orange County

About Orange County, CA

If you’re searching for homes for sale in Orange County, CA, it would be best to learn a little about it’s communities. Orange County is a region in Southern California. It’s known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, a huge complex of rides, restaurants and shops. Nearby, in Buena Park, is Knott’s Berry Farm, a large theme park. Cities with surf beaches include Huntington Beach, with its surfing museum. Newport Beach’s boat-filled harbor sits opposite Balboa Peninsula. Laguna Beach has tide pools and oceanfront Crystal Cove State Park.

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Available for the first time in two decades, this modern contemporary residence has spectacular and unobstructed ocean, harbor, Catalina Island, sunset and city lights views from almost every room, and is ready for its next chapter, with hopes of a complete renovation that returns it back to its former glory. Perched high on the bluff in Irvine Terrace, this is the widest (approx. 126’) and largest (approx. 20,000 sqft) lot on the front-row street of Dolphin Terrace, and is more than double the width of many view lots on that street. Currently configured as a 4 bedroom, 6 bath home, the gym has a private full bath and large closet and could be utilized as a 5th bedroom.  The primary suite and one additional bedroom suite are located on the main floor for easy single-level living, if desired.  The property also offers large living & dining areas and an open kitchen / great room; all with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and numerous skylights. Additionally, there are two offices, a bonus room with bar, and a spacious laundry room. On top of approximately 6,100 sqft of living space, there is nearly 1,250 sqft of additional interior storage space.  An expansive 3-car garage with high ceilings and a separate workshop rounds-out this offering.  As for the exterior amenities, there is a private, gated entry courtyard with a lap pool, three view decks, an ocean view spa, covered loggia and a grassy back yard. The slope of the bluff is conveniently terraced with thoughtfully placed walkways and seating areas throughout the beautiful gardens that go all of the way down to Bayside Drive. With proper vision and execution, this home has the potential to be a true trophy property within the Corona del Mar community. $18,695,000 Active

1409 Dolphin Terrace Corona del Mar, California

4 Beds 6 Baths 6,100 SqFt 0.451 Acres

Listed by: Rob Smith, DRE #01113111 from Compass

Grand living reaches impressive new heights at this exquisite custom villa beyond the guarded entry gates of Cotton Point Estates, the most desirable and prestigious oceanfront community in San Clemente. Crafted in 2003, the luxurious home boasts premium construction, enviable sound-proofing, and only the finest finishes and fixtures, including arched windows and French doors, Enkeboll Honduran mahogany millwork, and crystal chandeliers. First impressions are memorable in a stunning foyer with a circular staircase that is graced with custom leaf-motif railings. Approximately 7,181 square feet, the five-bedroom, four- and one- half-bath design hosts a formal living room with a double-height ceiling and an elegant fireplace, a spacious formal dining room, a family room on each level, a secondary staircase, and a second-floor bonus room that is ideal as a music room, an office or studio. A large island with prep sink anchors the chef-inspired kitchen, which presents custom cabinetry with glass uppers, and top appliances including a built-in refrigerator. Most main-level rooms open to the outdoors, including two secondary suites. Tumbled 24" marble tile imported from Spain adorns the first level’s floor, with Honduran mahogany flooring displayed upstairs. A dumbwaiter, radiant floor heating, a mudroom, and a mix of high-end quartz and granite finishes is showcased in the thoughtfully arranged home. Upstairs, bedrooms open to a balcony that offers a peek at the ocean. Opulent in every way, the primary suite features a sunny patio, an oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins, a steam shower and a jetted tub. Sprawling in size, grounds extend nearly 29,000 square feet and reveal lush landscaping, intimate patios, beautiful gardens, verdant lawns, a large swimming pool, a shaded loggia, a custom fountain, magnificent specimen trees, and 30' Ficus hedges for the ultimate in privacy. Space is available to add additional rooms to the estate or a separate casita. A long, gated driveway with ample room for guest parking leads to a three-car garage with abundant storage space. Cotton Point Estates is an intimate, private enclave of just 15 residences, including La Casa Pacifica, also referred to as Richard Nixon’s Western White House. Residents enjoy beach access from their setting above Trestles, the Cottons surf breaks, Calafia State Beach, and exclusive beach access through the neighboring Cyprus Shores HOA community. $15,900,000 Active

4060 Calle Isabella San Clemente, California

5 Beds 5 Baths 7,181 SqFt 0.683 Acres

Listed by: Arlen Raubach, DRE #01890023 from Compass

Welcome to this resort-style Pelican Hill oasis with a magnificent view of the ocean, city lights, and the Newport harbor. This unique estate boasts 4 Bdrms, 5.5 Baths, an office, a home theatre, a gym with a sauna & shower, an Upstairs Loft, multiple balconies, two separate staircases & a 3-Car Garage. *Enter the arched glass Door to the grand Foyer with marble flooring and an elegant spiral staircase. *Immediately to the right is an Office with built-in cabinetry, a separate entry door, and a powder room across the entryway. *Entertainers Kitchen is accompanied by Large Kitchen Island w/Granite countertop, Breakfast Bar & Area, Pendant lights, pantry w/beautiful frosted glass pantry door, Built-in refrigerator w/custom panels & Stainless Steel Appliances. *Immense Family Room features upscale finishes in the Entertainment Center Built-Ins & wet bar overlooking the professionally landscaped backyard. *Step out from the family room to the breathtaking views of the verdant grounds that offer ample relaxation & entertaining space, City lights view, mature trees, grassy area, BBQ area, pool & spa, cabana, and outdoor pool shower. *Second floor hosts the master suite with an amazing view of the ocean, the harbor, the landscaped backyard & city lights. Additionally, there is a sitting area w/Fireplace, 2 master walk-in closets, a separate Tub & Shower, Double Sink & an individual toilet room. Two additional bedrooms, a gym with a sauna & shower + a loft are also on the second floor. *Other notable amenities include a Downstairs bedroom suite, Ample windows throughout, Custom Millwork, Fine Marble/Travertine/Carpet floorings, a Downstairs Laundry room, and a secondary staircase to the loft. *Close proximity to Library, City Hall, Multiple Shopping Centers, Park & walking trails. Easy access to FWY. $14,000,000 Active

3 Pelican Hill Circle Newport Coast, California

4 Beds 7 Baths 7,052 SqFt 0.480 Acres

Listed by: JANET LU, DRE #01403197 from RE/MAX 2000 REALTY

218 E Oceanfront is not just an exceptional beach front home, it's the epitome of the quintessential Newport Beach lifestyle. Imagine waking up every morning to uninterrupted panoramic views of the coastline, the soothing calming sound of waves crashing on the beach, and the scent of salt in the air. It is just a short walk or quick bike ride to various local dining establishments, specialty coffee houses and so much more.  This sunny corner lot is situated on the boardwalk close to the famous Balboa pier. Do you love walking along the shore? Something to note, is the strategically placed walkway for ease across the sand taking you conveniently halfway to the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Pride of ownership is abound with the highly desirable curb appeal you have always dreamed of. Upon entering this timeless stunning home, you will be not only be surprised by the remarkable volume and meticulously finished details but you are sure to be impressed with the unsurpassed quality of craftsmanship. The open layout is ideal for entertaining with a full bar off of the kitchen, high ceilings both upstairs and downstairs, nine foot doorways, an abundance of natural light due to only one neighbor, and endless views. All three bedroom suites are upstairs with their own designated bathrooms. The spacious and lavish primary suite features a king size four poster canopy bed, a fireplace, and a large balcony to enjoy the 180 degree views of the coastline and breathtaking Catalina sunsets.  Of the additional suites, one is equipped with a set of twin beds and the other with a queen size bed.  There is also a large loft for a fourth sleeping area or an additional family room with a king sized pull out sofa and a built in desk area if you want to work from home. There is an immaculately finished two car attached garage that is suitable for SUVs. The AC system is brand new as well as recent upgrades including fresh paint, new flooring, recessed lighting, and more. This wonderful luxury beach house is also available for lease - turnkey, furnished and fully equipped.  Whether you are looking for a rare pristine beachfront investment that is currently generating great income or your own exquisite trophy beach home, 218 E Oceanfront is the one. $7,999,000 Active

218 E Oceanfront Newport Beach, California

3 Beds 4 Baths 2,512 SqFt 0.055 Acres

Listed by: Kimberlee Drake, DRE #01068050 from Compass

Located in the highly coveted, guard-gated Bayshores community in Newport Beach is this classic coastal home, perfectly situated on a double lot and boasting over 3,000 square feet, a 4-car garage, separate mother in law suite, tons of natural light, and a huge front yard and patio. This 4-bed, 4-bath home is adorned with desirable features throughout, including vaulted ceilings, a bar, built-ins, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, a charming and spacious patio area, a great room, and so much more. The kitchen presents beautiful black countertops, a wine refrigerator, a breakfast bar, and tons of cabinet storage space. The dining area flows seamlessly into the spacious living room, anchored at its center by a large brick fireplace. Large windows and doors allow tons of natural light to flood the home, providing a calming feel in every room. The property is just minutes from award-winning schools, convenient freeways and high-end shopping and dining, while offering an excellent location within the private, 24-hour guard-gated community with two private beaches, a guest dock, beach volleyball, a playground and access to the Balboa Bay Club. This opportunity affords access to every luxury aspect of the coastal Orange County lifestyle. $7,995,000 Active

2491 Crestview Drive Newport Beach, California

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,099 SqFt 0.207 Acres

Listed by: John Stanaland, DRE #01223768 from VILLA REAL ESTATE

Jetliner views coupled with clean, contemporary interiors sited on the front row of Kings Road in Newport Heights.  Enveloped in serene landscape envisioned by Molly Wood Design and framed by specimen olive trees, the home’s sleek, sophisticated interior leads seamlessly to the exterior’s softer side of inspired gardens, terraced decks, pool, spa, and fire feature.  With a thoughtful combination of smooth plaster walls, artisan lighting, disappearing walls of glass, and antique white oak floors hand-crafted from wine barrels, the residence’s design pays homage to the Southern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Highlighted by an ever-changing panorama of harbor, coastline, and city light views, the home’s open flow allows for gracious entertaining and easy everyday living. Great room, dining area, and kitchen are bathed in natural light and evening sunset glow. A spacious primary suite and two additional ensuite guest accommodations each enjoy direct access to terrace, pool, and spa, and revel in sunrise to sunset views over the water. Form and function meld with classic architecture and impeccable designer finishes in this sophisticated modernist home in one of Newport Beach’s preeminent locations. $7,475,000 Active

625 Kings Road Newport Beach, California

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,808 SqFt 0.225 Acres

Listed by: Tara Foster Shapiro, DRE #01892201 from EQTY Forbes Global Properties

Welcome to this stunning custom-built, "Inner Loop" home in the premier Harbor View Homes, also known as the Port Street Community in Newport Beach. Designed by architect Mark Teale and built by Robinson Reese Construction. This 5-bedroom, 5 1/2 -bathroom home flows effortlessly with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. The stunning front glass door offers a welcoming entry to the formal dining and living room. The spacious front porch offers a cozy seating area for those relaxing days.  With beautiful finishing touches throughout. The home offers an open-concept gourmet kitchen and family room with fireplace, which opens seamlessly with Fleetwood glass sliding doors into the beautifully landscaped backyard for an expansive indoor outdoor experience. The kitchen is complete with top-of-the-line Wolf stove and Thermadore appliances, which includes a refridgerator, dishwasher, warming oven/microwave and wine fridge, a large center island, breakfast bar and ample cabinetry for storage . Completing the first floor is a bedroom/office with an en-suite and sliding door to your backyard.  Upstairs you will find the gorgeous primary bedroom, luxurious en-suite with an expansive walk-in shower, stand alone tub, dual vanities, and dual professionally designed walk-in closets. 3 additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a family room, and laundry room complete the upper level. Additional finishes include Kohler faucet fixtures throughout & cast iron tub with a 50 year Kohler warranty. Amenities include 10' high ceilings, gorgeous wood grain ceramic tile flooring for easy maintenance, Andersen Windows throughout, 2 tankless water heaters, dual air conditioning and heating units, epoxy flooring in garage, solar and a bio retention system for rain runoff. The home is just steps from the greenbelt, parks and award-winning Andersen Elementary School. Other Port Street community amenities include 2 large clubhouses with resort style pools, swim teams, nature trails, sports courts, and fields. The Port Streets are conveniently located near world class beaches, Fashion Island shopping, fine dining, John Wayne Airport, and the 73-toll road. $5,950,000 Active

1937 Port Trinity Newport Beach, California

5 Beds 6 Baths 3,911 SqFt 0.151 Acres

Listed by: Leo Betancourt, DRE #01241497 from RE/MAX TerraSol

PRIME Coveted Ocean Side of Kings Road  a rare found,  FRONT, SIDE and REAR View of the Ocean, turn a round and surrounding Catalina Island, View the Christmas Parade from your deck.  This Exceptional home location offers panoramic Views of City lights, the Turnaround, Hoag Hospital, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island while maintaining ultimate back yard privacy. A rare opportunity to own this home & Simply a Excellent Investment & one of the few original built homes on Ocean side of Kings Road still available.  A large lot with the possibility of building a NEW three story custom home with unobstructed 350 degree plus Views. Amazing views from first & second stories. This home lot is approximately 1/2 story higher then the home next door Ocean side. Large jelly bean shaped pool with views of the turn-a-round, Catalina Island.  Gourmet kitchen , Commercial Range , Commercial Hood, Vegetable sink, plus a SS Commercial sink, Separate Ice maker, Commercial refrigerator. Granite counters and trash compactor. Existing home offers Venetian Plastered walls,  inside laundry room and 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths up, downstairs offers Large Bonus or 2nd Master Suite & bath plus independent separate office with a fabulous view down. Live in the home while you design your dream home. Aerial video coming soon! $5,800,000 Active

1911 Kings Road Newport Beach, California

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,000 SqFt 0.197 Acres

Listed by: Cynthia Rule, DRE #00837266 from Smart1 Real Estate

Spectacular Custom estate located in one of North Orange County’s most 24 hour prestigious guard gated communities. Own your Dream Home of Panoramic City light View and Private tennis Court.  There is no comparison to any other homes. 6 Bedrooms Plus Library with all Individual Bathrooms. Lavish Master bedroom with Large Walkin closet and Sauna Room.  Entertainment Movie Center. Gym Room, lot of Amenities...Surrounded by lush landscaping and soaring palm trees, the expansive grounds offer limitless possibilities for your own dramatic pool, entertainers Patio, sport court, etc. Full size of private tennis court and lightings. Huge garage can park 5-6 cars. You will not want to miss this rare opportunity to come home to this truly remarkable Copa De Oro estate! $4,990,000 Active

5081 E Copa De Oro Drive Anaheim Hills, California

6 Beds 8 Baths 8,215 SqFt 1.200 Acres

Listed by: Cathy Cheng, DRE #01270713 from CC Royal Realty

What is the average home price in Orange County?

The average home price in Orange County is $1 million.

Will home prices in Orange County go down?

Both home prices and sales are expected to fall in 2023; however, prices will remain relatively high, and for those who use a mortgage, homes will be even less affordable in 2023 than they are this year due to rising interest rates.

Where can I find Orange County School Information?

Ask anyone you meet for advice, including friends and family, neighbors, and real estate brokers. Visit the school website to learn more about the organization. Attend a meeting at the school and participate. Discover the happenings at the school and get to know some of the parents. If you are a family from outside the area looking for a property in a good school district, ask your real estate agent for a list of the nearest schools.

What is the safest place to live in Orange County?

There are many options for the safest places to live in Orange County, but one stands out above the rest: Rancho Santa Margarita. Rancho Santa Margarita is one of Riverside’s most secure and peaceful neighborhoods. The city is an extremely family-friendly suburb known for its master-planned neighborhoods, beach club, and picturesque parks, with a violent crime rate of only 0.6.

How long does it take to buy a home in Orange County?

Due to the many variables, finding a home might take a very long time. Closing normally takes place 30 days after you find a home and have an accepted offer. If everything between the buyer and seller goes as planned, the entire process should take roughly 40 days.

What kind of credit score do I need to buy a home in Orange County?

Although a credit score of 620 or higher is recommended, the final decision will be made by your lender. As you are probably aware, having a higher credit score qualifies you for better lending terms. Some lenders will consider buyers with credit scores as low as 580. Your loan officer will be the most reliable source of up-to-date information on current lending standards.

Are there any programs to help me a home buyer in Orange County?

There are several excellent home-buying programs to consider. The most common types of loans are VA loans, USDA loans, and FHA loans. It is critical to understand the differences between these types of loans.

Are there any other fees, besides the down payment?

The financing costs and down payment are typically the two most expensive components of home purchases. Loan origination costs are typically assessed by lenders and range from 2% to 4% of the loan amount, depending on the type of loan. Although a bigger down payment is needed for conventional loans, they often offer cheaper loan origination fees. How much you should set aside for loan origination and closing charges might be determined by your loan officer.