For those looking to live by the beach there is no better place to live in Orange County than San Clemente. San Clemente embodies all good things about living by the beach. One of the most common requests we get here at our office is for those who would like to live on the ocean side of the freeway. There are three main areas that are located on the ocean side of the freeway: San Clemente Central, San Clemente North & Southwest San Clemente. Each of these areas has it's own unique signature and style of homes. The San Clemente north area is an up and comming area with a mixture of multi dwelling units, namely duplex, triplex and fourplex's next to single family homes. The homes are typically single level in size and date back to the early 1950's when a large majority of the homes were built. The San Clemente Central is similar to the San Clemente north area but with a larger percentage of condo that are located near the downtown San Clemente shopping district and the Pier. This is a popular area for residents who like living in the heart of town. Condo prices will start around $300,000 and go as high as $2 million for an ocean front location. Finally, the Southwest San Clemente area homes are also located on the ocean side of the freeway with a mixture of the old and the new. Predominately single family one and two story homes reside in this area with a very upscale feel. You will still find original beach homes that are sometimes remolded into larger two story homes. No matter which location you choose, living on the beach side of the freeway will always be a good return on your real estate investment. Please feel free to contact San Clemente Real Estate agent Sam Smith who specializes in homes in these three areas at 949-291-0424. Life truly is better when you live by the beach!