San Clemente has many visitors coming from various parts of the country looking to buy a small home by the beach. Real Estate prices here in Southern California has much higher than other areas as the demand for housing is very high here. Most newcomers to San Clemente prefer to have some kind of a view when purchasing a new home but sometimes forget that there is a huge premium put on for ocean view properties. A price tag of $450,000 will get you a large house in other parts of the country but here in San Clemente you will most likely be able to afford a condo or townhouse style home. It's not impossible to view an ocean view condo under this price point if you know where to look. Here is our quick guide for the best places to find ocean view condos under $450,000.
1) Vista Pacifica is the number one place we recommend you start your search. Condos here normally start in the mid $200,000 range for a small one bedroom condo. Situated in the Rancho San Clemente area which is approximately one mile to the beach. The neighborhood is surrounded by over 10 different communities that feature residential homes and townhouses. Vista Pacifica does offer ocean view condos that are located on the front row. These condos typically start in the high $300,000 to low $400,000 range when available. Units come with a one car detached garage and the complex offers multiple pools, spa and a central clubhouse. Many love living here due to the cool coastal breezes that come up through the valley making the use of air-conditioner a rare occurrence.
2) The second place to look is the Ocean Fairways building. The is a four story condo building located in the Southeast section of San Clemente and just east of the 5 freeway. Condos located here can have nice ocean and golf course views. The condos are located on both side of the building with the southern end units offering mainly golf course and some ocean views while the north side offers community pool and ocean views. Real Estate prices are similar to Vista Pacifica with smaller one bedroom units listed in the $300,000 range with ocean view units in the mid $400,000 range. The location is situated next to the 5 freeway so a lot of the units will have some freeway noise. If you are sensitive to noise you may want to consider options.
San Clemente is a great place to live but finding a view property under this price point can be a challenge. If an ocean view is not an absolute necessity then you will have many options for non-view properties in San Clemente. Feel free to reach out to us at 949-291-0424 to learn more about investing in the San Clemente Real Estate market.