Village Real Estate SpecialistPatrick McNameeEvergreen Realty,
- Posted in Commonly Asked Questions About Laguna Woods/General Information
Besides being only 8 miles from fabulous Laguna Beach, California, Laguna Woods Village is also close to many other vital locations you will find important. Indeed, the Village has close shopping, doctors and medical centers, restaurants, a major airport, and other points of interest known the world over – How about Disneyland anyone?
Let’s take a look at what is outside the “back door” of Laguna Woods Village. What is within a 5-10-20 minute drive of the Village? How about these locations! – Let’s take a look:
Shopping Laguna Hills Mall is right outside the gates of the Village (0.5 miles) and is anchored by Macy’s, JC Penny’s and Nordstrom Rack. It also hosts more than 100 specialty stores. Markets are located at most major corners surrounding the village. Von’s and Stater Bro’s are located at the corner of El Toro and Moulton Parkway. Mother’s Market is located at the corner of El Toro and Paseo de Valencia. Home Depot is located 0.5 miles away near the corner of Moulton and El Toro. Costco is located 3.22 miles away in Laguna Niguel, Trader Joe’s is located behind the mall on Carlota, and Walmart is located 3.49 miles away on Alicia Parkway.
Hospital and doctors – Saddleback Medical Center, a world class hospital, is located 0.5 miles away next to the Mall on Paseo de Valencia. Over 100 doctors are located on Paseo de Valencia representing every major branch of medical service.
Beaches – Laguna Beach is 8 miles away and Newport Beach is located only 11 miles away (Take the 73 Toll Road to get to Newport). Let’s not talk about all the great restaurants located in these towns! There are too many world class restaurants to even mention. While in Laguna Beach, visit the Sawdust festival during the summer and while in Newport Beach, why not go shopping at the world famous Fashion Island? Roger’s Gardens is also an internationally know nursery located right next to Fashion Island.
Restaurants- You will have to discover these on your own. I could fill an entire blog post covering all of these. There are over 50 located within a 1 mile radius of Laguna Woods Village. Laguna Beach and Newport Beach have another 50 each. I would say 200 restaurants are located within 10 miles of Laguna Woods Village.
Airport – John Wayne Airport is located only 8 miles away up the 405 freeway or only 7 miles away via the 73 Toll Road.
Points of interest – Mission at San Juan Capistrano is located south of the Village and is only 12 miles away, La Jolla is south on the 5 freeway about 45 miles away, San Diego is another 5 miles south of La Jolla. How about taking the grand kids to Disneyland? You’ll be a hero and get there in less than 25 minutes since it is located only 22 miles from Laguna Woods. Have friends in Los Angeles or want to visit some of the world class museums and points of interest located there? It is located less than 1 hour north of the village, via the 405 or 5 freeway.
Laguna Woods Village is indeed in the “middle of it all” but still peaceful and quite behind the guarded gates of this centrally located world class “Senior Resort Community.”