7.5 out of 10

Sentry Hill, Laguna Niguel

33.5041549212924 -117.702159509299
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"All of the charm of Beacon Hill"

I was attracted to the Beacon Hill area of Laguna Niguel by its name. Having lived in Boston, I was hoping to find the same allure and charm that I enjoyed as a resident of its historic Beacon Hill. The two Beacon Hills of these seaside communities couldn't be further apart (literally) but both offer their own brand of charm and attraction that are hard to resist.

I wouldn't expect to any area in Laguna Niguel to resemble the antiquity of old Boston, but I found the Beacon Hill of the west to be as equally captivating. The drive up the long, curvy Beacon Hill Way increased my anticipation and my curiosity peaked at the same point the road did. Through the dense foliage of eucalyptus the expansive view of the Pacific Ocean was a feast for the eyes.

The particular home I was interested in, on Sentry Hill, another familiar New England name, which sits near the crest of neighborhood. I don't remember much about the house itself, but the view from the backyard was unforgettable. It was an expansive, unobstructed view that took in the coastline from Dana Point to Emerald Bay. It was absolutely breath-taking.

Captivated by the Pacific Ocean view, we hardly noticed that the northern part of the neighborhood was bordered by the hills of a regional park which meant that it was nearly encircled by views of natural surroundings.

There were many other reasons to consider this part of Laguna Niguel for a home. From its coast proximity to its many superior amenities and services, there are few communities that offer more. The problem for us was that the price of that modest sized home was based as much on the view as it was for the square footage. I mustered the discipline and prudence to walk away so I can find more home for the money, but I know I'll return to Beacon Hill some day.

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