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Talega Real Estate Offers Suburban Living In A Coastal Town

When the Talega neighborhood was first being developed in the late 1990s, many residents and observers were wondering why San Clemente, a coastal community with a small-town feel, needed another area of homes and condos.  San Clemente prides itself on being a smaller alternative to large nearby cities like Mission Viejo and Irvine, and the thought of adding a variety of new developments to inland San Clemente rubbed some people the wrong way.  However, upon the first Talega homes and condos opening in early 2000, the area quickly became one of the more popular and desirable places to purchase Orange County real estate.

Talega is a unique neighborhood amongst an already diverse San Clemente real estate market.  While the majority of neighborhoods throughout the city exude a coastal feel, Talega feels like a suburban paradise that is perfect for new and growing families, first-time home buyers, larger families looking for bigger homes, and seniors looking to retire in a relaxing environment.  Talega was master-planned from the start, so everything was thought out in great detail – the use of the natural hills and canyons to create beautiful views and excellent privacy; the locations of shopping centers, parks and the Talega Golf Club; the creation and cultivation of miles and miles and walking and hiking trails; and the architectural styles utilized to make Talega feel new and modern while maintaining the Spanish aesthetic that is vintage San Clemente.


As Talega came to fruition, potential home buyers who like the suburban atmosphere of Irvine or Aliso Viejo were drawn to Talega because they could enjoy this lifestyle yet still be apart of a coastal community.  Coastal cities offer a relaxing environment that is tough to find in inland suburban cities; coastal cities tend to be a little more remote, so thru traffic and heavy outsider crowds are minimized when compared to larger centralized cities (with the exception of tourists looking for a day at the beach, of course).  The brilliance in the design of Talega is that the highlights of living in suburbia (quiet neighborhoods, safety, little thru traffic, numerous parks, good schools) were developed while preserving the coastal atmosphere.  Unlike a typical suburban community, there is plenty to do in Talega outside of letting your kids play in the street or gathering for BBQs with your close neighbors.  Outdoor enthusiasts will find more than enough to do outside in Talega; besides the aforementioned miles of trails, there is the Swim and Athletic Club, the Vista Hermosa Sports Park, the Talega Golf Club, and numerous smaller parks and tot lots.  Talega residents have access to multiple nearby shopping centers, and families with children will be happy to send them to Vista Del Mar School (K-8), already one of the top-ranked elementary and middle schools in South Orange County.


Making the move to a coastal city can be a big change for most people, especially when coming from a larger, more metropolitan or suburban city.  Talega real estate offers the comforts of suburban living within a beach community, so buying a home or condo in Talega can make this transition a whole lot smoother.  There is truly nothing else in San Clemente like Talega real estate.

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