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Laguna Beach is a seaside resort city located in southern Orange County CA, approximately 19 miles southeast of the county seat of Santa Ana.  Laguna Beach is known for its mild year-round climate, scenic beaches and coves, and artist community.

Historically a territory of Paleo-Indian, the Tongva people and then Mexico, the location became part of the United States following the Mexican-American War. Laguna Beach was settled in the 1870s, officially founded in 1887 and incorporated as the City of Laguna Beach in 1927. The city has remained relatively isolated from urban encroachment by its surrounding hills, limited highway access and a dedicated greenbelt. 5.88 miles of Laguna Beach coastline is protected by a State Marine Reserve and an additional 1.21 miles of Laguna coastline is a State Conservation Area.

Tourism is the primary industry with an estimated 3 million people visiting the community annually. Annual large events include the Pageant of the Masters, Festival of the Arts, Sawdust Festival, Art-A-Fair, and Kelpfest.

The Laguna Art Museum is rooted in the development of Laguna Beach as an art community with the creation of the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918.  Located beside the main beach, the museum focuses on the art of California. The Pageant of the Masters, founded in 1935, is held annually during the summer months. The Laguna Playhouse, founded in 1920, is noted as the "oldest continuously running theatre on the west coast".  The playhouse provides professional stage productions in its 226-seat Moulton Theater, as well as performances by the Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre program. The Irvine Bowl is a 2600-seat amphitheater used for the Pageant of the Masters program and for occasional concerts.

Laguna Beach has a history of environmental stewardship and historic preservation. Laguna Beach is the only Orange County city protected by a dedicated greenbelt inland, and a dedicated bluebelt seaward. In 1972, local conservationists founded Laguna Greenbelt and began a drive to conserve a horseshoe of hills and canyons surrounding Laguna Beach.  As of 2011, more than 20,000 contiguous acres of wildlands constituted The Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Jim Dilley Preserve, Crystal Cove State Park and the Aliso-Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.

The City of Laguna Beach offers down payment assistance for first time home buyers. 1% down payment home loan and local grant program. http://firsttimehomebuyerrates.info/apply.htm

The WISH program is available in the City of Laguna Beach.

For additional information and find out how to qualify, please contact Andres Morales at (949)306-9260. You may also email directly at ThankYou@AndresCanHelp.com.

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