The City of Laguna Beach, a seaside resort, is in southwest Orange County midway between San Diego and Los Angeles. The City occupies 8.84 square miles with seven miles of scenic coastline. The population in the 2010 census was 22,723, and it is currently estimated to be around 25,000.
The City attracts three million visitors annually due to its Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and homes, artist community, environmental preservation, the summer art festivals, and more.
According to Trulia, the median sales price for homes from February 19 to May 18 was $1,700,000, and the rent index is $5,775 per month.
There are 2,593 students in the city’s four schools in the outstanding Laguna Beach Unified School District, where achievement continues to increase and the students are among the highest-achieving in the state.
Annual Fete de la Musique
The background is that American musician Joel Cohen, when he was working at a radio station in France, suggested an all-night musical celebration to be held during the summer solstice. Agreed to by the French Minister of Culture, it was held in 1982. The Fête in Laguna Beach, which was awarded "2010 Best New Arts Program,“ is held in conjunction with the worldwide "World Music Day" festival which celebrates the coming of summer each June.
Festival of Arts
This top-rated event is one of the highest acclaimed and oldest juried fine art shows in the United States and will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary. It will feature original artwork by 140 of the finest artists, hands-on demonstrations, art workshops and discussions, guided art tours, nightly musical entertainment including jazz concerts, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, wine and chocolate pairings, and on-site dining options. The wide variety of media will include paintings, sculptures, printmaking, photography, handcrafted wood and furniture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and more.