Information for the residents and those looking to relocate in San Juan Capistrano


San Juan Capistrano
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To live in San Juan Capistrano is to share a rich historical legacy. Walk through the Mission, Historic Los Rios District and the downtown area as part of your daily life and you began to feel a part of the history here. You feel the same adobe, old brick, and dust beneath your feet that the previous generations of Native American Indians, Spanish, Rancheros, European settlers, outlaws and even pirates walked upon more than 200 years ago. Recent history also breaths of nostalgia. The Swallows Inn with all itís character and characters is still making history for itís "life in a western town" ambiance.

Today San Juan Capistrano is a historic cultural center full of art, music and magic. Most every restaurant is family owned and operated treasured memorable recipes or an American classic diner feel.

Situated around the historic Capistrano Depot, this train town can bring you back in time intstantly. The geography of San Juan Capistrano makes for a perfect climate as this little hilly valley nestled next to the ocean. The smell of the brush covered hillsides that bloom in spring with wildflowers, the changing colors of trees in fall and the many species of birds are some of the things that make San Juan Capistrano living so special.



Meeting & Party Locations

Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa

Perched atop dramatic bluffs overlooking the lovely Dana Point Harbor, the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort and Spa offers 50,000 sq. ft of flexible indoor and outdoor event space including the newly renovated Pacific Learning Center with tiered amphitheater seating and a highly sophisticated multimedia presentation system. Located just 10 minutes from San Juan Capistrano.

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Acting Academy for Kids

Are you looking for the perfect place for your child to create lasting summer memories? Are you seeking a venue in which your child can become more confident while growing their repertoire of skills at the same time? Look no further. Campers are guided through a full theater-immersion experience via daily classes (acting, music, & dance), and at the end of the week, the culminating event will be a performance for parents, family, and friends. Every student will perform in their very own production based on a popular Broadway musical or musical theme at Camino Real Playhouse! A child can participate for one week, the entire summer, or anywhere in between! It's time to watch your star shine!

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Capistrano Unified School District

CUSD's mission, in partnership with the home and our richly diverse community, is to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible, productive, and contributing members of society by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged, excellence is expected and differences are valued.

Mission Parish School

Catholic Parochial school with single grade classrooms from Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Founded in 1928, Mission Parish School is steeped in a rich heritage begun over 200 years ago.

Rancho Capistrano

The most memorable day of your life should take place in the most romantic lakeside setting imaginable. Rancho Capistrano's beautiful "spiritual oasis" features a shimmering lake surrounded by towering palms, weeping willows, and shady eucalyptus trees. The natural beauty of the lush property and exquisite details of the mission-style architecture provide the perfect scenery for photographs and video footage of your big day. Providing accomodations for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and overnight stay.

St. Margaret's Episcopal School

A a private school located in San Juan Capistrano and have very strong relationship with the community. Numerous resources can be found in their website.

2-Way Language Immersion Program Exclusive to Las Palmas and San Juan Elementary Schools

Help your children learn to think, read, write and speak naturally in two languages! Capistrano Unified School District's intensive 2-Way Language Immersion Program is designed for students to:

  • Achieve proficiency in English and Spanish while developing high level academic skills
  • Build strong thinking and reasoning for problem solving in math and science
  • Provide them with the cutting edge for admission in colleges and universities that value and promote biliterate, multicultural and global learning
  • Perform at or above grade level in academic areas
  • Prepare them for a real world with positive opportunities and challenges


- Schools nearby San Juan Capistrano -

Marina View Preschool and Kindergarten
Laguna Niguel

Providing a Safe Environment for Children to Learn and Have Fun. Offering full and half day programs. Marina View's teachers are degreed teachers not baby-sitters. Their year round school with summer camp features computer lab, foreign languages, art music and movement, phonics and reading, math, science, geography, gymnastics and dance. Also provides potty training.

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo

Dedicated to provide access to learning opportunities that promote student success; to foster intellectual growth, individual expression, and character development; and to support a dynamic environment of innovation and collegiality.

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Home Services

Orange County Garage Doors
24-7 Garage Door & Gates Services in San Juan Capistrano and all over Orange County

Specializing in all kinds of Garage Door & Electric Gate service and installation, for both residential and commercial properties.

Offering garage door and gate replacement, repair, gate repair, installation and service. Broken spring repair, garage door opener installation & repair, broken cable repair, garage door off track repair, garage door replacement.

Call us today and get 15% OFF.
Phone number: 714-464-2881 or 888-615-4787
Licensed, Highly Trained - Experienced Repair & Installation Technicians. Lic #994802



Employment Opportunities

San Juan Capistrano Chamber of Commerce

Employment opportunities from local business owners.

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Volunteer & Non-Profit Organizations

Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort

CARE is a local all-volunteer non-profit charitable organization that formed in August 2000 to rescue the adoptable stray and homeless dogs and cats picked up by the Orange County Animal Control in San Juan Capistrano and find them new homes. Simultaneously, CARE has been raising funds to build a local animal rescue and adoption center in San Juan Capistrano. In October 2007, CARE rescued and placed their 1,000th animal with a new adoptive family.

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center

Dedicated to improving the cognitive, physical and psychological abilities of disabled children and adults through therapeutic horseback riding and other equine programs. The Center provides a safe and nurturing environment for individuals who will be challenged by professional instructors, therapists and trained volunteers. Additionally, the Center is committed to assisting in the growth and enhancement of the field of equine therapy.

Musical Mentors
Providing underprivileged kids with a chance for greatness!

Musical Mentors is and educational outreach program created for underprivileged children. Their goal is to provide these kids with a true chance for greatness through music education and effective mentors.

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Pets in San Juan Capistrano
Pets, Pet Supplies & Pet Care

Alpacas at Lone Ranch

A world class Alpaca Ranch in southern Oregon offering exquisite Alpacas for sale, trade, and breeding including highly desired maroon, black and grey alpacas and herdsires. They will ship anywhere within the United States.

The best website for Alpaca information and resources!

Capistrano Veterinary Clinic

Offering the very best medical care for the pet in your family. Known for their competence, compassion and service, this Capistrano Veterinary Clinic is a popular place for South Orange County pet owners.

Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort

As the result of continued attempts to trap and exterminate one of San Juan Capistrano's oldest feral cat colonies, the Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort was born. Offering animal shelter and pet adoptions.

Ortega Animal Care Center

Dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care to meet your pet's needs. Veterinary service includes the latest technology, including laser surgery, digital radiology, ultrasound, dentistry and an in-house laboratory. This facility also offers boarding at their 5-Star Pet Hotel and grooming services.

Omar's Exotic Birds

In business since 1984 with it's signature concept of birds merchandised on suspended perches rather than caged. Their petting zoo environment is just one of the many things that Omar's have become famous for. Specializing in exotic birds ranging from cockatiels to macaws. Customers are encouraged to play with the birds while shopping. Services at Omar's include boarding & grooming.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano
Los Rios District
The Depot
SJC Library

The History & Mystery
The SJC Fiesta Association

Equestrian (Caballos)
Photo Album

Music & Events
The Art of San Juan
"Capistrano" Album
The Coach House

Visitors Center

Capistrano Dining
Chamber of Commerce
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Local Weather
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Health and Wellness Business Center
SJC Living
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