Arch Beach Heights, Laguna Beach

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Arch Beach Heights, Laguna Beach

For $50, an ocean view lot could have been yours

Well not really, you’d have had to buy a year subscription to the LA Times as well.


That’s right, there was a time that the developer of the area couldn’t sell the lots and gave them away for $50 as a promotion to selling the LA Times.

The reason was Arch Beach Heights, located at the top of a steep hill and named for Arch Beach which is now Woods Cove, was subdivided in 1911, when there was no paved road to the top of the hill. This made it mighty tough to sell, even when the developer put the potential sellers up at the Ye Arch Beach Tavern, he built and still exists at the corner of Catalina and Moss.

In the 1920’s a paved road, Summit, was put in a custom homes were built on the 2,500 square foot lots, which ended up as one of Laguna’s first hillside communities.


Arch Beach Heights is boarded by Balboa to the east, Nyes to the south and Summit and Del Mar streets to the North.


Custom built homes date from the 1960s to present. Architectural styles range from Craftsman to Mediterranean and Contemporary Homes built on single lots of 2,500 sq.ft.. Some are three stories, but most have two. Most residences have garages, some older ones have carports.

Popularity and Views:

Besides being one of the most reasonably priced homes in Laguna, people like the fact they can have a substantial-sized home with an ocean view. Most of the homes have big coastline views with city lights and mountains.

Furthermore, it has a real strong community feel and quite a few families with children.

They’re also attracted to Moulton Meadows Park which has tennis courts, hiking, a tot lot, soccer fields and a par training course, and is adjacent to 85 acres of Aliso and Wood Canyons Preserve land.

Map and Properties:

Arch Beach Heights, Laguna Beach

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Sean McCracken

As the OC Realtor I’ll help you find your special OC Coastal home at that special price. With my hand holding, I’ll take you through the buying process for the minimal amount of pain - Call Me @ 949-290-5317

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Sean McCracken

May 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

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