Laguna Beach is a coastal, resort-style city in the southern Orange County
region of Southern California. One of the primary reasons that it has maintained elite status as an upscale tourist destination, a prominent arts and culture nexus, and an all-around phenomenal place to live is that it enjoys some unique geographical features—namely, a long stretch of coastline with beaches and seaside bluffs and a shared border with Newport Beach
's Crystal Cove State Park in the north. The area enjoys a moderate, sunny climate year-round.
Laguna Beach and its surrounding territories are known for environmental preservation and stewardship, from the Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve to the canyons, forests, cliffs, and tide pools of Crystal Canyon State Park. As one might expect, Laguna Beach is a relatively expensive place to live; its median income figure clocks in at over $95,000 per year. Primary arteries include the Pacific Coast Highway and the 133 freeway; the 73 and 5 freeways are within striking distance to the east, as well.