San Clemente is the southernmost city in the Orange County
region of Southern California. It borders San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point in the northwest, various unincorporated territories in the northeast, San Diego County in the southeast, and the Pacific Ocean in the west. San Clemente's geography is one of its strongest attributes: well-kept beaches and green, hilly coastlines combine to create a gorgeous landscape.
The city is also known as for its surf culture and Spanish architecture. While there are houses—both historic and modern—in San Clemente that rival the most upscale in Southern California, it is not exclusively zoned for single-family homes; it supports a renter population of over 35%. Relaxing, Mediterranean climate is another high point to living in there, as the area generally fluctuates between the low 60's and high 70's (F) year-round. Sunshine is abundant. Primary throughways include the 5 freeway, the Pacific Coast Highway, and Avenida Pico.