The city of San Juan Capistrano is located in the center of Southern California, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego and all of Southern California’s major attractions. Situated in the lush Capistrano Valley and minutes from the Pacific Ocean, San Juan Capistrano was created around Mission San Juan Capistrano. It is home to the widest variety of homes in Orange County, with upscale and gated communities, working ranches in its foothills, and homes built prior to 1900 in its central district, including adobes from the 18th century. A fully developed city of approximately 36,078 residents, San Juan Capistrano features a variety of land uses providing recreation, housing, jobs, shopping and services. Nearly 40% of the city is open space and parkland, and the city prides itself on effectively maintaining its naturally spacious setting by acquiring land to preserve its defining ridgelines, hillsides and trails. This rural farming and ranching community has been a cultural center, filled with historic sites, and is home to the Swallows of Capistrano. One of the oldest residential streets in California, with it’s adobe’s and European structures, is Los Rios Street, a favorite spot for locals and visitors lined with shops, galleries and restaurants, which help maintain its small town charm and preserve the city’s rich history.