San Clemente

Welcome to San Clemente

Where Spanish heritage meets California's surf culture
 
San Clemente, perched in Orange County, California, effortlessly blends a historic Spanish influence with the dynamic energy of a renowned tourist destination. Its strategic location roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Diego makes it a Southern Californian gem, noted for its idyllic beaches, distinctive Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, and a thriving hospitality industry. Proudly boasting the city slogan, "Spanish Village by the Sea," San Clemente beautifully integrates its historic charm with the vibrancy of a popular seaside retreat.
 

What to Love

  • Experience a lively, walkable downtown area
  • Revel in the perks of coastal living
  • Dive into diverse property styles and price ranges
  • Discover a high-demand market with rental potential
  • Enjoy exceptional surfing and a bustling downtown life

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in San Clemente mirrors the quintessential Californian dream — a harmonious blend of surf, beach, and urban life. Serving as a suburb of Irvine, the city offers a pleasantly dense suburban feel, with most residents taking pride in their owned homes. This vibrant city is generously dotted with inviting restaurants, cozy coffee shops, and numerous parks, presenting an ideal living environment for families. 
 

Dining and Entertainment

Savor an unrivaled dining experience at the Vine Restaurant and Bar. This exceptional establishment impresses with its warm ambiance, exquisite cuisine, attentive service, and a comprehensive selection of expertly crafted drinks.
 
Nick's San Clemente encapsulates the laid-back California vibe, offering a delectable menu, crafted drinks, and a lively atmosphere. The restaurant features a stunning outdoor patio, enhancing your dining experience with sweeping ocean views.
 
Enjoy the taste of Mexican cuisine at its finest at South of Nick's Mexican Kitchen and Bar. Praised for its vibrant ambiance, flavorful fare, and refreshing margaritas, it's a must-visit destination for a fun-filled evening.
 
Experience coastal dining at its best at The Fisherman's Restaurant and Bar. The restaurant offers an exquisite menu, excellent service, and a cozy atmosphere, perfect for both romantic dinners and casual outings.
 

Things to Do

Discover a surfer’s paradise at Trestles Beach, renowned for its consistent surf breaks. The beach's serene ambiance makes it an excellent spot for both surfing enthusiasts and those looking to unwind amidst nature.
 
The San Onofre State Beach offers another mesmerizing coastal retreat for beach lovers and surfers. Its sandy stretch provides a beautiful backdrop for a day of relaxation and watersports.
 
Explore the historic charm of Casa Romantica, a Spanish-style cultural center offering captivating insights into San Clemente's cultural and historical landscape.
 
Engage with the city's vibrant community at the Summer Concert Series, a highlight of San Clemente's cultural calendar that features an array of live music performances.
 

Schools

San Clemente High School – Committed to providing a holistic education, fostering academic excellence, and overall student development.

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Overview for San Clemente, CA

64,600 people live in San Clemente, where the median age is 43.8 and the average individual income is $64,485. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,600

Total Population

43.8 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,485

Average individual Income

Schools in San Clemente, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby San Clemente. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
St Michaels Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Fatima School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Our Saviors Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Las Palmas Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Truman Benedict Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Vista del Mar Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Palisades Umc Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for San Clemente, CA

San Clemente has 24,006 households, with an average household size of 2.68. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in San Clemente do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 64,600 people call San Clemente home. The population density is 3,519.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

64,600

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.8

Median Age

50.71 / 49.29%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
24,006

Total Households

2.68

Average Household Size

$64,485

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around San Clemente, CA

There's plenty to do around San Clemente, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

43
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
29
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including S.I.M. Vital Training, Opus Body Lab, and Veda Bar.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 1.45 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.49 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.31 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.03 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.72 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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