Welcome To Temple Hills
Quiet, historic luxury built into Laguna Beach’s magnificent coastal hills
Lying south of Mystic Hills and bordered to the east by Top of the World Park
, Temple Hills has a quiet, nostalgic personality exemplified by its large number of historic estate homes and the certain old-world elegance radiates from them. Perched on the gorgeous coastal hills of Laguna Beach, the diverse neighborhood of Temple Hills overlooks the Village of Downtown, as well as Laguna’s Main Beach
The homes here were built primarily during the 1920s and 1930s, though several mid-century homes and contemporary new builds. There’s a rich history of class and style that permeates the area, and the large estates were built to make an impression and built to last. Pricing in Temple Hills is easily in the multi-millions, but there’s ample variety to appeal to any style, and the panoramic views will take your breath away each morning.
Most of the earliest homes were crafted in revival styles, translating to plentiful Mediterranean Revival houses and a few French Provincial estates. The houses built new are designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects and finished with only the highest quality materials.
What To Love
- Sunsets and sunrises from jaw-dropping vantage points
- Minutes from beaches, parks, and trails
- 30 minutes from major tech cities like Irvine
People & Lifestyle
Married couples and families dominate Temple Hills’ demographics, primarily due to its ample surrounding activities and opportunities for cultural enrichment. Families can live a serene, quiet life on the hills and then venture down into the downtown district for endless entertainment, shopping, and cuisine.
Dining, Shopping, & Entertainment
Between Temple Hills and the shimmering beaches lies an extravagant luxury shopping
and dining experience at the village downtown. Named among the top cities in the nation to shop locally, Laguna Beach has its fair share of luxe boutiques and unique stores to choose from, including home goods at Brass Tack Studio
and fashionable women’s wear at Sunny Days.
Everything in Laguna Beach has a feeling of a tropical paradise, and all you have to do is head to Mermaid Street to encounter the savory meals of La Sirena
. A “mex-eco” restaurant, La Sirena promises locally sourced and sustainable dishes packed with the flavors of Mexican cuisine. For a trendy sit-down meal, check out Carmelita’s
. At Carmelita’s, the menu is overflowing with delicious modern Mexican fare, the agave is homemade, and the margaritas come with fresh-squeezed lime every time.
Seafood-focused American cuisine is the star at The Cliff
—other than the extraordinary views, that is. Oceanfront, outdoors, and outstanding, dining at The Cliff is an experience that often comes with live music in addition to the phenomenal menu. Known as Laguna’s hottest new restaurant, Skyloft
is a chic community favorite specializing in New American cuisine, gourmet tavern fare, and nightly live music.
Things To Do
Around Laguna Beach, there are always, of course, the beaches, which include famous stretches like Thousand Steps Beach
. One of the largest beaches in the area, Thousand Steps Beach also houses a cave that’s perfect for exploring low tides.
Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss out on visiting Heisler Park
, which is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful green spaces in Southern California. This oceanfront park is spread along stunning bluffs and offers tide pools, walking trails, gardens, and tons of gorgeous spaces for weddings and events.
Laguna Beach is famous for its vibrant arts and culture, which carries over into the presence of several significant fairs and festivals. The Festival of Arts
is a fine art showcase that draws in thousands every year for its premier event, the Pageant of the Masters
, where art comes to life—literally. Another beloved event, The Sawdust Art Festival
, features the works of more than 200 local artists and artisans and invites residents to experience and purchase unique pieces.
Temple Hills is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Laguna Beach High School, 9-12, highly rated public high school
- Thurston Middle School, 6-8, highly rated public elementary school