HÔM Real Estate Group
Years in business: More than 15
Vibe: Technically [Laguna Beach] is an artists’ community—a little laid-back.
Typical Laguna resident: Everyone from artist to surfer to the most upscale businessperson
Notable assets: The beaches, Montage Laguna Beach, Sawdust Art & Craft Festival and Pageant of the Masters
View to get: Ocean view—there are phenomenal properties on the beach; the hills have great views of the ocean and town.
Best Streets to live on: Wards Terrace, Ocean Way, Gaviota Drive and Montage Way in Laguna Beach
Where to eat: Sushi Laguna, The Loft and Mosaic Bar & Grille at the Montage Laguna Beach
Go-to spots: La Sirena Grill, The Koffee Klatch and Coyote Grill
The McGuire Team of Re/Max Select One
Years in business: 23
Vibe: Newport Beach has a very high-profile social scene. San Clemente, Monarch Beach and Laguna Niguel are more casual, family-oriented cities.
Typical resident: CEOs, entrepreneurs, sports stars, high-net-worth individuals, second-home owners and retirees
Best places to live: “The Strand” at Monarch Beach and anywhere along the ocean
Where to eat: Savannah Chop House, Mario’s by the Sea, French 75 Bistro and Champagne Bar and Gulfstream
Local hangouts: The Rooftop Lounge in Laguna Beach, Irvine Spectrum Center, Stonehill Tavern and The Lobby Bar & Lounge at St. Regis Monarch Beach