The community of Temple Hills in Laguna Beach, California, is popular because of its eclectic array of architectural homes that are located on the hillside edge. Residents enjoy the spectacular ocean and valley views.
Temple Hills lies south of Main Beach, and is one of the older communities in the city. Many estates were built here in the 1920s. Although the winding roads coming down from the neighborhood can be a little tricky, residents are glad they are only a short distance from shopping, dining, and entertainment as well as the art galleries of Laguna Beach. There are no Home Owners Association fees.
The city offers several private schools, including Anneliese’s School, Montessori School of Laguna Beach, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish School. And the Laguna Beach Unified School District has an excellent program, with highly ranked facilities like Top of the World Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School.
Tourism brings millions of people to the seaside resort city of Laguna Beach a year for the surfing, artistic environment, scenic coves, and mild weather year round. The Brooks Street Surfing Classic has been held here since 1955, but only when the conditions are right for the biggest waves. There is only a four month period each year in which this is possible. And people come from all around the world because the topography is perfect for mountain biking.
There are many festivals including the Festival of Arts, which gives local artists an opportunity to show their work. It began in the 1930s and had been a traditional event since. A counterculture alternative to this festival is the Sawdust Art Festival, which was established in 1965 and focuses on non-juried crafts. The Laguna Playhouse shows many stage productions for the Moulton Theater, and is the oldest of its kind on the west coast. One of the area’s major landmarks is the Laguna Art Museum, which was developed along with the Laguna Beach Art Association in 1918.
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