Laguna Niguel is an affluent master-planned community located in the coastal San Joaquin hills of southern Orange County California. The name Laguna Niguel is derived from the words "Laguna" (Spanish for "lagoon" and "Nigueli" (the name of a Juaneno Indian village once located near Aliso Creek). The city of Dana Point to the south separates Laguna Niguel and Pacific Ocean. On the east side, Laguna Niguel is separated from San Juan Capistrano by a significant ridge running along Trabuco Canyon. To the North lie Aliso Viejo and Laguna Hills. Laguna Niguel is also bordered by Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo.
Residents of homes in Laguna Niguel can choose from 29 parks and recreation areas perfect for hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking, and golf. Amongst the homes in Laguna Niguel, there are over 30 master planned communities of varied architecture from which to choose some of which boast sweeping views of the ocean, golf courses, city lights and/or canyons and mountains. Residents have a wide variety of many attractions offered by Laguna Niguel including the abundance of parks, and numerous entertainment spots such as fine restaurants and state-of-the-art luxury cinemas. For those who enjoy golfing EL Niguel Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course of scenic grounds.