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Laguna Beach is the southern most city of a string of "beach" named cities within the LA metro area, which starts with Long Beach in Los Angeles County to the north. Unlike these other Pacific coast cities though, Laguna Beach is cut off from the extensive freeway network by a range of sandstone hills and canyons, making the steep terrain of the city more similar to the numerous isolated coastal communities further south that eventually lead to San Diego. Lagunda Beach is thus a smaller, more reclusive beach community within the LA metro area, lending itself to being more of an affluent artists colony than metropolitan beach front. The popularity of the city is building fast, but its total population remains well below 50,000.
Located within otherwise staunchly politically conservative Orange County, Laguna Beach has a liberal voting record, particularly with regard to environmental issues. Some Laguna Beach neighborhoods are enveloped in a knot of steep sagebrush canyons, while others a perched in the "Top of the World" reserve which is largely forested in eucalyptus trees. Because of its isolation within a tinderbox of wildland brush and lack of easy access to fresh water, the community has at times faced devasting fires. Brown's Park was dedicated after an El Niño storm surge destroyed a 70 year old beach residence.
Laguna Beach is an artist colony of sorts, with a substantial number of artists in residence as well as a number of... more travel advice
The original "lagoon", for which the city must certainly be named, appears to be a sandbar at the foot of Laguna Canyon... more travel advice
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