You set a certain budget for your house hunt—and you can’t go a penny over it. But what if you want to expand your search a wee bit beyond a specific neighborhood? We decided to play the comparison game by exploring what you can buy for a certain dollar value in various California neighborhoods in a new series we’re calling “Cali Comparables.” We’re going across the Golden State to give you an idea of how far your dollar goes in certain areas.

Last time we traveled to the Bay Area to explore Oakland’s red-hot market. This week we’re heading down to Southern California to see what happening in the sanding shores of San Clemente. We set the asking price at $1.5 million or slightly over/under.

Let’s take a look.


Located on a private single loaded street, this newly renovated property boasts some of San Clemente’s most esteemed views. Welcomed by trickling fountains and Tuscan inspired landscaping, cathedral ceilings, rich hardwood flooring, and a custom fireplace combine to set a warm and inviting tone. The kitchen, living spaces, and master suite all overlook the coastline and white water.

643 Vista Valinda
San Clemente, CA 92672


This beautiful custom home with panoramic ocean and golf course views features 3 bedrooms plus a den, highly upgraded kitchen, living area with fireplace, and rear entry approximately 1,000+ sq.ft. flex space that can be used as an additional garage, workspace, or gym. Enjoy the cool ocean breezes from one of the two rear decks or dine and relax with privacy in the protected front courtyard.

415 Calle Gomez
San Clemente, CA 92672


$150,000 of luxurious upgrades await you in this stunning Cap Code home. The entry greets you with high vaulted ceilings showcasing crown moulding and wainscoting. The chef’s delight gourmet kitchen with Bosch double oven, SubZero refrigerator, and large center island with breakfast bar and granite countertop looks out to the lush backyard, also opening to the family room with custom cherry wood built-ins.

600 Calle Ganadero
San Clemente, CA 92673