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San Clemente

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"Where it's good to be alive"
"Spanish Village by the Sea"

The California state capital is Sacramento.

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92672, 92673, 92674

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Statistics & Facts

The population of San Clemente is approximately 61,050 (2006), 63522 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,653 (2000), 23906 (2010).

The amount of land area in San Clemente is 45.237 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in San Clemente is 17.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.911 sq kilometers.
The distance from San Clemente to Washington DC is 2398 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 414 miles. (as the crow flies)
San Clemente is positioned 33.44 degrees north of the equator and 117.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.

San Clemente elevation is 208 feet above sea level.
The San Clemente city flower is the Bougainvillea.
The city tree is the Coral Tree.
San Clemente per capita income is 56,500.
San Clemente median income is $71,200 (2005).

The San Clemente median home price is $860,100 (2005).

San Clemente miscellany.

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San Clemente location: on the Pacific coast about 60 miles from Los Angeles, at the northwest corner of Camp Pendleton, on Highway 101 between Los Angeles and San Diego. It is about 50 miles to San Diego, 65 miles to Riverside, 30 miles to Irvine and 35 miles to Anaheim. Other nearby communities include San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, South Coast, Laguna Niguel, Las Flores, Coto de Caza, Aliso Viejo and Laguna Beach.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for San Clemente is a mild Mediterranean with sunshine an average of 342 days each year.
San Clemente average temperature is 70 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 46 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73 degrees F.
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San Clemente history:

The area on which San Clemente sits today was not inhabited until approximately 1776 when the Mission at San Juan Capistrano was founded by Father Serra. Both Indians and Spanish settlers began to build and inhabit villages in the locale. Though the property of this area exchanged hands on a number of occasions, not much building was done until after 1925. At this time, Ole Hanson, a previous mayor of Seattle, Washington, bought the property in the area. He felt it was just the spot for those who yearned for the "country"life and slower pace. He named the area San Clemente. He used the name of the nearby San Clemente Island. This island was named by its discoverer, Vizcaino. The namesake was Saint Clement, who was the patron saint of November 23. This, of course, was the day Vizcaino had arrived on the island.

He had all the buildings in the area use a classic Spanish style utilizing the red tile roof which was characteristic of the Spanish influence. He promoted the city, which he called "San Clemente by the Sea", successfully to many others who purchased properties here. The City was incorporated on 27 February 1928. The city maintained its lifestyle and slower pace until an event occurred in 1969 that brought the area national attention. This was the year in which President Nixon purchased a mansion in town which he designated the "Western White House." The growth and view by others of San Clemente was great after the 60's, though the small town atmosphere for which it was known did not change. It continues to be a great place to live and raise a family. It is a stable, as well as balanced, community, which exhibits much local pride. The residents love to claim they have the "world's finest climate."

To learn more about San Clemente history, go to this excellent history page for the Heritage Center of San Clemente

The settling of San Clemente: 1776
The incorporation date of San Clemente: 27 February 1928

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San Clemente attractions:

A great site for San Clemente

Each year in July the city hosts the Ocean Festival and in August the Chamber and the city hosts the Fiesta Street Festival.

Photos and information for San Clemente.

San Clemente - a comprehensive site for the beautiful "Spanish Village by the Sea."

San Clemente Community Guide - complete guide and resource directory.

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