San Juan Capistrano, CA is a city in southern Orange County with an approximate population of 35,000. The City of San Juan Capistrano is a unique community grounded in a history of Native American culture, Mission heritage, and an agricultural past.
To live in San Juan Capistrano is to share a rich historical legacy. Walk through the Mission, Historic Los Rios District and the downtown area as part of your daily life and you began to feel a part of the history here. You feel the same adobe, old brick, and dust beneath your feet that the previous generations of Native American Indians, Spanish, Rancheros, European settlers, outlaws and even pirates walked upon more than 200 years ago.