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2/03/2014

West Nine Condominiums


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The West Nine condo complex was built  by AVCO in 1971 before Laguna Niguel was an incorporated city. Laguna Niguel became a city in 1989, back then Crown Valley Parkway was the only freeway off ramp and most of the hillsides were grasslands overlooking beaches. Located on Crown Valley Parkway between Clubhouse Drive and Camino Del Avion The West Nine is a safe complex to relax and call home. The City of Laguna Niguel has just over sixty thousand residents.

This well maintained complex has large detached garages placed on the Crown Valley side many units have lovely golf course views. The garages on the street side buffer road noise. Trash facilities are also in enclosed buildings street side. El Niguel golf course below has several ponds and fountains where home owners can watch migrating snow geese, ducks and local song birds. The There are two rows of two story condominiums. The buildings are in rows of six, or eight, allowing sets of twelve or sixteen units. The builder was careful to angle the rows as to allow the back sets to be five feet above the front row and breaks in between the structures allow peek a boo views. There are a few single story units in the front.
There are no pool or tennis facilities owned by West nine, as newer condominium complexes added these amenities. El Niguel Racquet Club has great tennis courts, an Olympic sized lap pool and extensive weight rooms that a homeowner could join (and pay for) adjacent to the property. Owners are also able to join El Niguel Country Club and Golf Course, nestled between Laguna Beach and Dana Point, on the border of Monarch Beach and Laguna Niguel

 Home Owners Association fees $ 380. Monthly

This home is also located close to the St. Regis Hotel and the Ritz Carlton and within one mile of beautiful beaches Salt Creek Beach, fine dining and dancing at Brio,  a close by Trader Joe’s on Golden Lantern,  luxury Cinepolis theater on nearby Camino Del  Avion cross street.

Blue diamond schools with active PTA and small classroom size.
Nearby Hiking: Woods Canyon,  Aliso Canyon, Top of the World Park, and Badlands Canyon to name a few.

 Current listings:
31496 West Nine Drive #161 Square Ft: 1700 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $529,000 Zip 92677

31687 West Nine Drive Square Ft: 1044 Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Price: $435,000 Zip 92677

31422 West Nine Drive Square Ft: 1044 Lot Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2.00 Price: LEASE / rents monthly $2,100 Zip 92677

31705 West NINE Drive  Bank owned was listed for $ 398000 is pending sale








UPSIDES OF this complex:
Purchase with FHA loan and up to $ 20000 gift is available to owner occupied buyers.

Prices range from $  390000- $490000

Quiet, the units are solidly built you can’t hear neighbors, many have replaced and added dual pane windows

Easy access to freeway – Laguna Beach- Dana Point

Plenty of parking

 

Downsides of this complex:

$380 is pretty high HOA

Management Company has not updated FHA paperwork

No crosswalks on Crown Valley towards the beach

 

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