San Juan Capistrano is famously known for the ample space it has preserved. Throughout the development of homes and shopping centers; the city has still remarkably maintained its beautiful open space to continue to preserve its hillsides and trails. While once a small community with relatively 10,000 residences, the city has impressively continued to grow rapidly during the last several years. Family owned and operated restaurants and shops found in the city, provide a quaint and authentic atmosphere. Situated near the ocean, makes for an ideal climate, filled with art, music and historical culture.