Anything else I can help with let me know. Best of luck!
Nellie Gail is mostly pretty old - think brick and oak galore, while Ladera is more like new and Tuscany.
Nellie Gail has HUGE lots, for the most part, while Ladera's are PUNY by comparison.
Nellie Gail has horse property, while Ladera is built around kids and cul-de-sacs.
Nellie Gail has a low tax base and low HOA fees, while Ladera has a combination of prohibitive taxes + Mello/Roos, and high HOA fees.
Nellie Gail some exposure to freeways/tollroads/power lines, while Ladera has some exposure to busy streets & power lines.
I suspect - but am not sure - that more of Ladera is offered as distressed proeperties, simply because most of Ladera was built in the early to mid portions of the 2000's, while Nellie Gail was established before 2000.
Those are just some of the differences that immediately come to mind.
I'd suggest you look at your comfort zone in terms of what you want to pay on a monthly basis and then start your search based upon that parameter since Taxes and HOA can certainly be a factor. I'd be happy to help you with getting qualified.
Realty ONE Group
Laguna Design Center
23811 Aliso Creek Rd. #181
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Your question is pretty vague and you have already received many good answers. These two cities are as different as the Realtors that have given you these good answers. What exactly is your question? Can you be more specific?
Good luck with your search,
Brian Wilson, Realtor
If you own a horse than I recommend Nellie Gail. If you have kids that eat like a horse then I recommend LADERA RANCH. We have been here since its inception and would love to assist you finding that eprfect home. We know all of the villages and neighborhoods inside and out. We are short sale certified through CDPE.
If you're limiting your search to just Nellie Gail - where I moved from 20 years ago - or Ladera, you should also put MY community of Coto de Caza into the mix. It's like the best of BOTH worlds.
Check out http://Coto4Sale.com
Good luck in your search.
What do you want in an area and a home? This is the big question and would want to discuss with you in more detail about it.. That would the the way to find out what you are really wanting to do.
They both offer different things for the community.. Nellie Gail Ranch does accomendate horses if your looking for that. The homes are spacious and have land with it. Yes families too, in a different way..
Ladera has a lot of things for familes and kids.. It is a Community for the people.. You are closer together and know your neighbors..
Talk to you soon,,
Ingrid Ski Realtor
Realty ONE Group
Scott - Beach Cities Real Estate