Let us introduce you to our neighbors in downtown San Juan Capistrano!
Forty percent of San Juan’s residents are Latino and speak Spanish at home, but in the Capistrano Villas neighborhood, that percentage is over 95. So you can imagine the environment is like walking into Little Mexico: vibrant life and close family ties. The Latino culture values family and celebration very highly, so you’ll often hear loud Mariachi music and see people spending time together in the open spaces. It is a low-income community where most of the three bedroom apartments house more than one family, and the men often work two full-time jobs at minimum wage to make ends meet. However, that’s often not possible, so 25% of families here are under the poverty line.