Is the one of the shoreline Lguna Beach? I believe it is. i hate those guys so much. They are our rival in pathetic superficial chicks. We dominate them. I have some friends in Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills.
And seeing how lmost none of the houses have pools I will go ont he assumption that you are within 10 minutes of the shoreline.
And it's true about house value, it's doubled in the past 4-5 years.
And ive done a lot of what you just did. I have about 10 close friiends who are aviation majors. They all start flying on day 1 so they are all licensed now. Its really fun...and loud.