Ask ten different residents of Orange County, CA to describe "Trabuco Canyon" and you are likely to receive ten different answers. This often misunderstood place-name is located in a valley at the base of the Saddleback mountains and is generally associated with postal zip code 92679. Homes in Trabuco Canyon include everything from rural cabins to opulent estates; town homes and condos, horse properties, family homes, large acreage, lots, land, ranches, second homes, and investment properties. The region contains several residential communities, including Coto de Caza , Dove Canyon, Rancho Cielo , Robinson Ranch , Wagon Wheel and Walden , as well as rural Saddleback/Santiago Canyon real estate in the community of Trabuco Canyon .
Searching for Trabuco Canyon homes and separating the communities in the area is difficult. Real Estate professionals frequently use "Trabuco Canyon" as a catch-all category for homes in Dove Canyon, Rancho Cielo, Walden, Wagon Wheel, Robinson Ranch, etc., and they often miss-classify homes in these areas when entering information into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This makes it difficult to isolate a particular community when browsing through internet sites or MLS searches. In short, real estate in Trabuco Canyon CA can be hard to locate through normal home search sites on the internet, such as the Multiple Listing Service for Trabuco Canyon.
With that in mind, this page has been created as a guide to help you discover, explore, and learn about Trabuco Canyon real estate and the wonderful lifestyles that each of these communities have to offer. Please contact me if you wish to view listings of Trabuco Canyon homes, are looking for an equestrian property in Trabuco Canyon California, or want additional information on a particular community. I am a Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Cielo, Walden, Wagon Wheel, and Robinson Ranch realtor who lives and works in the community. Call me for homes for sale in Robinson Ranch, Rancho Cielo, Walden, Wagon Wheel, Trabuco Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, or Silverado Canyon.
Rancho Cielo real estate is sometimes difficult to find on other web sites because homes in this community are not listed under their own MLS category. Instead, Rancho Cielo homes may be listed under Rancho Santa Margarita or Trabuco Canyon. I have included alternate links to help find homes for sale in this community.
For all its country charm and natural setting, Robinson Ranch was planned to provide many conveniences. The homes on generous lots with wide streets and sidewalks, have up to 5 bedrooms. Many were built by William Lyon Homes. Robinson Ranch homes for sale include the home tracts of Trabuco Crossings, Ridge, Springs, Elms, and Homestead, Fieldstone, The Meadows, Lyon Estates & Highlands, and Promontory, If you are interested in Robinson Ranch homes for sale, real estate, bank owned homes, lease options, pet friendly and pets allowed homes for rent, or a home for lease or rent in Robinson Ranch, please give me a call. I can also provide you with information on Robinson Ranch home owner's dues (HOA fees), property taxes, Mello Roos, and recent sales and lease comparables.
Robinson Ranch links
Wagon Wheel real estate is affordable, thanks to low tax rates and reasonable association fees. The sales of Wagon Wheel, CA homes are brisk because of the wide variety of appealing homes. There are typically a good selection of homes available for sale and lease. If you are interested in a home for sale or lease in Wagon Wheel Canyon, contact a Wagon Wheel Realtor like myself who is familiar with the area and can provide you with the essentials such tax, Mello Roos, and HOA information.
There are 5 detached home subdivisions, and one condominium subdivision developed in Wagon Wheel as listed below.
The California series of detached Homes were built Kaufman and Broad. The attached Condos and the Stonecliffe subdivision were built by Western Pacific Housing.
Wagon Wheel links
Built by Brock homes in the mid-90s, Walden consists of 113 homes, most of which are on single-loaded streets with view lots. There is a beautiful waterfall that greets you as you enter. Beyond the waterfall is Walden's pond/lake. The inviting pool and spa are built next to the lake, a beautiful and serene setting to be enjoyed by all. There is a grassy area for picnicking, benches, a tot lot, walking trails, and a sense of community pride among the homeowners.
Note: The OC multiple listing service has made it very difficult to search separately for Walden homes. They do not have standard classification for homes in the Walden development and listing agents usually list homes in Walden simply under Trabuco Canyon . If you are interested in homes for sale or lease in Walden, try the link above for Trabuco Canyon, or just e-mail or call me and I'll provide you with a list.
Walden Homeowners association
- Walden is using TSG Independent Property Management as
their association manager
A visit to the canyon communities is like a trip back in time. An old fashioned general store greets visitors to Trabuco Canyon. Silverado Canyon derives its name from silver mining operations that took place in the area during the 1800s. Modjeska Canyon was named for the famous Polish actress, Helen Modjeska, who settled here in the early 1900s, and whose former home is now a National Historic Landmark.
Homes in the Saddleback / Santiago Canyons
Visit the Saddleback Canyons and you will discover homes that are enveloped by ancient live oaks, majestic sycamores, seasonal streams, and picturesque views. Home styles range from decades-old cabins, rustic bungalows, impressive ranches, the Hamilton Oaks gated community, and even opulent custom homes. Smaller canyons dot the area, many with interesting histories or urban legends, like Rose Canyon, Williams Canyon, Holy Jim Canyon, and Black Star Canyon. If you are looking for a serene and unspoiled environment that is only minutes from the surrounding cities, you will definitely find it in the Saddleback Canyon communities.
On July 23, 1769, Gaspar de Portola led an expedition into what is now Orange County and camped a few miles east of the San Juan Capistrano area. On July 24, the expedition headed inland to avoid the many streams and swamps in the area. They found a large plateau area and camped that night on its western edge by a canyon which the Franciscans named San Francisco Solano. This was on the eastern side of Trabuco Creek about three miles downstream from the present Trabuco Oaks. While camped here on July 24-25, one of the soldiers lost his "trabuco" or musket, a most valuable possession to any soldier. To mark this loss, the stream was named Trabuco. The name has been associated with the mesa, the canyon and the entire area ever since.
Today, Trabuco Canyon lies next to subdivision housing of nearby cities such as Irvine, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. Within easy reach of Orange County's busy cities, one can go down winding, narrow roads shaded by trees and enter a beautiful wilderness.