Rancho Mission Viejo is Orange County's newest planned community and will be developed by the Mission Viejo Company, who originally created the cities of Mission Viejo , Rancho Santa Margarita , Las Flores , and Ladera Ranch . This community is located between Ladera Ranch and San Juan Capistrano, off of the Ortega highway and Antonio Parkway. The community is being constructed (and is named for ) the historic, 23,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo, a working cattle ranch and farm, habitat reserve, and community in unincorporated South Orange County, California. At one time, Rancho Mission Viejo was part of a 200,000-acre land grant given in 1845 to John (Don Juan) Forster, who once owned thousand of acres of land in South OC.
The first villages of Rancho Mission Viejo will consist of Gavilan , an over 55+ senior community with a resort style recreational center, and Sendero , a mix of neighborhoods for families, couples and singles (see links below for a description of homes coming to each neighborhood). There are also plans for a 10 acre retail plaza, plus office space, parks, trials, a farm and a community garden. Rancho Mission Viejo has committed to 21,000 acres of open space, so that nature will be in your back yard. One section is called the Reserve, an open space wilderness area that will include nature hikes and other events and will remain a safe home to 32 sensitive or endangered species. View the community map here . Check out the community Frequently Asked Questioins, here .
Would you like a tour of homes in Rancho Mission Viejo? - E-mail me here
The Sendero model homes are now open! The following links are for descriptions of the new homes in each village. The descriptions include starting prices, number of bedrooms and square feet of each model, and floor plans. Sendero town home neighborhoods include Lyon Cabanas, Lyon Villas, and Shea townhomes. Single family home villages in Sendero include Seacountry, Tri Pointe, Ryland, and Meritage. Gavilan55+ neighborhoods include Standard Pacific Bungalows, Standard Pacific Casitas, Shea single family homes and Del Webb single family homes.
Update - March, 2013
Construction is moving along and the first homes should be ready for viewing, early summer 2013. A couple of photos of the on-going construction below ( click photos for full view )
Call me if you would like a tour of new homes in Rancho Mission Viejo! I'll be happy to take you on a great tour of some of the new neighborhoods! This web page will grow, as the community develops and as Rancho Mission Viejo homes become available for sale. Please feel free to contact me for more information or for a home tour! New homes for sale South Orange County.