The Rancho Mission Viejo community of South Orange County is one of the newest additions to the line-up of new cities in the county. Rancho Mission Viejo is located where Antonio Parkway meets Ortega Highway, and all of the properties here are semi-custom tract homes (all are newly built in the last couple of years). The planners of the city did an excellent job in allocating open green areas, parks and community club houses and play areas for the residents of Rancho Mission Viejo. The Rancho Mission Viejo homes are only about 6 minutes away from the ocean – close enough to enjoy the refreshing ocean breezes, and far enough to stay away from the coastal fog that forms in the early morning. Rancho Mission Viejo is a master-planned community, and the home owners are responsible for paying Mello-Roos tax. The hills, mountain and city-lights view properties found in Rancho Mission Viejo are a favorite for families because of the quiet settings and pedestrian-friendly streets. In Rancho Mission Viejo neighbors know each other’s names (first and last).