If you are a potential home owner and are looking into the Rancho Santa Margarita residential market for the first time, or perhaps you are new to the Orange County community altogether, here is some additional information on the Rancho Santa Margarita real estate market and the surrounding area that might prove useful. There are two excellent hospitals in the immediate vicinity of the Rancho Santa Margarita community; Saddleback Memorial Hospital in Laguna Hills, and Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. The closest airport to the Rancho Santa Margarita properties is found at John Wayne International Airport in Santa Ana, and Los Angeles International Airport is approximately one-hour north. Besides the excellent local golf course at Tijeras Creek, The Rancho Santa Margarita community is close to three excellent golf courses at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Casta Del Sol Golf Course and Mission Viejo Golf Course.
The Rancho Santa Margarita real estate market is found south of Modjeska Canyon which is an unincorporated community on the western slope of the Santa Ana Mountains: it is a suburban community of several hundred residents, with a small park and a volunteer fire station. To the north of the Rancho Santa Margarita properties you will find Limestone Canyon Regional Park which a rich diversity of plants and animals, which makes the park a true favorite among hikers, mountain bikers and naturalists. To the southeast of the Rancho Santa Margarita homes for sale you will find the Ronald W. Casper’s Wilderness Park which is huge, 7,500+ acre park preserve with camping, wildlife sightings, nature walks, trails and more. To the northeast of the Rancho Santa Margarita residential market you will find Santiago Peak which is the southern mountain of Orange County's Saddleback formation. It is the highest and most prominent peak of both the Santa Ana Mountains and Orange County, and also marks a border point with Riverside County.
If you take the 241-toll road away from the Rancho Santa Margarita properties, this will connect you with the 91-freeway, which if you take it east will connect you with the inland empire counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, where you will find everything-under-the-sun outdoor activities including mountain bike riding, snow skiing, boating, jet-skiing, water skiing: this is also the route you would take to weekend escapes Las Vegas and Palm Springs. If you take the 91-freeway east this will take you into the heart of Los Angeles. If you take Antonio Parkway south, away from the Rancho Santa Margarita real estate market this will connect you with Oso Parkway, which if you take it West, will connect you with interstate-five freeway, which will take you anywhere you want to go to in Southern California. If you take Santa Margarita Parkway north, away from the Rancho Santa Margarita homes for sale this will connect you with El Toro Road, which if you take it West, will take you to where the 405 and 5-freeways split, if you take the 405-freeway north, this will take you up through Long Beach on your way to the West Los Angeles areas of Westwood and Beverly Hills. Start (and end) your search for Rancho Santa Margarita real estate at Southern California’s favorite place to search for Rancho Santa Margarita properties – BanCorpRealty.com. We make the search for Rancho Santa Margarita homes for sale easier and faster™ (and smarter) than ever before.