If you are a potential home buyer and are looking into the Ladera Ranch high-end residential market for the first time, or new to the community altogether, here is some additional information that should prove useful. The Ladera Ranch community is served by the Capistrano Unified School District, and a branch of the Orange County Public Library is found in the heart of the city. Local law enforcement is provided by the California Highway Patrol and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and the city is close to Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo. Ladera Ranch is a racially diverse city with a population density of approximately 4,500 residents per square mile (about average for Orange County). The racial make of the city includes White, Native American, African American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic and other races.
To the north of the Ladera Ranch properties you will find one of the best golf courses in South Orange County, Tijeras Creek, you will also find the man-made lake in RSM, which also hosts concerts in the park in the summer. If you travel south down Antonio Parkway you will go past the newly developing community of Rancho Mission Viejo and you will run into Ortega Highway which will take you into the heart of the historic city of San Juan Capistrano. The Ladera Ranch homes for sale are approximately 30-minutes away from the Dana Point Harbor where you will find restaurants and shopping. The harbor is a great place to rent a jet-ski, sign up for a whale watching excursion, walk around million-dollar yachts or even take a boat out to Catalina Island for the day. To the south of Dana Point is San Clemente which is famous for its pier and also for its local surfing scene. The Ladera Ranch residential market is about 15 miles south of Saddleback Mountain.