The Rancho Santa Margarita community of South Orange County is a racially diverse one where you will find people and language from across the world, in Rancho Santa Margarita properties that enjoy a lovely year-round Mediterranean climate. The racial makeup of Rancho Santa Margarita includes White, African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American and other races. The closest major shopping malls to the Rancho Santa Margarita properties are found at the Laguna Hills Mall and the Shops at Mission Viejo, you will also find world-class shopping scattered across South Orange County at the Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, Main Place and Fashion Island/Newport Center. Rancho Santa Margarita real estate is found approximately 50 minutes south of Downtown Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, and a similar distance from Angel Stadium (where the Los Angeles Angels play professional baseball), and the Honda Center (where the Anaheim Ducks play professional hockey). The Rancho Santa Margarita homes for sale are approximately 25 minutes away from the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre where there are concerts and events going on throughout the year, and just a bit further north you will find the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts where you can watch ballet and opera.
The Rancho Santa Margarita residential market benefits from being just a short commute away from some of California’s best state beaches including Doheny, Crystal Cove and Corona Del Mar State Beaches. Many of the Rancho Santa Margarita residents like to visit the eclectic city of Laguna Beach during the summer to view the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Art Festivals as well as view its iconic arts scene. The closest major university to the Rancho Santa Margarita community is at University of California Irvine, and you will find Saddleback College in Mission Viejo where you can secure an Associate’s Degree. The Ranch Santa Margarita community is located approximately 35 minutes north of San Juan Capistrano, where you will find the historic Mission San Juan, and 40 minutes north of Dana Point Harbor where you can sign-up for a whale-watching excursion, take a boat out to Catalina Island for the day, rent a jet-ski, or simply walk around multi-million dollar yachts and sail boats. More and more buyers are being attracted to the Rancho Santa Margarita real estate market and its steady stream of inventory of Rancho Santa Margarita homes for sale due to the suburban setting, mountain and city lights view, while being away from the hubbub of main-stream North Orange County.