Resplendent and eye-catching Robinson Ranch real estate, like most of inland Orange County, generally has a Mediterranean climate. The name derives from its similarity to the climate of areas along the Mediterranean Sea. Summers are hot, and winters are mild, rarely falling below freezing. Precipitation in Robinson Ranch occurs predominantly during the winter months. The aesthetic and tasteful Robinson Ranch properties are bordered by the city of Mission Viejo to the west, Los Flores to the south, Trabuco Canyon to the north, Coto de Caza to the South, and the Cleveland National Forest on the east. Since its incorporation in 2000, Robinson Ranch Rancho Santa Margaritahas repeatedly been rated as one of the safest cities in California and the nation.
In November 1999, area voters opted to incorporate the Rancho Santa Margarita Planned Community and the neighboring Robinson Ranch, Dove Canyon, Rancho Cielo, Trabuco Highlands and Walden Communities. The newly formed City of Rancho Santa Margarita incorporated on January 1, 2000, and became the 33rd city in the County of Orange. Most of the neighborhoods in RSM are maintained by larger homeowner's associations including the handsome and stylish Robinson Ranch mountain-view homes for sale. The Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation, or SAMLARC, is often referred to as the master association in Robinson Ranch because other smaller sub associations fall within its membership and it encompasses the original footprint of the master planned community of Robinson Ranch Trabuco Canyon.