Mission Viejo Homes For Sale
The enchanting Mission Viejo, CA community of Orange County is found within picturesque parks, expansive green areas, a man-made lake, challenging and scenic bike trails and sheltered wetlands. The distinguished Mission Viejo real estate market is one of the finest examples of environmental preservation in Southern California and is home to the state's first private land custodianship - in Mission Viejo, regardless of which area you live in, you are always close to, or adjacent to the great outdoors and the natural grandeur of Mother Nature, while simultaneously being close to the luxury conveniences of a contemporary city. In the meticulously-maintained neighborhoods of Mission Viejo, the charming, serpentine streets are graced with; tall, mature, leafy trees where you will find children riding their bikes and neighbors chatting together on their front yards. The city has received a great deal of praise and recognition from the Natural Arbor Day Foundation for its ongoing commitment to seedling cultivation. Nearly all of the city of Mission Viejo was originally located on ranching land and has now been consciously developed into an ultra-plus cultured suburban living haven comprised of; single-family-residences, condos, and townhouses. The majority of the stately residences of Mission Viejo are not subject to any Mello-Roos tax assessments, and most of the communities have H.O.A. dues associated with them (some of them have two).
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The majestic Mission Viejo residential market contains one of the most diversified selection of housing options in Orange County and is recognized as one of the largest master planned communities in the U.S. The classy Mission Viejo luxury homes for sale are constantly receiving high-praise from potential home-buyers, and continue to remain in high-demand because of its 55+ senior living communities, numerous golf courses, national and boutique shopping, excellent culinary choices, plethora of outdoor activities, youth sports-related programs, and its highly-desirable housing market that presents an opportunity for first-time buyers to own a unique property in Mission Viejo. The architectural styles found in Mission Viejo were built with; Contemporary, Craftsman, Mediterranean, Spanish-style and Old-World European influences. Local Mission Viejo Realtors say that the community has a rustic/rural feel to it; and many of the semi-custom and custom-built homes are found in exclusive, 24/7 gate-guarded communities. The main thoroughfares that run through the city are; Oso, La Paz, Marguerite and Alicia Parkway's.
The ZIP codes for Mission Viejo are; 92691, 92692 and 92694, and the Area Code is 949. There are over 96,000 people currently residing in the community and the total land area that the city occupies is approximately 18 square miles. The city’s name is derived from a reference to Rancho Mission Viejo. The city’s main website is: www.cityofmissionviejo.org. The selling prices for the eye-catching Mission Viejo residences truly run the gamut. The prices start at in the low $300,000's for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condom with approximately 700 square feet of living space. The prices for an entry-level, detached home begin the high $500,000's that have two-bedrooms and two-bathrooms with approximately 1,500 square feet. The most expensive properties are found surrounding the very popular Mission Viejo Lake; which can sell for as high as $2,500,000+, and come with five-bedrooms and four bathrooms with nearly 5.000 square feet of usable living space.
Mission Viejo is considered to be the safest city in California! That is what it was ranked in 2009 by the FBI. This is just one of the reasons that 96,000+ people find the influential Mission Viejo inland real estate market so attractive and appealing - especially when considering less diverse housing options to the north and south such as Lake Forest and Laguna Hills. The majority of the; mountain, hills, and city-lights view homes in Mission Viejo were completed in the 1980's and early 1990's, and nearly all of the single-family-residences are styled in a traditional Spanish-style with stucco siding, (not unlike that of a Spanish Mission). Since then, brand new housing developments continue to be built on undeveloped land. Inundated with personality, beaming with charisma and originality - Mission Viejo incorporated in 1988. Lake Mission Viejo, the Library and the modern sports parks, and numerous golf courses are just of few of the most distinguishable features in the city. Newer communities (some recently constructed - others still under construction) continue to expand the market - providing a fresh supply of properties for families that want to take part in what amenities and high-end appointments will be attached to their new homes.
Arts, culture, recreation and continued economic development are the common threads that bind the well-respected Mission Viejo, California community. The gorgeous properties in Mission Viejo are located in surroundings that honors the vibrant art and entertainment scene while simultaneously supporting the business community through education, development and retention. The City Recreation and Community Services Department ensures that the residents will have continuing access to teen programs, senior activities, aquatics, tennis and more. Real Estate Professionals in the area say that the city profits from its Community Excursion Program, where new trips are announced on a quarterly basis. According to Mission Viejo's website, "the community is devoted to enhancing the quality of lives of its residents through its specialized programs, parks and community events". With the attached and detached single-family-residences in Mission Viejo being the picture and the Saddleback Mountains being the frame, the homes have have continued to maintain their own unique individuality and personality over the years, and will still be significant decades into the future. Most of the commercial and residential areas of Mission Viejo have been developed with barrel-tile roofs and adobe-like stucco walls. Some of the best-known communities in the city include; Aegean Heights and Hills, Canyon Crest, Casta Del Sol, Finisterra on the Lake, San Marino, Tres Vistas, Mallorca Condos, and Madrid Del Lago.
The students will can attend schools in either the Saddleback Valley Unified School District or the Capistrano Unified School District. The middle schools are Los Alisos Intermediate school and Newhart Middle School, and the elementary schools include; Del Lago, Cordillera, and De Portola elementary schools. Like much of the inland region of Orange County, the residents live in what is considered a borderline semi-arid Mediterranean climate, and is prone to dry Santa Ana winds, but for the most part, the weather is hardly inclement (it receives about 14 inches of rain normally during the months of November and December). Self-christened by city leaders with the catchy slogan/motto "Make Living Your Mission”: The community is just a short commute down Interstate-five freeway from the Dana Point Harbor and San Clemente Pier, and the 133-freeway will land you directly into world-famous Laguna Beach.
The communities and local neighborhoods of Mission Viejo are all very close to the "The Shops" at Mission Viejo, that is thought of as a world-class shopping mall anchored by well-known retailers such as Nordstrom's, Macy's, and Saks Fifth-Avenue, which is located across the street from Kaleidoscope which is a family-orientated outdoor experience featuring a movie theater, eateries and other found activities for the kids, and it is located just south of the Mission Viejo Medical Center. Outdoor recreation plays an important role for the people in Mission Viejo. The Mission Viejo Lake is centrally located in the heart of the city, at it is a recreational area where people can; fish, swim, picnic, or take a leisurely ride in a electric boat.
The home owners in Mission Viejo revere and respect the sports and recreational opportunities that are available to them throughout the year. There are fitness centers at both the Montanoso and Sierra Recreation Centers and there are a multitude of walking, hiking and biking trails found at the Arroyo Trabuco, Oak Creek, and Wilderness Glen Trails. The "La Paws" fido-friendly Dog Park is a 5+ acre park with nearly 4-acres of usable space for the canines to frolic in. The Mission Viejo skate park is an over 8,500 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that contains a concrete bowl, vertical wall, rails, spine, ramps, steps and a bench.
A brief history of Mission Viejo. The land that would later become known as "the Mission Viejo housing market" was purchased by John Forster during the Mexican-American War. He supplied horses to the U.S. military forces which were determined to retake possession of the Los Angeles vicinity. Originally the real estate and terrain was primarily used for cattle and sheep grazing land. Mission Viejo was one of the last city’s in Orange County to be urbanized due do geographical constraints. Many of the initial developers (dating back to the early 1960’s) considered the land as “undevelopable”. Urban planners then designed a master plan which relocated major thoroughfares in the valleys and the hilly regions of the city. The plan succeeded, and by the early 1980’s, the greater part of the boundaries of the city of Mission Viejo had become nearly saturated. These newly-built homes were so popular with buyers that many communities were sold out before the land was graded and construction even started.
Mission Viejo maintains and hosts a large youth athletic facility; The Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park is found on 40+Acres, and includes; 3 Lighted Baseball Fields, 2 Lighted Soccer/Football Fields, 5 Baseball Fields, 3 Soccer/football Fields, 4 Batting Cages, Restrooms, 2 Picnic Structures, 15 Picnic Tables, and 2 BBQ areas. The swimming and diving teams for the Mission Viejo Nadadores have won an overabundance of national championships here, and during the 1984 Olympics road cycling contests, Mission Viejo hosted the Road Cycling Events. There was a new soccer facility built for the sole purpose of providing an an exclusive environment for the U.S. men’s national soccer team to train at before the 1994 World Cup.
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