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Arts, culture, recreation and continued economic development are the common threads that bind the Mission Viejo community of Orange County. The highly-desirable Mission Viejo homes for sale 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 distinguished Mission Viejo properties will have continuing access to teen programs, senior activities, aquatics, tennis and more. Local Mission Viejo Real Estate Agents say that the city profits from its Community Excursion Program, where new trips are announced on a quarterly basis. According to the city of 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.
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Mission Viejo is considered to be a family-orientated community and also as being the safest city in California! That is what it was ranked in 2009 by the FBI. This is just one of the reasons that over 95,000 people are honored to call Mission Viejo local real estate their own personal living haven. The majority of the stately Mission Viejo luxury homes for sale were completed in the 1980's and early 1990's, and nearly all of the single-family-residences are styled in 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.
Where Is Mission Viejo Located?
First incorporated in 1988, the eye-catching Mission Viejo view properties are found in the the heart of a suburban landscape, featuring picturesque canopies of trees. Inundated with personality, beaming with charisma and originality, the meticulously-maintained Mission Viejo custom homes for sale are found among a symphony of striking and inspiring diversity that is meticulously woven together in a sophisticated environment set adjacent to the Saddleback Mountain backdrop. Swayed predominantly from Traditional and Mediterranean influences, the real estate market in Mission Viejo is conforming in design yet these decorative homes retain their individuality.
Why People Love Mission Viejo
The classy homes in Mission Viejo, California are positioned around picturesque parks, spacious green areas, challenging bike trails and protected wetlands. The Mission Viejo residential market offers one of the best examples of environmental conservancy in Southern California and is home to a flourishing wetlands protection program and the state's first private land preservation. When you are searching for attractive lake-view homes you never feel like you are far away from the Mother Nature. In the city, the streets are overlaid with leafy trees and the city is flattered by the fact that it has earned honors from the Natural Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to seedling cultivation. The majority of the Mission Viejo housing market was originally located on ranching land and is now home to many town homes and condos.
The enchanting Mission Viejo estate homes are served by two school districts; the S.V.U.S.D. and the C.V.U.S.D. The home owners live in what is considered a borderline semi-arid Mediterranean climate, and like most of So. Cal. the city is prone to dry Santa Ana winds. Self-christened by city leaders with the motto "Make Living Your Mission”: Lake Mission Viejo, the library and multiple golf courses are just a few of the most distinguishable features of the city. The community is just a short commute down Interstate-five freeway from the Dana Point Harbor and San Clemente Pier, and world-famous Laguna Beach.
The majestic Mission Viejo residential market offers some of the most varied collections of housing options in South Orange County and it is recognized as one of the largest master planned communities in the U.S. The prominent, recently-renovated and upgraded homes in Mission Viejo are perpetually in high-demand because of its abundant 55+ senior living home options. The lions-share of the mountain, hills and city-lights view homes were built in a Spanish-Mission style. According to veteran Buyers Agents, the community has a rural feel; it is primarily residential housing and features beautiful serpentine streets found in reticent "villages", many of the single-family-residences are situated in 24/7 gate-guarded communities where you will locate much of the real estate for sale in Mission Viejo. The main thoroughfares within the city are Oso, La Paz, Marguerite and Alicia Parkway's.
The well-appointed tract-homes found in Mission Viejo are close to "The Shops", which is adjacent to Kaleidoscope which is a family-orientated outdoor experience featuring a movie theater found in close proximity to the Medical Center. Outdoor recreation plays an important role for the people in Mission Viejo. A prominent spot in the city to savor a boat-load of fun adventures is found at the Lake where people can, fish, swim, picnic, or ride a electric boat. Newer master-planned communities continue to pop-up on the MLS providing a fresh supply of homes to a market that is catching the eye of potential home buyers seeking an active, outdoor way of life.
The trendy Mission Viejo one and two-story homes for sale are visually appealing and most are considered "semi-custom". Buyers are increasingly moving towards this community, immediately attracted to the pool homes which have a commanding presence and a lasting beauty creating split-second curb appeal, which were built by appreciated home-builders to last for multiple generations into the future. Local Realtors in Mission Viejo say that with relaxed floor-plans that cater to a modern lifestyle, the home owners have paid a great deal of attention in maintaining modern home amenities and new renovations. 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.
Professionals, individuals and families in the city idolize the outdoors and appreciate sports and recreation. You will find fitness centers at both the Montanoso and Sierra Recreation Centers. There are many walking, hiking and biking trails winding around the seductive properties in Mission Viejo including Arroyo Trabuco, Oak Creek, and Wilderness Glen Trails. The "La Paws" Dog Park is a 5+ acre park with over 2 acres of slopes and nearly 4 acres of usable space for canines to frolic in. The Skate Park is an over 8,500 square foot facility that consist of a concrete bowl, vert wall, bauer box, rails, spine, pyramid, hips, ramps, steps and a bench.
The ZIP codes for the city of 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 controls is approximately 18 square miles. The largest employers in the city are; Mission Hospital, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Target, Saddleback College and Capistrano Unified School District. Mission Viejo is suburban in nature and culture. It is primarily zoned residential and the city’s name is derived from a reference to Rancho Mission Viejo. The city’s main website is: www.cityofmissionviejo.org.
A brief history of Mission Viejo. The city was purchased by John Forster during the Mexican-American War. He supplied horses to the U.S. military forces which was venturing forward to retake Los Angeles. Originally the area’s primary use function was cattle and sheep grazing land (the farmers had no ‘higher or best’ purpose for the land. Mission Viejo was one of the last city’s in Orange County to be urbanized due do its topographical limits and flexibility. Many early home builders dating back to the early 1960’s considered the land for sale as frankly “undevelopable”. Urban planners designed a master plan which relocated thoroughfares in the valleys and single-family-residences (and condos) to the hilly regions of the city. This worked out perfectly for people who wanted to live in the area, and by the early 1980’s the majority of the Mission Viejo housing market was fully developed. The properties in Mission Viejo were so popular that many housing tracts were sold out before the construction even started on them. Most of the commercial and residential areas of the city were developed in a Spanish Mission style, with barrel-tile roofs and adobe-like stucco walls.
Sports and Outdoor Recreation in Mission Viejo. The city hosts an expansive youth athletic facility; Mission Viejo Youth Athletic Park, where you will locate baseball diamonds and soccer field. It is home to AYSO and Little League baseball and there are 4 excellent clubs including; Pateadores and Mission Viejo Soccer Clubs, West Coast Futbol, and Saddleback United Soccer Club. The swimming and diving teams for the city (Mission Viejo Nadadores) have won a plethora of national championships as well as Olympians. During the 1984 Olympics road cycling contests, Mission Viejo hosted Road Cycling Events and the old O’Neill Road changed its name to Olympiad Rd. There was a soccer facility constructed just for the training of the U.S. men’s soccer team before the 1994 World Cup. The Mission Viejo Vigilantes baseball team used to play their games here – now the ballpark is used by the Orange County Fire (a semi-pro collegiate team).
What can you expect from the climate in Mission Viejo? The home owners enjoy a semi-arid/Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine throughout the year. It receives round 14 inches of rain each year, normally in the months from November to December. There is usually no rain during the summer month. Because is Mission Viejo is just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean, the city experiences what locals call “June Gloom” or “May Gray”. Like most of So Cal, the city is susceptible to Santa Ana winds, which delivers hot air from the inland region. Snowfall is for the most part out of the question in Mission Viejo.
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