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Promoted and self-christened as “The Ranch Plan” and consisting of multiple villages that will be built-out over the next two-decades, over 60% (17,000 acres) of the upscale-contemporary Rancho Mission Viejo residential market is designated as open "green area" and will be ultimately consolidated with county land to form a 33,000-acre reserve. The classy Rancho Mission Viejo homes for sale are positioned north-east of San Juan Capistrano and are found in a intimate ambiance set amidst agricultural and grazing land, and all of the elegant homes in Rancho Mission Viejo are situated in one of the newest communities in Orange County. Built by respected builders and talented developers, the community boasts every modern convenience and amenity imaginable to potential home owners.
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The handsome Rancho Mission inland real estate market: many of the estate homes in Rancho Mission Viejo have stucco roofing, with classic Spanish-Heritage architectural styles offering sleek curves and charming window pieces. The majority of the mountain, hill and city-lights view homes are close to a cozy farmhouse setting in the event you want to savor a frosty beverage on the front porch of your house. With a warm color palate, the Rancho Adobe style is a unique set of garage doors found in the modern Rancho Mission Viejo luxury homes for sale, which come complete with modern exteriors combined with a curious effect of brick on adobe. In the attractive Rancho Mission Viejo community you can appreciate all of the upgrades from the floor to ceiling. With spacious interiors, and energy-saving features, the impressive Rancho Mission Viejo local real estate market will still be relevant decades from now.
Most of the beautiful Rancho Mission Viejo custom homes have fire-resistant concrete tile roofs that come with delightful facades including lace-finished stucco, full-wrap rain gutters, illuminated address numbers and decorative lighting, and outdoor weather-resistant electrical outlets. The builders of the adorable Rancho Mission Viejo view homes have delivered environmentally conscious houses that are efficient in both energy and water conservation. The floor plans in the eye-catching Rancho Mission Viejo master-planned community are relaxed and rewarding, and sunlit bedrooms are unique to all of the homes, many with dazzling coffered ceiling in the master suites. The enchanting Rancho Mission Viejo housing market is located on a towering hillside setting, nourished by cool ocean breezes, and its agricultural history currently consists of avocado and lemon orchards including a farm.
In the city of Rancho Mission Viejo, buyers routinely require many home showings before they are ready to move forward with the purchase of the property. That’s where the reliable Rancho Mission Viejo Real Estate Agents at BanCorp Properties come into play. It takes insight into all of nuances of buying and selling a Rancho Mission Viejo contemporary home for a Broker to distinguish itself in any market, and our organization has accumulated an insightful team of Buyers Agents that have been working in Rancho Mission Viejo since the city initiated construction. The city offers the most swank, hot new conveniences, and people are demonstrating an increased demand in these exceptional Rancho Mission Viejo estate homes as a substitute to investment opportunities such as Ladera Ranch, Coto De Caza and San Juan Capistrano.
In the Village of Rancho Mission Viejo there is something for everyone from every life stage. A community perched high above a west-facing ridge line, emboldened with essential creature comforts including; trails, natural habitat, coastal and back country views, relaxed lifestyles and like-minded souls. Here surrounding the enticing Rancho Mission Viejo, California homes for sale you will find shopping, sports parks, and a medical and wellness center. There is plenty of parks and open green space to savor and enjoy vistas of the environment along with the plethora of affluent accouterments. With a large pool and hilltop clubhouse, the trendy Rancho Mission Viejo condos are found in a place created to explore and discover.
Positioned strategically against a rolling hills backdrop, Rancho Mission Viejo is a safe and secure city located in close proximity to "The Reserve". The homes are modern, pleasing, stylistic, and practical and are ideal for buyers who are transitioning in their lives. Are you an O.C. family thinking about downsizing, but still need some extra rooms in the house for your kids to come home on a vacation or holiday? The square footages of the homes vary greatly.
A Protected Habitat: Rancho Mission Viejo will eventually encompass over 20,000 acres of protected creeks, canyons and a sanctuary of wetlands, woodlands, native grasslands, and chaparral. The Rancho Mission Viejo home owners can participate in docent-led wildflower walks, nature lectures, astronomy nights, and more through a hefty schedule of events. And just by residing in the community, you merge together with the concerted conservation effort and land stewardship legacy that is over a century old. Located on a panoramic hillside setting, an ageless approach to outdoor living, a diverse set of experiences, and rich set of neighborhoods which offer exclusive amenities such as open-air retreats for family gatherings. It's a celebration of relaxed living with a community vibe -an ingenious example of nature, neighbors, and lifestyle blending in unexpected, yet essential, ways.
Found on both east and west-facing hillsides to boast both back-country and coastal views that feature prominent hill tops, historic arroyos and groves of leafy lemon trees, the Rancho Mission Viejo "villages" are made up primarily of owner-occupied homes, while in the Gavilan neighborhoods you will find some single-level homes set in a new village for all life styles. Potential home owners in Rancho Mission Viejo are able to identify the new logo which is Spanish for “Hawk”, which offers a carefree lifestyle with limitless activities for those aged 55+. More and more active seniors are gravitating to a lively and vibrant community where they can interact with people from all age groups. Escape, experience, live: The Canyon House and Oak Canyon serves as a social living destination for the local residents, highlighted by Canyon Coffee, this indoor/outdoor retreat features an alfresco courtyard overlooking Oak Canyon.
The community of Rancho Mission Viejo is approximately 15 minutes away from the Dana Point Harbor, and adjacent to that you will find Doheny State Beach. You will find outstanding culinary choices here, as well as nightlife and wonderful boutique shopping. The families are served by the Capistrano Unified School District.
A fresh style: While the city of Rancho Mission Viejo is steeped in California history, the community has looked to other traditions - Farmhouse Interpretive and American Rustic - as a basis for Rancho Mission Viejo Style. Much of the inspiration comes from the agricultural regions of Napa and Sonoma counties where vineyards, farms, and livestock live together. Wood, stone and metal combine with fresh colors to create a bright, artisanal ambiance.
Set in rolling hills backdrop evoking an overwhelming sense of peace and reticent from the hubbub of north county, buyers are inspired by the unblemished R.M.V. Sendero.
RanchLife: How the Community thrives. Ranchlife brings the entire Rancho Mission Viejo new real estate market together through an exceptional variety of programs and events scattered around the holidays and across the year. You will find that there truly is something for everyone - from workshops and enrichment classes, to cultural activities, community-wide celebrations, happy hours, and more than 45 resident-led clubs. Unforgettable experiences create a heartfelt sense of belonging and make it simple for neighbors to meet neighbors - and participate in the social fabric of the community.
Where is Rancho Mission Viejo Located?
It is located where Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway merge. If you take Ortega Highway west, this will take you directly into the heart of S.J.C. where you will find the Plaza Del Rio and Del Obispo shopping centers, this is where you will also locate the historic Mission San Juan. If you take Ortega east, this will take you on winding road leading out to the city of Lake Elsinore.
The Hilltop Club: Give your daily workout an upgrade at the versatile indoor-outdoor fitness center; equipped with unique exercise spaces and locker rooms. The spend your weekend at the swimming pool and spa, lounging on a poolside cabana. Or at the event bar with plenty of lounge seating for everyone. Host a cook-off at the BBQ picnic area followed by a s'mores toasted around the fire pits. Challenge friends on the bocce ball courts while the kids explore the vintage game arcade.
The Backyard: There is a lot to uncover at this serpentine 5+ acre linear park dotted with an eclectic mix of features for kids and kids-at-heart. The children can let loose on larger-than-life playground equipment straight out of a child's imagination. or zigzag their way across a kid-sized zip rail. Adults can have their own fun at "The Hangout", an epic outdoor gathering space complete with fire pits, BBQ's and communal picnic tables nestled under a canopy of sunning chandelier trees. Or gather at "The Garage" clubhouse for weekly activities.
A brief history of Rancho Mission Viejo: its roots can be linked back to the mid 1840’s when the real estate was purchased by John Forster. This land was in addition to Rancho Trabuco (which he had bought at an earlier time). In the mid 1860’s he added to his existing portfolio the city’s which are now known as Rancho Santa Margarita and Las Flores. The total inventory under his control was over 200,000 acres, which resulted in him become one of the largest landowners in the State of California. After his death, the property was purchased by Richard O’Neill Sr. and James Flood, each managing 50-percent. The partnership was unique in the fact that Flood raised the money to buy the land and O’Neill possessed his skills as a cattleman and he leveraged this sweat equity to become a residential manager. After these two formed their unique partnership that land was improved becoming Orange County’s largest producer of wheat (New Row Crops were also introduced. After the death of Flood, James (his son) went through with his dad’s promise and conveyed an undivided half-ownership to O’Neill. Nearly immediately after this transfer took place the two sons of Flood and O’Neill combined there interest with the Santa Margarita Company.
The SMC disintegrated when the Rancho Mission Viejo ranch was divided into two separate and mutually exclusive parcels. In the early 1940’s the U.S.M.C. bought the rights to the complete San Diego Allocation of over 123,000 acres for over $4mm,, which later extended down to include Camp Pendleton. Once that war had run its full course, the remnants of the historic ranch now included two-separate Orange County parcels; reunited with the name Ranch Mission Viejo now encompassing over 50,000 acres. O’Neill was laid to rest in the early 1940’s, and his wife, Marguerite, took charge of the project and was able to keep their family’s business interests in place. In 1950, with the creation of nearly 280 acres which later would take the name of O’Neill Regional Park. They made the initially offering of thousands of acres of open green space which later on was dedicated to Orange County.
Residential Development of the Rancho Mission Viejo real estate and land. In the early 1960’s the O’Neill family and their associates formed the Mission Viejo Company and were well on their way to their initial residential development of properties in Rancho Mission Viejo which would become the Planned Community of Mission Viejo. In 1972 MVC and its still undeveloped region in M.V. were purchased by Philip Morris, and the Mission Viejo Company was afterwards aquired by Shea Properties in 1997. Finalizing the complete sale, Moiso took the initiative providing direct oversight to was left of the remaining 40,000 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo. Since this time the family have set aside over 20,000 acres of undeveloped open space and pressed forward with the further advancement of the initial Rancho. The city of Rancho Mission Viejo is still recognized as an active and working ranch with over 500 cattle, including an additional 500 acres of citrus trees, including crops of beans and barley and row after row of avocado trees. The new Rancho Mission Viejo community was honored and celebrated with its grand opening in 2013 with the development and creation of Esencia (as well as its first dozen neighborhoods and bevy of community creature comforts. In 2000, the region was created from an extensive open pace preservation, and the finalized land use plan for the remainder of the Rancho Mission Viejo housing market. The “Ranch Plan” was inaugurated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. This plan led to the development of The Reserve of Rancho Mission Viejo (an over 16,000 habitat specific reserve and a detailed plan of the new community now called Rancho Mission Viejo.
The Canyon House: An inspired setting for relaxation and gatherings, this picturesque social hub features Canyon Coffee, and expansive courtyard overlooking Oak Canyon, multiple loggias with plenty of seating, inviting open-air and enclose meeting and event rooms, and an on-site catering kitchen. "The Studio" is your spot for festive parties, arts and crafts, and club get-togethers.
"The Farm": Welcome to The "Agrihood" where it is easy for Rancho Mission Viejo residents to harvest the fruits of their labor. It features in-ground row crops, six raised planter beds, and over twenty different types of fruit trees, along with avocado, walnut and bay trees. There is a harvest/prep barn, greenhouse, toolshed, composting system, and courtyard for workshops and events. Join our volunteer team of Farm Hands and discover the rewards that come from working together on the farm.
Getting Around: Getting from here to there in Rancho Mission Viejo is a breeze, thanks to a network of walking/biking trails, NEV (Neighborhood Electric Vehicle) trails, pathways and roads - all part of a larger Ranch wide trail system that connects the homes in Rancho Mission Viejo to a larger regional network of trails. In fact, you can take them straight to Doheny State Beach and San Juan Capistrano if you would like to. Beyond the local transportation network, Los Patrones Parkway connects Cow Camp Road to the SR-241 toll road, for fast and convenient access to major employment centers, shopping, dinning, and recreational hotspots.
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