Places | Rancho Mission Viejo Planned Community

[  Orange County, California USA  ]

Rancho Mission Viejo is a 23,000-acre master-planned community in South Orange County, California.   The landholding is part of a 200,000-acre land grant dating back to 1845, once controlled by John Forster.

What has historically been called the Rancho Mission Viejo landholding is today home to four master-planned communities:   the City of Mission Viejo, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita,  and the planned communities of Ladera Ranch and Las Flores.

The new planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo takes its name from the historic overall landholding, and is preparing for the grand opening of  its first village (Sendero) in June 2013.   Sendero is the Spanish word for path.   The project will consist of approximately 940 homes and 200 apartments situated where Ortega Highway meets Antonio Parkway, just east of San Juan Capistrano.

Just 6,000 acres of the landholding will be developed, with the remaining lands (The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo)  to be dedicated as permanent open space.

The first mixed-use community of Rancho Mission Viejo, Sendero, will open in 2013.

Official website:   Rancho Mission Viejo