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Getting to know Mission Viejo

Beyond the horizon of the picturesque tree-lined streets of Mission Viejo California, the Saddleback Mountains provide a stunning backdrop. Located in southern Orange County, the land that is today Mission Viejo was once primarily used for cattle and sheep grazing. As Orange County began to experience extraordinary growth during the 20th Century, many people felt that Mission Viejo could not be developed because of the geographic complexity of the area. However, plans were established in the 1960s and by the 1980s, a scenic master-planned community was born. Today, Mission Viejo is considered to be one of the largest master-planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States. Mostly residential, the extremely safe city of Mission Viejo is home to nearly 95,000 residents. Mission Viejo CA real estate is bordered by Lake Forest to the northwest, Rancho Santa Margarita to the east, San Juan Capistrano to the south, and Laguna Niguel and Laguna Hills to the west.


Those who purchase homes for sale Mission Viejo enjoy a variety of amenities, especially in the form of recreation. In the center of the community, Lake Mission Viejo provides boating, fishing, swimming, and summer events such as a summer concert series. There are many waterfront homes located on the lake as well. Other recreational opportunities that can be found near Mission Viejo CA real estate include hiking within the city’s network of trails, golfing at one of the three golf courses in town, or participating in athletic programs or classes at one of the numerous recreation facilities.

Buyers of Mission Viejo CA homes for sale are happy to know that they are served by one of two quality school districts – Capistrano Unified School District and Saddleback Valley Unified School District. To view Mission Viejo CA real estate, use the map-based property search provided below, or contact us today.

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