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Rancho Mission Viejo

Rancho Mission Viejo is a vibrant community steeped in over 130 years of history, embodying the spirit of the American West with a commitment to land stewardship and community care. Originating from a legacy of family ownership and a simple handshake, this unique place has flourished through generations who have honored and nurtured the land. Today, Rancho Mission Viejo boasts a harmonious blend of working ranch life—with livestock, orchards, and a nature reserve—alongside a tight-knit residential community. The residents, who are featured in all of the ranch's photography and videos, take immense pride in their role of caretakers of the land and each other, perpetuating a culture where an honest handshake still holds profound significance. Rancho Mission Viejo is not just a place to live; it's a promise of a flourishing lifestyle where care for the land and community weaves a rich tapestry of connections and shared stories. It invites you to become part of its ongoing story, in a setting where every detail and every resident helps to narrate the extraordinary tale of this special place.

Overview for Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

9,691 people live in Rancho Mission Viejo, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $65,413. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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39 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

Rancho Mission Viejo has 3,511 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Rancho Mission Viejo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,691 people call Rancho Mission Viejo home. The population density is 6,228.174 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.41 / 56.59%

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Schools in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Rancho Mission Viejo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Rancho Mission Viejo, CA

There's plenty to do around Rancho Mission Viejo, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Food Vibes, Deux Pates, and Deux Pates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 1.8 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.7 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.94 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.1 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.65 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.76 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Rancho Mission Viejo - Where History Meets Harmony

Nestled in the heart of Orange County, CA, Rancho Mission Viejo embodies the true spirit of the American West, intertwined with a deep commitment to the land and its people. Founded on the principles of integrity, stewardship, and community over 130 years ago, this unique ranch offers more than just a place to live—it promises a lifestyle where residents thrive together in harmony with nature.

A Rich History Rooted in Family and Trust

The Founding Story: Rancho Mission Viejo's origins trace back to a simple yet profound handshake agreement, symbolizing trust and a mutual commitment to the land and each other. This spirit of authenticity and connection has been passed down through generations, with the ranch evolving under the care of a family dedicated to preserving its natural beauty and fostering a supportive community.

A Flourishing Community Connected by Nature

Life at Rancho Mission Viejo: Today, Rancho Mission Viejo is a vibrant community where residents, from families to retirees, find a sense of belonging. The ranch features residential neighborhoods, community gardens, livestock, orchards, and a sprawling nature reserve. Here, every day is an opportunity to connect with nature, participate in community events, and enjoy the outdoors.

Sustainability and Stewardship: Our Core Values

Environmental Commitment: Rancho Mission Viejo takes pride in its role as a steward of the land. Sustainable farming practices, water conservation efforts, and habitat preservation are just a few ways the ranch commits to a healthier planet. Residents are encouraged to join in these efforts, fostering a culture of care and respect for the environment.

Discover Your Place in Rancho Mission Viejo

Invitation to Explore: We invite you to explore Rancho Mission Viejo, where you can experience the warmth of our community, the beauty of our landscapes, and the joy of a lifestyle in harmony with nature. Whether through our real resident stories, community tours, or a simple visit, discover how you can become part of this extraordinary place.


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