San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (PRWEB) August 13, 2012
Laura Eisenberg wants to sign you up for star gazing or a family hike within The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. You can get the inside track on Rodeo bull riding and boot buying from Lissa Freese. What’s Derek Knoble harvesting on The Ranch this month? Who knew that Mike Evans could wax poetic about native plants and host his own plein air painting workshop! And within just weeks, development lead Paul Johnson will talk about the new village of Sendero and Gavilan, South Orange County’s single-story active adult, new-home enclave.
Encompassing 23,000 acres in South Orange County, Rancho Mission Viejo is comprised of more than 17,000 acres of permanent open space and approximately 6,000 acres of future residential and mixed-use development. Owned by the O’Neill/Avery/Moiso family since 1882,
The Ranch is Orange County’s last working ranch, home to The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo and very soon, the village of Sendero – the first mixed-use residential village to be built within the new master-planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo.
“Rancho Mission Viejo offers so much, to so many, that we thought the best way to introduce this place was through the people who plan its communities, manage its open spaces, farm its fields, operate its cattle ranch, and run businesses within its borders,” said Nadine Corrigan, Vice President of Marketing for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC.
“Our new Facebook page will allow us to interact directly with people who want to learn about all that happens on The Ranch,” added Corrigan. “It also will allow us to post photos and videos, engage with people around common interests, and provide information about all the different Ranch and South OC events being conducted nearby and nearly every week. We look forward to an expanded conversation with the community; and we invite everyone to become a Rancho Mission Viejo Facebook friend or a fan today.”
Rancho Mission Viejo is located in the heart of South Orange County, just 2.3 miles from downtown San Juan Capistrano and five miles from San Clemente and Doheny State Beach, with easy access provided to the employment and retail centers of Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and other Orange County areas.
Approximately 75% of The Ranch will be preserved as part of a larger habitat conservation area known as The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo and 25% will be developed into multiple villages. Combined with additional open spaces already dedicated by the Rancho Mission Viejo family, The Reserve will grow over time to nearly 21,000 acres. Ultimately, The Reserve will be combined with County-owned lands to form the 33,000-acre Southern Subregion Habitat Reserve, one of California’s largest and most diverse habitat reserves.
Multiple villages are planned to be developed on a total of 6,000 acres of The Ranch. Collectively, over the next two decades, these villages are expected to offer 14,000 homes (including 6,000 active adult, new-home residences) and five million square feet of non-residential uses. In addition, schools, parks and recreational facilities, shopping and employment centers will be developed, as well as an inter-connected system of arterial roadways and hiking/biking trails carefully integrated with some of the Ranch’s agrarian spaces and natural habitat.
The first new-home village on The Ranch will be Sendero, currently scheduled to open in summer 2013. Encompassing approximately 690 acres and offering approximately 940 attached and detached homes and 200 apartment units, Sendero will include the gated active adult enclave of Gavilan, providing 285 single-level residences adjacent to a private clubhouse and recreational facilities. Among the amenities planned for all Sendero residents are a centrally located community hall, clubhouses and recreational core, a 15-acre community park, the vegetable and fruit gardens of Sendero Farm, neighborhood parks, hiking/biking trails accessing Reserve trails and a County Regional hiking and biking trails network, a 10-acre retail plaza, fire station, and a child day care center.
Sendero and Gavilan homebuilders include Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, SeaCountry Homes, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, The Pulte Group, TRI Pointe Homes, William Lyon Homes, and Western National Group.
“Over the next few months, we’ll provide new integrated applications and more opportunities for people to increase their engagement with the Ranch, highlighted by the launch of our Rancho Mission Viejo community website soon,” said Corrigan. “We look forward to regular updates with our fans, especially as the Sendero grand opening approaches.”
Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC is a privately held, family-owned and -operated company responsible for the ranching, farming, planning, development, and financial management of the remaining 23,000 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo, situated in unincorporated South Orange County, CA. Since 1882, members of the O’Neill/Avery/Moiso family have owned and managed The Ranch which once exceeded 200,000 acres and now includes the family-developed cities and communities of Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita as well as such important places as Caspers Wilderness Regional Park, the Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary, O’Neill Regional Park and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Development on the Ranch is a partnership between Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC (managing partner) and DMB Associates, an Arizona-based, diversified real estate company with commercial property/resort/recreational/primary home community holdings throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii and Utah.