Homeshopper Interest Surges to 8,000 Names as Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC Prepares for June 29-30 Grand Opening of Inter-Generational Village of Sendero

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Homebuyer interest list approaches 8,000 names as the June 29-30 grand opening nears for the first village (Sendero) on the brand new master-planned 14,000-home community of Rancho Mission Viejo, the largest new community now opening in the nation. Sendero village will be California’s first new inter-generational village with 941 new homes for sale (including homes for active adults age 55+).

With an on-line homebuyer interest list approaching 8,000 names (and growing by up to 400 new names per week), the long-awaited grand opening of Sendero is officially slated for the weekend of June 29-30, 2013. Designed as an inter-generational mixed-use residential village, Sendero will be the first village to open on the new 14,000-home ranch community of Rancho Mission Viejo in scenic South Orange County, CA.

Encompassing 23,000 acres, Rancho Mission Viejo (“The Ranch”) is comprised of more than 17,000 acres of permanent open space and approximately 6,000 acres slated for residential and mixed-use development, starting with the village of Sendero. Owned by the O’Neill/Avery/Moiso family since 1882, The Ranch is also Orange County’s last working ranch and home to the protected habitat and wide expanses of The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

“Homeshopper excitement is sky high as we approach the simultaneous debut of 11 distinct neighborhoods by eight different homebuilders at Sendero next month,” said Nadine Corrigan, Vice President of Marketing for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC., stewards of Rancho Mission Viejo and community master planners/developers. “Four of Sendero’s neighborhoods are set within the gated 55+ enclave of Gavilan which offers primarily single story homes. Also within Sendero are two clubhouses, our information center, several parks and gardens, miles of hiking/biking/riding trails, and an incredible diversity of recreational amenities which are nearing construction completion as everyone prepares for the upcoming grand opening of Sendero.”

Encompassing nearly 690 acres, Sendero will include approximately 940 attached and detached homes (including the 285 55+ homes at Gavilan) plus nearly 290 apartment units by Western National Group. The eight neighborhood builders at Sendero include Del Webb, Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, SeaCountry Homes, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, TriPointe Homes, and William Lyon Homes. Sendero home prices are expected to range from the $300,000s to under $1 million.    

Among the homes to be constructed at Sendero are a variety of townhomes, duplexes, courtyard homes, and a broad range of single-family detached homes, designed in distinctive Spanish Heritage, Western Ranch, and Ranch Adobe architectural styles. Interiors will range from approximately 1,000 to nearly 3,000 square feet with a host of open and flexible floorplan arrangements designed to foster California-style/outdoor living.

The amenities to debut during next month’s grand opening include a centrally located village core called El Prado with the Guest House information center (a future community hall), two clubhouses with fitness centers, pools, spas, outdoor dining opportunities, fire pits and more, the vegetable and fruit gardens of Sendero Farm, several neighborhood parks, and a network of hiking/biking trails accessing Reserve trails and a County Regional hiking and biking trails system. Also planned for Sendero are a future 15-acre community park, the 10-acre Ranch Marketplace retail plaza, and a fire station.

To help provide homeshoppers with more information about Sendero, has been refreshed with detailed home prices for each of Sendero’s new neighborhoods, including the four within the 55+ enclave of Gavilan. Additional features of the updated website include answers to homeshoppers’ most frequently asked questions (FAQs), information on the outstanding public and private school choices for families living at Sendero on The Ranch, an easy-to-use tool for viewing neighborhood floorplans, and even a new Rancho Mission Viejo blog which offers “behind-the-scenes” glimpses about life on The Ranch.    

“Exploration of Sendero and the unique lifestyle advantages to be offered on The Ranch is as simple as visiting today, and then signing-up as a Pathfinder,” said Corrigan. “We created Pathfinders as an opportunity to invite those most interested in living on The Ranch to be among the first to learn all the news and updates and be invited to exclusive events.”

Nearly half of all Sendero registrants have signed-up as Pathfinders. The vast majority of Pathfinders plan to move within the next 12 months and already live in South Orange County. When asked about their preferred past times and lifestyle aspirations, Pathfinders expressed interest in learning more about Sendero activities centered around outdoor adventure, food and culinary pursuits, exploration and lifelong learning, gardening, design, as well as arts and crafts.

“People of all ages and families of all shapes and sizes will find the opportunity to mix and mingle at Sendero, a place designed to encourage people to pursue their interests, get outside and play, make new friends, and blaze their own trails,” said Corrigan.

Sendero is situated at the western end of Rancho Mission Viejo which rests 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.    

Sendero is the first of multiple villages planned to be developed with new homes for sale 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 55+ new-home residences) and up to 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.


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.

To learn more about Rancho Mission Viejo and The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo, visit To learn more about DMB, visit

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