Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC Announces June 29-30, 2013 Grand Opening of Nation’s Largest (14,000-home, 23,000 Acres) Inter-generational Planned Community

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First village for brand new 14,000-home, 23,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo community opens this weekend (June 29-30). More than 9,000 names on interest list for what will become nation’s largest, inter-generational planned community, offering 40% of all homes dedicated to homebuyers age 55-plus.

This weekend marks the highly anticipated grand opening of the 14,000-home inter-generational, planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo on a working 23,000-acre ranch in South Orange County, CA.

Destined to become one of the largest planned communities in America, Rancho Mission Viejo (“The Ranch”) will be showcased by approximately 17,000 acres of protected open space within The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo as well as sites for new schools, parks and recreational facilities, up to five million square feet of commercial uses including shopping and employment centers, and a network of hiking/biking trails carefully integrated with some of the Ranch’s agrarian spaces and natural habitat. In addition, 40% of The Ranch’s 14,000 new homes for sale (up to 6,000 residences) will be dedicated exclusively to homebuyers age 55+ within The Ranch’s several recreational-rich, inter-generational villages, beginning with the village of Sendero, grand opening to the public, this weekend, June 29-30, 2013.

“The grand opening of the village of Sendero allows us to ignite a new paradigm for true inter-generational living on The Ranch,” said Paul Johnson, Sr. Vice President of Community Development for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC, stewards of Rancho Mission Viejo and community master planners/developers. “Beginning with this month’s grand opening of Sendero, The Ranch will become a place for people of all life stages and interests. Neighborhoods of homes for those age 55+ will be intermingled with ‘all age’ neighborhoods to form active inter-generational villages. Each village will be centered around vibrant recreational cores offering both shared and separate facilities as well as an incredible variety of events, programs and activities based on a common desire for healthy and simple living, lifelong learning and abundant discovery.”

Encompassing nearly 690 acres, The Ranch’s first village of Sendero will offer 11 different residential neighborhoods by eight different homebuilders including four neighborhoods of primarily single story 55+ homes within the gated enclave of Gavilan. At build-out, Sendero will include 941 attached and detached homes (including the 286 55+ homes) plus approximately 285 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.

Scheduled to debut during Sendero’s grand opening weekend will be El Prado, the village’s recreational core complete with its Guest House information center (a future community hall), the Hacienda clubhouse (exclusive to Ranch residents age 55+) and the all age Ranch House clubhouse as well as several swimming pools, spas, a children’s splash park, numerous neighborhood parks, tot lots, a putting green, and even linkages to 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, the vegetable and fruit gardens of Sendero Farm, and a fire station.

“Homeshopper response to our vision of inter-generational living has been phenomenal,” said Johnson. “Our homebuyer interest list is more than 9,000 names and the ages of prospective homebuyers range from the early 20s to 55 and better. Uniting these prospective buyers is a common attraction to scenic South Orange County and its easy proximity to both the coast and nearby regional parks. In addition, people are intrigued by the unique advantages of living on an active ranch surrounded by citrus fields, rolling hills, cattle grazing areas, and the wide open spaces of the 17,000-acre Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. This is truly a place like no other.”

Sendero on The Ranch is located 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, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita and other Orange County areas.

To learn more about Rancho Mission Viejo and Sendero as well as all the plans for the June 29-30 grand opening, please visit http://www.RanchoMissionViejo.com.

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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.

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