Sales Success at Village of Sendero Propels "Inter-Gen" Community of Rancho Mission Viejo to Position as California's Top Selling New Community

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Near sell-out of Gavilan Neighborhoods for the 55-plus crowd!

Just a year and a half after its successful grand opening, the new inter-generational village of Sendero in South Orange County, CA is nearly 90% sold out!

To date, 840 of the 940 “all age” and “55-plus” homes planned for Sendero have sold, thereby moving the large “inter-gen” Rancho Mission Viejo community into the top spot as California’s best-selling new community, according to national rankings provided by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

Sendero is the first of several inter-gen residential mixed-use villages planned for the new 14,000-home ranch community of Rancho Mission Viejo (“The Ranch”), the largest new community in California. At build-out, up to 6,000 of the homes at Rancho Mission Viejo will be designated for people age 55 and older. In addition, Rancho Mission Viejo is planned to include sites for parks and schools, miles of multi-user trails, recreational clubhouses, community farms, civic uses, child care centers, places of worship and up to 5 million square feet of non-residential uses including shopping, dining and employment centers.

Officially opened in late June 2013, the village of Sendero includes 11 different new-home neighborhoods, four of which are situated within Sendero’s gated 55-plus enclave called Gavilan. Three Gavilan neighborhoods are already completely sold-out, with less than 10 homes remaining within the final Gavilan neighborhood. In addition, the majority of the “all age” neighborhoods at Sendero each include just 10 or fewer homes remaining for purchase. Sendero home prices currently range from the high $300,000s to approximately $1 million.

“Consumer response to Sendero has been phenomenal,” said Nadine Corrigan, Vice President of Marketing for Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC, stewards of Rancho Mission Viejo and community master planners/developers. “Key to Sendero’s sales success is the robust recreational and social lifestyle found only on The Ranch. Residents of all ages and life stages are invited to enjoy a full calendar of programs and events, happy hours, get-togethers, and community-wide celebrations. Scores of new clubs are being formed and the very unique culture of care which defines Rancho Mission Viejo is fostering meaningful resident interaction.”

Now open at Sendero are three clubhouses (one exclusive to Gavilan residents), two fitness centers, pools, spas, a large “all age” village green with pathways leading to tot lots and picnic areas, bocce ball courts, fire pits, turf playgrounds, a native plant garden, and even a putting green as well as hiking/biking trails accessing select open spaces and a County Regional trails system. As part of the “Agri-hood” of Rancho Mission Viejo, Sendero also includes the gardens, row crops, and fruits trees of Gavilan Farm, with the larger Sendero Farm now under cultivation and slated to open this Fall.

Plus, scheduled to open this Spring is Sendero Field, a 15-acre community park with sports fields and a children’s adventure play park. In addition, leasing activity is underway at the 10-acre Ranch Marketplace retail plaza.

To date, Sendero has been named America’s “Master-Planned Community of the Year” by the Sales and Marketing Council of The National Association of Home Builders and “Master-Planned Community of the Year” by the Greater Sales and Marketing Council for the Building Industry Association of Southern California.

Ultimately, Rancho Mission Viejo is planned to provide up to 14,000 homes within multiple inter-generational villages on just 6,000 acres of the 23,000-acre active ranch. The remaining 17,000 acres of family-held ranchlands will be part of the open spaces of The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. Residents of Rancho Mission Viejo enjoy exclusive access to year-long events and activities conduct at The Reserve including “knee-high naturalist” programs for the young and special hikes, camping adventures, stargazing and more for the young at heart.

Sendero on The Ranch is situated near the intersection of Ortega Highway and Antonio Parkway, just 2.3 miles from downtown San Juan Capistrano and five miles from San Clemente and Doheny State Beach. Sendero offers easy access to the employment and retail centers of Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita and other Orange County areas.


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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