Aliso Viejo

Not yet an incorporated city, Aliso Viejo is snuggled along the western side of the Saddleback Valley, opposite Mission Viejo and Laguna Hills, with the Laguna Canyon settled just behind its foothills. Otherwise known as “Old Sycamore,” Aliso Viejo offers beautiful scenery and pleasant weather year round with its southern Orange County location.

The Aliso Creek Trail is a 13 mile bike trail located at the foot of the Santa Ana Mountains and travels to Cooks Corner. This challenging course offers stunning scenery and a pleasant atmosphere to go along with its daring hills and valleys. The Aliso Creek Trail also welcomes pedestrians.

The Aliso and Wood Canyons Park presents 4,000 acres of wilderness and open land. This massive park is an oasis of nature and is a perfect place for hikers, bikers, and equestrians to seek refuge.Enclosed by canyons and rock formations, The Aliso and Wood Canyons Park is natural landmark and place of beauty. This park is a designated wildlife sanctuary, meaning visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with potential dangers, such as mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and other wild critters.

Aliso Viejo Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus designed golf course, features 27 holes and is one of the most prestigious courses in all of Southern California. The course features spectacular views of the Saddleback Mountains, and even offers twilight golfing for its guests convenience.

Soka University, founded on the Buddhist principles of peace, opened its doors to students in 2001 and plans to serve approximately 1,200 residential and undergrads in the upcoming years. Aliso Viejo residents have the ability to choose from up to 28 different schools, so there are plenty of options when it comes to education. The city recently spent over $1.5 million in street repairs and other miscellaneous renovations to improve the safety and landscape of Aliso Viejo.

As is the case with most cities within Orange County limits, real estate can vary. Investors can expect to spend anywhere between $500,000 up to a couple million, depending on the size and amenities within the home. With an average temperature of 70 degrees, its no wonder Aliso Viejo has almost doubled its population during the last 20 years.