Foothill Ranch

One of Orange County’s most recently planned communities, Foothill Ranch is located in the southern skirts of Orange County and is known for its beautiful views of the Santa Ana Mountains.Home to approximately 11,000 residents, Foothill Ranch was annexed into Lake Forest in 2000.

Foothill Ranch is known for hosting headquarters to well known companies such as Oakley, Kaiser Aluminum, Wet Seal, and Risa Technologies.The companies enjoy the peace and quiet that other cities do not provide.

Whiting Ranch and Wilderness Park is one of Orange County’s premier hiking destinations.The park offers 1,500 acres of woodlands, with sycamore and oak groves, rock formations, rolling hills of grass and canyons, as well as some beautiful stocked ponds.The park is ideal for mountain biking and hiking.The wildflowers that grow within Whiting Ranch and Wilderness Park are a hit with the visitors.Some wildflowers that grow within park limits include poppies, Indian paintbrush, sticky monkey flower, clover, and mustard.

Shoppers have the luxury of being about a five minute ride to the Laguna Hills, where they can find a variety of boutiques and shops to choose from.The Shops at Mission Viejo are nearby as well, so there is no shortage of shopping for Foothill Ranch residents.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Foothill Ranch may be its climate. Because Foothill Ranch is located inland and features hilly, mountainous land, average temperatures can are between 55 and 69 degrees, with cool winters and mild summers.

Real Estate within Foothill Ranch’s city limits can be found between $400,000 and $1.5 million, which provides a suitable residency for individuals or retirees.There is one school with city limits, which serves kindergarten through sixth grade, however, there are several to choose from within the Lake Forest school districts.