Rancho Santa Margarita

Located amongst the bluffs of the Santa Ana Mountains, Rancho Santa Margarita is a beautifully arranged community with a population just over 49,000. Environmental enthusiasts are passionate about O'Neil Regional Park, where sightseers can experience Live Oak Canyons. The hillsides are heavily wooded, surrounded with sycamore trees and filled with cactus, buckwheat, sagebrush, and mountain mahogany.

Tijeras Creek Golf Club, a Ted Robinson designed golf course, is one of the most prestigious golf courses in all of Orange County and sits within the limits of Rancho Santa Margarita. This course is open to the public and is known for its pristine beauty and is playable for all levels. Rancho Santa Margarita is home to a diverse selection of tasty cuisines, offering a variety of culture when it comes to recipes. Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and of course Mexican restaurants are located throughout Rancho Santa Margarita.

Rancho Santa Margarita is home to several events throughout the year, but perhaps the most well known event is the Rancho Santa Margarita Concert Series, which is held at the Edwards Cinema courtyard. This summer jam fest is held each Saturday night from mid-July until mid August, with six straight weekends of a variety of music and fun for all ages.

San Giovanni Ristorante, which serves authentic Italian Cuisine, is a family owned restaurant and offers beautiful views and spacious indoor dining. Their specialties include hand tossed gourmet pizzas, along with several tasty seafood selections, and many fine wines and beer selections.

Perhaps the most appealing feature that Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer is its central location. Locals have the luxury of being only a short car ride from the beautiful beaches surrounding the area, the John Wayne Airport, and the Mission Viejo shopping mall. Rancho Santa Margarita is served by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District, as well as the Capistrano Unified School District, which offer six private six public, and seven private schools ranging from kindergarten through grade twelve.

The median age in Rancho Santa Margarita is 33, with the median income for a family being $88,216. Many of the homes in Rancho Santa Margarita are maintained by homeowners associations, and they still offer a wide variety of homes ranging from just over $200,000 and on up to $4 million, depending on how much room you and your family may need.