Live Your Best Life in Ladera Ranch
Ladera Ranch, a neighborhood revolving around a strong sense of community, is a perfectly planned area nestled in the natural beauty of Rancho Mission Viejo in South Orange County. Offering an outstanding family lifestyle, the 4,000-acre haven of Ladera Ranch is a place where neighbors are friends and families flourish.
An active community Intranet, captivating southern California architectural design, and an incomparable quality of life connect the exclusive villages of Ladera Ranch. Surrounded by the splendor of the local foothills, idealistic planning and specialized home construction are unmistakable. The cozy villages of Oak Knoll, Township, Bridgepark, Wycliffe, Flintridge, Echo Ridge, Avendale and Terramor are not only visually appealing, but also offer the best of residential life.
Surrounded by Beauty and History
Ladera Ranch is connected to the historic story of Rancho Mission Viejo. Richard O’Neill, Sr. and James Flood bought Rancho Santa Margarita in northern San Diego County and its adjoining Rancho Mission Viejo and Rancho Trabuco in southern Orange County 120 years ago. The properties, spanning more than 200,000 acres, were acclaimed by many as the greatest of all California ‘ranchos. The kin of the founding families have continued to maintain the responsibilities of land stewardship, and established Southern California’s first private land conservancy and one of the nation’s most successful wetlands restoration programs. Because of the family’s commitment, the remaining 23,000 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo continue as a ranching community where citrus groves prosper, open space is sacred and family is first.
Unique Community Features
Within Ladera Ranch, the community of Covenant Hills offers homebuyers a private, gated sanctuary filled with beautiful luxury estates positioned among elegant hills and valley landscapes. The Township District showcases a 15-acre classic downtown area including a gazebo bandstand and community rose garden. The Capistrano Unified School District, celebrated for technological advancement and academic excellence, educates students grades K-12 and several colleges and universities are in nearby for those pursuing a higher education degree.
Ladera Ranch features five unique village clubhouses, which include pools, gardens, water parks, tennis courts, barbeques, picnic areas, outdoor fireplaces, tot lots and a skate park. The active hiker enjoys seven walking and hiking trails connecting the community through the encompassing hills, and regional trails to explore the surrounding area. Sixteen distinctive parks, including Wagsdale Park – the park where dogs, too, make new friends and neighbors, offer sports complexes, pools, plunges and spas, soccer, baseball, T-ball fields and space for summer concerts. The preserved local landscape, trails, streetscapes, parks and neighborhood quality thrives through impeccable community maintenance and neighborhood services.