Mission Viejo is home to a diverse population of over 93,300 inhabitants. Located in the Saddleback Valley, it is one of the largest master-planned communities in the country. The city features tree-lined neighborhoods and family-oriented services. People come here to enjoy the semi-arid climate that is characterized by mild temperatures and plentiful year-round sunshine. In addition to its proximity to the ocean, Mission Viejo is near the Mission San Juan Capistrano, Crystal Cove State Park and the Santa Ana Mountains. These popular sites as well as a strong economy create steady growth while attracting numerous tourists.
Real Estate Overview
Homes in Mission Viejo have a median value of $608,100, which is well above the national average. Over 80 percent of homes were built between 1970 and 1999. Less than 5 percent were constructed after 2000. While the majority of housing consists of single-family homes, other options include townhomes and modern apartment communities. The cost for renting is also higher. A four-bedroom apartment or house rents for $1,000 more than the national average. Less than 25 percent of residents are renters.
Shopping and Dining
Mission Viejo is filled with excellent restaurants and charming coffee shops as well as a wide range of boutiques, galleries and upscale shops. The Kaleidoscope Center and the Shops at Mission Viejo are the city’s main shopping, dining and entertainment destinations. Residents have a choice between many locally owned establishments along with recognizable national chains.
Because of the marvelous weather, residents can enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Located in the center of the city, Lake Mission Viejo offers boating, fishing, swimming and other water sports. The lake is also the setting for outdoor movies and concerts during the summer. Along with several nearby golf courses, residents can enjoy scenic hiking trails in the nearby Santa Ana Mountains.
Mission Viejo is served by the Capistrano and Saddleback Valley Unified School Districts. The community has 13 public elementary schools, four middle schools and six high schools. Families also have a choice of several private schools. The city is also home to Saddleback Community College and the 185,000-volume Mission Viejo Public Library.
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