Mission Viejo Homes for SaleMission Viejo, California, is located in southern Orange County. It is considered one of the largest master planned communities in the United States. Mission Viejo is nestled in the Saddleback Valley and has a resident population of approximately 93,000. The city covers 18.1 square miles, a large portion of which is taken up by Lake Mission Viejo, an artificial lake in the center of town. Neighboring cities are Laguna Niguel and Laguna Hills on the west, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch on the east, Trabuco Canyon on the northeast, Lake Forest on the northwest and San Juan Capistrano on the south.
Mission Viejo Homes for Sale and Real EstateMission Viejo has a suburban feel. The community is mostly residential and features beautiful tree-lined streets and neighborhoods and has been recognized as such by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The city is well-known for its safety and in 2007 was recognized by a crime statistic survey as being the safest in America. In 2009 it was third safest in the country. Most of Mission Viejo was built in the 1970s and 1980s. At this time demand was so high for properties in this area that homes sold out before construction ever began. Most homes are built in the Spanish Mission style. Housing prices in Mission Viejo are among some of the highest in the nation, though comparable to other cities of its size in California. The city is ethnically diverse and family-friendly. It has a great public school district and a large population of college-educated residents where many people are homeowners. As such, it boasts a low crime rate.
Mission Viejo NeighborhoodsMission Viejo is divided into many small neighborhoods, they include:
Mission Viejo Economy and Employment OpportunitiesThe corporate headquarters for Marie Callender's is located in Mission Viejo. The top employers are:
Mission Viejo AttractionsSome of the interesting things to see and do around town include:
Mission Viejo Transportation and CommutingMission Viejo is a very car-oriented community and most people rely on automobiles to commute to and from work. Public bus service is provided by the Orange County Transportation Authority. Commuter rail service is offered by Metrolink, while limited passenger rail service is provided by Amtrak. The nearest airport is John Wayne Airport.
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