Mission Viejo Real Estate
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Mission Viejo is the 28th city in the County of Orange. Mission Viejo is considered one of the largest master -planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States. The city’s name is a reference to Rancho Mission Viejo, a large Spanish land grant from which the community was founded. In 1960, early developers dismissed most of the land in Mission Viejo as simply “undevelopable”.Donald Bren, an urban planner, drafted a master plan which placed roads in the valleys and houses on the hills, and contoured to the geography of the area. The plan worked, and by 1980 much of the city of Mission Viejo was completed.
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Mission Viejo real estate is very popular especially after Mission Viejo was named the safest city in the United States in a 2007 making it a highly desired OC real estate market. In 2009, it was named the safest city in California and third safest in the nation making Mission Viejo homes for sale even more desirable.
Mission Viejo is approximately 18.1 square miles. It has an artificial lake , Lake Mission Viejo, stretching approximately one mile from Olympiad Road to Alicia Parkway along Marguerite Parkway.
Mission Viejo is bordered by Lake Forest on the northwest, Trabuco Canyon on the northeast, Rancho Santa Margarita and Ladera Ranch on the east, San Juan Capistrano on the south, and Laguna Niguel and Laguna Hills on the west.
For more information visit the city of Mission Viejo’s website at http://cityofmissionviejo.org/
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