Mission Viejo, in Orange County's Saddleback Valley is not only a wonderful place to live, but has been called the safest city in the United States, based on FBI statistics! It is one of the largest master-planned communities (appx. 18sq.miles) ever built under a single project in the US and had a population just over 97,000 in 2014. (more stats at: http://www.city-data.com/city/Mission-Viejo-California.html)
The city has small light-industrial sites placed throughout but is largely residential. It features residences from apartments and condominiums to palatial homes with large lots and lake or mountain views. Also within the city is a world-class regional shopping mall, a 2-year Junior College, a private lake, a hospital and multiple parks/recreation facilities.
Mission Viejo tauts nearly 2 parks per square mile and is home to 3 golf courses. Terrific equestrian facilities, riding trails, and even rodeos are close by in bordering communities of Lake Forest, Coto de Caza and San Juan Capistrano.
Lake Mission Viejo was created for recreational use by residents and is formed by an earthfill dam across the canyon of Oso Creek, which is part of the Trabuco and San Juan creeks drainage basin. The lake is fed by water from the Colorado River system. It features 2 beaches with lifeguards, one at each end of the lake, and it is annually stocked with fish. There are smaller, private beaches adjacent to some of the residence areas. The facility rents various types of peddle, sail and pontoon boats. They also frequently host great concerts with name-brand performancs on the main beach in Summer!
The sample 'median price' of a 3 Bedroom home below encompasses both attached and detached properties in order to provide an example of local property values in Mission Viajo. Please feel free to inquire for further detail meaningful to your specific needs. If interested in a free market price evaluation of your home, feel free to call, text or email me.