Santa Margarita

The master-planned community of Rancho Santa Margarita in Orange County is one of the newer neighborhoods in Southern California. It sits on the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains.

Incorporated in 2000, the city counts Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, and Coto de Caza as some of its neighboring communities. The Cleveland National Forestbounds the city on the east.

In 2013, Santa Margarita’s population was estimated to be around 49,000. While there are the typical retail, dining, and entertainment choicesbefitting a city, Rancho Santa Margarita aims to be “A Small City with the Soul of a Small Village.”Families who live here tend to farm close-knit communities, and the city takes special pride in its artisan community.

The Capistrano Unified School District and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District manage the public schools located in this affluent neighborhood. Residents enjoy plenty of activities and special events all year round.

Real Estate
Rancho Santa Margarita has a wide assortment of housing options that fitsall lifestyles and preferences. Choose from:

  • Condominiums
  • Townhomes
  • Single-family residences
  • Mansions

The exclusive, gated neighborhoods of Dove Canyon and Rancho Cielo are found within this SoCal treasure.


  • O’Neill Regional Park – Located in Trabuco Canyon, which is just a short drive from Rancho Santa Margarita, this 4,000-acre park is home to a variety of flora, from sycamore trees to cacti, sagebrush to mountain mahogany. Camping and picnic facilities are located throughout the sprawling park where visitors can explore over 23 miles of scenic trails by horseback, bicycle, or on foot.
  • Skate Park – Rancho Santa Margarita’s skate parkis open to the public 24/7, free of charge! It’s located within Canada Vista Park’s grounds in Antonio Parkway, a little over a mile from Oso Parkway. Skaters are advised to be cautious as the park is unsupervised.

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