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Mission Viejo, in South Orange County, is a comparatively new city which began a master plan to build in 1965. It's located just 10 miles from the ocean, east of the 5 freeway, and bordered by Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Mission Viejo began in the 18th century as a 52,000 acre “Rancho Mission Viejo”, a land claimed for Spain at the time.  It was governed for a time by Mexico, and then finally by California.  For most of this time it was a cattle ranch.

In 1963, 10,000 acres were sold and developed into what we now see as Mission Viejo.

Today, Mission Viejo is a bustling city with 93,000 residents (2011 Estimate).

Mission Viejo homes for sale are primarily comprised of suburban homes in a Spanish style architecture.  They do have 2 large hospitals, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the Mission Viejo Hospital, the largest in South Orange County.  The Shops at Mission Viejo is an upscale shopping center offering over 150 retailers and restaurants large and small and tailored to every need.

For recreation, Mission Viejo offers some wonderful hiking trails such as the Oso Creek Trail.  This trail offers a glimpse into the original eco-system of the area within the city itself. Lake Mission Viejo is a picturesque manmade lake with many waterfront homes and a variety of aquatic recreation available to its residents.

Mission Viejo had two school districts, the Capistrano Unified School District and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Both have several Distinguished Schools and Blue Ribbon Schools.
It also has a large community college called Saddleback College.

Mission Viejo has a reputation for very low crime rates. The city was named as the “safest city” in the United States in 2007 according to crime statistics compiled by the FBI.

Come search for Mission Viejo homes for sale on the MLS today! One of our professional Orange County Realtors is happy to help in your search.

Newest Mission Viejo Listings


21071 CANCUN, Mission Viejo

Beautifully Remodeled home on an Oversized lot at End of Cul de Sac with privacy. Travertine & Hardwood flooring throughout including Staircase. Gourmet Kitchen with Gran...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS OC14153650


23172 ABETO, Mission Viejo

Spacious 4 bedroom, two-story home in Mission Viejo Lake, a great family neighborhood. Large living room with fireplace and cathedral/vaulted ceilings, upgraded kitchen ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS EV14069140

25931 SERENATA Drive, Mission Viejo CA 92691


25931 SERENATA Drive, Mission Viejo

A true Tropical Paradise awaits you in the coveted golf course area of Mission Ridge. The 19,000 sq. ft. lot is surrounded by lush plants and trees creating a Mediterran...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14153537

4 MERANO Unit #202, Mission Viejo CA 92692


4 MERANO Unit #202, Mission Viejo

Turnkey...Turnkey...Turnkey!! Cul-de-sac Location!! Lake Mission Viejo Membership!! Thousands in Upgrades!!New Furnace, A/C & Vinyl Slider Door plus more!Stunning Lig...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14153484
  • Bldg. MIRASOL (MIR)

24821 East DAPHNE, Mission Viejo CA 92691


24821 East DAPHNE, Mission Viejo

Great, Quiet Inside Tract Lot. Tastefully Remodeled and Upgraded home including Dual Pane Decorator Windows and Doors throughout. This property features a Newer Kitchen w...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS OC14153465

152 CALIFORNIA Court Unit #1, Mission Viejo CA 92692


152 CALIFORNIA Court Unit #1, Mission Viejo

Location, Location, Location. This beautiful home has it all! Located in the picturesque hills of Mission Viejo. This single story home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS CV14153331

27012 VIA GRANDE, Mission Viejo CA 92691


27012 VIA GRANDE, Mission Viejo

Wonderful large home with a great floor plan. Grand circular staircase at the entrance, office/den/guest bedroom downstairs, large living, dining and family room downstai...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14153321

37 MAPLE LEAF, Mission Viejo CA 92692


37 MAPLE LEAF, Mission Viejo

Wonderful Canyon Crest pool home with view! Located on small cul-de-sac street home offers 4 bedrooms plus office/gym and bonus room. Main floor bedroom has private bat...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS OC14153311

21141 SAN MIGUEL, Mission Viejo CA 92692


21141 SAN MIGUEL, Mission Viejo

Turnkey Palmia home, located on cul-de-sac, largest model, downstairs master suite with a large bathroom and walk in closets. Secondary bedroom down with private bath, u...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14153298

27046 EL RETIRO, Mission Viejo CA 92692


27046 EL RETIRO, Mission Viejo

Good opportunity for investor or contractor! Nice neighborhood, elementary school and large park one block away. Needs work to match the neighborhood standard. Make it y...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14153280

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