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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

22611 LABRUSCA, Mission Viejo CA 92692


22611 LABRUSCA, Mission Viejo

This CHARMING home w/ a FABULOUS, PANORAMIC LAKE VIEW is the ONE you have been waiting for. Upgraded w/ quality & style & meticulously maintained this home welcomes you w...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS OC14082568

26777 POVEDA Unit #6, Mission Viejo CA 92691


26777 POVEDA Unit #6, Mission Viejo

Breathtaking Golf Course Views, No Steps , No one Above, Custom Paint, Real Hardwood Floors, High Ceilings, Recessed Lighting, Large loft for office or play area, Spaciou...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14082501

23247 VILLENA, Mission Viejo CA 92692


23247 VILLENA, Mission Viejo

This is the home you?ve been waiting for! A rarely available Monterey model with over 1,800 square feet of living space is finally on the market and ready for you to purc...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14082485

27142 VIA NOVENO, Mission Viejo CA 92691


27142 VIA NOVENO, Mission Viejo

Beautiful home at the end of the cul-de-sac on a large pool-sized lot with gorgeous sunset views!!! Remodeled from 1,178 to 1,645 square ft. (permits available). Interior...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14082102

6 ALTEZZA Drive, Mission Viejo CA 92692


6 ALTEZZA Drive, Mission Viejo

This is a rare location at the end of a terrific cul-de-sac street! Highly sought community in Mission Viejo surrounded by parks and recreation, shopping, great little re...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14082097


28691 WALNUT GROVE, Mission Viejo

Located in the Guard Gated community of Canyon Crest!!! This home has a gorgeous VIEW! It features a 180 degree views of the Saddleback Mountains and numerous upgrades th...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS OC14082075

27715 FALKIRK, Mission Viejo CA 92691


27715 FALKIRK, Mission Viejo

WONDERFUL TOWNHOME - BACKS TO GREENBELT - OVERSIZED REAR YARD/PATIO AREA WITH GREAT VIEW OF GREENBELT from kitchen, living room and master bedroom. Both upstairs bedroo...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS OC14081489

27741 VIA RIVAS, Mission Viejo CA 92692


27741 VIA RIVAS, Mission Viejo

This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, with an office, is a SINGLE STORY home that boasts pride of ownership. The exterior is beautifully manicured, has great curb appeal and...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14081357

24132 CASTILLA Lane, Mission Viejo CA 92691


24132 CASTILLA Lane, Mission Viejo

This completely renovated single story home is nestled in the heart of beautiful Mission Viejo, and is close to schools, parks, shopping and more! This home abounds with ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS OC14081163

28072 TEFIR, Mission Viejo CA 92692


28072 TEFIR, Mission Viejo

Lovely waterfront estate with character and charm, situated on Lake Mission Viejo! Custom built with gorgeous European architecture! Well positioned on the lakefront, muc...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS OC14081148

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