Ladera Ranch is one of Southern Orange County’s gems, located just outside the city limits of San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo. This 4,000 acre, master-planned community began construction in 1999 on portions of the largest remaining working ranch in Orange County. Its rich history is celebrated with an authentic El Camino Real Bell that marked the way for one of the first California state highways and stands in front of Chaparral Elementary school.
In the foothills of the Orange County Saddleback, Ladera Ranch is divided into nine “villages”: Oak Knoll Village, Bridgepark, Flintridge Village, Township, Wycliffe Village, Echo Ridge Village, Avendale Village, Terramor Village and Covenant Hills Village. Within each village are neighborhoods that emphasize different architecture styles. Ladera Ranch is a place for family, fun and relaxation with various clubhouses, community parks, neighborhood pools, a water park, a skate park, a shopping district and miles of hiking trails that connect to Doheny Beach.
What sets Ladera Ranch apart from other neighboring cities is the built-in community feel - known for its exceptional amenities and award winning school district. This community has been designed with residents in mind.