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History of Mission Viejo

 Mission Viejo was purchased by John Forster, a Mexican also known as Don Juan.[citation needed] During the Mexican-American War, Forster provided fresh horses to United States military forces which were used on the march of San Diego to retake Los Angeles.

 Mission Viejo was a hilly region primarily used as cattle and sheep grazing land, since it was of little use to farmers. This city was one of the last regions of Orange County to be urbanized due to its geologic complexity. In 1960, early developers dismissed most of the land in Mission Viejo as simply 'undevelopable'.[6]

 Donald Bren, an urban planner who later became the president of the Irvine Company, drafted a master plan which placed roads in the valleys and houses on the hills, and contoured to the geography of the area. The plan worked, and by 1980 much of the city of Mission Viejo was completed. During the late 1970s and the 1980s, houses in Mission Viejo were in such high demand that housing tracts often sold out before construction even began on them. The houses and shopping centers in the city are almost uniformly designed in a Spanish mission style, with 'adobe'-like stucco walls and barrel-tile roofs. Many point to Mission Viejo as the first and largest manifestation of Bren's obsession with Spanish architecture. Bren's company was also the creator of the developments in Irvine, and Newport Beach suburbs. The company expanded its operations and went on to build the Lakes project in Tempe Arizona, Mission Viejo Aurora in Colorado and was the initial master planner ofHighlands Ranch, both in the Denver Metropolitan area.

 The seal of the city of Mission Viejo was designed and drawn by Carl Glassford, an artist and former resident of the city.

 Mission Viejo is a city located in southern Orange County, California, U.S. in the Saddleback Valley. Mission Viejo is considered one of the largestmaster-planned communities ever built under a single project in the United States, and is rivaled only by Highlands Ranch, Colorado, in its size. The city has a 2011 estimated population of 96,346.[5]

 Mission Viejo is suburban in nature and culture. The city is mainly residential, although there are a number of offices and businesses within its city limits. The city is known for its picturesque tree-lined neighborhoods, receiving recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The city's name is a reference to Rancho Mission Viejo, a large Spanish land grant from which the community was founded.

 Mission Viejo was named the safest city in the United States by the Morgan Quitno crime statistic survey (compiled from FBI data). The city was also ranked safest in California and third in the nation by CQ Press.

 Mission Viejo Homes for Sale

 

 

Found: 218
Avg: $797,423
Avg $ SqFt: $379
Search Area: Mission Viejo
Price: $200,000 to $100,000,000
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$329,900
26191 La Real Unit E, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
693
SQFT
$476
$/SQFT
1984
BUILT
$339,800
26292 Los Viveros Unit A, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
1
BATHS
812
SQFT
$418
$/SQFT
1983
BUILT
"Great opportunity in Valencia community in Mission Viejo, great floor plan with 2 bedrooms, 1bath LOW END UNIT. It has big new vinyl fence back yard, upgraded kitchen with granite counter top, bar and, cabinet, new laminate floor, upgraded bathroom granite counter top and sink. This is a beautiful unit surrounded with park and park view. Convenient to shopping, market, restaurants and enjoy the membership at Lake Mission Viejo, including fishing, swimming, boating, etc. A perfect place to have with no Mello Roo, reasonable HOA fee and wonderful OC living."
$374,900
23053 Via Pimiento Unit C3, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,024
SQFT
$366
$/SQFT
1972
BUILT
"THIS IS THE ONE!!! 2 bedroom 1.5 bath two story townhome with attached one car garage. Gorgeously upgraded with neutral decorator two tone paint and beautiful flooring/ Kitchen has been remodeled with new counters and decorator colored painted cabinets, stainless pulls. Stainless dishwasher and microwave. Both bathroom have been upgraded. Home shows light, fresh and immaculate. Gorgeous view from both upstairs and downstairs. Lots of privacy with this location. Attached covered patio directly off the dining room. Central A/C. Extra designated parking space. Elementary school nearby. No Mello Roos. 7/13 BOM, buyer unable to qualify."
$405,000
23031 Via Pimiento Unit F1, Mission Viejo CA 92691
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,141
SQFT
$355
$/SQFT
1972
BUILT
"Immaculate and private one story Aliso Villa. Prime location in the community. 3 bedrooms and 1.75 baths. Cottage style home attached at only one wall. No one above. This is the most popular floor plan. The home features brand new carpet, brand new paint, tall custom baseboards and crown molding. The kitchen is remodeled with granite counters, designer backsplash and custom cabinets with glass doors. Ceiling fans throughout. Dining room/family area off kitchen offers an open concept. Master bedroom features a walk in closet. Inside laundry room. One car garage and one designated parking space. Central air conditioning. Fabulous extended patio off family room. It is covered and opens to a large open greenbelt. Association offers pool, club house and play area. Lake Mission Viejo membership is included. Turnkey condition and gorgeous inside."
* NEW LISTING 
$414,999
27692 Emerald Unit 187, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
1
BATHS
1,000
SQFT
$415
$/SQFT
0.02
ACRES
1985
BUILT
"Beautiful home in Mission Viejo. This home is in excellent condition and wont last long. The home has many upgrades including a completely updated kitchen with upgraded cabinetry, granite counters, recessed lighting and brushed nickel hardware. The bathroom has also be stunningly enhanced with similar upgrades as well as decor mirrors and custom tile. The home itself has several upgrades throughout including slate tile floors, recessed lighting, plantation shutters, crown molding, and a custom tile fireplace surround. The home features a quaint backyard if you are looking just to take it easy or if you need some extra space for the pets. And the direct access garage is so convenient when coming home from a long days work. Furthermore, just a short walk away is the community pool and spa to enjoy those hot summer days and the location of this home is well situated with shopping close by as well as easy freeway access. The community is FHA approved and this home will likely go fast. Come see it before its gone!"
* NEW LISTING 
$419,500
26056 Via Pera Unit I2, Mission Viejo CA 92691
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,158
SQFT
$362
$/SQFT
0.03
ACRES
1972
BUILT
"PRICE REDUCED!! Great for Buyer's, END UNIT, Beautiful 2-story townhome, no one above or below this unit has an open floor plan with plenty of natural light, a large living room, a spacious dining area, Kitchen with New Cabinets and granite countertop; tile flooring in down stairs, kitchen and half bath; master bedroom; walk-in closet; attached direct access garage. The community association offers a pool, spa and playground. Also available are privileges to the highly desirable Lake Mission Viejo where you can enjoy fishing, beaches, swimming, boating, summer concerts and more. The Aliso Villas are in a great Mission Viejo location that’s close to shopping & freeways. With a low tax rate, no Mello Roos and FHA/VA eligible, this affordable home is a must see! Buyer/s and Buyers Agent to verify ALL information regardless of source, including but not limited to square footage and lot size, is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified by professionals. Buyer advised to do they'r diligence"
* PRICE LOWERED - $425,000 TO $419,500 
$419,500
23026 Via Cereza Unit B2, Mission Viejo CA 92691
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,158
SQFT
$362
$/SQFT
0.03
ACRES
1971
BUILT
"PRICE REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!! Gorgeous Town home in Mission Viejo. New kitchen cabinets, Gas Stove, The kitchen is open to the Dining Area, and access to patio. The upstairs features 3 spacious bedrooms, a full bathroom, There is a 1 car attached garage, with direct acces, with laundry hookups, parking space conveniently located, The community association offers a pool, spa and playground. Close to the Aliso Creek Trail for biking or walking. The home is close to shopping & freeways. There is no Mello Roos."
* PRICE LOWERED - $425,000 TO $419,500 
$419,999
26222 Via Roble Unit 25, Mission Viejo CA 92691
3
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,120
SQFT
$375
$/SQFT
1973
BUILT
$429,500
165 California Court, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
900
SQFT
$477
$/SQFT
0.07
ACRES
1993
BUILT
"Beautiful corner unit open and airy with lots of sun light to highlight the open concept. That features a spacious living room with a fireplace, gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and breakfast bar. Gorgeous master bedroom with high ceilings and attached full bathroom with huge walk in closet. Second bedroom perfect for guest or home office, full size second bath. Carpet and wood flooring throughout unit, heating and A/c, one car garage with laundry hook ups. Lots of guest parking, community pool and spa, play ground and Mission Viejo lake near by."
$477,000
166 California Court, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,300
SQFT
$367
$/SQFT
0.07
ACRES
1993
BUILT
"This is a larger model Carriage style which features open and flowing floor-plan, cathedral ceilings, dual master suites, large romantic balcony, all rooms large and open with a view. Formal dining plus eat-in kitchen, Direct access to one car garage and plenty of guest parking space. Association pool & membership in popular Lake Mission Viejo."
* PRICE LOWERED - $479,000 TO $477,000 
$479,900
25999 Orbita Unit 72, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,700
SQFT
$282
$/SQFT
1980
BUILT
"Priced to sell now!!! This designer condo has features that you wished for!!! Don't wait another minute, come take a look yourself! Fantastic property overlooking lush green and golf course with easy freeway access. Serene interior location at a high point within the complex makes this one of the premium spots you need to see. Come take a look at the great master suite with walk in closet. An open floor plan and an extra large loft space that can easily be divided further keeping loft space plus a bonus room or bedroom! A bonus storage area for those knick knacks and added skylight to have more interior light. Inside laundry area and breakfast area along with formal dining area makes this a uniquely large space for entertaining or just your comfortable living! Newer redone kitchen and bathrooms along with wood type flooring and various designer touches throughout like a fireplace with newer mantle adds touches of great elements for you to really live and enjoy! Comes with a garage and a carport plus plenty of open parking for your guests as necessary. Yes, indeed come and take a look to really see what all of this is about! Don't wait, call or text now to see the place yourself!"
* PRICE LOWERED - $489,900 TO $479,900 
$499,000
27784 PEBBLE BEACH, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,450
SQFT
$344
$/SQFT
1990
BUILT
"On top of the world with panoramic city lights and mountain views. This is a penthouse condo with no attached walls( the floor is attached with the unit below). Huge two bedrooms, two baths with two car garage and 1450 square feet of luxury. The very best in the Cypress Point community. Highly upgraded with slate Floors and neutral Carpet. Light and bright kitchen and breakfast nook. Remodeled bathrooms. Plantation shutters throughout. Customized Built-in Media Center. Rounded Corners throughout. Huge step-down living room and formal dining room with panoramic forever views. Large sun deck off the living room and formal dining room. Huge balcony off the kitchen with panoramic city and mountain views. Newly re-piped throughout. Association offers Pool, Spa, BBQ, and Club House with full kitchen for your family parties. Community is located across from Lake Mission Viejo and golf course. A beautiful place to call home."
* PRICE LOWERED - $499,900 TO $499,000 
$510,000
27832 Emerald Unit 33, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
3
BATHS
1,302
SQFT
$392
$/SQFT
1986
BUILT
"Largest model in the complex and rare to the market. 2 bed 2.5 bath, end unit. No one above or below. Only one common wall. Attached 1 car garage. Owner has priced to sell! Large, private, wrap-around yard. Lots of potential! Located in south Mission Viejo, just west of Ladera Ranch. Saddleback College, the Mall, Mission Hospital, the Kaleidoscope Entertainment Complex, the 5Fwy, & 73 Toll road are all within close proximity. FHA approved, Low HOA, no MelloRoos, Lake Mission Viejo membership included."
* NEW LISTING 
$515,000
27873 Mazagon Unit 112, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,255
SQFT
$410
$/SQFT
1978
BUILT
"Beautifully updated condo with a contemporary feel and views of the Mission Viejo Lake! This upper level, two bedroom, two bath condo with a loft, features high ceilings, wood floors, and granite counters. The kitchen and both bathrooms have been nicely updated. A one car garage with storage and a covered carport are included with the home as well as ample guest parking. Great location and gated community. Come and enjoy all the amenities Lake Mission Viejo offers including the community beach, fishing, concerts and more!"
* NEW LISTING 
$525,000
27632 Falkirk Unit 85, Mission Viejo CA 92691
2
BEDS
3
BATHS
1,223
SQFT
$429
$/SQFT
1986
BUILT
$525,000
27855 Espinoza, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,230
SQFT
$427
$/SQFT
0.08
ACRES
1977
BUILT
"This is a wonderful and very well maintained home located on a small interior Cul-Del-Sac street within Casta Del Sol, a premier 55+ community. This spacious two bedroom / two bath Casa Maya model has just been freshly painted and new carpet installed in the living, dining and bedrooms. Tile flooring in the entry, kitchen and bathrooms. Features in this lovely home include vaulted ceilings in the living room and master bedroom, nice fireplace in the living room to enjoy and an atrium accessible from the living room and kitchen with direct access to the two-car garage. The atrium could be converted into a future den/office area. The light & bright kitchen has a breakfast nook, Viking range and Bosch dishwasher. Both bathrooms have newer vanities. There is also a patio off the living room and another patio on the side of the house. Great floor-plan! Don’t miss taking a look at this one...Wonderful and peaceful location in a convenient location. The association offers 2 pools, spas, tennis, a gym, billiards room, club house, a library, shuffleboard, paddle tennis, community gardens and many clubs. Also, enjoy Lake Mission Viejo and all they offer."
$525,000
28136 Via Bonalde, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,114
SQFT
$471
$/SQFT
0.06
ACRES
1974
BUILT
"Spectacular view home located in the desirable 55+ Community of Casta Del Sol. Located on a tranquil single load street this 1,114 sq ft home boasts a bright and airy floorplan with 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The master suite is spacious and the adjacent bathroom is updated with easy access glass shower doors, and tile walls with hold on bars. Enjoy mountain views from the updated kitchen with granite counters and backsplash, deep dual-tub sink, gas stove, and generous storage cabinets with undermount lighting. The vaulted living room features an inviting fireplace with forever mountain views. Relax in the large tranquil covered back patio. Situated in the comforting guarded gates, the Casta Del Sol amenities include heated community pools and spas, tennis, shuffle board, lawn-bowling, paddle tennis, exercise and card room, and many social clubs to join. For golfers there’s a nearby public 18-hole golf course located just outside gate 1."
* NEW LISTING 
$527,500
28959 Paseo Caravella, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,278
SQFT
$413
$/SQFT
1996
BUILT
"A very Peaceful location in the Beautiful 55+ Community of Palmia. This Single Level 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath home has recently been painted and Newly Installed Carpet with Raised Baseboards throughout. Tile in Entry, Kitchen & baths. Newer gas Stove/Oven combination & Stainless Appliances. Kitchen has nook area for dining and a generous supply of cabinetry. Nice sized Living Room with Fireplace and Dining Area. Indoor Laundry just off the kitchen. Master Bedroom features slider to Patio & a Walk in Closet. Master Bath with Dual Sinks & Walk in Shower. Lovely Patio with ample space for Gardening, Dining al-fresco and Lounging. Patio Gate access to Common Area to jet out for a stroll. Home has been re-piped by the HOA with PEX. The Palmia Association is complete with 18-hole Putting Green, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis Courts, Fitness room, Bocce, Shuffleboard, Clubs, Trips & more. Residents also enjoy membership to the Mission Viejo Lake with all their exclusive amenities."
$529,000
28945 San Raphael, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,284
SQFT
$412
$/SQFT
0.05
ACRES
1997
BUILT
"This lovely home is located in the Palmia Senior Community. A single level home that is freshly painted, new upgraded carpet, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, large living with custom built-ins around the fireplace, formal dining area, roomy kitchen with lots of storage and granite counter. Nice size patio for entertaining with a quiet location. Property has been re-piped and paid for. Palmia Senior Community is second to none with an 18 hole putting green, tennis & paddle tennis courts, gym, pool & spa, billiards, bocce, shuffle board, library, lovely club house, many clubs, parties and much more."
* PRICE LOWERED - $544,900 TO $529,000 
$529,500
27756 La Costa Unit 14, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,462
SQFT
$362
$/SQFT
1989
BUILT
"PRICE REDUCTION!!!This gorgeous corner unit condo is located in the coveted gated community of Cypress Point across the street from Lake Mission Viejo and on the bluff above Casta Del Sol Golf Course. The home hosts two bedrooms and two, full, remodeled bathrooms with marble floors and granite counter tops. Enjoy the extra large master bedroom with en suite and cedar wall to wall mirrored closet. The foyer welcomes you in to the spacious living room with fireplace and beautiful dining area both with breathtaking views through the large double sliding doors to the private and relaxing patio wrapping the back of the home. The fully remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite counter tops and high-end stainless steel appliances with built in beverage refrigerator lead you in to the spacious breakfast nook/eating kitchen and laundry area. Enjoy the spacious two-car garage and added security of a gated community. This home is MOVE IN READY!."
* PRICE LOWERED - $535,000 TO $529,500 
$532,500
21659 PASEO CASIANO, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,284
SQFT
$415
$/SQFT
1994
BUILT
"Great move-in-ready property in 55+ community. Light and bright, single-level home, with open floor plan, upgraded lighting, cozy fireplace in living room, and inside Laundry. Fresh paint and carpets. Private, beautifully-landscaped backyard with drip line, and patio with cover. Re-piped. Great location, walking distance to club house, pool, and spa. Dual one car garages, direct access to one of them. No Mello Roos."
* PRICE LOWERED - $540,000 TO $532,500 
$539,900
26631 El Toboso, Mission Viejo CA 92691
3
BEDS
3
BATHS
1,800
SQFT
$300
$/SQFT
0.04
ACRES
1977
BUILT
"GORGEOUS TURN KEY 3 BDR/ 3 BA/2 CAR with one additional assigned parking space. TRI- LEVEL END UNIT Townhome in Beautiful La Mancha .. S.Mission Viejo. Highly desirable golf course community offering a PRIVATE LUXURIOUS living space. Impressive kitchen offering breakfast nook with access to a balcony with a view of trees. A big den in the mid-floor, a huge master bedroom with a big mirrored door closet and a balcony. Upstairs two additional rooms with adjoining balcony. The property has been repiped with new water heater, windows have been replaced and upgraded.Bathrooms have been remodeled. Upgraded flooring and lighting. Cabinets in the garage for more storage needs."
* PRICE LOWERED - $545,000 TO $539,900 
$549,900
22392 Estallens, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,286
SQFT
$428
$/SQFT
1979
BUILT
"DELIGHTFULLY LIGHT AND BRIGHT—This 2-BR condo features pretty and picturesque views of the lush hills by day and twinkling evening lights by night from its garden-level location! Deluxe baseboards, textured ceilings, and tiled Kitchen and Baths further enhance an interior that is pleasantly bright and airy. A tiled entry Foyer introduces the Living Room whose focal point is a handsome, raised-hearth fireplace, perfect for cozy evenings at home. An adjoining Dining Room is embellished by tiled flooring (accented with decorative inserts), while the cheery Kitchen offers white cabinetry and recessed lighting. The spacious MB is sunken and offers a Dressing Area complete with dual sinks, white cabinetry, recessed lighting, a triple, mirrored wardrobe closet, leading to a ¾ Bath with shower featuring glass-door enclosure. Both Bedroom closets are outfitted with organizers. From both the Living and Dining Rooms, sliding doors open to the covered view patio, where you can take in the splendid vistas and scenery. Interior Laundry in hallway; 2-car Garage. The Mallorca community is situated upon Lake Mission Viejo and is guard-gated. Its amenities include pools/spas, and its own private beach! You are certain to love the many, various recreational activities provided by the lake; you’ll also love the convenience of nearby Market on the Lake, with its shops, businesses, and enticing lakeside restaurants!! Enjoy a unique, wonderful, and highly desirable lifestyle, year round!"
$549,950
27872 Finisterra Unit 115, Mission Viejo CA 92692
2
BEDS
2
BATHS
1,497
SQFT
$367
$/SQFT
1978
BUILT
"Stunning upgraded townhome in the prestigious Lake front community of Finisterra on the lake, 2 bed + Office/Den walk to the water of Lake Mission Viejo!! Quality upgrades throughout including built-ins, fireplace, crown molding, wood laminate, travertine floors, recessed lighting and more. Inviting high ceilings and approx 1,497 sq ft of living space and an attached two car garage. Two bedrooms plus an office/Den. Master suite has walk-in closet and access to a large balcony. Peek a boo views from the living room, office & master bedroom! Kitchen has been nicely updated and includes a breakfast nook with pantry and laundry. gated community with pool, private beach, lakeside boardwalk, dog park, fishing pier and much more! Private boat slips inside the community are available to the homeowners at a monthly rental rate of $60., one of the finest neighborhoods in the country and a spectacular lakeside community with restaurants overlooking the water, local shopping centers and community parks. Enjoy a world class lifestyle here at Lake Mission Viejo with great fishing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, summertime concerts, and holiday festivities."
* PRICE LOWERED - $552,500 TO $549,950 
 
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