The playground for a lifetime

Entertaining. Relaxing. Awesome. And it's only Monday.

Find an astonishing amount of ways to savor life on The Ranch—Right at your fingertips—with a collection of amenities that redefine the meaning of staycation. Start exploring by clicking the tabs below.

Join the club

These neighborhood hubs are made for meeting up and hanging out with family and friends. Built with fun in mind, the community clubhouses offer places for relaxing, indoor/outdoor spaces for events and classes, BBQ pavilions and unexpected experiences that can only be found on The Ranch.

Workout then chillout

Give your daily workout an upgrade with versatile indoor/outdoor fitness centers equipped with state-of-the-art exercise spaces just steps away from home. Then spend your weekend at the community swimming pools, lounging on a nearby cabana.

Have a field day

There’s a variety of outdoor spaces waiting to be explored on The Ranch. With tot lots and epic community playgrounds for little ones, dog parks for four-legged friends and outdoor camping, sports parks and gymnasiums for the whole family.

So fresh and so green

Farm to table has never been so easy, with community farms that let residents harvest their own produce throughout the year. Even little green thumbs can learn the ins and outs of farming with child-friendly classes. That’s life in the Agrihood™!

Adventure awaits

It’s easy to explore the 21,000 acres of permanently protected oak-lined canyons that surround the community by taking to the hiking trails—connecting residents with the natural wonder that surrounds them.

Exclusive, meet exceptional

Not only do Gavilán® 55+ residents enjoy exclusive amenities like clubhouses, pools, parks and open-air retreats, but they can also take advantage of recreational spaces made for all generations throughout The Ranch.

Eat, play, love

Whether you need that one key recipe ingredient or an afternoon treat, you’ll find it all at Sendero Marketplace. With ten acres of retail plaza to discover, find everyday necessities, restaurants, shopping and more all living in one easy-access location.

Free-range kids, close-by classes

Part of the award-winning Capistrano Unified School District, students at the brand-new Esencia School gain a well-rounded S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) curriculum with the help of cutting-edge facilities and equipment.


The over-achieving new Esencia K-8 School

Our community school is just a short walk or bike ride away from the neighborhoods in Esencia, with ample parking for those who prefer to drive.

  • A new 14-acre community campus
  • School-time access to The Pavilion, Esencia's extensive recreational area
  • An interactive Innovation Center at the heart of the school
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Visitor Center

The Rancho Mission Viejo Visitor Center is now permanently closed to the public. Please refer to the Neighborhoods section of our website for all current information on remaining new homes and to contact our neighborhood builders directly for appointments.

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