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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

Ranch Residents Saddle Up for a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the 18th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo

Life at Rancho Mission Viejo is unlike any other. Where else can you find a historic cattle ranch, a modern, connected community, and specially programmed events all in one place?!
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Rodeo 101: Saddling Up for the Rodeo Festivities

Yesterday, Rancho Mission Viejo residents had the opportunity to get the 411—or Rodeo 101, as we like to call it—on this weekend’s 17th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo!
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The Hilltop Club Wows at Grand Opening

On June 4th, Rancho Mission Viejo was abuzz with excitement as we celebrated the Grand Opening of our highly-anticipated, new amenity, The Hilltop Club! Food trucks, live music, arcade games, sport demonstrations, and swimming were all on the agenda for the day as residents and home shoppers explored what is sure to be a new favorite community gathering spot.
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Talk a Walk on the Wild Side at The Reserve

Every day, when we look out over the golden ridgelines and scenic vistas of The Ranch, we are thankful to live in a place surrounded by such natural beauty. We also know that stewardship is part of Ranch life, caring for our open spaces and the wildlife sharing them with us.
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Residents Kick Off Spring at Field Festival

Have you ever wished you lived in a community where neighbors were more like family, amazing amenities were around every corner, and there was no shortage of family-friendly activities? For many of our residents, the answer was “yes,” and that’s why they are loving life at Rancho Mission Viejo.
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Grand Opening How-To Guide: Esencia Hilltop Neighborhoods

The big day is almost upon us! Join us at Rancho Mission Viejo Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discover why Esencia was just named “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
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WestFest Brought Country Vibes to The Ranch

On Saturday, August 13th, we rounded up family and friends for a boot-wearin’, line dancin’ good time! RanchLife presented WestFest, an exciting night filled with barbecue, mechanical bull riding, a western trunk show, great country music performed by The Silverados, and much more, at Sendero Field.
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Residents Take A Walk in the Orchards

The orchards off of Chiquita Canyon are beautiful to look at, but imagine walking through and exploring them. That’s exactly what some residents did recently when they participated in RanchLife’s docent-led event, A Walk in the Orchards. On May 18th, 32 residents were shuttled by RanchRide to the lovely citrus and avocado orchards for an exciting day outdoors.
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The Outlook Grand Opens

At Rancho Mission Viejo, Gavilán™ features single-level living in South Orange County for the 55+ crowd. Gavilán™ residents enjoy exclusive 55+ amenities, as well as a host of other amenities available throughout the Villages of Esencia and Sendero.
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Heirloom Neighborhood Grand Opening: November 14th

The Grand Opening of Heirloom is just around the corner, and this calls for a celebration. You’re invited to join us and enjoy herbed heirloom popcorn, live music, farm-fresh catered cuisine and Esencia tote bags. We will also be handing out Canyon Coffee certificates, so you won’t want to miss this exciting event. The neighborhood of Heirloom offers homes that embody California’s rich tradition…
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Esencia Hosts First Harvest Fest

Fall is about bringing the community together to share in the traditions that make this season special. That’s why we invited you – our extended family – to join us last weekend for our first Harvest Fest at Esencia. On Saturday, friends and family settled into Esencia Farmand The Canyon House for an afternoon of food, music, and fall festivities. Here’s how the day unfolded.
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Rodeo 101: Ranch Residents Get Sneak Peek into This Weekend’s Rodeo

Last week, while the stands were going up, tickets were selling out, and everyone was buzzing about this past weekend’s 14th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, a very special group of Sendero residents got a sneak peek into this year’s festivities during Rodeo 101.
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