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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

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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Esencia Style: Master Baths

With oversized showers, free standing tubs and gorgeous tiled floors, Esencia master baths are just what you need to escape and recharge from your busy everyday life.
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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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Esencia Style: Kitchen Islands

Whether you’re enjoying dinner with friends or the time-honored tradition of Sunday waffles, it’s a near-guarantee that if there’s a big kitchen counter, everyone will gather around. Kitchen counters and islands are the center of attention in any kitchen, and for good reason. With smooth granite countertops and wide open space all around, the kitchen counter island invites lively conversation,…
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The Fluid Nature of Esencia Style

The architectural style and details of Esencia draw upon the natural terrain of the surrounding landscape—including the creekbeds, rivers, and ocean nearby. There is power and grace. Fluidity. In the home, water brings calming relaxation to your space. Fountains, drawn baths, a cleansing splash on your skin, for instance.
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Farm-to-Community

Agriculture is an integral part of Rancho Mission Viejo’s long and rich history. Today, Rancho Mission Viejo still operates as a working ranch with grazing cattle and bountiful produce harvests. So it was only fitting to continue this time-honored tradition at Esencia and Sendero by integrating community farms within each village. The concept of incorporating communal farming into urban life is…
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The Orange County Register Visits Our ‘Agrihood’

If you are a reader of the Orange County Register, you might have seen an article about our residents farming on The Ranch. Take a look at this beautiful Rancho Mission Viejo family above who had an opportunity to show the OC Register what they love about having a community farm right outside their front door. At Rancho Mission Viejo, agriculture has always been a part of our land’s history, and…
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Amenity Spotlight: Canyon Coffee

Canyon Coffee at The Canyon House brings the community of Esencia together over cups of piping-hot Peet’s Coffee and other refreshments. Stop by and catch up with neighbors, read the morning paper, or grab your to-go coffee. There are places to sit outside and enjoy fresh air with your coffee, or stay inside and enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling neighborhood coffee shop. Come on in—we’d…
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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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Gelson’s Market Opening at Sendero Marketplace

Westar Associates has announced that Gelson’s Market will anchor Sendero Marketplace, a 11.5-acre neighborhood retail center under construction on the new community of Rancho Mission Viejo in South Orange County. The 98,000 sq. ft. center, located at Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway, will open in late 2016.
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How-To Guide: Esencia Grand Opening

As the big day nears, we’re excited to share our guide to getting the most out of Esencia’s Grand Opening. Guests will get a first official look at our newest village on The Ranch. With more than 40 different model homes, you can let your imaginations soar as you tour each one, and discover what living on The Ranch is all about. Join us Sunday, September 20th to discover elevated living.
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Community Takes Root at Esencia Farm

When you grow food, you grow community. And community is at the heart of Esencia Farm – one of the innovative resident amenities at the newest village at Rancho Mission Viejo, Esencia. “When you grow food, you grow community. That is really rare and hard to find, and we have that here.”– Gloria Broming, Rancho Mission Viejo Community Farmer Esencia Farm, opening later this year, will bring…
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