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The Ranch Journal

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Retired, LA Homebuyers Captivated by Cortesa

If you haven’t meet Vince and Dolores Foley yet, we can safely say it’s only a matter of time.
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Esencia Style: Rooftop Decks and Patios

Nature is all around us on The Ranch and what better way to embrace the outdoors than in your own private sanctuary at home. Rooftop Decks are a great use of space and offer breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and even our Hilltop Club. Similarly, a patio can add a touch of style to your backyard and provide a great space for entertaining or lounging on weekends. Check out the…
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A Hilltop oasis: welcome to Veranda by MBK Homes

One of the most charming places to live in the Hilltop Neighborhoods is Veranda by MBK Homes. This collection of farmhouse interpretive townhomes matches all the creature comforts of home with The Ranch’s vibrant and connected community. Veranda offers a low maintenance, easy lifestyle that is ideal for people on the go.
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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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Introducing The NorthWalk Neighborhoods

We’re excited to announce the final neighborhoods of Esencia – The NorthWalk Neighborhoods. Located along the community’s northern-most point, NorthWalk will showcase a new eclectic 5.5-acre linear park called The Backyard to explore in early 2018. The NorthWalk Neighborhoods will arrive in phases beginning October 2017.
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Newport Natives Find Home at Veranda at Esencia

Making the transition from Newport Beach to Rancho Mission Viejo may seem like a big move. But, according to Esencia’s newest residents, Jane and Mark Di Rocco, that shift has given them more of everything they wanted:
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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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A Chat with Esencia School’s New Principal

With the new Esencia K–8 School planned to open in Fall 2018, there’s a lot of excitement in the air! We recently had the pleasure of talking with the School’s Principal Josh Wellikson, to take a deeper dive into who he is, and what he plans to bring to learning and education at The Ranch. From being a counselor and meeting his wife at summer camp, to opening up two new schools and truly…
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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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Introducing Esencia: Opening Fall 2015!

Everyone has a different dream home checklist. Some buyers always imagined having sweeping views of the countryside or owning a home with resort amenities right outside their front door. Others have dreamt of a space to entertain guests with a floorplan that seamlessly connects indoor and outdoor living.
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The next level of single level living

With convenient day-to-day advantages, rooms that seamlessly flow together, and a more direct connection to spaces both inside and out, the benefits of single level living are no secret.
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