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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

The Wilsons Take a Permanent Vacation on The Ranch

When Bruce and Lorrie Wilson came to visit family in Orange County, they hadn’t anticipated their vacation would result in a relocation. But, the Wilson’s stumbled upon Rancho Mission Viejo and fell in love with the stunning views, rolling topography and ease of the Gavilán, 55+ lifestyle.
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Your home. Your life. Connected.

The world’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ Home Design has arrived on The Ranch. The new neighborhoods of Vivaz, Avant and Iris at Esencia feature builder Lennar’s whole-home Wi-Fi as a standard feature, making each room more connected and responsive. These smart homesoffer integrated automation and voice control with Amazon Alexa – all a part of Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® approach to…
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Viridian Grand Opening How-To Guide

It’s the final Esencia neighborhood grand opening! Welcome to Viridian by TRI Pointe Homes. Join us on Saturday, May 12th from 10am to 3pm for a family-friendly spring celebration at Viridian.
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Topaz Grand Opening How-To Guide

Looking for a rundown of everything you’ll need to know for the upcoming Topaz Grand Opening at Rancho Mission Viejo? Here’s our guide on how to get the most out of your grand opening experience.
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Grand Opening How-To Guide: Introducing Reverie

Will you be joining us for our newest NorthWalk Neighborhood grand opening? Excited to learn about the beautiful Reverie neighborhood? Keep reading for everything you need to know to make the most of your grand opening experience!
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How-To Guide: NorthWalk Grand Openings

Looking for a rundown of everything you’ll need to know for the upcoming NorthWalk Neighborhoods Grand Openings? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s our guide on how to get the most out of your grand opening experiences.
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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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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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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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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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