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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

Farm On! Five Farming Tips from The Ranch

Did you know? The residents at Rancho Mission Viejo are able to harvest the fruits (and veggies) of their labor in our three community farms! From culinary and garden workshops to youth programs, life on The Ranch is truly one of a kind.
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Renter’s seminar findings are in! See why buying is better.

Last month, we held a renter’s seminar at The Ranch where we discussed the pros of owning versus renting. Tons of insights were shared and we gathered some of the most helpful homebuying tips for you here.
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The Winstons Make Life on The Ranch a Family Affair

Meet George and Cynthia Winston! These two were interested in downsizing from their home in Laguna Hills to something cozier in retirement. They weren’t actively looking to move, but one Sunday afternoon, the Winstons decided to explore Rancho Mission Viejo after seeing an ad in the paper.
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From Our Farm: Recipes You’ll Relish

Welcome to The Ranch, where our community farms are just as popular as our pools, parks and other neighborhood amenities.
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Esencia K-8 School is Officially Open!

Life on The Ranch has forever changed – we’ve opened the doors to our first-ever school at Rancho Mission Viejo. Part of the acclaimed Capistrano Unified School District, Esencia K-8 School kicked off its inaugural school year, complete with 400 students eagerly awaiting their chance to innovate and grow.
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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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Homeowner Referral Program – more referrals, more rewards!

Know someone you think would love life at Rancho Mission Viejo? Have you been trying to get your friends to move here for years? Now, there’s even more reason to help them get off the fence and on The Ranch!
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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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