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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

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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The Ranch Named One of 20 Top-Selling Master-planned Communities

Backed by a scenic South Orange County hilltop location, a full range of single-level and multi-story Napa-inspired homes, an expanding list of recreational and social amenities, as well as a reputation for nurturing neighborliness among all ages and life stages, Rancho Mission Viejo’s Esencia tallied an impressive 458 homes sales in 2016, a huge increase of 52% over 2015, placing “The Ranch” on…
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Esencia Style: Tile that makes you want to touch

Tile is the new wall texture, with bathrooms reminiscent of old-school NYC and backsplashes that embody California Cool. The options are endlessly customizable, making a stand-alone statement or complementing your unique furnishings. Here are a few of our favorite new looks and uses that are practical, eye-catching and oh-so-touchable.
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Esencia Style: Living Rooms

A living room is for living and breathing. At Esencia, we’ve welcomed the gorgeous views and SoCal sunlight that surround this community into each home through perfectly placed doors and windows. The result is a range of bright and lively spaces uniquely crafted to create an indoor-outdoor lifestyle you’ll love living.
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