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The Ranch Journal

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Experience the Gig Life at Esencia: Cox Smart Home Open for Viewing Oct. 1-2

One of the benefits of being a homeowner in Esencia is having access to gigabit high-speed internet through Cox Communications’ G1GABLAST service. Rancho Mission Viejo anticipated the internet needs of 21st century homeowners and worked with Cox to bring fiber to every home site during the early phases of construction. Esencia is the first master-planned community in Orange County to offer this…
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Grand Opening How-To Guide: Esencia Hilltop Neighborhoods

The big day is almost upon us! Join us at Rancho Mission Viejo Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discover why Esencia was just named “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
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Esencia Style: Dining Rooms

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations—stylish dining rooms make occasions even more special.
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Ranchlife Resident-led clubs

With over 33 resident-driven clubs and counting, it’s easy for neighbors to become friends on The Ranch.
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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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Neighborhoods Awarded Three Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

Selected among an elite group of homebuilders, Warmington Residential was honored with two Merit Awards for homes in Trellis, while William Lyon Homes received a Grand Award for its work in Vireo. These awards honor architectural design and planning, and the best of the best are chosen from a national slate of talented entrants.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Citron by CalAtlantic Homes

For charming single-family courtyard homes reminiscent of California’s rich heritage check out the Citron neighborhood. Exterior architecture is evocative of Adobe Ranch, Ranch and California Bungalow styles.
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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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Neighborhood Spotlight: Aubergine

In the golden-hued hills of Rancho Mission Viejo, discover Aubergine at Esencia by TRI Pointe Homes—where luxury living is being redefined. Aubergine’s estate-style homes boast craft details and stunning architecture that reflect the prestigious and unique heritage of the land.
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Gavilán™ Neighborhood Spotlight: Cortesa

Part of Esencia’s 55+ lifestyle known as Gavilán™, the homes of Cortesa offer spacious ranch-style homes in a variety of plans. These plans range from 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms with a 2-car garage, but that’s just the beginning. You can also add optional fireplaces, stacking doors, bedrooms, outdoor retreats with fireplaces, and more.
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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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