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The Ranch Journal

Community News and Blog

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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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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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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Esencia Style: Dining Rooms

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations—stylish dining rooms make occasions even more special.
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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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