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The Ranch Journal

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200 Homes Sold at Esencia in Just Four Months

Home sales soar at inter-generational “agrihood” on California’s largest new community.
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Aria by TRI Pointe Homes: Where Rustic Ranch Living Meets Contemporary Beauty

Modern living among the rolling hillsides of a historic ranch—that’s what the thoughtfully designed homes at Aria offer. With its intimate living space and proximity to major amenities, Aria is a good choice for an active, low-maintenance lifestyle.
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Aurora by William Lyon Homes: Americana Meets Modern Living

Aurora presents new 2-3 bedroom townhomes in an elevated location surrounded by Esencia’s backcountry and coastal views. Five modern, roomy designs offer comfortable interiors and a host of beautiful amenities.
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Farm-to-Community

Agriculture is an integral part of Rancho Mission Viejo’s long and rich history. Today, Rancho Mission Viejo is a historic cattle ranch with grazing cattle and bountiful produce harvests. So it was only fitting to continue this time-honored tradition at Esencia and Sendero by integrating community farms within each village. The concept of incorporating communal farming into urban life is…
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The Orange County Register Visits Our ‘Agrihood’

If you are a reader of the Orange County Register, you might have seen an article about our residents farming on The Ranch. Take a look at this beautiful Rancho Mission Viejo family above who had an opportunity to show the OC Register what they love about having a community farm right outside their front door. At Rancho Mission Viejo, agriculture has always been a part of our land’s history, and…
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Heirloom Neighborhood Grand Opening: November 14th

The Grand Opening of Heirloom is just around the corner, and this calls for a celebration. You’re invited to join us and enjoy herbed heirloom popcorn, live music, farm-fresh catered cuisine and Esencia tote bags. We will also be handing out Canyon Coffee certificates, so you won’t want to miss this exciting event. The neighborhood of Heirloom offers homes that embody California’s rich tradition…
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Amenity Spotlight: Canyon Coffee

Canyon Coffee at The Canyon House brings the community of Esencia together over cups of piping-hot Peet’s Coffee and other refreshments. Stop by and catch up with neighbors, read the morning paper, or grab your to-go coffee. There are places to sit outside and enjoy fresh air with your coffee, or stay inside and enjoy the sights and sounds of a bustling neighborhood coffee shop. Come on in—we’d…
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Esencia Style

Esencia design character springs from two sources – its elevated, hillside setting, refreshed by nearby coastal breezes; and its agrarian history which today consists of acres of lemon and avocado orchards, along with our own community farm. Together, they both suggest a light, airy farmhouse-inspired approach to both architecture and décor, interpreted for Southern California and adapted for…
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Esencia Hosts First Harvest Fest

Fall is about bringing the community together to share in the traditions that make this season special. That’s why we invited you – our extended family – to join us last weekend for our first Harvest Fest at Esencia. On Saturday, friends and family settled into Esencia Farmand The Canyon House for an afternoon of food, music, and fall festivities. Here’s how the day unfolded.
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How-To Guide: Esencia Grand Opening

As the big day nears, we’re excited to share our guide to getting the most out of Esencia’s Grand Opening. Guests will get a first official look at our newest village on The Ranch. With more than 40 different model homes, you can let your imaginations soar as you tour each one, and discover what living on The Ranch is all about. Join us Sunday, September 20th to discover elevated living.
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Gelson’s Market Opening at Sendero Marketplace

Westar Associates has announced that Gelson’s Market will anchor Sendero Marketplace, a 11.5-acre neighborhood retail center under construction on the new community of Rancho Mission Viejo in South Orange County. The 98,000 sq. ft. center, located at Antonio Parkway and Ortega Highway, will open in late 2016.
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Community Takes Root at Esencia Farm

When you grow food, you grow community. And community is at the heart of Esencia Farm – one of the innovative resident amenities at the newest village at Rancho Mission Viejo, Esencia. “When you grow food, you grow community. That is really rare and hard to find, and we have that here.”– Gloria Broming, Rancho Mission Viejo Community Farmer Esencia Farm, opening later this year, will bring…
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