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The Ranch Journal

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Gavilan Evolves at Esencia

The upcoming grand opening of Esencia, the newest hillside village on The Ranch, will showcase both new panoramic views — and new points of view in true intergenerational living! Situated along some of the highest elevations on Rancho Mission Viejo will be 12 new neighborhoods, terraced into west-facing hillsides to afford coastal and backcountry views that encompass majestic ridgelines, ancient…
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Introducing Esencia: Opening Fall 2015!

Good news! While our Gavilán and Sendero homeowners are enjoying life on The Ranch, we’ve been hard at work planning Rancho Mission Viejo’s newest hilltop village. We’re thrilled to introduce to you: Esencia!
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Sendero Farm Coming Spring 2016

Dust off your favorite recipes and sharpen your chef’s knife. Fresh produce is coming to your Rancho Mission Viejo kitchen with the grand opening of Sendero Farm. Construction is already underway, and our team on The Ranch couldn’t be more excited. Curious to know what this means for your weekly dinners? It’s simple: Sourcing your local ingredients just got that much closer to home. Not to…
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9 Things to Do at Sendero Field

Adults and kids alike are rallying for the opening of Sendero Field, set to hit the scene this Spring. Why all of the anticipation? Well, spread over 15 acres, the community park is the definition of fun-in-the-sun entertainment.
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