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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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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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New Adventure Play Park Comes to Sendero!

Feel like spending quality time with your little ones outdoors? Look no further than the Adventure Play Park at Sendero – a playground for your children and their imaginations. Here at Sendero Field, you can watch your children be transported to a world of nature-inspired fun before relaxing under a shady tree for a picnic and ice-cold lemonade. Or, maybe a quick game of hide-and-go seek amongst…
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OC Residents Name Sendero “Best New Home Community”

The votes are in, and we have the BEST news to share on The Ranch. The Village of Sendero has been named the OC Register’s “Best New Home Community” in its 21st annual Best of Orange County issue! This honor was bestowed by the experts themselves: Orange County’s very own residents! With thousands of hot spots to choose from, OC Register readers voted on their 2014 favorites. When the tallies…
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Rodeo 101: Ranch Residents Get Sneak Peek into This Weekend’s Rodeo

Last week, while the stands were going up, tickets were selling out, and everyone was buzzing about this past weekend’s 14th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo, a very special group of Sendero residents got a sneak peek into this year’s festivities during Rodeo 101.
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The Best of Orange County- Summer Season Events

Summer is right around the corner! There are many amazing events being held in Orange County from whale watching to nighttime concerts, so be prepared to laugh and smile endlessly. Be sure to grab your bathing suits, hats, and sunscreen and enjoy the beach, music, cars and the warmth of summer.
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