Rancho Mission Viejo Recognized by National Builder Conference

The Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) has been a renowned event for 54 years, showcasing the design, innovation, sustainability and architecture of the West Coast, a long-time leader in residential development. For over half a decade, builders and residential planners have flocked to this distinguished show to network with legendary architects and take part in design history.

Since its inception in 1959, PCBC was primarily held in San Francisco, where it drew from deep architectural history and led the country in innovative building techniques. This year, with a shift toward “something new,” the PCBC was held in the industrial downtown of San Diego.

The relocation to Southern California placed a spotlight on Rancho Mission Viejo as an up-and-coming development with forward thinking designs and homebuyer-focused plans. Drawn to Rancho Mission Viejo for its innovation, approachability and ranch atmosphere, PCBC showcased Rancho Mission Viejo at this year’s conference with an offsite tour of the Village of Sendero.

Conference attendees, which included America’s most prominent residential builders, developers, architects, investors and marketers, saw how Rancho Mission Viejo is developing both family-friendly and 55+ communities in a new master planned community rooted in tradition.

In fact, attendees enjoyed the PCBC preview tour of historic Rancho Mission Viejo as a day trip, complete with vintage transportation and in-depth tours designed to share the deep-rooted culture of The Ranch. Attendees listened to unique accounts of The Ranch’s history, glimpsing into the evolution of its development, as well as its proactive involvement with the region from Camp Pendleton north.

To truly give a sense of the time period and past from which Rancho Mission Viejo has been built, conference attendees were transported from San Diego’s downtown train station in four private, vintage rail cars. These unique streamliners have been in operation since the ‘40s and ‘50s and perfectly complemented Rancho Mission Viejo’s traditional and homegrown setting. Along the way, passengers enjoyed Southern California’s captivating coastline as it blended into South Orange County’s charm.

Once on The Ranch, each attendee had a first-hand experience of the carefree and nurturing atmosphere bred by The Ranch’s lifestyle. As participants toured the acreage, model homes, clubhouses and recreation core within the Village of Sendero, this exclusive event officially introduced the nation’s industry leaders to the tangible and intangible differences that make living on historic Rancho Mission Viejo so unique.

For more behind-the-scenes photos of PCBC’s trip to The Ranch, click here!

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