The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo

When you live with 20,868 acres of conserved California wildlands in your backyard, protecting and connecting with the beauty of the natural world comes with the territory.

The Mission

A journey for the greater good

The goal of The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo has always been to preserve and enhance Reserve lands for ecological, educational, charitable, conservation, open space, scientific and recreational uses.

Following the wisdom of Marguerite “Daisy” O'Neill of The Ranch Family, the guiding principle is to “Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.” And over time, The Reserve lands will expand to over 20,000 acres of protected natural splendor.

The Territory

Southern California splendor

The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo is nestled in the coastal foothills of southern Orange County. Protected creeks, wetlands, woodlands, native grasslands and chaparral cloak the hills and valleys—providing a rich mosaic of habitats. It is a goal of The Reserve to share this richness of California’s biodiversity with The Ranch community.


Events for everyone

A full calendar of educational events means new ways to connect and learn each month. Ranch residents can take docent led wildflower walks and bat walks, or take a look at the night sky during astronomy talks.

Volunteering & Support

Join the cause

There are all kinds of ways you can help preserve this precious native land. Volunteer some of your time to assist with programming for local schools, help restore degraded habitats and so much more. Prefer to donate? Giving a monetary gift is another great way to support The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

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Visitor Center

The Rancho Mission Viejo Visitor Center is now permanently closed to the public. Please refer to the Neighborhoods section of our website for all current information on remaining new homes and to contact our neighborhood builders directly for appointments.

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