Gavilan residents have access to ALL amenities, so they can accompany their grandkids under age 18 to any of the all-age pools and other amenities!
Rancho Mission Viejo is only 6 miles from the beach!
Temperate and sunny. The typical Southern Orange County weather that people love.
There are lots of charming restaurants in nearby San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and San Clemente. Plus, the on-site Sendero Marketplace offers some of your favorite eateries and places to shop.
Although the 6,500 acres of The Ranch preserved as permanent open space are not publicly accessible, there are numerous trails and multi-use pathways designed for resident use. There are also plenty of public, docent-led hikes, lectures and volunteer opportunities on The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo. Visit rmvreserve.org for more details.
The nearest fire department is the Rancho Mission Viejo Fire Station (station #56) located at
Antonio Parkway/Sendero Way, approximately one mile from Esencia. And with the recent opening of Los Patrones Parkway, there are now two major roadways in and out of Esencia.
The closest hospital is Mission Hospital, located in the city of Mission Viejo. There are two wellness/preventive centers in the Sendero Marketplace, (Memorial Care and Mission Hospital) and there is a future site for a new Mission Health Center in the NorthWalk neighborhoods.
Ranch Ride is a free shuttle system available to RMV residents for transportation to RanchLife events, in addition to seasonal and weekend destinations to local attraction, including the cities of San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point Harbor. Visit www.RanchRide.net for shuttle schedules and pick up/drop off locations. Public bus transportation is available through OCTA, and the Amtrak and Metrolink train station is conveniently located in downtown San Juan Capistrano.
Get grilling at The BBQ Barn, an open-air entertainment space built for get-togethers and friendly cook-offs
The Getaway offers Gavilán® residents a private clubhouse adjacent to The Hilltop Club. Spend the morning in your own space, then your afternoon with the grandkids!
With a collection of all the things you love to do at your fingertips, The Outlook is sure to become your new favorite hangout.
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.