Rural Orange County Canyons

Canyon Areas

The canyon areas - Silverado, Modjeska, Trabuco Canyon and all the rambling spaces in between - are home to the county’s most well-preserved expenses of natural habitat that provide both critical habitat for some of our endangered species and beautiful living spaces for those who truly value nature woven through their daily lives.


It is easy to extol the virtues of the areas – starlight is bright at night; dramatic canyon walls rise from the canyon floors to soaring heights; ancient oak and sycamore follow the canyon streambeds providing shade and natural beauty;


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Canyon Area Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $678K
Lowest Price $3K
Highest Price $3.1M
Total Listings 38
Avg. Days On Market 183
Avg. Price/SQFT $585

Property Types (active listings)


(continued) ...old rustic homes built from local stone hug the hillsides; quiet pervades the area; quaint stores and diners still exist, though they seem to ever be in peril of being forgotten by the outside world.

There are definitely challenges living in the canyon areas, though. Fire insurance is hard to come by. Access to municipal water is spotty. Homes are almost entirely on septic. Gas is only available as propane. And development is hard to do, due to development guidelines (see notes below) and constantly evolving building & fire codes which require greater and greater protection measures.

Most (if not all) of the area is covered by two development plans that govern how homes are built in the canyons. The Silverado and Modjeska areas are covered by the Silverado-Modjeska Specific Plan and the Trabuco Canyon area is covered by the Foothill Trabuco Specific Plan. Both plans are crafted to ensure that building & development is done sensibly (though they do make development exceedingly difficult). Anyone seeking to buy or live in the canyon areas should familiarize themselves with whichever plan they are subject to so they understand the limitations and complexities of building.

If you are serious about rural living in Orange County, call Jesse Brossa to discuss.

Canyon Area Listings

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16002 Hope Street, Silverado Canyon

$3,125,000

16002 Hope Street, Silverado Canyon

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,632 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22252314

Anvil Real Estate

31111 Hamilton Trail, Trabuco Canyon

$2,998,000

31111 Hamilton Trail, Trabuco Canyon

4 Beds 4 Baths 4,105 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22248772

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

New
21 Wrangler Court, Trabuco Canyon

$1,624,900

21 Wrangler Court, Trabuco Canyon

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,900 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23013673

Regency Real Estate Brokers

30555 Trabucco Canyon, Trabuco Canyon

$1,500,000

30555 Trabucco Canyon, Trabuco Canyon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Business Opportunity MLS® # OC22034393

Keller Williams Realty Irvine

28570 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

$1,250,000

28570 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # LG22257185

Re/Max One

21392 Cozy Glen Road, Trabuco Canyon

$1,100,000

21392 Cozy Glen Road, Trabuco Canyon

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,678 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23000771

Boardwalk Mortgage

20462 Pine Road, Trabuco Canyon

$1,000,000

20462 Pine Road, Trabuco Canyon

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,680 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22235551

Harcourts Prime Properties

19334 Live Oak Canyon, Trabuco Canyon

$999,000

↓ $56,000

19334 Live Oak Canyon, Trabuco Canyon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # OC20188806

First Team Real Estate

28532 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

$999,000

28532 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # OC22245654

Coldwell Banker Realty

29801 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

$899,750

↓ $90,250

29801 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,423 SqFt Residential MLS® # NP22210153

The L3

28741 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

$899,000

↑ $50,000

28741 Williams Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Land MLS® # OC20078085

Harcourts Prime Properties

29271 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

$799,000

↑ $100,000

29271 Silverado Canyon Road, Silverado Canyon

3 Beds 1 Bath 1,380 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22184599

Coldwell Banker Platinum Prop

Canyon Area Living


  • The canyons are located in the northeastern part of the county and border Orange, Tustin, Irvine, Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • The canyon areas are home to the majority of the real rural properties in the county and offer owners the ability to keep horses and hit the trail from your backyard.
  • The foothills of Orange County are a special place and need to be experienced to be understood. Sage- and oak-covered valleys and hills climb into the Santa Ana Mountains. Riding trails head off in all directions. Starlight. Quiet days. Quaint stores and kind folk.

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