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Mission Viejo

Much like its neighbor, Irvine, Mission Viejo is recognized as one of the better master-planned communities in America and as former Mayor of Mission Viejo, Robert Breton, put it – “How did it happen? The key: one owner, one builder.”

Breton is referring to the Mission Viejo Company which was formed in 1963 for the purpose of developing the land. Originally a 53,000 acre parcel known as Rancho Mission Viejo, an 11,000 parcel was sold for development and a master plan devised by the three owners - Read more below

Mission Viejo Real Estate Statistics

Average Price $727K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $4.5M
Total Listings 159
Avg. Days On Market 33
Avg. Price/SQFT $399

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...a master plan devised by the three owners – Donald Bren (who went on to become a major figure in the development of Irvine and is the sole shareholder of the Irvine Company today), the George A. Fuller Company and the O’Neill family. The General Plan called for 5400 acres for residential uses, 3000 acres for parks, recreation and open space, 700 acres for school and churches, and 900 acres for business properties. The planners aimed to honor the Ranch’s roots by incorporating Early California & Spanish themes throughout the city - Barcelona walls at the special entryways and major intersections, split rail fencing borrowed from the cattle ranch, and the California Mission Bell streetlight fixtures that were patterned after the El Camino Real bell.

Mission Viejo is a place of curvy streets that run over contoured hills; a place where the homes sit on larger lots, built when land wasn’t parceled into the smallest possible configurations possible to maximize profit. Neighborhoods are thoughtfully laid out, ringed with greenbelts & sidewalks, parks at their centers and dug in with mature towering eucalyptus, sycamore, pine and palm trees - all classic hallmarks of the Orange County skyline.

While Mission Viejo was incorporated as a city in 1988, its residential roots started in the late 1960’s, and as it nears that 50-year anniversary, homes have begun to enter a new phase of renovation, taking advantage of larger lots and heading in new architectural directions. The area will undoubtedly be a place to continue to discover older homes that can be renovated and expand upon.

Mission Viejo’s centerpiece is Lake Mission Viejo, where members can put in small craft, fish, canoe around, swim or enjoy the lakeside summer concerts. The Mission Viejo Mall is a long-standing shopping destination, but if food is what you’re looking for, just pull into any of the corner shopping centers and you’ll almost certainly to find a family-owned taqueria, a tasty Vietnamese phở or Thai restaurant – you know – traditional SoCal fare.

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27220 La Paz # J, Mission Viejo


27220 La Paz # J, Mission Viejo

0 Beds 0 Baths 0 SqFt Business Opportunity MLS® # OC23085401

Reason Real Estate

28062 Tefir, Mission Viejo


↓ $220,000

28062 Tefir, Mission Viejo

3 Beds 3 Baths 4,198 SqFt Residential MLS® # LG23073398

Barnes Realty Group

22811 Tindaya, Mission Viejo


22811 Tindaya, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,200 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23080807

VIP Realty Group

26012 Portafino Drive, Mission Viejo


26012 Portafino Drive, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,683 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23073793

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

26961 La Paja Lane, Mission Viejo


26961 La Paja Lane, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,757 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23079154

RE Home Source

18 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo


↓ $40,090

18 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,949 SqFt Residential MLS® # PT23065121

Real Brokerage Technologies

22221 Brookpine, Mission Viejo


22221 Brookpine, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,754 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23083337

Palomar Pacific Real Estate

23729 Castle Rock, Mission Viejo


23729 Castle Rock, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,420 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23074647

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

22581 Parkfield, Mission Viejo


22581 Parkfield, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,025 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23094893

Keller Williams Realty

26275 Ganiza, Mission Viejo


26275 Ganiza, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,525 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23085141

Copley Realty

26092 San Marino Court, Mission Viejo


26092 San Marino Court, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,916 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC23054710

Pillar & Porch

28241 Tinajo, Mission Viejo


↓ $10,000

28241 Tinajo, Mission Viejo

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,762 SqFt Residential MLS® # 23242803

Opendoor Brokerage Inc.

Mission Viejo Living

  • Located in south-central Orange County, Mission Viejo is surrounded by six cities and is one of the original master-planned communities in the area.
  • A fabulous City Hall, great parks & pools, shopping & dining are all hallmarks of Mission Viejo's well-planned city life.
  • Lake Mission Viejo is the iconic center of the city and offers residents & their guests lake activities like fishing, boating and lakeside concerts!

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