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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 $815K
Lowest Price $0
Highest Price $3.6M
Total Listings 269
Avg. Days On Market 54
Avg. Price/SQFT $453

Property Types (active listings)

...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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23011 Bartolome, Mission Viejo


↓ $110,000

23011 Bartolome, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 4 Baths 4,537 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22025146

Coldwell Banker Realty

42 Cielo Cresta, Mission Viejo


42 Cielo Cresta, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,273 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22157239

Cinq Real Estate

25881 Via Faro, Mission Viejo


↑ $450,000

25881 Via Faro, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,985 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22178737

Berkshire Hathaway HomeService

25811 Jamon Lane, Mission Viejo


25811 Jamon Lane, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 5 Baths 4,400 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22180910

Pinnacle Real Estate & Partners Inc.

22581 Wakefield, Mission Viejo


22581 Wakefield, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 5 Baths 3,448 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22202338

Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty

32 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo


↓ $209,000

32 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 4 Baths 2,938 SqFt Residential MLS® # PW22135290

First Team Real Estate

30 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo


↓ $300,000

30 Cielo Prado, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,284 SqFt Residential MLS® # NP22114924

Kenneth Harter, Broker

22471 Melida, Mission Viejo


22471 Melida, Mission Viejo

8 Beds 4 Baths 3,914 SqFt Residential MLS® # 222002973

Michael Friedman

25552 Pacific Crest Drive, Mission Viejo


25552 Pacific Crest Drive, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 3 Baths 3,000 SqFt Residential MLS® # PW22154314

Lenders Rate Corp

22271 Clearbrook, Mission Viejo


↓ $90,000

22271 Clearbrook, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 4 Baths 3,113 SqFt Residential MLS® # PW22108693

Keller Williams Pacific Estate

25790 Pacific Crest Drive, Mission Viejo


↓ $12,500

25790 Pacific Crest Drive, Mission Viejo

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,116 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22167264

Berkshire Hathaway H.S.C.P

22821 Corralejo, Mission Viejo


22821 Corralejo, Mission Viejo

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,415 SqFt Residential MLS® # OC22194072

RE/MAX TerraSol

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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