This master planned community has a population near 50,000 and was incorporated in January of 2000. One of the youngest cities in Orange County has grown quickly. Nearly 15,000 housing units can be found throughout the city and the top ten employers employ nearly 5000 people.
The city has a total area of 13 square miles including Lake Santa Margarita, 24 parks, pools and community centers. Bordered by Mission Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Coto De Caza, Las Flores and the Cleveland National Forest. The area covers natural rolling hills which make for beautiful hiking trails and lots of open space. Rancho Santa Margarita has been ranked as one of the safest cities in the country.
Being one of the safest cities in the country (Ranked by the FBI) you can assume a few things. A peaceful environment (low numbers of violent crime and sex offenders) good schools, safe roadways for bikes and vehicles and a low unemployment and poverty rate. Rancho Santa Margarita is a beautiful place to live, raise a family and retire. Take a look at the most recent home listings below.
This beautiful fully detached 4 bedroom/2.5 bath Cierra Del Lago home, located adjacent to Rancho Santa Margarita Lake Beach Club and Beach Lagoon, features this upgraded...
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