Though Mission Viejo has many diverse neighborhoods, we are held together by the thoughtful planning that took place in the early 1960’s. The backbone streets, signage, lighting, etc. all have a cohesive look. The lifestyle of residents was also taken into consideration, and a system of parks, rec centers, trails and open space was envisioned. The planners and developers wanted to build a community and not just sell some houses.
Finisterra on the Green Alta
Madrid Homes Neighborhood
Timberline Homes Mission Viejo North
Corodova Park Next to Carl Hankey School
La Paz Homes
Napoli Park and Bathgate Elementary
I have reviewed some old advertising, and even the architecture of some of the models were designed to encourage socializing from your front balcony or front porch or patio. And with new families moving in, the city needed schools. Properly selecting a site for a school is a challenge, but it seems the city got it right in most cases. Access to and from via car or bus is relatively easy, and pedestrian access between homes at most school sites is particularly helpful for the students.
Linda Vista Park
Madrid Homes Near Christopher Park
Aegean Heights Club House
Neighborhood Businesses at corner of Jeronimo and Marguerite
La Paz Plaza
The many parks and rec centers were also designed to develop a strong community. Easy access and beautiful settings that encourage you to stay and gather with friends and family were utilized. It also seems that care and thought was given to size and placement of business and commercial sites throughout the city. Smaller sites such as Royal Donuts and Burgers at smaller intersections, and a nice mid-size center like the one just up the street at Trabuco and Marguerite make so much sense and complement the neighborhood. And make it so easy to live here!
As a real estate agent, I get to meet all kinds of folks. I enjoy speaking to and helping long-time Mission Viejo residents. They usually have great stories to tell, and it is gratifying to assist them in selling their home. Then there are folks who may be new to Misssion Viejo; I like telling my buyer clients about Misssion Viejo and all it has to offer.
Bocce Ball at Oso Viejo Park
A Quiet Walk in the Park
Happy Dog and owner at Flo Jo Park
Playing in the Park
Rescued Dogs and Their Owner
Playing Chess at the Murray Center
Felipe Tennis Center
Boy Shows Me His Find at a Park
A Couple Walking in the Park
The parks and rec centers of Mission Viejo are ideal places to meet up, participate in organized activities, play a game or find a quiet spot to study or read a book. Community Centers and the Library have events and programs of interest to all.
The city does a great job at maintaining and upgrading the common areas and the landscaping, too. The parks seem to always look beautiful and well-kept. It helps us feel connected, maintains property values and lets us know we are at home in Mission Viejo.
Stoneridge Neighborhood Monument Sign
Neighbors Walking Around Lake Mission Viejo
El Dorado Homes Neighborhood
Casta del Sol Neighborhood
California Terrace Condos
Bagels and Brew
Family at Oso Viejo Park
Aegean Heights Homes
Couple at Flo Jo Park
Baja Finisterra Homes
Evergreen Ridge Neighborhood
Evergreen Lakeview Homes
Kids at Flo Jo Park
Deane Homes Near Marguerite O’Neill Park
J.M. Peters Homes Neighborhood
Basketball at Barbadanes Park
Waterford Homes Near Minaya Park