Castille Elementary School Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Schools

Mission Viejo is served by two school districts, and both are excellent. Saddleback Valley Unified School District generally serves the homes in the westerly portion of the city. It also serves Lake Forest. To find out more, visit their site here. You can see the Mission Viejo Schools and find links to each school’s site. There is a school locator page, but here is the link for your convenience.

Want to check out how each school rates? Go to Great Schools site here: Mission Viejo Area Schools.

Homes in the more easterly section of Mission Viejo are served by the Capistrano Unified School District. You can view district maps, get a list of schools and more at their web site here. They, too, have a handy school locator, and here is the link. You can also find rating and reviews for these schools at Great Schools via the link above.

Mission Viejo residents are lucky to live so close to Saddleback College in South Mission Viejo where they can easily further their education. My sons went there, and one transferred to and graduated from UCLA. Some of my adult friends took courses, too. In my experience, it is a wonderful community college. To view their web site, get course info and schedules, go their web site HERE.

Mission Viejo also has several private and faith-based school options. I don’t have any first hand knowledge about these schools and am not recommending any, but am listing some here for your information:  Mission Viejo Christian School, Marguerite Christian School, Carden Academy, Pillars Academy, Village Montessori Center, Esperanza Special Education School and Fusion Academy to name a few.

Ralphs Grocery Store in Mission Viejo

About Town

Mission Viejo MonumentMission Viejo is a decent size city in Orange County with a population of around 100,000. Fortunately, it is well-planned so that retail and commercial centers are strategically located with easy freeway access and near major cross streets for good visibility. Some shops come and go, but others have been around a long time like Moore’s Sewing Center on Marguerite. I have been going to Denault’s True Value Hardware since it opened at the corner of Oso and Marguerite. My son worked there for years. Custom Comfort has been around for decades, too, and has grown into a great success. However, I purchased my new mattress at Orange County Mattress on Alicia; sorry Custom Comfort!

I enjoy visiting all the Starbucks, my favorite is the one off Oso and the 5 Freeway. I and my family have been purchasing new tires at the America’s Tire Store on Marguerite for years. Paradise Donuts and Deli at La Paz and Muirlands is a hidden gem for yummy donuts and good service. For more yummy stuff, French’s in the Gateway Center is fabulous. I just painted my home and bought the paint at Vista Paint at the corner of Muirlands and Alicia. In that same Vista Paint Plaza, there used to be a bridal store in the 1980’s. I purchased a veil there. I hired Stud Construction to perform a kitchen remodel. Their office is on Madero in Mission Viejo.

I have been going to Bagels and Brew off Alicia and Olympiad since they opened. The owner is wonderful, and I am happy her business is thriving. Misson Viejo Florist has always provided me with good service as has Mission Viejo Rentals off Jeronimo and Los Alisos. My son Likes ChocObean and Rubino’s Pizza off Marguerite and Oso Parkway. Royal Donuts and Burgers off Jeronimo and Marguerite has been around forever, and I do like their donuts!

Here are the sights of the city and Mission Viejo businesses:

Maybe I will see you around!

Main entry to Mission Viejo corner of La Paz an Marguerite City Hall and Library
Welcome to Mission Viejo!
Mission Viejo Library Bird of Paradise

In Focus

The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, the Sgt. Matt Davis Memorial Park and the Mission Viejo Library are a few of the very special things that highlight living in Mission Viejo. They are all places that welcome residents and visitors alike; places to meet, gather, relax, grow or just enjoy the beauty.

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center

Beautiful facility adjacent to Oso Viejo Park. For more information about hours, programs, etc. go to the city’s site HERE.

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Sgt. Matthew Davis Memorial Park in South Mission Viejo

Lovely park in south Mission Viejo, on the edge of Arroyo Trabuco. Large field, walking paths, lots of play equipment, beautifully landscaped.

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Mission Viejo Library

A must-see library. Beautiful architecture, a wonderful place to study or read or learn. For more information, visit the official library site HERE.

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