The Mission Viejo Company planned the city so it would pay tribute to its rural Spanish heritage. The street names, neighborhoods, building facades, street lights and more all reflect this classic theme. This changed slightly in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with developments like Pacific Hills and Califia that have a more Tuscan look and feel. There are also several homes and neighborhoods with a “traditional” look as well.
I believe almost all of the first homes in Mission Viejo were built by the Mission Viejo Company. The Deane Homes, of course, were built by the Deane Brothers. Some of the last housing tracts built by the Mission Viejo Company were Briarwood and Sunrise Ridge in the mid-to-late-1980’s. Make sure to check out the Vintage Mission Viejo page for 1960’s advertising of the first homes built by the Mission Viejo Company.
There are so many neighborhoods, over 100, that there is no way I could picture each one! However, I will keep taking photos and updating this gallery. There are some Home Search links below.
Finisterra Condos on the Lake
Auburn Ridge Home
Casta del Sol Home – Carmel
Bonita Vista Homes
Nice Galicia Home
Canyon Crest Homes
Quail Run Homes
Mission Ridge Homes
Mallorca Condos on Lake Mission Viejo
S&S El Dorado Homes
New Castille Home
El Dorado Home
Melorse and Mirasol Homes for Sale
I enjoyed visiting the neighborhoods and taking photos of the many different homes in Mission Viejo! There may be thousands of Madrid Homes, Cordova Homes, etc., but each is so different! Folks have changed the facade of the home by adding rock or brick or other architectural details, and the front landscaping is so unique! I hope you get some ideas from what your neighbors have accomplished. Make sure to check out the GARDEN post for garden and landscaping ideas.
Evergreen Lakeview Homes
Shady Hollow Home
California Terrace Condos
Pacific Hills Homes
Single Level Mission Ridge Home
Sunrise Ridge Homes
Monterey Masters Home
La Paz Home
J.M. Peters Homes
Greystone Town Homes
If you want to search for homes, go to the Home Search page. If you would like to see recent sales in some of the Mission Viejo neighborhoods, go to the various Neighborhood Pages: Mission Viejo North, Mission Viejo Central and Mission Viejo South. You can also go to my main Orange County Real Estate site to expand your search and find tons of custom links showcasing new listings throughout all of Orange County.
A great thing about living in Mission Viejo is that you have so many housing options. You can raise your family here, be an active single or couple, and you can retire here, too! Mission Viejo is home to two age-restricted communities for folks over 55 and a few other communities like the Heritage Villas Senior Apartments, Heritage Pointe, and if extra care is needed, there is Sunrise of Mission Viejo and Vintage Mission Viejo.
Casta del Sol
Casta del Sol is a guard gated community in Mission Viejo Central off Marguerite Parkway and between Jeronimo and Alicia. There are four entrances. There are several different types of homes from 1000sf two bedroom attached homes to spacious detached residences of over 2000sf. Several have views. The residences are members of the Casta del Sol Golf Course, they can enjoy the two recreation centers, complete with pools, spas and tennis courts, clubs, games and events. For more information about the community, go to the Association web site here.
To search for any active Casta del Sol homes for sale, CLICK HERE.
Palmia is a newer community built by J.M. Peters in the late 1980’s and the early 1990’s and is located in Mission Viejo North. It is a gated and guarded community and features several property types to choose from. It has a resort-like feel while Casta del Sol has a rural feel. It, too, features a golf course, a community center, pools, spas, tennis, clubs and a lot more. Visit their Association website for more information here.
To search for any homes for sale throughout the Palmia community, CLICK HERE.
Remodeled Bathroom in Casta del Sol Home
Single Level Homes
Completely Updated Kitchen in Casta del Sol Home
Come Home to this Residence in Palmia
Updated Carmel Home in Casta del Sol; Office in Front Room
Beautiful Greenbelt View in Casta del Sol
Well Maintained Neighborhood
Palmia Community Entry Monument
Casta del Sol Golf Course
Spacious Palmia Home
Golf at Palmia Community
Casta del Sol Neighborhood
Casta del Sol Home Welcomes You!
Casta del Sol Rec Center
Casta del Sol Recreation Center
Updated Kitchen in Casta del Sol Home
Casta del Sol Home – Carmel
Of course, you can go to the Home Search Page to expand your search or go to my Orange County Real Estate site for more searches right at your fingertips and more real estate info.
The video below is a walk-thru of a remodeled and updated home in Casta del Sol. Enjoy!