My Mission Viejo Home La Paz Road Jacaranda

My Mission Viejo Home

Beautiful Mission Viejo is where almost 100,000 folks now call home, including myself. It is a well-planned community featuring a myriad of great amenities for its residents including a lake, three golf courses, numerous parks and sports fields, great shopping, excellent schools and so much more. It has also been rated one of the safest cities in the nation. However, I choose to call it home for its ideal location, surrounded by nature and open space, rolling hills, gorgeous skies and super people. It just plain feels good to live here.

Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center Mission Viejo and Oso Viejo Park
Community Center and Oso Viejo Park

For my neighbors who call Mission Viejo home, I am sharing Mission Viejo home ideas and information, plenty of photos of homes, parks, amenities and more. Just about anything I find interesting and/or beautiful so I can share that good feeling. Almost all of the photos are those I took myself; like the one shown here.

I have included plenty of links for those who wish to search for homes. For those who wish to see past sales in their neighborhood, I have created several custom searches of recent sales and active listings in various neighborhoods and tracts so you can get an idea of market activity and home value. As you look at these homes for sale, you may see how folks in the neighborhood have updated the same model as yours. You can see if they removed a wall, added a room, remodeled the kitchen and check out their pool and spa and garden for inspiration outside.

Single Level La Paz Home in Mission Viejo

If you are like me, you may have moved here simply because you found a home you liked or maybe because it had decent freeway access or something else. However, once you move in and start looking for a place to shop or dine or a place for your kids to play, you will happily realize that not only will you find what you are looking for, but that a whole cornucopia of quality amenities are at your doorstep, literally. It may take you a long time to explore all the local shops or take advantage of all the facilities and parks, and maybe not ever check them all off your list. But have fun trying!

The city of Mission Viejo has so much to offer; just about wherever you are in the city, you can find a charming park, a place to get a cup of coffee or a soda, a friendly face, an inviting home and the sight of Saddleback as it reminds you that you are home; you are in Mission Viejo.

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Rancho Mission Viejo Little League Champs

Sports and Recreation

There are many, many parks and fields where residents of Mission Viejo can enjoy a host of sports and games. There are several parks throughout the city that have lighted softball fields such as Curtis Park, Gilleran Park, William S. Craycraft Park and the Youth Athletic Park off Olympiad. Many others have unlit softball fields such as Aurora Park, Castille Park, Christopher Park, Vista del Lago Park and Cordova Park.

Most of the parks just mentioned also feature a soccer or football field as do Preciados Park, Pavion Park, Pacific Hills Park and Eastbrook Park. Many of these also have a playground and picnic tables. Basketball courts can be found at some of the parks just named and at Barbadanes Park, Marguerite M. O’Neill Park and Valyermo Park. To find out more about the city parks and sports facilities they have, visit the City of Mission Viejo Interactive Map. Lake Mission Viejo offers fishing and boating.

In 1984, Mission Viejo hosted some of the Summer Olympic Cycling events. They were held partly along what was once called O’Neill Road, now renamed “Olympiad”. The Mission Viejo Nadadores Swimmers and Divers have been a source of pride for Mission Viejo since they formed in 1968, having several members compete in many Olympic events over the years. Another long-time Mission Viejo resident and Olympian was Florence Griffith Joyner. A beautiful park on Olympiad and Alicia bears her name to honor our Mission Viejo athletes.

The Mission Viejo Family YMCA off Marguerite is a wonderful complete facility. Members of the whole family can find a program that works for them. Check them out here.

The city has several other Community Recreation Facilities: the Felipe Tennis Center, the Montanoso Recreation and Fitness Center, Norman P. Murray Community Center and Senior Center and the Sierra Recreation and Fitness Center to name a few. Again, check out the City’s Interactive Map to locate a specific facility and to find out more. Also visit the Recreation Centers Page.

For your convenience, I have provided several links below the photos to various activities in Mission Viejo.

A fun night for the whole family would be a night of bowling at Saddleback Lanes off Marguerite Parkway just south of La Paz Road.

Fishing at Lake Mission Viejo

South Mission Viejo Little League

Viejo Little League

Little League District 68

Marguerite Tennis Pavilion

AYSO Region 84

Activities and sports at Lake Mission Viejo

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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!