Rancho Santa Margarita
photo courtesy of ocbook.com
master planned community, Rancho Santa Margarita
is located along the foothills of the Santa Ana
Mountains. Incorporated in 2000, Rancho Santa
Margarita became the 33rd city Orange County.
The city currently has a population of over 49,000.
Santa Margarita is bordered by the city of Mission
Viejo on the west, Coto de Caza on the south,
Trabuco Canyon on the north, and the Cleveland
National Forest on the east.
Dove Canyon, a private residential community of
approximately 1200 homes, is located within the
eastern part of Rancho Santa Margarita.
to Rancho Santa Margarita will find a mix of retail
shops, restaurants, parks, and annual events that
take place throughout the year. The city also
has many parks to suit many interests including
a dog park, skate park and the scenic Lake Rancho
Santa Margarita with a surrounding path perfect
for walking, jogging or bike riding.