7.3 out of 10

Talega, Rancho Santa Margarita

33.6237777128732 -117.618879336341
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Nice town with great architecture"

Talega is a tract housing project within San Clemente in Orange County. This area began to be built in 1999. Talega has 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school and a golf course. The schools are run by the Capistrano Unified District. Once construction is complete, Talega would have about 3500 homes of all sorts. Home to 9000 people, most of the units within Talega are tract houses that are made into apartments or condominiums. This region is also home to a project that caters to the needs of residents with a low income, allowing them to share major facilities and pols. Talega does not have any full custom homes.

The homes in Talega are mainly built based on the Spanish and Tuscan architecture and are considered one of the most original, luxurious and exquisite ones situated along the coast of California. The people of Talega also have access to over 2000 acres of open land, trails, a nature preserve and excellent sports clubs for swimming and athletics.

The families in Talega generally a very active and healthy lifestyle that are involved in a lot of physical activities and sports fun like biking and hiking. This is facilitated even more with the Talega Swim and Athletic Club, Liberty Park and the 18-hole Fred Couples Signature golf course situated within the Talega Golf Club. The children enjoy school at the K-8 facilities that are situated within Talega.

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