7.4 out of 10

Canyon Crest Dr, Mission Viejo

33.6378901833444 -117.63187430981
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Near the top of Mission Viejo"

I always look forward to a visit with my friend who lives at one of the highest points of Mission Viejo in the gated community of Canyon Crest. His is one of the many large homes that line the hillside that overlooks Lake Mission Viejo. At his height you can also get a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean horizon – you don’t see much of the water but you get the full beauty of an ocean sunset.

He lives about a block from the very impressive clubhouse facility and, when I can talk him into it, he gets me inside so I can enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center and large spa. We’ve brought our kids there several times for a swim in one of two large pools or for a game of basketball.

With full access to the recreational facilities of Lake Mission Viejo and the sports park just outside one of the west gate, there is no shortage of local activities for his family to enjoy. At the base of the community is Florence Joyner Olympic Park (Flo Jo Park) which was a favorite of my kids when they were little.

Across the street from the park, he has most of shopping needs met with an Albertsons, a True Hardware, and several specialty shops. One of our favorite outings is to take the kids to dinner at the Chinese restaurant located there.

Canyon Crest is very centrally located in Mission Viejo to get to the freeways, the toll road and any shopping destination.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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