8.6 out of 10

Rancho Santa Margarita

33.6355944083475 -117.594820677082
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals


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

"Spectacular Town by the Rolling Hills"

One of youngest cities in the Orange County, Rancho Santa Margarita is a small planned town that is situated on the rolling hills. Most of this town is comprised of a few homeowner associates such as the Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation, Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Rancho Cielo.

Schools in Rancho Santa Margarita are operated by the Saddleback Valley and Capistrano Unified School District. The Mission Renaissance provides fine art classes for people of all ages. They can obtain lessons that help them learn the fine techniques of art and crafts.

Rancho Santa Margarita has many natural recreational parks like the O’Neill Regional Park, Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and the Starr Ranch Sanctuary. The Starr Ranch Sanctuary provides educational and research opportunities to their young members who are over the age of 7.

Rancho Santa Margarita also has their own skate park that is open to the public all week long and is open for free to their public. One could also enjoy exciting days at the Spa Gregorie’s for families. This is a unique spot where they have spa programs and activities for the whole family. Some of these activities include a mother and daughter spa event and even a Mother and Toddler Yoga Sessions. Rancho Santa Margarita is also home to the Tijera Creeks Golf Club, which is situated very near the John Wayne Airport and is known to host many reputable events like the Women's Pac-10 Championships and the Men's and Women's Big West Championships.
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  • Families with kids

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