7.4 out of 10

Robinson Ranch Rd, Rancho Santa Margarita

33.6553775619542 -117.56558838548
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
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Who lives here?
  • Families with kids


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

"Living in the far corner of Orange County"

When we lived in Coto de Caza, we would often visit some friends in the Robinson Ranch neighborhood of Rancho Santa Margarita. Tucked into the far corner of Orange County, it sits at the entrance of Trabuco Canyon.

It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods in RSM comprised of homes built over a couple of decades so there is an eclectic mix of sizes and designs. The landscapes are mature and leafy as compare to other parts of RSM

Our friends have since moved, so we don’t have a lot of reason to drive to Robinson Ranch. I would imagine that, unless you lived there or knew someone who did, you might never discover it. That is probably a good thing for the residents. On the other hand, it is pretty far removed from all points of Orange County.

While it is close to the commercial centers of RSM, my understanding is that it is not considered a part of the incorporated city, so residents can’t access the RSM beach club or community center. The Robinson Ranch neighborhood doesn’t have any community pool or facility.

The concern I would have as a parent is that, there are no local schools nearby. My understanding is that, depending on what part of the community you live in, your kids are assigned out to different schools in other communities.

It is a beautiful setting at the base of the foothills. Dove Canyon borders on one side and a large nursery on the other. For the family that at least wants the feeling of getting away from it all, Robinson Ranch is a great neighborhood.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids

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