5 Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Mission Viejo

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Mission Viejo

Are you thinking of moving to Mission Viejo California? Well then, these are 


Five Things To Know Before Moving to Mission Viejo

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If you’re thinking of MOVING or RELOCATING to Mission Viejo, just give us a call, send a text or email...just reach out to us and we’ll be ready to help you out.


You know, I’ve been in this city for over 30 years and really know my way around so I can help you make this transition to your new home. 


So here are Five Things You need To Know Before Moving to Mission Viejo.


Let's get started.




Learn the neighborhoods. Mission Viejo has many neighborhoods that will suit your lifestyle so you’ll have to get familiar with ‘em. Are you looking for a single family detached home with a pool, a condo with low maintenance, an estate community with a guard gate, a home on the lake, 55+ senior living, or close to schools? 


And what about age? The first Mission Viejo homes were built in the mid-to-late 1960s with newer areas built out as late as 2011 with a few built in 2017.  So it’s safe to say that most houses are in the 20-40 year old range. 


You’ll need to consider this in your negotiations when you’re buying your new home. So, Let us know what kind of lifestyle you are looking for and we’ll find the perfect place for you.




Build your community - find some online groups that share your same interests whether hiking and biking, walking, running, beach goers, schools and school groups, youth and teen activities, senior clubs and more. 


Once you join these groups, you’ll make friends and learn even more about the community. By the time you move here, you’ll have a good size group of friends ready to take you in. 




Home Prices in Mission Viejo - Home prices in Mission Viejo are higher than average compared to most places in the USA. Our median priced home is around $750,000 which is TWO to THREE times higher than most other areas of the country.


Mission Viejo is a long narrow city that is broken down into three geographic areas: North, Central and South, 


If you want condo or townhome living, in the North, there’s California Court, Rainbow Ridge, Magdalena and the new Aliso Ridge; There’s a beautiful 55+ Palmia senior community and on the water there’s Finestara on the Lake and the gated Mallorca homes.


In Central, there’s Cypress Point and Finisterra on the Green and in the south end are Emerald Point, La Mancha, Highland Park, Hillcrest Village and the gated Mirasol units.


Prices start around $300,000 and move up to the low $700,000s as of this current month.


If your preference is a single family detached home Mission Viejo has so many neighborhoods to choose from. I’ll give you a breakdown by area just like I just did for the condos.


Castile, Eldorado, Deane, Madrid, Madrid Del Lago (right above Lake Mission VIejo) Barcelona, Montiel, Cordova, and then Gated homes in Stoneridge and Canyon Crest, plus new construction homes in Skyridge


CENTRAL: Eldorado, Cordova Vista, Aegean Heights, La Paz and others


SOUTH: LA Mancha, Cordova South, Madrid South, Pacific Hills neighborhoods like Paloma, Bonaire and Anacapa to name a few.


Prices range from the low $500 thousands up to $1.6 Million in the gated communities and pushing $3 Million on the waterfront of Lake Mission Viejo.



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Climate is the reason people move to Southern California. 


Because of our proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Mission Viejo has a year-round moderate temperature range. Now, We do get a few weeks of extreme heat - in the upper 90s to 100s but also a few cool winter days where it gets down to the low 40s. 


We also have an almost daily occurrence of a cooling cover of clouds in the evening - often referred to as the marine layer - which keeps temperatures bearable throughout the year. Our humidity is low and comfortable year round and rainfall is minimal with a total of 4-6” per year pretty typical. 


And of course, we see the sun most every day. Which is why people refer to it as “Sunny Southern California”. 




Outdoor lifestyle. Mission Viejo is a prime area if you love the outdoors. Because of the great weather we have here, people love to be outside. 


We love to enjoy our outdoor patios and year round California rooms with family and friends, golf, tennis, soccer, swimming, biking, walking and hiking to name a few. We have 3 local golf courses, over 20 parks, four recreation centers, and so much more. 


We have the Murray Senior Center and the adjoining Oso Trail where you can hike into an urban forest. And if you’re up to a bigger challenge, take a hike up to the top of the Saddleback Mountains. 


The summit is a mile high but require some better than average skills and a full day to make the 15 mile round trip. 


The focal point of our city is Lake Mission Viejo, a man-made 125-acre lake complete with residential housing, shopping and restaurants and private recreation areas available to the citizens.


You can swim at the two beaches, rent sailboats, pedal boats, kayaks and paddle boards as well as pontoon party boats. You can take your group fishing, set up a picnic or enjoy the summertime movie nights and concerts.


If you really want to go big, the beaches of the blue Pacific are only a short drive from Mission Viejo. Enjoy the great beaches of Laguna Beach, Dana Point and San Clemente with their in town amenities and sandy beaches. 


If you’re into surfing, we’ve got some of the best close by including World famous Trestles, T-Street, Doheny and just up in Newport Beach, the Wedge.

So those are my top five Things To Know About Mission Viejo. If you want to make your move as easy as possible, the most important thing to do is to just reach out …. Send a text message, make a phone call or shoot us an email to get things started. 





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