Rancho Cielo is one of Rancho Santa Margarita’s smaller communities. This California neighborhood is protected by a security guard and gated entry. It is located in the city’s eastern region near the intersection of Dove Canyon Drive, and Plano Trabuco Road.
Rancho Cielo is comprised of single family residences. Residents are close to many outdoor recreation activities with places like the Rancho Santa Margarita Lake. Amenities include a community swimming pool, spa, basketball court, tennis court, and tot lot.
Saddleback Valley Unified School District serves Rancho Cielo with award winning facilities like Robinson Elementary, Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School, and Mission Viejo High School. There are several private elementary schools nearby like Serra Catholic, St. John’s Episcopal, and Mission Hills Christian School as well as Santa Margarita Catholic High School. And there are many higher education institutions in this region including Saddleback College and the University of California, Irvine.
There are miles of trails in this region because of the Cleveland National Forest and parks like Lagos Santa Margarita Park, Ike Arnold Park, Trabuco Mesa Park, and Pajaro Park. To the south is the Dove Canyon Country Club which offers the county’s only private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. It also provides dining and special event facilities.
Commuters have easy access to the 241 Freeway and there are several shopping centers nearby like the Plaza Antonio, Mercado Del Lago, and Plaza El Paseo. Residents are within minutes of merchants and services.
Rancho Santa Margarita is one of Orange County’s youngest master planned communities. Most of its homes were built between 1985 and 2000.
25631 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3142
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