Rancho Santa Margarita
Rancho Santa Margarita, located along the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains is an extraordinary master-planned town where residential neighborhoods, business and commercial centers, and open space combine to create the perfect hometown environment. Here, homebuyers and apartment renters can choose from among an outstanding selection of detached homes, innovative townhomes, and fashionable apartments. The city incorporated in January 1, 2000 became the 33rd city in Orange County.
Rancho Santa Margarita’s setting is simply spectacular. The town sits amidst the beauty of a vast valley of viewlands. 5,600. foot Saddleback Mountain and the sprawling range of the Santa Ana Mountains. The woodlands of the Cleveland National Forest and the rolling hills of Coto de Caza. The vast open space is set aside for greenbelts, parks, bike and jogging paths, and recreational facilities, including Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club and Tieras Creek Golf Club.
Lago Santa Margarita, the town’s picturesque lake, is more than a treat for the eyes. It is a place where you can rent a sailboat or paddleboat, fish, jog around, or otherwise make use of its charms. Surrounding the lake is a jogging biking path and an 18-station exercise course with special equipment for a variety of aerobic drills.
Miles of bike trails are planned within residential neighborhoods, ultimately interconnecting to bike lanes threading throughout the town, for virtually every community street is conceived with an adjacent bike path and walkway.
Tieras Creek Golf Club, a highly-celebrated tournament-quality golf course, open to the public, features lush fairways, wooded canyons and beautiful ridge lines, an expansive grass driving range, a charming clubhouse with a fully equipped pro shop, and an attractive restaurant where everyone can enjoy breakfast and lunch. Tijeras Creek Golf Club’s 72-par course, designed by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson, challenges low handicappers yet is readily playable by average golfers.
Rancho Santa Margarita Ranked #1 Safest City In California!
1. Rancho Santa Margarita 2. Danville 3. Moorpark 4. Saratoga 5. Orinda 6. Aliso Viejo 7. Yorba Linda 8. Rancho Palos Verdes 9. San Juan Capistrano 10. Windsor *Ranked by Moving Waldo 1/25/23