Rancho Mission Viejo
Rancho Misión Viejo is an active 23,000 acres ranch and farm, habitat reserve, and community in the unincorporated areas of South Orange county. Rancho Mission Viejo originated as a series of land grants to John Forster in 1845. The remaining part of Rancho Mission Viejo consists of a nearly 17,000-acre, nature reserve and multiple residential communities, the Sendero village and the Gavilan senior housing developments have been completed. The larger Esencia village is currently under construction with a K-8 school to be opened in fall of 2018. Sendero Marketplace, a shopping center built as part of the community is also under construction. This community is locates south of Ladera Ranch on Ortega.