The residents of Rancho Santa Margarita enjoy a mild Mediterranean climate typical of coastal Southern California. Warm summers and cool winters add to the appeal of this affluent master planned community located in Orange County. Set upon rolling hills, the diverse real estate includes several private residential communities including Dove Canyon and Rancho Cielo. The guarded, and gated entry to these residential areas provides an extra measure of security for the all single-family homes within. The majority of homeowners in this area are upper to middle class families.
Rancho Santa Margarita offers residents the advantage of living in a small city that feels like a small village. Located along the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, many of the large estates in this community provide spectacular views of this natural backdrop. A KB Cordova Realty Group realtor can provide prospective first-time homeowners with a variety of unique real estate options. For everything from smaller entry-level homes, to condos with extras included in the sales price, KB Cordova Realty Group can find the right real estate for you.
Over the last five years, prices of homes for sale in Rancho Santa Margarita have appreciated. From September to December of 2013, the median sales price was roughly $436,000. The average listing price of homes for sale in Rancho Santa Margarita, the week ending December 4, 2013, was approximately $445,000. This equates to about $340 per square foot for an average priced home.
The Capistrano Unified School District serves this community. The CUSD provides its students with exemplary educational opportunities as does the Santa Margarita Catholic High School and several other private elementary and middle schools which include Mission Hills Christian School. Several recreational areas within the community provide parks, hiking trails and biking paths. In addition, a Jack Nicklaus golf club and a reservoir are located within the exclusive Dove Canyon residential area.
The exclusive Rancho Santa Margarita community offers residents all the luxuries associated with living an upper-end lifestyle in an established community, as well as friendly people. Those interested in relocating to the coastal region of Orange County should contact a Rancho Santa Margarita realtor and visit this attractive city that appeals to individuals of all ages who seek a quiet, affluent community in which to live or raise a family.