Rancho Santa Margarita

About Rancho Santa Margarita

Nestled against a backdrop of the imposing Santa Ana mountains and beautiful Saddleback Valley, Rancho Santa Margarita (“RSM”) is a young master-planned community incorporated in 2000. Home to large employers like Applied Medical, Cox Communications, and Target Stores, many residents live nearby and enjoy extremely short commutes and the opportunity to live in the relaxed comfort of RSM. Home to nearly 50,000 mostly affluent residents, the area is divided into four distinct homeowners’ association communities.

SAMLARC (Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation) was the planning organization for the original community, and plays home to multiple parks, swimming pools, and community centers of activity. Robinson Ranch is adjacent to O’Neil National Park and Cleveland National Forest and was annexed from the Trabuco Canyon area to Rancho Santa Margarita in 2000. Likewise for Rancho Cielo, which is a smaller, guarded community with many upper-class residences. Finally, Dove Canyon is a gated enclave of approximately 5,000 residents located close to neighboring Coto de Caza.

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