About Ladera Ranch
Located in the scenic foothills of Orange County’s Saddleback mountain formation, Ladera Ranch is a modern, planned community that offers some of the best residential property in the southern half of the county. A throwback to the rancho-era until just recently, the community was organized in 1999 from parts of the Rancho Mission Viejo cattle ranch. The idyllic scenery has attracted a variety of residents, including the likes of professional baseball players Nick Punto and Mike Napoli, NFL quarterback Mark Sanchez, and hip-hop producer Warren G. Located just outside of the larger Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita, the ‘Ranch’ is divided into nine villages with distinct architectural styles. Only one, Covenant Hills, is gated. Though an excellent spot for comfortable living and close community involvement uncommon to much of Orange County, you won’t find many amenities within the community proper. A short drive over to Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, or San Juan Capistrano usually does the trick.