55+ Residents Enjoy an Innovative Approach to Single-Level Living at Rancho Mission Viejo

55+ Residents Enjoy an Innovative Approach to Single-Level Living at Rancho Mission Viejo

From its scenic South Orange County hilltop location, Rancho Mission Viejo offers a wide variety of new homes, designed for a wide-range of lifestyles, including Gavilán neighborhoods, The Ranch’s brand for the unique 55+ lifestyle.

Gavilán residents enjoy single-level living and exclusive access to resort-style amenities, events, and activities designed for those who enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Gavilán exclusive recreational amenities and indoor/outdoor spaces are located throughout The Ranch including:

  • The signature Clubhouse;
  • The Hacienda, nestled in Sendero featuring a saltwater pool, spa, fitness center/massage room and the Palomino Great Room and Event Bar;
  • The Outlook, an indoor/outdoor retreat complete with a resort-style lap pool and spa;
  • The Getaway, which includes an indoor club room and meetup space;
  • Among other exclusive and intergenerational amenities to explore.

Residents of the 55+ neighborhoods on The Ranch enjoy a robust calendar of RanchLife community events, more than 40 resident-led Gavilán clubs, exclusive dining events, happy hours and more.

Additionally, Gavilán residents have access to all amenities throughout The Ranch including clubhouses, pools, spas, parks and open-air retreats, and an extensive list of programs and events while ‘Gavilán-exclusive’ amenities and programs are open only to those who reside in The Ranch’s 55+ neighborhoods.

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The Ranch’s intergenerational focus nurtures neighborliness among all ages and life stages, utilizing award-winning amenities and thoughtful programming to create a vibrant social life in neighborhoods that are part of a historic ranch featuring thousands of acres of permanently protected open space. Extended families reside throughout The Ranch, providing a wonderful opportunity for grandparents to live close to their children and grandchildren. No other planned community in Orange County can match Rancho Mission Viejo’s rich offering of amenities and family-oriented activities, which include workshops, classes, health and wellness programs, happy hours and resident-led clubs, among many others.

The last working ranch in Orange County, residents enjoy a unique lifestyle found only at The Ranch, including acres of citrus groves, miles of protected creeks, nearby beaches, jobs, cultural amenities and outstanding dining and retail. Upon completion, The Ranch will occupy approximately 6,000 acres, or 25%, of the historic 23,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo, Orange County’s last working ranch, which has been held in the O’Neill/Moiso/Avery family since 1882. About 17,000 acres, or 75%, of The Ranch will be preserved for ranching, farming and the phased formation of a large habitat conservation area known as The Nature Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

Two new Gavilán neighborhoods exclusively for 55+ residents will be opening in the next phase of the Village of Rienda, coming in late 2022.


To learn more, visit www.RanchoMissionVIejo.com visit the Discovery House in person at Ranch Camp or call (949) 768-1882.

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