Coto de Caza Real Estate and Coto de Caza Homes for Sale

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Located on the outskirts of Rancho Santa Margarita, the unincorporated community of Coto de Caza is one of the most exclusive and private addresses in the Golden State. Residents enjoy a slow-paced life in this romantic, rural enclave situated in Trabuco Canyon, where green rolling hills make for a serene and picturesque setting. With its beautiful views, numerous open spaces, and serene, laidback atmosphere, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most attractive places to live in Orange County.

A census designated place, the guard-gated community of Coto de Caza encompasses a total land area of approximately 7.9 miles. As of 2014, there are over 15,000 people calling this well-established master-planned community home.

At A Glance

  • Coto de Caza in Spanish means “hunt preserve,” which makes sense given that the community was meant to be a hunting and fishing resort when it was established in 1968. Today, it is known for being one of the largest private communities in Orange County.
  • Residents with school-age children can send their kids to schools under the Capistrano Unified School District, one of which is the highly rated Wagon Wheel Elementary School. Santa Margarita Catholic High School, a co-ed college preparatory school, is also situated nearby.
  • Coto de Caza residents have access to a wide range of world-class amenities. You’ll find two championship golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones within the Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club, as well as a sprawling 44,000-square-foot clubhouse complete with pools and tennis courts. The neighborhood sports club is home to a modern fitness facility that offers fitness classes and personal training, among others. Relaxing spa services are available at the Spa & Sports Club as well.

Real Estate

There are approximately 4,000 homes that make up Coto de Caza’s real estate market, which primarily features single-family residences, both tract and custom-built. The master-planned community is located in close proximity to various outdoor recreational destinations such as the Cleveland National Forest and the Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park.