Ladera Ranch Real Estate and Ladera Ranch Homes for Sale

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A premier master-planned community located in south Orange County, Ladera Ranch encompasses nearly five square miles of land, and has a population of almost 23,000 permanent residents. It sits just right outside the borders of neighboring cities such as Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

Development of the community began in 1999, and it was built on portions that used to belong to a 23,000-acre cattle ranch in Rancho Mission Viejo. The ranch was one of the largest working cattle ranches in Orange County.

Ladera Ranch is known for its picture-perfect surroundings, excellent schools, and strong sense of community. It’s a fantastic place to live, with world-class amenities that include clubhouses, 18 community parks, four large community pools, several pocket parks, a water park and skate park, a network of hiking trails, and enjoyable shopping districts.

At a Glance

  • The premier gated community of Covenant Hills Village is one of the more affluent enclaves in the Ladera Ranch area. Homes here are typically priced from $1,000,000 to $4,000,000.
  • Ladera Ranch is served by the Capistrano Unified School District. Schools and universities located in and around the community include San Juan Hills High School, Tesoro High School, Capistrano Valley High School, Saddleback College, and Soka University of America.
  • Four major shopping districts exist within Ladera Ranch; Mercantile West Shopping Center, Mercantile East Shopping Center, Terrace Shops, and Bridgepark Plaza.
  • There’s an expansive network of winding trails that go all throughout Ladera Ranch, ideal for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. These trails are connected to the hiking, biking, and riding trails within Arroyo Trabuco and Saddleback Mountain.

Real Estate

Ladera Ranch is home to over 70 neighborhoods that are located in nine distinct neighborhoods. There’s a fine selection of excellent homes available in this prestigious master-planned community. Choose from comfortable two-bedroom condos or town homes, gorgeous Mediterranean-style homes with excellent features, and expansive five-bedroom estates surrounded by towering hedges and lush greenery.