Mission Viejo

Summary of Mission Viejo, CA

Ranch Santa Margarita City Hall

The City of Mission Viejo is one of the largest Master Planned communities in the United States. Located within the Saddleback Valley of Southern Orange County, the city is also one of the safest places in the US to live in, based on FBI crime statistics.

The community started development in the 1960s and was completely developed by the early 1980s. Mission Viejo is a suburban residential community, although some large employers also call this city home.


Mission Viejo Homes

Mission Viejo homes are almost entirely of the Spanish mission style, with stucco walls and Spanish barrel tile roofs. The city is renowned for its tree lines streets, earning it recognition of the National Arbor Day Foundation.


Lake Mission Viejo

Within the larger Master planned community, exists Lake Mission Viejo, a man made 125 acre lake. Lake Mission Viejo and the related associations located within the community have access to the lake and its recreation amenities. Amenities include boating, fishing, swimming, beaches and other water sports.

The lake has a public shopping and dining area located at Marguerite Parkway & Vista Del Lago located on the shore of the lake with excellent vistas.

Mission Viejo Crime

Population Violent crime Murder and
non-negligent manslaughter
Forcible rape Robbery
94,679 70 0 5 19
Property crime Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft Arson
1,135 168 917 50 9

Mission Viejo Climate

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Temps 68 68 69 72 73 75 79 80 80 77 72 67
Avg. Low Temps 44 45 47 50 54 58 61 60 59 54 48 43
Avg. Rain In. 2.85 3.42 1.96 0.88 0.25 0.11 0.06 0.03 0.25 0.65 1.09 2.38
Record High of 108 in 1963 
Record Low of 21 in 1949 

Mission Viejo Recreation

  • Acquatic Center
  • Field Sports
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Lake & Water Sports
  • Rec & Fitness Center
  • Parks
  • Skateboard Facilitiy
  • Soccer Fields
  • Tennis
  • YMCA

Mission Viejo Schools

  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Mission Viejo Shopping

  • Laguna Hills Mall
  • Irvine Spectrum
  • Mission Viejo Mall

Mission Viejo Largest Employers

Employer# Employees% Emploment
Saddleback College2,1964.31%
Mission Hospital1,3492.65%
Unisys1,0001.96%
Quest Diagnostics5000.98%
Coldwell Banker4100.80%
Saddleback Valley USD4000.78%
Nordstrom3000.59%
Macy's Department Store2750.54%
City of Mission Viejo2610.51%
Bristol Farms2500.49%

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