Montecito is a community of homes in Rancho Santa Margarita California
Montecito is a community of homes in Rancho Santa Margarita California

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About Montecito

One of the most desired communities in Rancho Santa Margarita, California is Montecito. Residents enjoy many amenities and spectacular views of the Saddleback Mountains.

The Montecito tract, located in the city’s northern region, is made up of 288 homes and was built by Standard Pacific. The smallest floor plan, Villa Blanca, offers 1,198 square feet of living space as well as two bedrooms. The largest plan is Villa Azul which has 1,682 square feet and four bedrooms. All homes have a two car garage. This neighborhood is under SAMLARC (Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation) and residents have access to the beach club, tennis courts, four swimming pools, sports fields, basketball courts, and tot lots. Streets that run through this community include Daphne, Allyssum, Calle Passiflora, Via Felicia, Aloe, Via Carissa, and Helianthus.

Many homes here are steps away from the Trabuco Mesa Park, and Santa Margarita Lake. And the O’Neill Regional Park is only ten minutes away. Shoppers can walk to the Mercado del Lago Shopping Center which feature many high end retail shops.

Residents are within walking distance to the excellent Trabuco Mesa Elementary School. Saddleback Valley Unified School District also offers award winning Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School, and Trabuco Hills High School. There are several private elementary schools nearby like Serra Catholic, St. John’s Episcopal, and Mission Hills Christian School as well as Santa Margarita Catholic High School. There are over a hundred institutions in this region and nearby you’ll find Saddleback College and the University of California, Irvine.

Rancho Santa Margarita is one of Orange County’s newest planned communities. Most of its home construction was done between 1985 and 2000.

Montecito Schools

School District

  • Saddleback Valley Unified

    25631 Peter A. Hartman Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92691-3142

    Phone number:

    (949) 586-1234

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