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Ladera Ranch is a city located along the Orange County Saddleback. The city is officially listed as a census-designated place, although it has a population of about 20,000 people.
The city is divided up in a series of villages. There are nine villages that include individual neighborhood developments all around. Most of the neighborhoods and villages around Ladera Ranch are accessible to the public, but the Covenant Hills village is gated and is open only to those who are residents of Ladera Ranch. Many of these developments have dedicated clubhouses with community centers included.
The northeastern part of Ladera Ranch is home to the Mercantile West Shopping Center. The Cox Sports Park can be found on the northern part of the city. A couple of schools can also be located within the town, including the Oso Grande Elementary School and the Ladera Ranch Middle School near Founders Park. The San Juan Hills and Tesoro High Schools are located just outside the city. Students will attend one of these schools based on where in Ladera Ranch they live.
Ladera Ranch CA is located in the southern end of Orange County. The city is about 50 miles southeast of Los Angeles and another 50 miles west of Temecula. Ladera Ranch California is directly south of Mission Viejo and east of Laguna Niguel.
Ladera Ranch was first formed in 1999. The area is based on about 23,000 acres of space. Much of the land mass is situated on the Rancho Mission Viejo cattle ranch that was once owned by the O’Neill, Avery, and Moiso families. This ranch was the largest functional ranch left in Orange County at the time. The first Census to take place in Ladera Ranch would not occur until 2010.
The city is to the east of I-5 and is also north of California State Route 74 or the Ortega Highway. The Antonio Parkway moves along the eastern end of the city and goes from north to south. The Crown Valley Parkway can be found at the northern end and moves out to I-5. The road is also a key route that leads people to the Mission Hospital of Mission Viejo, the Shops at Mission Viejo shopping complex, and the Saddleback College campus.
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