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Mission Viejo CA is located in the middle part of Orange County. The city is a master-planned community and is named for the Spanish land grant that the city was founded off of. The area is a predominantly residential space.
Mission Hospital serves people around the southern end of the city near Crown Valley Parkway. The hospital is the largest employer in the city with about 2,400 people working here. One of the two locations for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County is located here. Saddleback College is also found a little further south along with the Shops at Mission Viejo shopping center.
Lake Mission Viejo is found in the central part of the city. The Market on the Lake Shopping Center is located on the side.
The Marty Russo Youth Athletic Park is situated to the north of Lake Mission Viejo. The park is home to five soccer fields and eight baseball fields. There are also various cycling paths around the city with many of them having been used for road cycling events during the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Students are served by either the Saddleback Valley or Capistrano Unified School District depending on the location one is at. Six high schools are covered within the district.
Mission Viejo CA is the country’s second-largest planned community to have been prepared as a single master-planned development. About 95,000 people live in the city. Many of these people live in lush tree-lined neighborhoods. The city was recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation for its immense tree spaces.
Prominent landowner John Forster first owned the land Mission Viejo is on. The area was primarily used as a grazing land space for cattle. Donald Bren of the Irvine Company was tasked to produce a master-planned development in the 1960s. The area was developed with homes that were situated on the hills of Mission Viejo with the roads along the valleys. The houses were also contoured to fit around the area. The community grew in size and would soon be incorporated as part of Orange County in 1988.
The city is south of Lake Forest and is to the west of Ladera Ranch. I-5 is located on the southern end of the city. The Foothill Transportation Corridor or Route 241 is on the northern part. Trabuco Canyon is also located near the north.
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