[Neighborhood] Rancho Santa Margarita

Rent Rancho Santa Margarita Apartments and Houses

If you wish to move into a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment, here is brief about this 16 year old city in the Orange County.

Quick facts about the city of Rancho Santa Margarita

From around 1986, real estate began to boom in the planned community of Rancho Santa Margarita. By 1989, the Community Civic Association (CCA) was formed to represent the community and more people started buying Rancho Santa Margarita apartments and houses. CCA is the current day’s Civic Council. The city has been living true to its original plan of offering country style life in an urban surrounding. This is one of the recently incorporated cities of Orange County. Rancho Santa Margarita officially was declared a city in 2000.

Places to visit and things to do

Living in a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment gives you a new option for recreation each day. For the residents of the city, the following are the most preferred amenities offered by the city:

Bell Tower Community Centre

This is where most of the major community events and meetings take place. A large ballroom, dining area, and a perfect setting for any event- the place has them all. So if you move into a Rancho Santa Margarita Apartment, plan your next event at the Bell Tower Community Centre to make it a memorable one.


  • Community parks- there are many parks run by the Homeowners Association of the city. Monte Vista, Solana, Estrella Vista, Canada Vista, Altisma are few of the parks in the city. There are around 13 parks open for public.
  • Wilderness parks- Natural reserves and biological parks in and around the city are Starr Ranch Sanctuary, O’Neill Regional Park, Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.
  • Dog Park- the city’s Dog Park is also open on all days
  • Skate Park- the unsupervised park is open for skaters all days of the week.

The city also offers many recreational programs for residents of all age groups and there are many sport leagues too.

Coming to restaurants in the city, again, there are many options like Carmelita’s kitchen, Wood Ranch BBQ and Grill, Pizza e Vino, and many more.

There are numerous beaches, amusement parks, recreational centers, golf clubs, malls, museums, and zoos at close proximity to Rancho Santa Margarita in the neighboring cities as well. So each weekend would be a fun weekend if you choose to stay in a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment.

Celebrities in the city

Few of the celebrity residents of the city are Olympic gold medal list Joy Fawcett, rapper Warren G, and there are several other renowned sports persons who live in the city.

Life in the city

Anyone moving to a new city would have a million questions about the quality of life, safety etc. Rancho Santa Margarita has always been known to be one of the safest cities to live in right from the days of its incorporation. This city has the perfect balance of country and urban lifestyle. Saddleback Valley and Capistrano are the two unified school districts serving Rancho Santa Margarita. Santa Margarita Catholic High school located within the city is another great option. There are 4 primary and 1 elementary private schools in the city. Saddleback Memorial Medical Centre, Mission Hospital, Hoag Hospital and Medical Centre are the closest fully equipped hospitals. There are many other hospitals within a 35 mile radius of the city. Low crime rates, exceptional amenities, a strong community with unbeatable community spirit, proximity to major Californian Cities, great quality education and health care services and a year round pleasant weather are all that you get for the high price you pay for a Rancho Santa Margarita apartment.

Overall, the residents of the city totally love the place and find it one of the best in the southern Orange County region.