First village on the Ranch

The first village on the Ranch will be Sendero, now under construction and currently scheduled to open in summer 2013.

Encompassing approximately 690 acres and offering 941 attached and detached homes and 286 apartment units, Sendero will include the gated active adult enclave of Gavilán, providing 286 single-level residences adjacent to a private clubhouse and recreational facilities.

Among the amenities planned for all Sendero residents are a centrally located community hall, clubhouse and recreational core, a 15-acre community park, neighborhood parks, hiking/biking trails accessing Reserve trails and a County Regional hiking and biking trails network, a 10-acre retail plaza, and fire station.

Sendero and Gavilan homebuilders include Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, SeaCountry Homes, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, The Pulte Group, TRI Pointe Homes, William Lyon Homes, and Western National Group.

Located in the heart of south Orange County, Sendero is just 2.3 miles from downtown San Juan Capistrano and approximately five miles from the coastal attractions of San Clemente and Dana Point Harbor. To the north of Sendero are the employment centers, shops, restaurants, and urban conveniences of Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo. And, to the east, are thousands of acres of forever protected ranchlands which blend into Caspers Wilderness Park and the Cleveland National Forest.

This brand new village promises to offer its residents true Ranch-style hospitality and integrated living. Neighborhoods will be thoughtfully crafted around social parks, courtyards, as well as pedestrian and vehicular links to create physical cohesion and social vitality reminiscent of California’s most treasured places. Homes will be designed in a palette of styles specifically tailored for nearly every life stage, from pre-family to retirement, with single story offerings in the gated enclave of Gavilan. Plus, recreational spaces will encourage residents to connect with each other in many ways and celebrate health and wellness through private and shared-use clubhouses, a social hall and plaza, a village green, swimming pools, fitness centers and an abundance of gathering places.

This first village on the Ranch will seek to balance human needs and natural resources with today’s most meaningful lifestyle aspirations. And, all on the remaining acres of Orange County’s last working ranching, offering access to one of California’s largest and most diverse habitat reserves.