In 2013, Sendero was the first village developed on The Ranch. Sendero introduced a new model for inter-generational living by placing its many “all age” neighborhoods and the gated Gavilán enclave (offering four neighborhoods of primarily single-story homes exclusive to people age 55-plus) around El Prado, a central social community core featuring clubhouses, trails, and numerous recreational amenities for people of all ages and life stages to enjoy.
Sendero also introduced residents to life on the Agrihood™ though the openings and operations of the community’s first two communal farms. Gavilan Farm and Sendero Farm feature barns, raised planter beds, row crops, fruits trees, and outdoor courtyards where workshops are conducted by Rancho Mission Viejo Community Farmers to help encourage sustainable gardening practices among Ranch residents as part of a healthy lifestyle on The Ranch.
Sendero is home to Sendero Field (a 15-acre park with adventure play area), the 10-acre Sendero Marketplace retail center, Rancho Mission Viejo Fire Station, and several additional recreational amenities including the all ages Ranch House clubhouse with pool, spa, splash park, fitness center, barbeque/dining patio and more as well as the all ages Outpost clubhouse with event room and patio, bocce ball courts, fire pits, spa, and pool with a seasonal/special event poolside bar. Plus, Gavilán residents enjoy exclusive access to the Hacienda clubhouse with a large lounge and special event bar, event room, fitness center, and resort-style pool and spa with cabanas. Throughout Sendero are interconnecting walking trails lined with parks, playgrounds, a putting green, and even a native plant garden.