Encompassing approximately 4,000 acres, the beautiful master planned community of Ladera Ranch is located in the scenic coastal foothills of South Orange County. Bordering San Juan Capistrano, Rancho Mission Viejo, Mission Viejo, and Las Flores, this master planned community is well known for its extraordinary amenities, award winning schools, and wonderful family neighborhoods.
It is divided into nine villages or districts. Within each village or district, there are ten or more neighborhoods per village. The villages are:
• Oak Knoll Village
• Bridgepark District
• Flintridge Village
• Township District
• Wycliffe Village
• Echo Ridge Village
• Avendale Village
• Terramor Village
• Covenant Hills (gated)
Five of the nine villages have clubhouses themed on a particular architecture style that is emphasized within that village. There are also parks, pools, playgrounds and open areas within each village. The Covenant Hills village is a gated community which is closed to the general public, but accessible to all card-carrying residents of Ladera Ranch. There are no other gated villages in the community.
In addition to the various clubhouses, the community has a private water park and skatepark, 18 community parks, a dog park, six smaller neighborhood pools, many pocket parks and green belts, a shopping district called Mercantile East Shopping Center, and miles of hiking trails.
The Ladera Ranch community is served by the quality Capistrano Unified School District, which includes San Juan Hills High School and Tesoro High School, Ladera Ranch Middle School, and three elementary schools: Oso Grande Elementary, Ladera Elementary, and Chaparral Elementary.