Ladera Ranch, California Real Estate and Community Information Ladera Ranch is a planned community located in south Orange County, California. The community is adjacent to Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano and within the 92694 zip code. The 2014 population is estimated to be 23,000 residents. The community is served by the Capistrano Unified School District and educates children from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The school district is the 12th largest in the state and boasts many Distinguished and Blue Ribbon schools. The district also has a higher graduation rate than the state average. There are three elementary and one middle school in the community and high school students attend school in nearby San Juan Capistrano. Homes in the community are less than 20 years old and high end single family homes, condominiums and townhouses, as well as undeveloped residential properties. Some of the properties include a guest house or in-law apartment. Residences are located in neighborhoods and villages. All property includes off street parking for multiple vehicles. There is one gated community accessible by residents of that community for those who desire the extra level of privacy. Residents who prefer to rent rather than purchase real estate will find apartments for rent within the Ladera Ranch community. History The community comprises 4,000 acres and construction began in 1999. The property was originally a cattle ranch and was once the largest remaining working ranch in all of Orange County. The community was developed in the village concept and within each village developers built neighborhoods. Most of the villages have a community clubhouse, parks, swimming pools and passive open space. The community also has a dedicated dog park, private water park, hiking trails and a shopping district. Parks and Recreation The community operates and maintains a number of parks and recreational facilities for its residents. Amenities include playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, water parks and swimming pools. The community offers a variety of programs and classes and includes tennis lessons, swimming lessons, fitness training, sports and yoga. Attractions and Activities There are a variety of things to do in the community and surrounding area and include amusement parks, dinner cruise, theater, cultural activities, car racing, whale watching and water parks. Family members of all ages will find exiting and interesting things to do. and Events Residents will find a variety of events in the community and surrounding area. Events include holiday and seasonal celebrations, crafts fairs and cultural and charitable events. Community residents will find events that are family friendly and some that are designed especially for children. For more information, visit http://www.laderalife.com/, and http://www.visittheoc.com/events/calendar/ Contact Debbie Brewington Persons interested in property in the community should contact Debbie Brewington. She is an experienced realtor who will assist potential home buyers in finding the right home to meet their needs and budget.