Mission Viejo

The planning for Mission Viejo dates back to 1965 when a master plan was approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

Welcome to Mission Viejo

 
One of the original slogans created to advertise the up-and-coming community of Mission Viejo read, “There’s a place where everything you like about California is everywhere you look.” It is safe to say that statement is still very much alive in Mission Viejo today.
 
Mission Viejo is one of the largest master-planned communities in the United States with a population of just over 100,000. In 2007 it was proudly named Safest City in the United States by Morgan Quitno Press. The city is bordered by Lake Forest, Trabuco Canyon, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, and Laguna Hills and is ideally located near the major commuting artery of Interstate 5.
 
The planning for Mission Viejo dates back to 1965 when a master plan was approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The land was originally deemed “undevelopable” however, some creative thinking was done and Mission Viejo began to take shape around the existing geography. Those original designs are still evident today as you drive down roads paved through canyons and see unique homes built into existing landscapes affording many residents extraordinary views of South Orange County. The majority of shopping centers and homes in Mission Viejo are Spanish Mission Style.
 
Mission Hospital, the largest hospital in Orange County, and the region's main trauma center are located in Mission Viejo. Home to some of the best amenities in Southern Orange County including The Shops at Mission Viejo, an upscale mall that includes shops such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstroms, and Macy's. Nearby Kaleidoscope Courtyards is a shopping and entertainment destination featuring everything from a movie theater, spas and salons, restaurants, and numerous activities such as laser tag and an indoor playground. Several recreation and community centers are also located throughout the city, guaranteeing residents can always find something to participate in.
 
Beautiful weather year-round means outdoor amenities are abundant as well. Centrally located lake Mission Viejo is a recreational paradise, available exclusively to Mission Viejo resident members and their guests. Residents can enjoy a day of sunbathing on one of the numerous sandy beaches, swimming, fishing or choosing to spend a day on the water by selecting one of the several boat rental options available. Enjoy summer concerts, picnics, and community-hosted events.
 
Sports and recreation are big draws to Mission Viejo, including the popular youth sports organizations, but additionally the nationally renowned Mission Viejo Nadadores Swimming and Diving teams. Hikers enjoy year-round access to nature trails, and the Oso Creek Trail is the “backbone” of it all. The paved trail features many natural and cultural attractions including a peace monument and hedge maze.
 
Mission Viejo residents attend schools in both the Capistrano Unified and Saddleback Valley Unified School districts. There is also a private elementary school, as well as Saddleback Community College.

Overview for Mission Viejo, CA

50,033 people live in Mission Viejo, where the median age is 43.1 and the average individual income is $47,351. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

50,033

Total Population

43.1 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$47,351

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo has 16,703 households, with an average household size of 2.91. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mission Viejo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 50,033 people call Mission Viejo home. The population density is 5,656.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

50,033

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43.1

Median Age

49.32 / 50.68%

Men vs Women

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75+ Years

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  • High School Degree
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16,703

Total Households

2.91

Average Household Size

$47,351

Average individual Income

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Schools in Mission Viejo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mission Viejo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
5/5
Los Alisos Intermediate
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
Carden Academy Of Basic Education
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Mission Viejo Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Mission Montessori
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Fusion Academy Mv: Mission Viejo
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Kindercare Learning Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
SVUSD Virtual Academy (Alternative)
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Oxford Preparatory Academy - South Orange County
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
5/5
Esperanza Education Center
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Grace Christian Schools
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available
Fusion Academy - Mission Viejo
PRIVATE
5th - 12th
No rating available
Heritage Christian School-Lower
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Glen Yermo Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
Linda Vista Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 6th
3/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
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