Built in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, the master-planned city of Rancho Santa Margarita offers excellent parks, beautiful views, and a great downtown shopping area.
Rancho Santa Margarita is located in Orange County 27 miles southeast of Anaheim. It is a family-friendly city with excellent public schools, 13 parks, 4 pools, a lagoon, trails, and beautiful Santa Margarita Lake. Jog or walk around the lake, feed the ducks, have a picnic — this picturesque lake is surrounded by parkland.
Other parks include Central Park, which has an amphitheater for community events and an arena soccer rink, and Canada Vista Park, which contains a skate park and a dog park. O’Neil Park is situated in the Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. This large, wooded park has picnic areas, camping, nature walks, and a playground.
Festivals and community events include Taste of Rancho, an outdoor food festival, and a summer concert series. There are plenty of apartments and condos in Rancho Santa Margarita, several on the lake. Check out this newer city!