Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita offers residents and their guests a balanced lifestyle between residential and commercial.

Rancho Santa Margarita is one of those beautifully master-planned communities in Orange County where everybody wants to live. It lies right between picturesque Mission Viejo and the Saddleback Mountain foothills. Since the beginning, Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM) has offered residents and their guests a balanced lifestyle between commercial and residential. Add to that RSM’s schools, which are award-winning, and the many times that it has been named one of the safest cities in both California and the U.S., and you have one of the most desirable gated communities available anywhere.


Rancho Santa Margarita Weather


The RSM climate has been best d as being Mediterranean in nature. The weather is similar to most of the other Southern California inland coastal locales. Summertime is often hot and wintertime is generally mild or even warm. The temperatures rarely ever fall below freezing in RSM. It’s the perfect place for “snowbirds” and families who are relocating to Southern California to escape the cold.


Rancho Santa Margarita Gated Communities


There are three gated communities in RSM that are quite private and they’re all located in eastern RSM. Those gated communities include:


Dove Canyon


This is by far the biggest of the gated communities in RSM. It is a very private residential community with a distinct country club feel. The Dove Canyon Country Club offers several different membership levels and the golf course itself is a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. The overall setting is very natural, quite picturesque and often dotted with deer. It should be noted that memberships are available to non-residents as well. So, no matter where you live in the area, you can have the opportunity to play on this course that has received only the highest acclaim.

As far as the homes in Dove Canyon go, this community offers about 1,200 single-family homes that are decidedly upscale in design and stature. Approximately 5,000 people live in this gated community, and additional amenities abound, including a reservoir, a shopping center, a small children’s park, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a pro shop, clubhouse and, of course, driving range.


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There are a number of other RSM communities and they are all just as desirable for finding that perfect home. Check back soon for further info and you could be on your way to enjoying living in Rancho Santa Margarita, too.

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Rancho Santa Margarita Listings

Homes For Sale In Rancho Santa Margarita

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  • 83 Paseo Del Sol in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North) : MLS®# OC24040465

    83 Paseo Del Sol Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 02, 2024
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Saturday, March 2, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM Refreshments provided
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 03, 2024
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Sunday, March 3, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM Refreshments provided
    Main Photo: 83 Paseo Del Sol in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North)  : MLS®# OC24040465
    $699,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24040465
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,231 sq. ft.
    Introducing a beautifully remodeled townhome in the highly sought-after community of Cabo Vista in Rancho Santa Margarita. This completely turn-key modern 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom includes newly installed quartz counters, engineered wood floors, re-piped PEX plumbing, a new A/C unit, and a remodeled master and guest bathroom. There are so many reasons why this townhome is a perfect fit including no one above or below you, an attached garage, an in-unit washer/dryer, air conditioning, and plenty of guest parking available. Exclusive access to Rancho Santa Margarita's premier beach club, pools, tennis courts, trails, and lake. Conveniently located near Solano Park, where residents can enjoy an Olympic-sized pool and sports fields, and just a short drive away from the distinguished Melinda Heights Elementary School. Cabo Vista Community amenities include a pool and spa providing convenience at your doorstep. No Mello Rooz at a starting price of $699,000 this home will not last. More details
    Listed by Sara Farsani of Compass
    Ron Evans
  • 18 Wakonda in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (DC - Dove Canyon) : MLS®# OC24031819

    18 Wakonda Rancho Santa Margarita 92679
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 02, 2024
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Saturday, March 2, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 03, 2024
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Sunday, March 3, 2024 1:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 18 Wakonda in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (DC - Dove Canyon)  : MLS®# OC24031819
    $1,798,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24031819
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,139 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 18 Wakonda, a stunning, updated home in the prestigious Dove Canyon community. This home boasts panoramic views of the mountains as well as an open floor plan, sophisticated features, and exquisite details throughout. Step into the inviting foyer and discover a spacious living room with a marble fireplace, custom built-ins, and window seats. Enjoy a casual dining area with a bar that opens to the backyard, or a cozy great room with another fireplace for more formal occasions. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring custom cabinets, stainless steel professional grade appliances, a center island, and easy indoor-outdoor flow. The main floor also offers a versatile bedroom and a full bathroom, perfect for guests or home office. The master suite is a retreat of its own, with a high ceiling, a third marble fireplace, and a remodeled bathroom with a soaking tub, a separate shower, and dual sinks. Three additional bedrooms and a beautifully updated bathroom complete the upper level. The secondary bedrooms are spacious and bright, with ample closet space and access to a shared bathroom. The backyard is an oasis of relaxation and entertainment, with a covered patio, a stacked stone fireplace, a ceiling fan, a surround sound system, a built-in barbecue island, and more. The backyard also showcases stunning views of the golf course and the mountains, creating a serene and scenic setting. As a resident of Dove Canyon, you’ll enjoy access to a Jr. Olympic pool, tennis courts, sports court, playground, and scenic trails. You’ll also have the option to join the Jack Nicklaus Jr. golf course and social club, with a gym, dining, wine room, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to live in one of the most desirable communities in Orange County! More details
    Listed by Flo Bullock and John Russell of Bullock Russell RE Services
    Ron Evans
  • 31 Sillero in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central) : MLS®# RS24039553

    31 Sillero Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 31 Sillero in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central)  : MLS®# RS24039553
    $4,950
    Residential Lease
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    RS24039553
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,261 sq. ft.
    Golf View! View! The most beautiful views of the course from the Kitchen, Family room and Master Bedroom!!! Total three bedrooms plus one home office with three car garage. This rental property has many upgrades. The kitchen and all bathrooms have been remodeled. There is hardwood flooring and custom tile, newer appliances, ceiling fans, and a fresh coat of interior paint & new carpet throughout. All windows and doors have been replaced, and back windows are dual panned and have tempered glass just in case a stray ball from the course should land nearby. It's very easy to maintain the front yard and backyard, especially with artificial turf and planters on automatic Drip system. The backyard has a built in BBQ, with a gas line directly connected, and has a beautiful electronic awning attached to the back of the home, for some fabulous evenings on the patio watching the sun set. The patio cover, which also serves as a balcony for the master bedroom, has been completely rebuilt recently. Located in a beautiful, nice, friendly neighborhood, in the amenity rich Rancho Santa Margarita which has 4 jr. olympic sized pools, tennis, pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts, and well as soccer and baseball fields, a splashpad's, and a beach club and lake. More details
    Listed by Margaret Liang of Global Premium Realty
    Ron Evans
  • 62 Via Contento in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central) : MLS®# 24357747

    62 Via Contento Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 62 Via Contento in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central)  : MLS®# 24357747
    $2,900
    Residential Lease
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    24357747
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    908 sq. ft.
    Stunning Carriage Unit Above the Garage - 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1 Detached Garage, 1 Parking Permit, Brand New Carpet & Elegant Hardwood Floors, stainless refrigerator, dishwasher, and a convenient stack washer and dryer. The cozy fireplace and high ceilings add a touch of luxury. It's ready and waiting for a new tenant! This unit comes with a garage and an additional parking space. Take advantage of the association pool and revel in the charm of RSM, with its proximity to shopping, restaurants, and schools. Don't miss out on the private Beach Club, Lake, and numerous amenities. Plus, it's conveniently located near freeways and toll roads. Call us today to secure your new home! More details
    Listed by Mohamed Mourad of Mohamed Mourad
    Ron Evans
  • 20 Via Perico in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights) : MLS®# OC24026982

    20 Via Perico Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 01, 2024
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM PST
    Open House on Friday, March 1, 2024 10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Main Photo: 20 Via Perico in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights)  : MLS®# OC24026982
    $1,499,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24026982
    Bedrooms:
    4
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    2,141 sq. ft.
    This stunning Pool/View home nestled within the popular Melinda Heights community is truly a hidden gem! As soon as you enter the home, you will be greeted by soaring ceilings and gorgeous plank flooring that extends throughout the home. The kitchen has been beautifully remodeled with granite countertops, buff cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar, and a kitchen nook with backyard views. The family room, adjacent to the kitchen, features built-ins and a cozy fireplace with custom iron cover. Step outside to your own private oasis, complete with an outdoor entertainment room, BBQ and an island/bar. This space is perfect for indoor/outdoor dining. You can relax in the spa while enjoying breathtaking sunset views, or take a refreshing dip in the newly upgraded pool on a hot summer evening. The private downstairs bedroom with upgraded bath is perfect for visiting guests. The luxurious Primary suite offers vaulted ceilings, stunning views, a spa-like bath with stone countertops, frameless shower, soaking tub, and a large walk-in closet. Additional Upgrades include: New energy-efficient windows, a new HVAC system, Updated pool filtration system, additional block walls for privacy, an indoor/outdoor sound system, slate flooring, quiet garage door openers, custom fixtures/onyx chandelier and an entire home freshly painted. Walking distance to blue ribbon Melinda Heights elementary school and parks. The community offers many amenities including: pickle ball, tennis, multiple pools, beach club access, parks, sports parks, hiking, and biking trails. Conveniently located near local restaurants, shopping, and toll road access. This turn key home is move-in ready. Don't wait, it won't be available for long. More details
    Listed by Susan Stoker and Brock Stoker of Bullock Russell RE Services
    Ron Evans
  • 8 Spinel Court in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North) : MLS®# WS24038621

    8 Spinel Court Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    OPEN HOUSE: Mar 02, 2024
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM PST
    Open House on Saturday, March 2, 2024 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Main Photo: 8 Spinel Court in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North)  : MLS®# WS24038621
    $1,099,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    WS24038621
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    1,489 sq. ft.
    This beautiful home is located on a small and well cared for cul de sac in the highly sought after area of Melinda Heights with 3 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom . The downstairs is complimented by hard wood floors and upgraded baseboards. The kitchen features a breakfast bar, dining area, stainless steel appliances and a beautiful walk-in pantry. The downstairs has a half bath. The carpeted upstairs boasts a master suite, 2 secondary bedrooms, full hall bath and the upstairs laundry room everyone wants. The rear yard is complimented by a patio made up of interlocking pavers, a sufficient grassy area, and manicured planters. with distinguished schools, low taxes, and no mello roos, this turnkey property is the epitome of the California dream. Reveal in the peace of resideing in Rancho, acclaimed as the second safest city in Califonia for two consecutive years, Seize the opportunity to call this meticulously upgraded home yours! the HOA includes pools, tennis and pickleball courts and the beach at the Lake. More details
    Listed by JOE CHEN of GREEN FORCE, INC.
    Ron Evans
  • 2 Las Plumas in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights) : MLS®# OC24038103

    2 Las Plumas Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 2 Las Plumas in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights)  : MLS®# OC24038103
    $1,899,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active Under Contract
    MLS® Num:
    OC24038103
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,410 sq. ft.
    POOL, SPA, FIREPLACE and MORE! This one is a MUST SEE! This Rancho Santa Margarita home is an Entertainer's dream. This home has it all and offers 5 Bedrooms plus an office, 3 Bathrooms, and a 3 Car Garage. Enjoy southern California days and nights in this stunning backyard with beautiful pool, spa, wood burning fireplace, barbecue and more. Every room is completely upgraded throughout. Upgrades include all new wood and travertine flooring, gorgeous brick wall, plantation shutters, crown and base moldings and more. Entertain in the stunning updated kitchen which is open to the family room. The kitchen offers espresso cabinets, Quartz counters, and all newer stainless steel appliances. All bathrooms have been upgraded with travertine and new granite countertops. 4 bedrooms upstairs, includes a master suite with master retreat area, two huge walk in closets, along with a stunning must see master bath. A full bed and bathroom downstairs offers a walk-out, private entrance access. This home is also in the highly desired Melinda Heights area, walking distance to the Blue Ribbon award winning Melinda Heights elementary school. Close to the toll road, schools, hiking trails, restaurants, shopping, and more. More details
    Listed by Meredith Lancona and Tanner Lancona of Legacy 15 Real Estate Brokers
    Ron Evans
  • 20 La Cueva in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North) : MLS®# OC24034218

    20 La Cueva Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 20 La Cueva in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R1 - Rancho Santa Margarita North)  : MLS®# OC24034218
    $879,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24034218
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    1,083 sq. ft.
    Welcome to 20 La Cueva, a stunningly remodeled *cul-de-sac* home nestled in the desirable El Caserio neighborhood of Rancho Santa Margarita. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by stylish vinyl plank flooring – newly installed and easy to maintain. Brand new carpet in the bedrooms adds a cozy touch. The kitchen has undergone a complete transformation with newly painted cabinets, quartz countertops, and glass tile backsplash, creating a contemporary space. The bathrooms have also been refreshed, featuring brand new shower and tub installations, along with freshly painted cabinets and upgraded hardware, mirrors, and fixtures. Outside, the property boasts a spacious yard, perfect for outdoor gatherings, playtime with the family, or simply unwinding. The home is adjacent to a playground and is walking distance to Monte Vista park. Residents of this community also enjoy access to a range of HOA amenities, including the picturesque RSM lake, beach club, additional pools, parks, playgrounds, and tennis courts, as well as biking, hiking, and walking trails. Conveniently located near shopping, dining, and entertainment options, as well as easy access to the toll road, this home offers the perfect blend of suburban tranquility and urban convenience. Don't miss your chance to experience the epitome of California living at 20 La Cueva! More details
    Listed by Janna Canzone of Coldwell Banker Realty
    Ron Evans
  • 2 Las Plumas in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights) : MLS®# OC24038273

    2 Las Plumas Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 2 Las Plumas in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential Lease for sale (MEH - Melinda Heights)  : MLS®# OC24038273
    $7,900
    Residential Lease
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24038273
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    3,410 sq. ft.
    POOL, SPA, FIREPLACE and MORE! This one is a MUST SEE! This Rancho Santa Margarita home is an Entertainer's dream. This home has it all and offers 5 Bedrooms plus an office, 3 Bathrooms, and a 3 Car Garage. Enjoy southern California days and nights in this stunning backyard with beautiful pool, spa, wood burning fireplace, barbecue and more. Every room is completely upgraded throughout. Upgrades include all new wood and travertine flooring, gorgeous brick wall, plantation shutters, crown and base moldings and more. Entertain in the stunning updated kitchen which is open to the family room. The kitchen offers espresso cabinets, Quartz counters, and all newer stainless steel appliances. All bathrooms have been upgraded with travertine and new granite countertops. 4 bedrooms upstairs, includes a master suite with master retreat area, two huge walk in closets, along with a stunning must see master bath. A full bed and bathroom downstairs offers a walk-out, private entrance access. This home is also in the highly desired Melinda Heights area, walking distance to the Blue Ribbon award winning Melinda Heights elementary school. Close to the toll road, schools, hiking trails, restaurants, shopping, and more. More details
    Listed by Meredith Lancona and Tanner Lancona of Legacy 15 Real Estate Brokers
    Ron Evans
  • 65 Timbre in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central) : MLS®# PW24036943

    65 Timbre Rancho Santa Margarita 92688
    Main Photo: 65 Timbre in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (R2 - Rancho Santa Margarita Central)  : MLS®# PW24036943
    $579,900
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    PW24036943
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    2
    Floor Area:
    875 sq. ft.
    Wonderful sought after upper unit 2 bedroom, 2 bath property with a detached garage in the quiet, tree lined community of Los Portillos. This condo has it ALL; new carpet, new paint throughout, new HVAC, new microwave and the community has recently been completely re-piped. With views of the Saddleback mountains right outside your front door, you will step into this light and bright home and immediately notice the inviting open floor plan. The kitchen is directly to the right of the entrance and is open to the main living space with plenty of storage. Both bedrooms are on opposite sides of the unit and offer nice privacy. The primary suite is a great size and consists of a large vanity with a mirror that runs the length of the dressing area. The dressing area also features double mirrored closet doors with spacious closet space. Step back out into the living room and enjoy the inviting space to sit back and relax in front of the cozy fire place or invite your guests over and entertain on the private balcony. Directly outside the home is the detached garage right below the unit with a separate entry door and washer and dryer included. There is also an additional assigned car-port space included. Not only does this community have its own pool and spa very close to the unit, it is also includes all of the perks associated with the Samlarc association and all that Santa Margarita has to offer including; the Beach Club, Splash Pad, Multiple community pools, tennis courts, RSM Lake, sport courts and 13 different parks are just some of the amenities included. On top of all that, this condo is close to shopping, restaurants, hiking trails, the 241 toll road, O'Neill Regional Park and so much more! Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of a wonderful community! More details
    Listed by Michael Sheehan of Greentree Realty Group
    Ron Evans
  • 21836 Las Nubes Drive in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (RCLO - Rancho Cielo) : MLS®# NP24037634

    21836 Las Nubes Drive Rancho Santa Margarita 92679
    Main Photo: 21836 Las Nubes Drive in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (RCLO - Rancho Cielo)  : MLS®# NP24037634
    $1,850,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    NP24037634
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,114 sq. ft.
    Welcome to this beautiful home in the sought-after gated community of Rancho Cielo. This stunning property boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a bonus room, making it perfect for a growing family or those who love to entertain. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the fresh interior paint that gives the home a modern and inviting feel. The updated kitchen adds a touch of elegance and provides ample storage space for all your culinary needs. The master bathroom and family room have also been tastefully updated, offering a luxurious retreat for relaxation and quality time with loved ones. One of the highlights of this property is the private pool with a spa, creating a resort-like atmosphere right in your own backyard. Whether you want to take a refreshing dip on a hot summer day or unwind in the soothing spa after a long day, this space is perfect for entertaining and making lasting memories. The open floor plan creates a seamless flow throughout the home, allowing for easy interaction between the kitchen, dining area, and living room. The spacious upstairs deck provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy the stunning views of the backyard. In addition, the property features a 3-car garage with epoxy flooring, offering plenty of space for vehicles and storage. Don't miss the opportunity to own this exceptional home in Rancho Cielo. It combines modern updates, luxurious amenities, and a prime location to create the perfect haven for you and your family. More details
    Listed by Sara Legrand and John Ballantyne of Surterre Properties Inc.
    Ron Evans
  • 5 Smokethorn in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (DC - Dove Canyon) : MLS®# OC24014541

    5 Smokethorn Rancho Santa Margarita 92679
    Main Photo: 5 Smokethorn in Rancho Santa Margarita: Residential for sale (DC - Dove Canyon)  : MLS®# OC24014541
    $2,400,000
    Residential
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    OC24014541
    Bedrooms:
    6
    Bathrooms:
    4
    Floor Area:
    3,319 sq. ft.
    This meticulously renovated haven, a true luxury masterpiece set on a private corner lot. The grand great room captivates with expansive glass doors merging seamlessly with hillside views. The chef’s kitchen boasts Wolf and Sub-zero appliances, bespoke cabinetry, and a sprawling island overlooking the resort-style backyard. The first floor features an office, powder room, and a bedroom, setting the stage for comfort and sophistication. Upstairs, the master bedroom offers panoramic views and a spacious balcony. The ensuite master bathroom is an oasis with a walk-in shower, soaking tub, dual vanity sink, and a practical walk-in closet with a washer and dryer. Three secondary bedrooms with updated bathrooms, a sunlit bonus room with French doors, and Smart Home Features enhance the allure. The residence also includes an upgraded garage, Waterboy water filtration, Tesla solar system, and more. Located in the prestigious Dove Canyon community, residents enjoy exclusive amenities such as a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, Jr. Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts, and extensive trails. This dream home, near top schools, promises an unparalleled living experience—an embodiment of refined living and luxury. The house is occupied More details
    Listed by Ana Milena Iragorri of Bullock Russell RE Services
    Ron Evans
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