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    Is Rancho Santa Margarita The Right Place To Buy A Home In?

    The history of Rancho Santa Margarita didn’t just start in the 1960’s. Like many communities in Orange County, it has a long history. It dates back to 1769 when Native American’s lived in one of the most beautiful areas of Southern California when it was visited by Spanish explorer: Captain Gaspar de Portola.

    From the time that the first Spanish settlers began to live in Rancho Santa Margarita, this part of Southern California has held the promise of opportunity. This is  especially true in 2014 because, Rancho Santa Margarita offers a safe community, great schools and affordable homes for any family that wants to settle in Orange County.


    Rancho Santa Margarita has a population of just over 47,000, an average household of 3, average median age of 36 years and average median household income of $96,266. But when you look deeper than the demographics there’s plenty of reasons why you should consider Rancho Santa Margarita as your next community including:

    • Master planned communities – Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch and Rancho Cielo.
    • Great weather – The average temperature during the winter averages above 52 while the average summer temperature is 73 or warmer.
    • Excellent School Districts – You will have two school districts to choose from: Saddleback Valley Unified School District or Capistrano Unified School District. Two of the best in Orange County.
    • Convenience – Rancho Santa Margarita is close to Orange County’s best attractions like Disneyland and close to some of the great companies that are hiring including: Applied Medical and Cox Communications.

    Home Values

    As of January 2014 the median home value in Rancho Santa Margarita was $546,600 and home values here have continued to go up in the last year, experiencing an increase of close to 20% so RSM is definitely a community you should consider if you’re looking for an safe place to live with a great sense of community with great school districts and convenience.

    To view homes for sale in Rancho Santa Margarita, contact Fred Sed & Associates today at (949) 272-0125.


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