Located at Orange County in the Saddleback Valley, Mission Viejo, CA is considered as one of the largest master-planned communities every build in a single project in the United States. Mission Viejo is suburban in nature and culture. The city is known as a commuter city consisting of residential property with a number of offices and businesses within the boundaries of the town. The town is also well known for its tree-lined neighborhoods, and it has received recognition from the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Mission Viejo is located 49 miles southeast of Los Angeles, and 73 miles southwest of San Diego. It is bordered by Trabuco Canyon on the northeast, Lake Forest in the northwest, Ladera Ranch and Rancho Santa Margarita on the east, San Juan Capistrano on the south, and Laguna Niguel on the East.
The total area of the city is 18.1 square miles, 17.7 square miles which island and 0.4 square miles is water. A significant portion of that water is Lake Mission Viejo.
Mission Viejo has one of the largest hospitals in South Orange County. It also has one of the two Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
The city has three golf courses, at the center of the town is the human-made lake, Lake Mission Viejo where the town holds private events, music concerts, movie screenings and the like.