What About Rancho Santa Margarita?

What About Rancho Santa Margarita?

December 9, 2020


By Saeed Ghaffari

History & General Info

One of Orange County’s youngest cities, Rancho Santa Margarita is a master-planned community. Although it is named for Rancho Santa Margarita y Las Flores, which was in San Diego County, the city limits fall within the borders of Rancho Mission Viejo. At 20 characters long, it is the longest city name in California.

Rolling Hills Estates had the longest city name in California with 19 letters until January 1, 2000, when the title was ceded to Rancho Santa Margarita (20 letters) upon the latter’s incorporation.


Total of 19 Schools, 8 private and 11 public. Ratings: 3 rated 10, 7 rated 9 and 1 rated 7.

Schools with 10 ratings: Arroyo vista Elementary, Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate & Trabuco Elementary


Data from 2010 Census: Population: 49,078 with a median income of $104,952 and median age of 37.


So Cal beaches, mountains and whether. Irvine Spectrum, Fashion Islan, South Coast Plaza and OC airport are all within a few minutes drive.

Real Estate Market


  Single Family Residence Condominium
Median Price $901,950 $449,900
Price Per Square Foot $412 $466


Single Family




Here is the rental market in Rancho Santa Margarita:


  1 Bedroom 2 bedroom 3 bedroom 4 bedroom
Median Rent $1770 $2215 $3115 $3595


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