Mission Viejo Real Estate
CALIFIA real estate
Beautiful Califia can be found about 2.5 miles east of the 5 Freeway in the South Mission Viejo area, a prime location for Southern California living.
As of this writing, statistics show the community of Califia is comprised mostly of college educated married couples between the ages of 40 to 49. Califia is family oriented, and residents stay on average over 10 years. Residents tend to hold careers in admin, business, finance, sales, and executive positions.
There are three neighborhoods in Califia, all built by Bramelea. Bellagio offers the largest floor plans ranging from approximately 2585 to 3454 square feet. Bel Mira homes range from approximately 2230 to 2637 square feet, and Bel Air homes offer floor plans from approximately1625 to 2503 square feet. There are many different floor plans to choose from within Califia and models range from 3-5 bedrooms; some homes offer 3 car garages. Califia homes start at approximately $725,000 in 2015, and reached over $1,000,000 at the top of the last real estate cycle.
Califia schools are excellent and are all located within 10 minutes of Califia, including Bathgate Elementary, one of the highest-ranked schools in Capistrano Unified School District. Califia teens typically attend Newhart Middle School or Capistrano Valley High School.
Califia is home to two beautiful parks, with open fields that are perfect for soccer games. Families will enjoy the playgrounds, picnic tables, and basketball hoops.
Homeowners will enjoy one of the benefits of Califia home ownership- their Lake Mission Viejo membership! The 124-acre Lake Mission Viejo is a quick 5 minute drive, offering a lovely backdrop for a powerwalk (3-miles around the lake,) a family boating adventure, or a play day on one of the two sandy beaches. Lake Mission Viejo has grassy areas that are perfect for picnics and the summer concert series is a huge hit with lake members. Summer camps, other fun events, and a wide variety of classes are offered.
Pavilions Grocery, Walgreens and CVS centers are within a couple minutes’ drive. For a larger shopping experience, there are several big box strip centers within a 5-10 minute drive, as well as several excellent malls, all within 20 minutes or less, including the Shops at Mission Viejo, Irvine Spectrum, South Coast Plaza, and Newport Beach’s Fashion Island. Orange County Colleges and Universities nearby include UC Irvine, Soka University, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University, and Saddleback Community College, among others.