About Rancho Santa Margarita

With a population of 49,000, Rancho Santa Margarita was incorporated in 2000, making it the 33rd city of Orange County. Rancho Santa Margarita lies along the foothills of the breathtaking Santa Ana Mountains.Mission Viejo, Coto de Caza, Trabuco Canyon, and the Cleveland National Forest hold the city of Rancho Santa Margarita within reach of their border.Within the walls of this beautiful community, lie recreational opportunities galore. In Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons, O'Neill Regional Park shows off its beauty, with camping facilities, nature walking trails, pits for horseshoe competitions, areas to relax and barbecue for the day,and plenty of things for the kids to do.Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park displays oak groves and lots of Orange County's trees. Mule deer come to feed on the plentiful foliage, creating a great nature scene.Rancho Santa Margarita Skate Park is open on a daily basis from early morning to dusk. This is an unsupervised park, but it's ready to host a day full of skate boarding fun.

In the Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, Saturdays see many folks joining together for the Family Nature Workshops. Workshops include ecology program education, nature walks, and guest biologists that appear to educate and work with members of your family. Outdoor research is a great way to spend family time together, during the day or evening programs. These and other events throughout the Rancho Santa Margarita,Ca area can be found in the Rancho Santa Margarita, CA yellow pages or the Rancho Santa Margarita, CA business directory.South Orange County is home to the Tijeras Creek Golf Course, only ten minutes away from the John Wayne Airport. Home to two nines, the course is filled with plenty of water scenery. The back nine boasts breathtaking scenery as well, sure to please even the most avid golfer. The site has been host to the Women's Pac-10 Championships, along with both Men's and Women's Big West Championships.Rancho Santa Margarita holds an annual New Year's Eve Celebration as well as many other annual events. The New Year's Eve celebration is a party to celebrate this city's anniversary of becoming an incorporated city. Live music, food galore, art displays, magicians, balloonists, fire-eaters, along with jugglers and more.With summer concerts, food festivals, community health expos, and much more, Rancho Santa Margarita is always entertaining, visually stimulating, and worth visiting!

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