Dove Canyon Real Estate Information & Homes For Sale
Dove Canyon is a private residential community that is found in the eastern portion of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. Dove Canyon real estate is comprised of a smaller group of about 5,000 residents. The majority of Dove Canyon residents are well-to-do residents of Orange County, and every residence in the community is a single-family home. Dove Canyon is located adjacent to the foothills of southeast Orange County and many of the homes for sale offer breathtaking mountain views. Read more about Dove Canyon Real Estate
Dove Canyon Homes For Sale
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Real Estate in Dove Canyon is entirely located within a gate guarded community that includes some of the finest amenities in Orange County. There is a Jack Nicklaus signature golf club, a beautiful swimming center, tennis courts, a small child's park, a wide open field, a shopping center, and a reservoir-all of which make homes for sale in Dove Canyon sought after. The rest of the City of Rancho Santa Margarita lies along the foothills of the Saddleback Mountains, which affords the entire area a lovely background view. Equestrians find Dove Canyon area to be a beautiful spot, as a horse trail winds it way to the far end of Sycamore Canyon from the waterfalls which are located just outside of the community proper. From this point it is easy for riders, hikers, mountain bikers, and others to trek to Dove Canyon's neighboring community, Coto de Caza.
The entire City of Rancho Santa Margarita is easily accessed via the Interstate 5 Freeway, the 241 Toll Road, or Santiago Canyon Road. This prime location makes real estate in Dove Canyon a great place for residents who wish to commute to places of business in larger cities, including Los Angeles and others throughout Orange County.
In addition to the security of a guard-gated community, Dove Canyon real estate benefits from the already low crime rate in Rancho Santa Margarita. The city also provides outstanding schools and an additional abundance of amenities extending beyond the borders of Dove Canyon itself. Active residents can take the opportunity to hike through the O'Neil Regional Park, climb the vistas of Saddleback Mountain, or even enjoy a swim in the lagoon at the Rancho Santa Margarita beach club.
Dove Canyon enjoys access to the city's multiple recreational facilities, which are managed by the Rancho Santa Margarita Landscape and Recreation Corporation (or SAMLARC). This association maintains the city's streetscapes, medians, parks, and trails. In total, SAMLARC operates and looks after 13 parks, four swimming pools, a lake, a lagoon, and numerous hiking and biking trails within the city boundaries. These are in addition to the facilities right at Dove Canyon itself!
Central Park is one of the city's most frequently visited parks, located next to City Hall. This park provides the city with a sizable amphitheater. The Central Park grounds and performing arts facility are the focal point for a calendar full of community events in Rancho Santa Margarita throughout each year. In addition, Central Park is the location for sporting events. The area also includes an arena soccer facility that was converted from a roller hockey rink, not to mention skate and dog parks that are part of the city's Canada Vista Park.
Dove Canyon real estate offers a rich abundance of greenbelts throughout the area, where a family, group, or single person can relax, enjoy a picnic, or simply rest under the city's plentiful trees. During the summer months, there are outdoor concerts with the Southern California sunset as a backdrop. Throughout Rancho Santa Margarita there are many convenient marketplaces offering a variety of places for shopping trips, and a number of charming restaurants to enhance the dining options for Dove Canyon residents.
Along with the majority of the Southern California coast, Dove Canyon enjoys the beauty of a Mediterranean climate. This climate type is named after its strong similarity to the weather in the countries that border the Mediterranean Sea. In the Orange County area, the summers consistently range from warm to hot, while the winters are cool. Most of the rain that falls in Rancho Santa Margarita will come down during the winter months, and snow is a foreign concept to natives. The average January temperature in Rancho Santa Margarita is 56 F (13 C), which is the coldest time of the year. Meanwhile, the hottest weather occurs during the month of August, when the average temperature is a very temperate 73 F (23 C), although the mercury may range well higher than that.
The entire city of Rancho Santa Margarita is served by two school districts. These are the Saddleback Valley Unified School District (SVUSD) and the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). However, the Dove Canyon area sends its public high school students to the CUSD school called Tesoro High School. This fine high school is located in the Las Flores neighborhood of Rancho Santa Margarita. Another local option for some high school students is Santa Margarita Catholic High School, a private Roman Catholic high school associated with the Catholic Diocese of Orange and located directly in Rancho Santa Margarita.
There are two public middle schools in Rancho Santa Margarita, with Las Flores Middle School (CUSD) serving Dove Canyon's middle school students. Public grade schools near Dove Canyon include the Portola Hills, Wagon Wheel, and Robinson Ranch Elementary Schools. All of these are among the top-scoring schools in the State of California. However, for families seeking private elementary and middle schools near Dove Canyon, there are additional options including Saint John's Episcopal School, Serra Catholic School, and Mission Hills Christian School. For the younger children who are not yet ready for elementary school, a wide variety of pre-schools are also available in the city. These pre-schools can be found listed at length--along with any associated costs and other pertinent details--on the Rancho Santa Margarita city website.
Additional adult community education programs add to the activities and quality of life for Dove Canyon residents, by virtue of their community's affiliation as part of Rancho Santa Margarita. Residents can learn photography, sewing, foreign languages, floral design, horseback riding, ice-skating, and a selection of other exciting classes and activities.
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