BOUNCE HOUSES OF ORANGE COUNTY
MISSION VIEJO, CA
Sandwiched in the Saddleback Valley, Mission Viejo City is located in Orange County, California. The city is known for its picturesque tree-lined neighborhoods.
It even received an award from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Mission Viejo City is among the biggest master planned communities with a rough population estimate of 96,346.
The city is considered to be suburban in its culture and nature. Even though the city is mainly residential, there is some offices and business within its environs. The name Mission Viejo came from the Spanish large land grant, Rancho Mission Viejo, which helped the community to take off.
During the Mexican-American War, a Mexican known as Don Juan (John Forster) bought the land. He used to provide fresh horses to the United States military when they marched from San Diego to retake Los Angeles.
The land was hilly hence it was primarily used for cattle and sheep grazing. The city was one of the last areas to be urbanized due to its geological nature. Most of the developers just dismissed Mission Viejo as undeveloped in the 1960s.
However, an urban developer known as Donald Bren drafted a master plan which placed roads in the valley and houses on the hills. The plan was a masterpiece, and in the 1980s the City was completed.
The city revel in a borderline semi-arid/Mediterranean climate. It has mild temperatures and plenty of sunlight throughout the year. Rainfall totals, which average around 14 inches annually are focused primarily in the months from November to March.
Summer is parched and virtually rainless. However, thunderstorms do hardly happen. Due to the city's nearness to the ocean, nighttime and morning clouds are relatively constant. In the months of May and June, a weather phenomenon commonly known as June Gloom or May Gray occurs.
The racial composition of Mission Viejo was 74,493 (79.8%) White (68.9% Non-Hispanic White), 1,210 (1.3%) African American, 379 (0.4%) Native American, 8,462 (9.1%) Asian, 153 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 4,332 (4.6%) from other races, and 4,276 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15,877 persons (17.0%).
The Mission Viejo-Lake Forest-San Clemente metropolitan area (which also includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Rancho Santa Margarita and San Juan Capistrano) had a community of 583,681 at the 2010 Census.
Recreation and Services
The City has the biggest hospital in South Orange County and is also the headquarters for the regional trauma center. It also offers one of the best Children Hospital of Orange County.
Mission Viejo has several recreational areas such as the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center there are about two parks per square mile. The center also has three golf courses.
In the middle of the city, there is a human-made lake, Lake Mission Viejo which offers many activities.
The Stores at Mission Viejo and the Kaleidoscope Hub work as the city's two main shopping, dining and recreation centers for all the residents.
Furthermore, Mission Viejo hosts some athletic events such as 5K runs and triathlons throughout the year.
The top businesses in the city include the Mission Hospital, Saddleback College, Target, Nordstrom and Capistrano Valley Unified School District.
Did you know?
Mission Viejo is considered to be among the largest master-planned communities that have been erected under a single project in the United States.
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