Mission Viejo

Overview for Mission Viejo, CA

9,691 people live in Mission Viejo, where the median age is 39 and the average individual income is $65,413. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39 years

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Welcome to Mission Viejo, a picturesque city located in southern Orange County, California. In this blog, we'll explore what makes Mission Viejo such a desirable place to live, work, and play.

Proximity to Major City

Despite its suburban charm, Mission Viejo enjoys close proximity to major urban centers like Los Angeles and San Diego. With easy access to major highways and public transportation, residents can easily commute to nearby cities for work or leisure.

A Rich Tapestry of History

Mission Viejo has a rich history dating back to its Spanish colonial roots and Native American heritage. Today, the city honors its past through historic landmarks, cultural events, and community celebrations.

A Diverse Job Market

The job market in Mission Viejo is diverse, with opportunities in industries such as healthcare, education, technology, and finance. Many residents also work remotely or commute to nearby employment hubs for work.


Families in Mission Viejo have access to a variety of educational options, including public, private, and charter schools. Notable institutions include Mission Viejo High School, Capistrano Valley High School, and Saddleback College.

Food, Entertainment, and the Works!

  1. Culinary Adventures: Mission Viejo offers a diverse culinary scene, with restaurants serving up a variety of cuisines from around the world. Whether you're craving Italian, Mexican, or Asian cuisine, you'll find it here.

  2. Weekend Vibes: Residents can enjoy weekly farmers' markets, art festivals, and live music performances that add excitement to the weekends.

  3. Retail Therapy: From boutique shops to upscale malls like The Shops at Mission Viejo, the city offers plenty of options for shopping and entertainment. Mixed-use developments like the Kaleidoscope Center provide a unique blend of retail, dining, and entertainment options.

Greenspaces and Outdoor Fun

Nature lovers will appreciate Mission Viejo's abundance of parks, trails, and recreational facilities. Popular outdoor destinations include Oso Viejo Community Park, Marguerite O'Neill Park, and the Mission Viejo Country Club.

Beyond the Everyday

In addition to its natural beauty, Mission Viejo hosts a variety of community events and activities, including concerts in the park, fitness classes, and holiday celebrations, fostering a strong sense of community and belonging.

Luxury Living

For those seeking luxury living, Mission Viejo is home to several exclusive subdivisions, including Canyon Crest Estates, Pacific Hills, Mission Ridge, and Bear Brand Ranch. These upscale communities offer spacious homes, stunning views, and resort-style amenities.

In a Nutshell

In summary, Mission Viejo offers the perfect blend of suburban tranquility, natural beauty, and urban amenities. Whether you're enjoying a hike in the hills, exploring local shops and restaurants, or attending a community event, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city.


In conclusion, Mission Viejo stands as a testament to the California dream, with its scenic landscapes, diverse culture, and strong sense of community. Whether you're a young professional, growing family, or retiree, Mission Viejo offers the ideal setting for a fulfilling and enriching lifestyle. Come experience all that this charming city has to offer!

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Demographics and Employment Data for Mission Viejo, CA

Mission Viejo has 3,511 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mission Viejo do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 9,691 people call Mission Viejo home. The population density is 6,228.174 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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43.41 / 56.59%

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Schools in Mission Viejo, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mission Viejo. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Mission Viejo, CA

There's plenty to do around Mission Viejo, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including MAX, Sunrise Martial Arts, and Hair by Royat.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Shopping 3.49 miles 119 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.88 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.47 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.45 miles 36 reviews 5/5 stars

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