Rancho Santa Margarita is a city located in the Mission Viejo - Lake Forest - San Clemente metropolitan area, which is part of California, United States.
There are a lot of green spaces to enjoy in Rancho Santa Margarita. There are approximately 10 green spaces close by for residents to relax in, including Solano Park and Oneill Regional Park, which makes it easy to get to them. Lastly, due to the presence of very few pedestrians, this part of the Mission Viejo - Lake Forest - San Clemente metropolitan area remains relatively calm.
In Rancho Santa Margarita, around 40% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the properties are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and townhouses. This city also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy about two thirds of the dwellings in the city and one third are rented. This city experienced its main housing boom between 1990 and 2000, so most of the available properties are from this time period.
A portion of property owners in Rancho Santa Margarita may have the option to do their groceries on foot in one of around 10 stores, while others will have to use a vehicle. Residents benefit from over 100 restaurants and coffee shops as well. In terms of education, it is a reasonably short walk to get to primary schools from anywhere in Rancho Santa Margarita. In contrast, high schools are not especially numerous and thus not always within walking distance. Besides public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Rancho Santa Margarita is very car friendly. Most of the street infrastructure is made for driving, and it is especially convenient to come across a parking spot. However, Rancho Santa Margarita is not very transit friendly. Nevertheless, there are a few bus lines traversing the city. Traveling on foot is not very practical for residents in Rancho Santa Margarita as carrying out daily needs is challenging.