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Use this page to search other cities in south Orange County. This page shows only CURRENT ACTIVE listings. Click on the city name below to see active listings.  Contact Ron Buck to see your favorites.
Dana Point – is located just south west of Laguna Niguel at the coastline. It boasts the Dana Point Harbor & Doheny Beach. The home styles are varied with beachy townhomes and cottages, multi-units and custom homes.
Aliso Viejo is located north of Laguna Niguel, west of the 5 freeway and east of Laguna Beach. The Aliso Viejo towncenter is the center of the city and has shopping, movies and restaurants.
Laguna Hills is located west of the 5 freeway and nestled between Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. The community of Nellie Gail has large lots, horse property and high end customs.
Laguna Beach – is located along the coast between Dana Point on the south and Corona del Mar on the north. The city is roughly divided into north Laguna, central Laguna and south Laguna. The main street is Pacific Coast Highway.
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Mission Viejo is located on the east side of the 5 freeway. This city was one of the first planned communities in the area. The central feature is the beautiful Lake Mission Viejo with three beaches and boat rentals available to the residents of Mission Viejo.
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Lake Forest is located east of the 5 freeway just south of Irvine and north of Mission Viejo.
San Juan Capistrano – is located south of Laguna Niguel and both east and west of the 5 freeway.
 
Dove Cyn – Coto de Caza – is located against the foothills of Saddleback Mountain. Both communities are gated neighborhoods. Dove Canyon is situated around the golfcourse. Coto de Caza also has a golf course as well as equestrian property and townhomes.
Rancho Santa Margarita is located at the foot of Saddleback Mtn. A few years ago it was voted the number one small city in America to live in.
Base taxes vary between these cities. CA prop 13 locked property taxes at one percent. Base taxes can vary from 1% to 1.4%. To get around the frozen tax base two legislators came up with the bond program now known as Mello-Roos bonds. These helped the developers to build the proper infrastructure in these new areas. These bonds are a fixed amount and paid with the property tax bill each year. These bonds for a fixed duration as well and will theoretically drop off at a certain point (20 to 40 years usually).