A rendering of the Botanica neighborhood in the Village at Rienda at Rancho Mission Viejo.
Rancho Mission Viejo A rendering of the Botanica neighborhood in the Village at Rienda at Rancho Mission Viejo.

Lennar, Tri Pointe Homes, and Trumark Homes have been selected to build 279 homes in four neighborhoods for the next phase of the Village of Rienda in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. The four neighborhoods include: Botanica by Tri Pointe Homes, Dahlia by Trumark Homes, Haven by Lennar, and Pearl by Lennar.

The Botanica and Dahlia neighborhoods will feature two-story single-family homes. The Haven neighborhood will include Gavilán 55-plus homes with single-level and two-story duplex homes, and the Pearl neighborhood will feature Gavilán 55-plus homes with single-level and two-story single-family homes.

Approximately 145 of the 279 homes in the phase will be Gavilán 55-plus single-level living homes. According to the developer, Gavilán residents stay connected to every generation while experiencing resort-style amenities including clubhouses, pools, and spas. The Perch, a new amenity exclusively for Gavilán residents, will include a pool, a spa, an outdoor dining patio, and an outdoor entertaining room equipped with soft seating and a fireplace. Gavilán residents can also access the all-age amenities throughout The Ranch community.

“We look forward to introducing Pearl and Haven, two stunning neighborhoods of single-level living, age-qualified homes within Gavilán to Rancho Mission Viejo—South Orange County’s highly sought-after master plan community,” says Jeremy Parness, California coastal division president for Lennar. “The community’s remarkable location in addition to bright, open floor plans, thoughtful design details, and a focus on sustainability make for a winning combination to meet the needs of the most discerning 55-plus home buyer.”

Trumark Homes Southern California division president Richard Douglass says Dahlia at Rienda, the builder’s first neighborhood in the Rancho Mission Viejo master-planned community, will feature spacious two-story floor plans and flex spaces as well as access to integrated amenities. Tri Pointe Homes Orange County-Los Angeles division president Tom Grable says the Botanica neighborhood will offer three floor plans with 2,200 to 2,400 square feet with backyards and open concept design.

“Due to the huge demand for homes at the Village of Rienda, we have accelerated our building plans and are very excited to announce the neighborhood builders for our next phase,” says Paul Johnson, executive vice president of community development for Rancho Mission Viejo. “Our first phase, which opened in April, is selling at a fast rate, and interest remains very strong. Home buyers are eagerly responding to the opportunity to buy in this new village and experience the unmatched quality of life found at The Ranch, and our next phase will help meet that demand.”

Rienda is the first of six villages planned for The Ranch community and places emphasis on nurturing neighborliness among all ages and life stages, according to developers. The first phase of the Village at Rienda, which consists of 671 homes in seven neighborhoods, has experienced strong sales in the first months since opening, with 178 homes sold.

Homes in the next phase of development will mimic Progressive Spanish, Farmhouse, and Contemporary designs with a variety of floor plans ranging from one bedroom to four bedrooms and one to three bathrooms. Sales for the homes are expected to begin later in 2022.

At completion, the master plan will encompass approximately 6,000 acres of the 23,000-acre Rancho Mission Viejo, a historic ranch in Orange County. Approximately 75% of The Ranch will be preserved for The Nature Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo habitat conservation, along with ranching and farming space.