Coto de Caza, meaning preserve of the hunt in Spanish, is one of the oldest and most exclusive planned communities in Orange County. This private gate-guarded community began in 1968 with the construction of a single hunting lodge and has grown to over 6,000 homes since then. Today over 14,866 residents call Coto de Caza home.
The majority of homes in Coto de Caza are tract houses with small collections of custom-built homes such as the Los Ranchos Estates, a collection of 75 private equestrian estates situated just behind the main gates of Coto de Caza. For those looking to move to Coto, The Bowen Team specializes in selling homes throughout the Coto de Caza area, providing a one of a kind living experience to its residents.
Aside from its pristine Real Estate, this community has a prestigious Golf and Racquet club located right in the heart of Coto de Caza. This club is the first to offer a private 36-hole county club in Orange County and one of just three in the metropolitan areas of Southern California. Both 18-hole Golf Courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and Coto de Caza’s north golf course quickly made the nation’s top 25 Golf Courses list. This Golf and Racquet club also offers community members social memberships, tennis courts, and a spa.
The community has also developed the Coto Valley Country Club designed with an Equestrian center which was used for the 1984 Equestrian Olympic Competitions. The Coto Valley Country Club also has 400 spacious horse stalls and just over 40 miles of equestrian trails. In 2009, the equestrian center introduced the Orange County Polo Club; the community’s newest addition. The Polo Club holds monthly competitions and has become a favorite among all of Coto de Caza’s residents.
Going beyond the luxurious confines of the gated community, this area has always been a highly desirable location for celebrities. In fact, before the location became a well-established community, It was previously recognized for its appearances in many of John Ford’s westerns. Many of which, featured famous actors like John Wayne and Bruce Cabot back in the 1940’s and 1950’s. After it became an established community, it again appeared on television as the original setting for the reality based TV show called The Real Housewives of Orange County which has since grown into one of TV’s most popular and reality shows.
Due to it’s close proximity to Rancho Santa Margarita, resident’s have easy year-round access to award winning restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Additional shopping can also be found at the Mission Viejo Mall, Irvine Spectrum, Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. Thanks to the 241 Toll Road, Coto de Caza is also just a short drive to John Wayne Airport for those who travel extensively for business or pleasure.
With award winning public and private schools in the area, most Coto de Caza resident’s attend the Capistrano Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) or one of the prestigious private schools such as Santa Margarita Catholic High School.
With an extensive history, gorgeous homes and the privacy of a guard gated community, Coto de Caza offers an exceptional living experience unlike any other community in Orange County California. For those looking to move to Coto de Caza, be sure to contact The Bowen Team as they have been Coto de Caza’s #1 Selling Real Estate Agent’s since 1994!