Ladera Ranch, California
California’s first connected community
Everything about Ladera Ranch speaks to the idea of connection, real or virtual. At this Orange County enclave, a part of Rancho Mission Viejo, DMB included forward-thinking ideas everywhere. A wealth of amenities brings neighbors together in new ways, from the water park fun of the Boreal Plunge to the educational center at the Siena Botanica, a four-mile walking park.
DMB creates Botanicas. Fun ensues.
For Ladera Ranch, DMB created exciting “botanicas,” a word referring to the many places that unite people and nature. Residents gather at pocket parks, an outdoor ampitheater, picnic groves and more.
Amenities that encourage a sense of community
Ladera Ranch offers nearly boundless ways to connect. There are 18 community parks, a skate park, dog park, water park, miles of hiking trails and shopping districts.
Making Ladera Ranch part of the wired world
Every home at Ladera Ranch is wired for high-speed information services, entertainment and home automation. In a state known for innovation, this marked a first for any California community.
Ladera Ranch at a Glance
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Traditional charm, forward-thinking ideas
Ladera Ranch blends the charm of traditional Southern California towns with thoroughly modern thinking. Spanning 4,000 acres, Ladera Ranch is a community of villages and neighborhoods that encourage friendship. An online network, created through DMB’s community life model, brings residents together to organize nature tours, how-to workshops and parties at the Hacienda Clubhouse and community center.
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Four different districts for shopping and dining
Ladera Ranch caters to residents with a choice of four shopping and dining districts, including Bridgepark Plaza, Mercantile East, Mercantile West and Terrace Shops. Families can shop for groceries, do their banking, dine out and take their favorite four-legged companion to the animal hospital. Personal and health services, salons and fitness centers are also on site.