Those considering living in California often have a difficult time finding the right area to settle on. There are many cities in California that would serve potential residents well. One of those cities is Rancho Santa Margarita. As of 2016, the city has a population of 48,969 people. That's up from the number in 2010, which was 47,853.
Part of what makes Rancho Santa Margarita unique is the amount of natural and open space resources it has. This includes creeks and parks as well as vegetation and scenic vistas. With the environment being crucial to Rancho Santa Margarita's appeal and quality of life, the government has made strides to protect natural resources such as water, soils, wildlife and minerals. Potential residents will be pleased to know that measures have been taken to prevent wasteful resource exploitation.
Parents can relax when it comes to Rancho Santa Margarita's school system. Both the Saddleback Valley Unified School District and the Capistrano Unified School District serve the city. Arroyo Vista Middle School is one that stands out above the rest. It has a perfect 10 out of 10 rating on GreatSchools. Test scores for low-income students are significantly higher than the state average.
Local Real Estate Trends
Over the past year, the median home sales in Rancho Santo Margarita have increased by five percent. Pricing per square foot went up from $366 to $385. The average cost for all properties between late May and late August 2017 was $563,636.
There are many things to do in Rancho Santa Margarita. If you're in the mood for a date night, you and your significant other can head to the Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas. If you enjoy sports and some alcohol to go with it, then the Daily's Sports Grill is what you're looking for.
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