Coto de Caza

Coto De Caza is a gated community located, just east of Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92679.

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The gated and guarded community of Coto de Caza is one of the oldest planned-communities in Orange County. It is located just east of Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo and bordered by Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park on the north, east and south. The 8 square miles of Coto de Caza was originally planned to be a hunting lodge and is now comprised of 60 subdivisions, two 18-hole golf courses, a country club, a private club, a general store a boutique hotel and a newly developed spa & sports club.

The Coto de Caza Development Corp. was formed in 1963 and The Coto de Caza Hunt Club and equestrian center was located in the north section of the community. Movie legends such as John Wayne and William Shatner were among the members. Coto Valley Country Club originated in 1970 and included a bowling alley, gymnasium, racquet ball courts and swimming pool. Construction began in 1975 on the first community which is known as the Village. A couple of years later, the equestrian area, known as Los Ranchos Estates, began to be developed and is now the most expensive area in Coto.

In 1979, the Florida-based Arvida Corp. took over Coto de Caza and began offering 1 to 5.5-acre lots to a targeted market looking to live in the country but near the city. The original founder of William Lyon Homes, Gen. William Lyon, liked what he saw and bought 134 acres in Coto de Caza to build an estate he and his wife could retire on. In 1984, Arvida, which was bought that year by Walt Disney Corp., signed an agreement with Chevron Corp. and City Federal Savings to build 6,000 more homes in the community. The community began gaining recognition when the modern pentathlon, part of the 1984 Summer Olympics, was hosted near the equestrian center.

In 1996 Lennar Corporation bought 2,200 acres and began managing the community. They then began development of lower-density homes, remaining lots were sold to other builders and a total of 45 more neighborhoods were built. There are still a few undeveloped lots in the commmunity, however, the majority of the development of the area was completed in 2003. Homes in this community include condos, townhomes, single family homes, equestrian ranches and large estates. The 60 total neighborhoods in Coto de Caza include:

Andalusia – Built by Barratt is comprised of 104 Craftsman style townhomes and located on the south-eastern hillside near the Coto Golf and Racquet Club. Homes in this community range in size from 1,459 to 1,866 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Arbours – Built by InterAmerican is comprised of 28 semi-custom estate homes and is located on the northwest side. Homes in this community range in size from 3,700 to 5,300 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 5.5 baths.
Arroyo Sur – A collection of 24 custom homes and is located on the southwest hillside Sizes of these homes vary.
Atherton – Built by Brookfield Homes is comprised of 41 European Country style luxury semi-custom homes with larger lots and built with aluminum framing, located in South Coto. Homes in this community range in size from 4,145 to 4,700 square feet with 5 to 6 bedrooms and 3.5 to 5 baths.
Canyon Estates – Built by J M Peters is comprised of large semi-custom single family homes located on the southwest hillside. Sizes of these homes vary.
Chantemar – Built by Christopher Homes is comprised of 94 single family homes, many with views, bordering the south golf course. Homes in this community range in size from 1,842 to 2,300 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 baths.
Chatham – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 49 large single family homes located on the south bend. Homes in this community range in size fro 4,497 to 4,756 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 4.5 to 5.5 baths.
Classics – Built by Monarch is comprised of 90 luxury single family homes with guest suites over the third car garage, located in the lower south side. Homes in this community range in size from 2,897 to 3,459 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 3 to 4 baths.
Coto Country Homes – Built by Pacesetter is comprised of 77 French Normandy style single family homes located on the north side, with many on the golf course. Homes in this community range in size from 1,938 to 2,357 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 2.5 baths.
Courante – Built by Vintage is comprised of 49 single family homes located in the south bend. Homes this community range in size from 2,991 to 3,312 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4 baths.
Crooked Oak – Built by John Laing Homes is comprised of 33 single family homes located in the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,130 to 3,362 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.
East Hill – Built by J M Peters is comprised of 67 single family homes with large lots and views, located on the north side. Homes in this community range in size from 3,305 to 3,685 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 4.5 baths.
East Point – Built by J M Peters is comprised of 46 single family homes located on the north side, many with golf course frontage and views. Homes in this community range in size from 2,735 to 3,369 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 3 to 3.5 baths.
Enclave – A small collection of 6 custom built estate homes located on the southeast hillside. Sizes of these homes vary.
Fairway Estates – Built by J M Peters is comprised of 62 single family homes located in central Coto, many are located on the golf course. Homes in this community range in size from 2,852 to 3,384 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 4.5 baths.
Fairway Oaks – Built by Gfeller is comprised of 72 attached condominiums located on the northside across from the general store, many are located on the golf course with views. Homes in this community range in size from 1,342 to 1,469 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.
Fairway Reflections – Built by Stonefield are a small collection of 10 estate homes located on the golf course in south Coto. Sizes of these homes vary.
Forest – A collection of 57 estate homes on the northwest hillside. Sizes of these homes vary.
Glen Eagles – Built by Polygon Homes is comprised of 56 single family homes located on the south side, many border the golf course with views. Homes in this community range in size from 3,543 to 4,293 square feet with 3 to 6 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths.
Glenmere – Built by Toll Brothers is comprised of 90 single family homes located on the west south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,732 to 4,304 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 3.5 to 5.5 baths.
Grand Coto Estates 1 – Built by Capital Pacific is comprised of 54 luxury estate homes located on the southeastern hillside. Homes in this community range in size from 4,050 to 4,900 square feet with 4 to 7 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Grand Coto Estates 2 – Built by Capital Pacific is comprised of 39 luxury estate homes located in the north near the north and west gates. Homes in this community range in size from 4,050 to 4,900 square feet with 4 to 7 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Greens – Built by Cayman is comprised of 93 single family homes located on the northeast side, many bordering the golf course. Homes in this community range in size from 2,956 to 4,600 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4.5 baths.
Greystone Villas – Built by Greystone is comprised of 61 Craftsman style townhomes located on the central east side and walking distance to Coto Golf and Racquet Club. Homes in this community range in size from 1,869 to 2,304 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.
Hillsboro – Built by A-M Homes is comprised of 121 single family homes located on the central east side. Homes in this community range in size from 3,170 to 3,920 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 to 5 baths.
Legacy – A small collection of custom built golf course homes located in central Coto. Sizes of these homes vary.
Los Ranchos Estates – A collection of 75 custom built equestrian estate homes with large lots, located on the northeast side. Sizes of these homes vary.
Los Verdes – Built by InterAmerican is comprised of 72 Mediterranean style towhomes located on the north golf course, many with golf course views. Homes in this community range in size from 1,832 to 2,710 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2 to 3 baths.
Masters Collection – A small collection of custom built estate homes located on the north golf course. Sizes of these homes vary.
Montecito – Built by Standard Pacific is comprised of 88 one and two story Spanish style single family homes located on the southeast side. Homes in this community range in size from 1,738 to 2,639 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2 to 3.5 baths.
Meritage – Built by InterAmerican is comprised of 54 single family homes bordering the south golf course, some include a detached casita. Homes in this community range in size from 2,713 to 2,884 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 3 to 3.5 baths.
Oakmont – Built by Warmington is comprised of 92 single family homes located on the north side. Homes in this community range in size from 2,315 to 2,961 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 baths.
Oak Knoll – Built by Toll Brothers is comprised of 81 separately gated one and two story luxury single family homes located in the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 4,782 to 5,732 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 5.5 to 6.5 baths.
Oak View – Built by Toll Brothers is comprised of separately gated luxury single family homes located in the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,900 to 5,659 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 to 5.5 baths.
Oak Ridge – Built by Greystone is comprised of 82 single family homes located on the south side, many with golf course views. Homes in this community range in size from 2,303 to 3,036 square feet with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4 baths.
Pinnacle – Built by Toll Brothers is comprised of 71 semi-custom single family homes located on the southwestern hillside with views. Homes in this community range in size from 3,671 to 4,924 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths.
Private Collection – A collection of 24 semi-custom built homes located in south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 4,657 to 5,656 square feet with 5 to bedrooms and 5.5 to 7.5 baths.
Ranchos Colinas – A collection of 53 custom estate homes located on the north side. Sizes of these homes vary.
Rosewood – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 77 luxury single family homes located in south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,665 to 4,076 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
San Marino – Built by Western Pacific is comprised of estate homes located in south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 4,987 to 5,989 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4 baths.
Silver Creek – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 74 single family homes located in south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,920 to 4,398 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
Spring Hill – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 32 single family homes located in south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,811 to 4,96 square feet with 3 to 7 bedrooms and 3 to baths.
Southern Hills – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 42 Tuscan and Spanish style single family homes located on the south side. Homes in this community range in size from 3,930 to 4,231 square feet with 3 to 6 bedrooms and 4.5 to 5.5 baths.
Southern Hills Encore – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 42 Tuscan and Spanish style single family homes located on the golf course on the southwest side. Homes in this community range in size from 3,930 to 4,231 square feet with 3 to 6 bedrooms and 4.5 to 5.5 baths.
Stonefield Estates – A small collection of 9 custom built estate homes loated on the southeast side. Sizes of these homes vary.
Stonehenge – Built by Pacesetter is comprised of 123 one and two story single family homes located on the northeast side. Homes in this community range in size from 2,035 to 2,633 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3 baths.
Summerfield – Built by Coast Homes is comprised of 44 Traditional and New England style single family homes located on the northeast side. Homes in this community range in size from 2,723 to 3,233 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4 baths.
Tanglewood – Built by John Laing Homes is comprised of 106 single family homes located on the southeast side. Homes in this community range in size fro 2,814 to 3,170 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3 baths
Tapestry – Built by Warmington Homes is comprised of 64 French Country style single family homes located in the southern portion. Homes in this community range in size from 3,127 to 3,448 square feet with 5 to 6 bedrooms and 4 to 4.5 baths.
Terraces – Built by J M Peters is comprised of 120 single family homes located on the northwest side on the golf course. Homes in this community range in size from 1,467 to 2,300 square feet with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2 to 3 baths.
Terraza – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of 65 Tuscany style single family homes located in the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 2,034 to 2,900 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 baths.
Terra Vida – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of luxury single family homes located in the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 4,032 to 4,400 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths
Tiara – Built by La Linda Homes is comprised of a small collection of 21 luxury one and two story single family homes located on the north side. Homes in this community range in size from 2,510 to 4,500 square feet with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 baths.
Trails – A small collection of 13 custom built estate homes located on the east-central hills on the south side. Sizes of these homes vary.
Via Conejo – A small collection of 22 rustic woodsy townhomes located next to the Coto Village on the north side. Homes in this community range in size from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 baths. Amenities include community pool and spa.
Valle Vista – Built by Lennar Homes is comprised of luxury single family homes located on the south bend. Homes in this community range in size from 3,639 to 4,026 square feet with 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4 baths.
Villa Serena – A small collection of 24 townhomes located on the north side in The Village. Homes in this community range in size from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet with 2 to 3 bedrooms and 2.5 to 3 baths.
The Village – The first neighborhood to be developed and is comprised of 400 custom built homes located on the northeastern hills. Sizes of these homes vary.
Weatherly – Built by Taylor Woodrow is comprised of 62 semi-custom luxury estate homes with large lots located on the central-west hillside, many with views. Homes in this community range in size from 5,229 to 6,008 square fee with 4 to 6 bedrooms and 4.5 to 7 baths.
Woods – A collection of 76 custom built estate homes located on the centra-west hillside. Sizes of these homes vary.

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Available Homes in Coto de Caza: