Located In South Orange County in the Saddleback Valley, Mission Viejo’s population just exceeds 100,000. This mainly residential community features many single-family homes, a community college, a man-made recreational lake, regional hospital, and a popular mall in addition to other shopping and entertainment areas.As the first successful master planned community in the United States, Mission Viejo has proven to be a major success story. Oxford Preparatory Academy and De Portola Elementary are two great schools for the youngsters. If golf is your game, the Mission Viejo Country Club is an Orange County favorite. Located right off the 5 freeway its easily accessible. They host a July 4th Party for their members that doesn’t disappoint. The Shops at Mission Viejo and Union Market are the main destinations for local shopping in the city. Just a few minutes away from Dana Point and San Clemente, Mission Viejo is a great city to live for beach lovers as well.