Gavilan Overview

Gavilan is a beautiful 55+ community in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. This gated haven is perfect for active adults who value low-maintenance living. Here residents can enjoy the magnificent clubhouses that boasts great rooms, yoga studios, fitness centers, and outdoor pools. There is also an array of social clubs and activities that spark every taste or interest.

This ideal 55+ community is in the process of being built within the master-planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo that is currently divided into two villages: Sendero and Esencia. Within Sendero and Esencia there are 55+ neighborhoods, each called Gavilan. Residents have access to all of Sendero's amenities and clubs and will have access to Esencia's amenities once built. Gavilan is situated in the striking Orange County area and has a variety of restaurants, shopping and recreational activities nearby.

Gavilan Amenities

The Hacienda clubhouse is the hub for all social activities where residents can mingle, relax, and stay in shape. The great room's sociable environment has a large flat-screen TV and a fully staffed bar. The fitness center and yoga studio is where residents can stretch and strengthen their mind and body. Following a good workout, they can step into the locker rooms where they can enjoy a hot shower or even a massage.

Outside residents can enjoy the beautiful outdoor dining area with a built-in BBQ. The heated pool is the perfect spot to bask in the sun and enjoy the company of friends. Poolside cabanas provide shade and privacy for relaxing with a book during a low-key afternoon. Residents can also participate in a pleasurable game of bocce ball on one of the three courts.

Gavilan will also have a separate facility exclusively for the 55+ neighborhoods, The Outlook. This amenity space will comprise of an indoor/outdoor dining area, and an outdoor lap pool and patio. It will also offer outdoor social spaces like a BBQ as well as a fire pit. 

Residents also have access to all the Sendero's amenities. The Ranch House hosts an additional clubhouse with a great room and an exercise room. Residents can enjoy the outdoor pool or hone their green thumb in the Esencia Farm's gardening plots. The Guest House also functions as the community's welcome center and provides residents with another fitness center. This amenity center also has a community room and a party garden that functions as a space for larger community events.

Homeowners also enjoy access to the outdoor amenity center known as the Outpost, where residents can relax in the pool and spa, take in a movie in front of the outdoor movie screen, see friends at the outdoor dining area with a barbecue or around the fire pit. Additional cabanas and two bocce ball courts help residents relax or enjoy a competition with neighbors. Gavilan's amenities are rounded out with a softball and soccer field, meaning that everyone will always have a way to diversify their exercise schedule.

Homeowners will also have access to three additional amenity centers that are currently under construction and will be available to all within Rancho Mission Viejo. The Hilltop Club will feature a clubhouse with a fitness center, bar, and an arcade area to entertain the grandkids. Outdoors, there will be ab additional pool, patio, fire pits, and a BBQ area. The Pavilion will have a gymnasium, while the outdoor spaces will include a gathering space with movie screen. There will be plenty of ways to stay in shape with neighbors that include a softball backstop, soccer field, and tennis and pickleball courts. Homeowners can socialize around the BBQ area, dog park, or let the grandkids have fun in the playground.

The Canyon House will be yet another clubhouse with an indoor/outdoor great room, perfect for large community gatherings. Grab a pick-me-up at the Canyon Coffee Cafe and relax in the courtyard. There will also be an event lawn and hiking trails adjacent to the Canyon House.

Gavilan Homes & Real Estate

Construction on Gavilan began in 2013 and the community now offers homes on a resale and new construction basis. This community features low-maintenance homes by Standard Pacific, Shea Homes, Del Webb, and William Lyon. This community will be made up of approximately 1,200 homes in the villages of Esencia and Sendero, with each 55+ neighborhood within them named Gavilan.  Each neighborhood has unique characteristics making these ideal homes for active adults looking for a wide range of housing options.

William Lyon is the newest builder to develop within Gavilan. These attached homes range in size from 1,456 to 1,950 square feet and offer two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. 

The Standard Pacific Bungalows offer one and two-story homes with thoughtfully designed interiors, generously sized great rooms that lead to a gourmet kitchen and dining area that allows plentiful natural light. They range from 1,276 to 1,843 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These easy-to-maintain designs have an open living space, gourmet kitchens and a generous amount of natural light. The Standard Pacific Casitas are the perfect blend of Spanish, Monterey and Western Ranch architectural designs. With 1,624 to 2,059 square feet of living space these homes feature two to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Most homes also come with a den or a loft.

In 2015, Standard Pacific introduced a new series called Avocet. This series of homes range in size from 1,473 to 2,589 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The homes within the Rancho Adobe collection are available on a resale-only basis.

Shea Homes have three home series. Their homes range from 1,770 to 2,043 square feet and include two to three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These homes also feature a great room and gourmet kitchen.

The Del Webb neighborhood provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-story homes range from 2,021 to 2,325 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes are built with the latest trends in home designs and have a den, two-car garage, living room, and a gourmet kitchen with an oversized island.

Iris at Esencia by CalAtlantic Homes provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,729 to 2,340 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Alma at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,827 to 2,476 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Vida at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,279 to 2,006 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage.

Arista at Esencia by Pulte provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,466 to 1,875 square feet and have two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Gavilan Lifestyle

Life at Gavilan is like no other 55+ community in the Orange County area. The welcoming clubhouse is the perfect balance of entertainment and solitude. It is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee, drop in for happy hour, or attend a workshop.

For the creatively inclined, you can find it all at the arts and crafts studio. Drawing, painting, crafts and seminars are all at your fingertips. When you re done head over and embrace a yoga, Pilates, or dance class. You can also get fit from your very own personal trainer. Gavilan represents a truly active 55+ lifestyle.

Social events are abundant when it comes to living in Gavilan. Residents frequently attend holiday parties, wine and dine nights, tapas night, and gardening. Homeowners here stay active, whether that means finding a new hobby, meeting new neighbors, or breaking a sweat. With several new amenity centers in the works, the opportunities to stay socially and physically active will only grow with this beautiful 55+ community.

Area

Gavilan is part of a larger community, Rancho Mission Viejo, on Ortega Highway in the beautiful Orange County, California area. It is conveniently located just a few miles from the Orange County beach cities and has easy access to I-5. Nearby San Juan Capistrano has a variety of great restaurants, shopping, houses of worship, and recreational activities.

San Juan Capistrano is the site of a Catholic mission for which it is named, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and has events nearly every weekend. The Ecology Center, Swallows Inn, Coach House and O' Neill Museum are all popular attractions. Antique Row is notable for its collection of many shops. Many desirable destinations like the beach, Los Angeles, and San Diego are readily accessible for quick day trips or weekend getaways. Active adults will love the beautiful homes and modern amenities offered at Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo, California.

William Lyon Homes - Vireo

William Lyon Homes - Vireo

Price Range: Low $700s - High $700s

William Lyon Homes introduced the Vireo Collection in 2015 and offers four models available as new construction. Theses homes range in size from 1,456 to 1,950 square feet and have two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 1145622.52
Plan 3170722.52
Plan 2X19362 + Den2.52
Plan 3X19502 + Den2.52
Standard Pacific - Bungalows

Standard Pacific - Bungalows

Price Range: Low $700s - High $800s

The Standard Pacific Bungalows range from 1,276 to 1,843 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These easy-to-maintain designs have an open living space, gourmet kitchens and a generous amount of natural light.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Dali1276222
Miro1533322
Barcelo16922 + Den - 322
Goya1843 - 1860322

Arista at Esencia by Pulte

Price Range: High $600s - High $800s

Arista at Esencia by Pulte provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,466 to 1,875 square feet and have two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Stoller1466222
Alderbrook1701222
Heritage1735222
Chateau187522.52

Vida at Esencia by Del Webb

Price Range: High $500s - Mid $700s

Vida at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,279 to 2,006 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One1279221
Residence Three1555222
Residence Two1565222
Residence Five1539222
Residence Four1594222
Residence One X1741221
Residence Three X1847222
Residence Two X2006222
Shea Homes - Rancho Adobe

Shea Homes - Rancho Adobe

Price Range: Mid $700s - Low $800s

Rancho Adobe, Spanish and Western Ranch styles can be found in Shea's single-family homes. Homes here range from 1,770 to 2,043 square feet and include two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These homes also feature a great room and gourmet kitchen and are available on a resale basis.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 117702 + Den22
Plan 219292 + Den - 32.52
Plan 320432 + Den - 322
Standard Pacific - Casitas

Standard Pacific - Casitas

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $700s

The Standard Pacific Casitas are the perfect blend of Spanish, Monterey and Western Ranch architectural designs. With 1,624 to 2,059 square feet of living space these homes feature two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Most homes also come with a den or a loft space and are available on a resale basis.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Arrieta16242 + Den22
Hidalgo17482 + Den - 322
Rodrigo17872 + Den2.52
Granados1900222
Pedrell20592 + Den - 322
Standard Pacific - Avocet

Standard Pacific - Avocet

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $900s

Standard Pacific introduced the Avocet Collection in 2015 and has five models available as new construction. Theses homes range in size from 1,473 to 2,110 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Avocet Collection boasts a cook's kitchen and indoor/outdoor living spaces.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Cereza14731 + Den - 222
Arandano17042 + Den - 322
Vreton17982 + Den - 322
Sandia19731 + Den - 22 - 32
Castana21102 + Den - 32 - 32
Del Webb Single-Family Homes

Del Webb Single-Family Homes

Price Range: High $700s - Mid $900s

The Del Webb homes provides spacious and energy-efficient single-family homes available on a resale-only basis. These single-story homes range from 2,021 to 2,325 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These homes are built with the latest trends in home designs and have a den, living room and a gourmet kitchen with an oversized island.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One20212 + Den - 32.52
Residence Two21562 + Den - 32.52
Residence Three23252 + Den - 32.52

Iris at Esencia by CalAtlantic Homes

Price Range: Mid $600s - Mid $800s

Iris at Esencia by CalAtlantic Homes provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,729 to 2,340 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One172922.52
Residence Two1760332
Residence Three18302 - 32.52
Residence Three X23402 - 42.52
Shea Homes - Cortesa

Shea Homes - Cortesa

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $900s

Shea Homes' Cortesa Collection offers four models available as new construction. These homes range in size from 1,816 to 2,362 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes have oversized great rooms and outdoor living spaces that blend seamlessly with indoor living spaces.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 118162 + Den2.52
Plan 218312 + Den2.52
Plan 321162 + Den - 32.52
Plan 423622 + Den - 32.52

Alma at Esencia by Del Webb

Price Range: Mid $700s - Mid $900s

Alma at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,827 to 2,476 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One182722.52
Residence Two186422.52
Residence Three2476332
Residence Two X2476332
Shea Homes - Alondra

Shea Homes - Alondra

Price Range: Low $900s - Low $1Ms

Shea Homes introduced the Alondra Collection in 2015. There are three home models available as new construction that range in size from 2,325 to 2,589 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes offer kitchen islands, indoor/outdoor spaces, and optional lofts.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 123252 + Den - 32 - 32
Plan 223302 + Den - 32.5 - 3.52
Plan 325893 + Den3.52

No Homes for Sale

We're sorry, there are currently no homes listed for sale at Gavilan. We update our site daily so be sure to check back often.

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Gavilan Amenities

Hacienda

The Hacienda is Gavilan's exclusive clubhouse reserved for 55+ residents.

  • Clubhouse - 9,200 Sq. Ft.
  • Fitness Center
  • Arts & Crafts Studio
  • Great Room
  • Bar
  • Locker Rooms
  • Massage Room
  • Yoga Studio
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Outdoor BBQ with Dining Area
  • 3 Bocce Ball Courts
  • Walking & Biking Trails
  • Party Gardens

Ranch House

The Ranch House is located in Sendero and is open to all ages.

  • Clubhouse - 3,900 Sq. Ft.
  • Exercise Room
  • Great Room
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Esencia Farm

Guest House

The Guest House is the welcoming center where residents can connect with neighbors and embrace their social side. It is located in Sendero.

  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Room
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Party Garden

Sendero Field

At the southeast corner of Sendero there is expansive open space filled with sport fields that can also be used for community gatherings.

  • Softball/Baseball Field
  • Soccer Fields

Outlook - Coming Soon!

Plans currently call for an additional amenity space for the exclusive use of Gavilan's residents.

  • Indoor/Outdoor Dining Area
  • Outdoor Lap Pool
  • Outdoor Patio
  • BBQ Area
  • Fire Pit

Hilltop Club - Coming Soon!

Opening late 2016, The Hilltop Club will feature the following amenities for all residents:

  • Clubhouse
  • Fitness Center
  • Bar
  • Arcade
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Fire Pits
  • BBQ Area

Outpost

The Outpost is an outdoor amenity center in Sendero.

  • Event Room with Bar
  • Outdoor Pool & Spa
  • Cabanas
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Outdoor Dining & BBQ
  • Firepits
  • 2 Bocce Ball Courts

Pavilion - Coming Soon!

Opening in 2017, The Pavilion will include the following amenities for all residents of Sendero and Esencia

  • Clubhouse - Coming Soon!
  • Gymnasium
  • Outdoor Gathering Space with Movie Screen
  • Softball Backstop
  • Soccer Field
  • BBQ Area
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Dog Park
  • Playground for Grandkids

Canyon House - Coming Soon!

The Canyon House will be an indoor/outdoor amenity center that will feature the following:

  • Clubhouse - Coming Soon!
  • Indoor/Outdoor Great Room
  • Canyon Coffee Cafe
  • Courtyard
  • Event Lawn
  • Hiking Trails

Gavilan Clubs, Groups, Activities & Classes

There are plenty of activities available in Gavilan. Here is a sample of some of the clubs, activities and classes offered here.

  • Biking
  • Bocce Ball
  • Crafts
  • Drawing
  • Gardening
  • Happy Hour
  • Hiking
  • Holiday Parties
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Pinochle
  • Seminars
  • Tapas Night
  • Wine & Dine
  • Workshops
  • Yoga
William Lyon Homes - Vireo

William Lyon Homes - Vireo

Price Range: Low $700s - High $700s

William Lyon Homes introduced the Vireo Collection in 2015 and offers four models available as new construction. Theses homes range in size from 1,456 to 1,950 square feet and have two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 1145622.52
Plan 3170722.52
Plan 2X19362 + Den2.52
Plan 3X19502 + Den2.52
Standard Pacific - Bungalows

Standard Pacific - Bungalows

Price Range: Low $700s - High $800s

The Standard Pacific Bungalows range from 1,276 to 1,843 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These easy-to-maintain designs have an open living space, gourmet kitchens and a generous amount of natural light.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Dali1276222
Miro1533322
Barcelo16922 + Den - 322
Goya1843 - 1860322

Arista at Esencia by Pulte

Price Range: High $600s - High $800s

Arista at Esencia by Pulte provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,466 to 1,875 square feet and have two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Stoller1466222
Alderbrook1701222
Heritage1735222
Chateau187522.52

Vida at Esencia by Del Webb

Price Range: High $500s - Mid $700s

Vida at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,279 to 2,006 square feet and have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an attached one or two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One1279221
Residence Three1555222
Residence Two1565222
Residence Five1539222
Residence Four1594222
Residence One X1741221
Residence Three X1847222
Residence Two X2006222
Shea Homes - Rancho Adobe

Shea Homes - Rancho Adobe

Price Range: Mid $700s - Low $800s

Rancho Adobe, Spanish and Western Ranch styles can be found in Shea's single-family homes. Homes here range from 1,770 to 2,043 square feet and include two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These homes also feature a great room and gourmet kitchen and are available on a resale basis.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 117702 + Den22
Plan 219292 + Den - 32.52
Plan 320432 + Den - 322
Standard Pacific - Casitas

Standard Pacific - Casitas

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $700s

The Standard Pacific Casitas are the perfect blend of Spanish, Monterey and Western Ranch architectural designs. With 1,624 to 2,059 square feet of living space these homes feature two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Most homes also come with a den or a loft space and are available on a resale basis.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Arrieta16242 + Den22
Hidalgo17482 + Den - 322
Rodrigo17872 + Den2.52
Granados1900222
Pedrell20592 + Den - 322
Standard Pacific - Avocet

Standard Pacific - Avocet

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $900s

Standard Pacific introduced the Avocet Collection in 2015 and has five models available as new construction. Theses homes range in size from 1,473 to 2,110 square feet and offer one to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. The Avocet Collection boasts a cook's kitchen and indoor/outdoor living spaces.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Cereza14731 + Den - 222
Arandano17042 + Den - 322
Vreton17982 + Den - 322
Sandia19731 + Den - 22 - 32
Castana21102 + Den - 32 - 32
Del Webb Single-Family Homes

Del Webb Single-Family Homes

Price Range: High $700s - Mid $900s

The Del Webb homes provides spacious and energy-efficient single-family homes available on a resale-only basis. These single-story homes range from 2,021 to 2,325 square feet and have two or three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. These homes are built with the latest trends in home designs and have a den, living room and a gourmet kitchen with an oversized island.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One20212 + Den - 32.52
Residence Two21562 + Den - 32.52
Residence Three23252 + Den - 32.52

Iris at Esencia by CalAtlantic Homes

Price Range: Mid $600s - Mid $800s

Iris at Esencia by CalAtlantic Homes provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,729 to 2,340 square feet and have two to four bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One172922.52
Residence Two1760332
Residence Three18302 - 32.52
Residence Three X23402 - 42.52
Shea Homes - Cortesa

Shea Homes - Cortesa

Price Range: Low $700s - Low $900s

Shea Homes' Cortesa Collection offers four models available as new construction. These homes range in size from 1,816 to 2,362 square feet and offer two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes have oversized great rooms and outdoor living spaces that blend seamlessly with indoor living spaces.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 118162 + Den2.52
Plan 218312 + Den2.52
Plan 321162 + Den - 32.52
Plan 423622 + Den - 32.52

Alma at Esencia by Del Webb

Price Range: Mid $700s - Mid $900s

Alma at Esencia by Del Webb provides spacious and energy-efficient homes. These single-family homes range from 1,827 to 2,476 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two-and-a-half or three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Residence One182722.52
Residence Two186422.52
Residence Three2476332
Residence Two X2476332
Shea Homes - Alondra

Shea Homes - Alondra

Price Range: Low $900s - Low $1Ms

Shea Homes introduced the Alondra Collection in 2015. There are three home models available as new construction that range in size from 2,325 to 2,589 square feet and have two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage. These homes offer kitchen islands, indoor/outdoor spaces, and optional lofts.

View Floorplans
Model NameSq. Ft.BedsBathsGarage
Plan 123252 + Den - 32 - 32
Plan 223302 + Den - 32.5 - 3.52
Plan 325893 + Den3.52

Gavilan Reviews

Average Rating:
  • 4.79 out of 5 star review
4.7
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    Living in Gavilon, in this great location is exciting as the Rancho Mission Viejo Master Plan unfolds with ever increasing amenities, housing options, events and conveniences. The recent Antonio/Ortega shopping center is a mere 5 minutes away. East of Esenca, Los Patrones Parkway heads north to Oso Parkway, connecting there to the 241 toll road and major roadways beyond, and La Pata continues from Antonio at Ortega going south, a terrific shortcut from RMV to beaches and shopping in San Clemente, etc.
    Enjoy the wealth of events at RMV: i.e. the acclaimed Rodeo, visiting the working Ranch, orchards, and other tours. Holiday celebrations, summer evening concerts, and all kinds of Ranch and/or Resident sponsored gatherings, clubs and outings abound. The neighbors have been great, some retired, some working: the kind of people who step up to help each other and build the community. And you’ll meet instant friends if you are a dog walker.
    Multiple builders are developing 55+ homes. But also check for attractive Resales, typically featuring a good location, with the costly, time consuming yard hardscape and landscaping already finished.
    We purchased in Avocet, a quality, quiet and “ocean-breeze kissed” enclave with just a few Builder homes left. The Outlook, a wonderful 55+ exclusive resort-style amenity, sits at the heart of Avocet on Cerrero Court. It’s great that the 55+ crowd has access to all amenities throughout RMV, not just 55+ facilities. But one needs go no farther than the Outlook for a salt water pool, big screen TV, fire pit, pool-side lounging, a bbq and more. And I especially love that everything here in RMV is new!
    Select your home with the effect of nearby construction in mind, as well as judging privacy and density issues based on lot size and space between homes. You’ll love Gavilon at RMV! Good luck.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I moved to Gavilan from Sun City Palm Desert, a large highly rated Del Webb community. I truly prefer Gavilan! Maybe it is the weather, privacy, facilities that include pools and pickle ball courts, access to beach/shopping, and/or available activities, but I think most of all for the awesome people that live here. I walk everyday on the trails that adjoin Gavilan. Being so close to nature is uplifting This smaller community is a hidden gem.
  • Rating:
    • 4 out of 5 star review
    We moved in here from a beach community about 3 1/2 years ago thinking that we might have to endure the hot “inland” summer months, but the ocean breezes reach all the way to our front door. We couldn’t be happier with our move and our grandkids enjoy visiting us as we have access to the larger family pool. Subsequent developments farther east of Sendero have much higher Mello-Roos tax assessments. This community is terrific and we often comment that living here is like being on a cruise ship with activity after activity. We don’t plan on ever moving as we love it here!
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    We will celebrate our 5th year this October and we love the community and all our friends.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    My husband and I live in the original Gavilan community in Sendero. What we love about it is that it is gated and we have our own exclusive amenities as well as separate amenities for our kids and grandkids to enjoy just steps away. The Mello Roos is also much less than the new Esencia Gavilan community. This is the most friendly and fun community we have lived in and we're enjoying it very much. We've made so many new friends and enjoy socializing at the pool, spa, bocce ball courts and many social events.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    LOVE Gavilan! Being a GATED 55+ community makes a difference. It's private without being isolated. The amenities are tops (love the pool and gym!) and the non-55 section has their own pool etc. The people are wonderful and It's easy to make friends. Lots to do-clubs, social etc! You'll find it's a real community within a larger community (Sendero) and nearby to San Juan Capistrano and Ladera. We've been here from almost the beginning and so glad we chose it!
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I am a resident of this community for the past 4 years. I cannot say enough good things about it. Great gym, pool and landscaping is first rate, but it is the people who live here that make it truly a treasure.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    A 55+ Community located in Sendero/ Gavilan. Gavilan is gated and and provides an "Adult only" Community including a Hacienda, Fitness Center, Pool, Bocce Ball, Clubs and many wonderful Activities.
    Gavilan is a very friendly place to live!
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I love our community and all of the friendly people from all over. Especially here in Sendero I love how close the amenities are to my home and I personally like having a gated community to keep random traffic out. There is always something to do here and you can do as little or as much as you would like. The year round heated pool is what attracted me initially along with the opportunity to have a newer 1 story home here in the OC.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I was nervous about moving into a "retirement"commmunity, since I did not feel old and am not retired. But the gated Gavilan community does not have that feel. It feels like a spa resort. Great active people, wonderful facilities, and, if you occasionally crave the sounds of kids playing, the ungated family portion of the community has a pool of their own that you can visit. When grandchildren visit, there are also play areas in the family portion very near to the gated over 55 section. So glad we moved here.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I am an original owner since 2014,,It is a wonderful community;friendly neighbors and many activities..Would highly recommend a move here.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    My wife and I live in the Gavilan section of the first phase of the Rancho Mission Viejo community named Sendero. We moved to Gavilan/Sendero from Irvine in November of 2014. Our home in Irvine was in a park-like setting; very beautiful but overcast by marine layer most of the time. Our home was also too small for our needs. We love the sunny climate where we live now. We enjoy friendly neighbors and many activities in our new community.
    A major consideration for our moving into Gavilan/Sendero specifically was the fact that our salesman informed us that none of the future developments (Esencia, etc.) would have a gated 55+ community for Gavilan residents. The gate adds an element of privacy that we appreciate.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    We have lived in Sendero/Gavilan for nearly 3 years. Aside from the security and privacy that that is provided with a gated entry, the entire community is friendly, active and involved.

    We are perfectly situated to hiking, biking to the beach, close to several first class golf courses, pickle ball and bocce ball.

    The entire community takes an active role in the many outings to museums, movie going club and a very active golf club as well as a host of other active clubs and groups.

    We continually count our blessings at moving to Sendero/Gavilan.
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I have lived here for over three years
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I am an original owner of a Shea home. I moved in August of 2014. I love living here. This is not only a very friendly community, but the amenities are exceptional. I love the Gavilan/Sendero area that I live in because we are gated and it keeps the atmosphere very quiet. The weather is just beautiful and living 5 miles from Dana Point, we get a nice breeze with sunshine. The pool is kept warm and the workout room has state-of the-art equipment. There are clubs to join and fun things to do all the time. We truly are "Active Adults" and enjoy every day!
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    We have lived here for 4 years and there is no smell from the landfill. It is closer to San Clemente and the wind blows it inland, not over here. There was a smell when we first moved in but that was addressed and fixed, so no smell .It had to do with the water retention basin. The Reata Glen is going to be a beautiful addition for those who need assisted living as they age.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I relocated from the East Coast and could not be happier. I'm an avid golfer and outdoor person and now I can play all year round! The location is excellent being just a few miles from the coast and the community is beautiful with so much to offer. There are all sorts of activities for the Gavilan residents and numerous clubhouses, events, etc. You can be involved as much or as little as you wish. Great Community in a fantastic climate.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 1 out of 5 star review
    All the pictures appear beautiful as this community was being built. However after living here for 4 years the orange grove have been destroyed to build a retirement area Reata Glen. We were not informed of this during purchase time. Also the beautiful manicured pictures you are looking at is not so. There are overgrown trees, and shrubs. If something needs to be done RMV informs residents to submit a request. Then it may or may not get completed. In addition in the gated 55+ community of Gavilan, the gate has been out of order just about monthly. Pay your outrageous HOA dues just to have your area maintained. "Maybe"
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    Greetings! We have lived here in Rancho Mission Viejo ,CA. ( South of Ladera Ranch ) for 2 1/2+ years. Our entire Community is completely finished & beautifully. The next 'Phase of Homes' are about finished AND NOT ONE SOUND EVER BOTHERED ANY OF US. Any future Phases,, will be built further East and away from this past phase and ours. Future construction traffic and noise WILL NOT be an issue.
    There is a waste treatment area South of us about 2 miles. Any traffic to that area has NEVER been a problem and there has NEVER been an odor. 'WHY' can I say that?,, I walk our dog Rusty outside 4+ times everyday in the WONDERFUL OCEAN BREEZE,, I Welcome You To Paradise! You'll Love it here
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    The Ranch is conveniently located and well-priced! It's now fully developed with lots of amenities. The landscaping and facilities are so nice it is like resort living . . . everyday!
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    Gavilan and the entire Sendero development is beautiful. It is well-laid out with Gavilan having a very private feeling. It is surrounded by hills and the entrance is made up of a working ranch with citrus trees. The landscaping is gorgeous with a wonderful variety of plant life. The variety of architectural styles within Gavilan and Sendero prevents it from being a cookie cutter bunch of homes. As others have noted, the club house, fitness center and beautiful swimming pool make us feel as though we live in a resort--on vacation year round! There are ongoing social activities and plenty of opportunity to meet new people and make new friends. Oh, and best of all, our home itself is just right for two 55-plus seniors.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    This is a lovely senior community with very hip and with-it seniors who love life. My husband is in the fabulous gym at 5:00 in the morning. There are many get togethers and parties here and you will always have something to do with all of the activities. If there is a smell, perhaps it is from the drainage lagoon which is here, not from the dump which is not that close to us. We don't smell anything and live close to the lagoon. The prevailing winds are from the northwest and the dump is south of us. Don't know what the person was referring to the smell, but she has it wrong if she thinks it's the dump.
  • (Resident/Homeowner)Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    We live in Gavilan and we LOVE it! No stench from the dump--none--I only know it's there because I saw it on Google Earth. These are beautifully appointed homes with dynamite views and we enjoy the fresh ocean breezes in the afternoon. The clubhouse amenities are lovely and we feel very lucky to have bought a home here. But sorry Charlie, it's all sold out!
  • Rating:
    • 5 out of 5 star review
    I recently visited Gavilan and was thoroughly impressed by the beauty of the homes, landscape, and master plan of the community, so much so that I bought a home! Gavilan will be completed soon enough. For now, I think new construction is a good thing, because that means more neighbors! I'm hoping for a smooth transition as I downsize to a beautiful new home here.

    Oh, and by the way... I have a very keen sense of smell (that I'm not always glad to have) and I don't know what the other reviewer is talking about...

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