- Price Range
- Mid $900s - High $1Ms
- Home Types
- Attached, Single-Family
- Number of Homes
- New / Resale
- New And Resale Homes
- Age Restrictions
- Construction Dates
- 2013 - 2021
- Multiple Builders
Gavilan is a 55+ community in Rancho Mission Viejo, California. This gated haven is ideal for active adults who value low-maintenance living. Residents of this community can enjoy the clubhouses that boast great rooms, yoga studios, fitness centers, and outdoor pools. This age-restricted enclave within the master-planned Rancho Mission Viejo community offers both new and resale homes to choose from. Rancho Mission Viejo is currently divided into two villages: Sendero and Esencia. Residents have access to all of Sendero's amenities and clubs as well as Esencia's amenities.
Active adults looking for homes for sale in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA will like what Gavilan has to offer.
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 are where residents can stretch and strengthen their minds 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 saltwater pool and spa 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.
The Outlook is an additional amenity space that offers a resort-style lap pool surrounded by a patio with ample cabana space. This amenity space is also comprised of an indoor/outdoor dining area with barbecues, fire pits, and TV screen ideal for watching sports with neighbors.
Rancho Mission Viejo Amenities
Residents of Gavilan also have access to amenities throughout the larger master-planned community's amenities as well. 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, a soccer field, two bocce ball courts help residents relax or enjoy competition with neighbors.
Gavilan residents also have access to three additional amenity centers that are available to all residents within Rancho Mission Viejo. The Hilltop Club features a clubhouse with an indoor/outdoor fitness center, bar, and an arcade area to entertain the grandkids. Outdoors, there is an additional pool and spa with a patio, as well as fire pits, bocce ball courts, and a barbecue area.
The Pavilion has a gymnasium with 11,000 square feet comprised of space for basketball, volleyball, and social events. There are 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 is yet another clubhouse with indoor/outdoor seating, perfect for large community gatherings. This facility also has an on-site catering kitchen. Homeowners can also grab a pick-me-up at the Canyon Coffee Cafe and relax in the courtyard.
Escencia Farm is a community garden that features row crops, raised planter beds, and fruit trees. The farm also has a harvest barn, greenhouse and toolshed, composting system, as well as a courtyard space.
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, Lennar, 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.
Vireo by William Lyon offers attached homes ranging 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 attached two-car garages.
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 attached two-car garages. Most homes also come with a den or a loft.
Avocet by Standard Pacific offers a series of homes range 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.
Shea Homes offers have three home series in Gavilan. 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 attached two-car garages.
Shea Homes in Sendero Village offers single-family homes that range from 1,770 to 2,041 square feet. These homes two to three bedrooms, den spaces, and two to two-and-a-half bathrooms. These homes also have attached two-car garages.
Cortesa by Shea Homes offers four plans that range from 1,816 to 2,362 square feet. These homes have two bedrooms, den spaces, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. These homes have two-car garages.
Alondra by Shea Homes three plans that range from 2,323 to 2,589 square feet. Thes homes also have two to three bedrooms, den spaces, and two-and-a-half bathrooms. These homes have attached two-car garages.
The Del Webb neighborhood in Sendero Village 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 Lennar 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 Del Webb 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.
Homeowners of Gavilan live an active and low-maintenance lifestyle. Social events and classes are abundant when it comes to living in Gavilan For the creatively inclined, you can find it all at the arts and crafts studio. Drawing, painting, crafts, and seminars are all available. Members of the community can also embrace yoga, Pilates, or dance classes as well as take advantage of a personal trainer. Residents frequently attend holiday parties, wine and dine nights, tapas night, and gardening. Residents of Gavilan can easily stay active, whether that means finding a new hobby, meeting new neighbors, or breaking a sweat.
Gavilan is part of a larger community, Rancho Mission Viejo, on Ortega Highway in Orange County.
The community is conveniently located just a few miles from the Orange County beach cities and has easy access to I-5. This location puts residents within convenient reach of daily necessities as well as fun opportunities.
Residents are never far from what they may need, grocery stores such as Trader Joe's, Ralphs, Albertsons, and Pavillons can be found within five miles of the community. Pharmacy needs can be met at Rite Aid and CVS.
Gavilan is also close to several health care providers, including Mission Hospital Misson Viejo, Health Link Medical Center, and Pacific Canyons Medical Center.
When looking for dining out options, homeowners can travel along Antonio Parkway, which is home to several restaurants and shops. When residents are looking for entertainment options, they can find them at Laguna Art Museum and Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters.
Homeowners looking to explore the outdoor recreation opportunities in the area have ample options. Gavilan is located about 20 minutes from several beaches, such as Shaws Cove and Aliso Beach. Parks such as Lan Mancha Park, Oso Viejo Park, and Wilderness Glen Park can also be found in the area. Golfers will be happy to know that courses such as Monarch Beach Golf Links, Pelican Hill Golf Club, and San Juan Hills Golf Club can all be found within 25 minutes.
Those interested in visiting nearby metropolitan areas are in luck as Los Angeles and San Diego are readily accessible for quick day trips or weekend getaways. For longer trips, John Wayne Airport is just under a half-hour away.
Gavilan Homes for Sale
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The Hacienda clubhouse offers the following amenities:
- Clubhouse - 9,200 Sq. Ft.
- Fitness Center
- Arts & Crafts Studio
- Great Room
- 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
The Ranch House is located in Sendero and is open to all ages and offers the following amenities:
- Clubhouse - 3,900 Sq. Ft.
- Exercise Room
- Great Room
- Outdoor Pool & Spa
- Esencia Farm
The Guest House is the welcoming center where residents can connect with neighbors and embrace their social side. It is located in Sendero and offers the following amenities:
- Fitness Center
- Community Room
- Catering Kitchen
- Party Garden
At the southeast corner of Sendero there is expansive open space filled with sports fields that can also be used for community gatherings. Sendero Field features the following amenities:
- Softball/Baseball Field
- Soccer Fields
Outlook is an additional amenity space for the exclusive use of Gavilan's residents and offers the following amenities:
- Indoor/Outdoor Dining Area
- Outdoor Lap Pool
- Outdoor Patio
- BBQ Area
- Fire Pit
The Hilltop Club features the following amenities for all residents:
- Fitness Center
- Outdoor Pool
- Outdoor Patio
- Fire Pits
- BBQ Area
The Outpost is an outdoor amenity center in Sender and features the following amenities:
- Event Room with Bar
- Outdoor Pool & Spa
- Outdoor Movie Screen
- Outdoor Dining & BBQ
- 2 Bocce Ball Courts
The Pavilion includes the following amenities for all residents of Sendero and Esencia:
- Outdoor Gathering Space with Movie Screen
- Softball Backstop
- Soccer Field
- BBQ Area
- Tennis Courts
- Pickleball Courts
- Dog Park
- Playground for Grandkids
The Canyon House is an indoor/outdoor amenity center that features the following:
- Indoor/Outdoor Great Room
- Canyon Coffee Cafe
- Event Lawn
- Hiking Trails
The Barbecue Barn offers the following amenities:
- Open-Air Barn
- Fire Pit
- Outdoor Barbecue
- Bocce Ball Courts
- Astro-Turf Fields
The Getaway offers the following amenities:
- Parks & Natural Space
- Fire Pit
- Indoor/Outdoor Patio
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.
- Bocce Ball
- Casino Trips
- Happy Hour
- Holiday Parties
- Taco Tuesdays
- Tapas Night
- Theater Outings
- Thirsty Thursdays
- Wine & Dine
- Wine Down Wednesdays
Gavilan Reviews (24)
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.
Gavilan is a very friendly place to live!
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.
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.
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
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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