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El Prado Panorama

Rancho Mission Viejo Company has created a special place with its El Prado community core at Sendero.  El Prado is anchored by the “Ranch House” all-ages community center for Sendero, the Hacienda community center for age-qualified Gavilan and the versatile Guest House.  It offers multiple pools, spas, patios, bocce ball courts, a fire pit and ample lawn and landscaping to create a unique community amenity.  In fact, it’s so vast it’s hard to capture it all in a single photo, so we’ve tried to stitch together a panorama to give you and idea of the size and beauty of this space.  Check out the photos below, or click here or here for the full sized versions.

El Prado (version 1) (photo credit: Rancho Ortega Blog)


El Prado (version 2) (photo credit: Rancho Ortega Blog)

In both cases, that’s the Ranch House on the left, the Guest House in the middle (obscured in the second photo) and the Hacienda on the right.  All viewed from the north end of the great lawn at El Prado.

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