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Take a Photographic Tour Along Sendero’s El Paseo

El Paseo is the linear park that runs north/south through Sendero proper. In some ways, it divides Gavilan on the west from all-ages Sendero on the east. At the center of El Paseo is El Prado, the community core which features the three community centers: the Guest House, all-ages Ranch House, and age-qualified Hacienda. But [...]

Final Tract Map for Shea Homes in Gavilan

Shea Homes is developing approximately 12 acres of Gavilan, Sendero’s age-qualified community. Offering sixty homes on four streets, the Shea homes are a major component of Gavilan. Shea will be offering three models, including a 1,770 square foot plan one from the mid $600s (floorplan here), a 1,929 square foot plan two from the high [...]

El Prado will be the Community Core of Sendero

We have been exploring the new website for the Village of Sendero, and one thing that jumped out at us is the planned community core. Sendero will feature a wide greenbelt of linear parks called “El Paseo” running between the “switchback trail” (connecting Sendero to Ladera) and the San Juan Creek. Along its meandering paths [...]

Planning Area 1: Progress Photo

Last week, Rancho Mission Viejo Company has tantalized us with a detailed graphic representing the new Village of Sendero and some of its planned amenities. We mentioned that in this post, and you can see the graphic here. A few weeks ago, we were up on the Ladera Ranch Trail and we took a few [...]