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Meet the First Residents of Sendero

Like many of you, we’ve spent some time in the new Village of Sendero and we’ll be posting some photos and impressions of the community as it takes shape. Let’s start with a fun one. Lurking around the SeaCountry model homes are the first three residents of Sendero: three cows standing in tribute to the [...]

Sendero and Gavilan Floorplans Now Available Online

The new Sendero website includes information about the Sendero, and Gavilan neighborhoods, including links to their floorplans. Sendero will offer a mix of single and two story homes, along with an assortment of townhomes and condos. Architectural styles will be location-appropriate, including Spanish Revival, Monterey, Western Ranch, Early California and Adobe Ranch styles. It seems [...]

SeaCountry Offers First Glimpse at the Homes of Sendero

SeaCountry Homes is the first builder that we’ve seen to publicly announce its Sendero project, a tract of single family homes between 1800-2100 square feet and offering up to four bedrooms. Unless the rendering below is a stock photo (which it may be), it could be the case that the SeaCountry homes will be two [...]

Sendero Homebuilders Announced

Rancho Mission Viejo has announced the homebuilders who will be building the homes in Sendero, including Gavilan, the gated senior community. The homebuilders will be: Meritage Homes, Ryland Homes, SeaCountry Homes, Shea Homes, Standard Pacific Homes, The Pulte Group, TRI Pointe Homes, William Lyon Homes, and Western National Group.

As with most master developers, Rancho [...]