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Ten Days Until Sendero’s Grand Opening

Only ten days until the big Village of Sendero Grand Opening. Click here for a brochure and map of the event. It looks like shuttles will be moving visitors between the parking lot, community core and the model homes — with separate shuttles for Gavilan and Sendero.

What do we think we know at this [...]

Village of Sendero Grand Opening Details

We previously reported that the grand opening for the Village of Sendero (including 55+ Gavilan) was going to be June 29-30, 2013. Courtesy of Rancho Mission Viejo Company, below are some details:

Visitors will start at the Guest House, in the El Prado Community Core. Information on Sendero, Gavilan, the homes and the community will [...]

Press Release “Announces” the Launch of

“New Development Gets New Website” says the headline on the San Juan Capistrano Patch today. Perhaps Rancho Mission Viejo Company “officially” announcied its newly redesigned web site yesterday, as the Patch article says, although the website first went live a month ago. Our regular readers knew about back on November 14th when it actually [...]

New Rendering of Sendero

This was posted on Rancho Mission Viejo’s Facebook site this morning. More analysis and reaction to come, but this looks good!

Village of Sendero (graphic courtesy of Rancho Mission Viejo’s Facebook page)