Ladera Ranch is a planned community and a census-designated place situated in south Orange County, California outside the city reaches of Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano. Ladera Ranch is situated in the foothills of Orange County Saddleback.
Ladera Ranch was incorporated on the 31st of March, 2010. The 4.905 square mi (12.703 km2) community (all land) has a populace of 22,980 (2010) individuals with ZIP code 92694. Ladera Ranch time zone is PST (UTC?8); Summer (DST), PDT (UTC?7).
The Ladera Ranch development is separated into nine villages. Inside every village, a single builder builds a neighborhood. There are ten or more neighborhoods for every village. The villages are: Avendale Village, Bridgepark, Covenant Hills (gated), Echo Ridge Village, Oak Knoll Village, Flintridge Village, Terramor Village, Township, and Wycliffe Village. Of the nine towns, five have clubhouses themed on a specific building design that is emphasized inside of that village. There are parks, pools and playgrounds inside every village. The Covenant Hills village is the only gated community in the village which is shut to the overall population, yet opens to all card-conveying occupants of Ladera Ranch.
Notwithstanding the different clubhouses, the community has a private skate park and Water Park, 18 community parks, six smaller neighborhood pools, a dog park, Mercantile East Shopping Center, miles of hiking trails that connect to Doheny Beach and many pocket parks and green belts.
The community has a few characteristics that separate it from others. For instance, numerous traffic speed-lessening measures were put in place. Roundabouts, for instance, are commonplace on smaller intersections. Narrow road widths are qualities of Ladera Ranch's little private lanes. Landscaped road medians are regular on two-path collector streets.
Notable residents in Ladera Ranch include Omarion a R&B artist, Quinton Jackson a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Rob Johnson a retired National Football League player, Mark Sanchez a National Football League player, Scott D'Avanzo the creator of Mystic Motel, Warren G a rap artist and hip hop producer among others.