Casta del Sol is an age-restricted community located in Mission Viejo, California. As a gated community, Casta del Sol offers the best of both worlds for retirees: urban living in a pastoral setting. With nearly 300 days of sunshine and all-around temperatures mainly between 60 and 85 degrees, this community in south Orange County is in one of the best climate zones in the United States.
Casta del Sol Amenities
Residents of Casta del Sol in Mission Viejo, CA have two beautiful recreation centers at their disposal. Recreation Center One is comprised of four buildings and boasts an array of indoor and outdoor amenities. Indoors, active adults can use the several meeting rooms, relax with a book in the library, discover a new hobby in the arts and crafts rooms, or break a sweat at the gym. For some friendly competition, the center has its own shuffleboard building. It also includes an outdoor pool and spa for enjoying the beautiful Orange County climate.
Recreation Center Two has a more extensive selection of amenities for staying physically active. While also featuring several meeting rooms and handball courts, the impressive amenities at Casta del Sol are mainly located outside. Challenge neighbors to a game on one of two tennis courts before cooling down in the outdoor pool and spa. Residents can also stay fit on the pickle ball courts or pitching range or simply enjoy the great outdoors with a stroll along the walking paths or by tending to your plants in the garden plots.
Residents also enjoy proximity to the 18-hole Casta del Sol golf course, offering a pro shop, restaurant, and discounts for those 60 and better on select weekdays.
Casta del Sol Homes & Real Estate
This gated community was developed between the years 1972 and 1987 specifically for active 55 and better residents. This means homes will feature more traditional floor plans and features, but upgraded homes are available. Most homes feature gorgeous views. The single-family detached houses range in size from approximately 1,200 to 1,900 square feet while single-family attached homes range in size from approximately 1,000 to 1,600 square feet.
This planned retirement community of almost 2,000 residences and consists of mostly single-family, two or three bedroom, one-story unattached homes with one- or two-car garages. Some residences are attached by the garages, and some have two stories with an extra loft, or third bedroom and bathroom upstairs. Association dues are moderate and for all homes include maintenance of the greenbelt areas, security patrol and gate guards, exterior painting every six years, trash pickup and management.
Casta del Sol Lifestyle
Residents can enjoy watching birds and living among mature trees, while having access to unlicensed boating and fishing privileges on beautiful Lake Mission Viejo – all within walking distance. Mission Viejo Lake also makes a great place for picnics and barbecues. With less than 15 inches of rain per year, the outdoors surely is a great part of life in Mission Viejo.
Residents can enjoy dozens of clubs and activities regularly held within the community’s gates. Making staying in-shape a social experience with the aerobics club, the bocce ball group, or organized tennis games. Handier active adults will enjoy the quilters club, crafts for charity or the woodcarvers’ guild while common interest groups range from political clubs to the ham radio club. This active adult community offers clubs and activities to match any interest like the vegetable garden club, the lawn bowling club, and the lapidary club. Whether you want to relax with movie night or socialize with fellow veterans, Casta del Sol has a group to satisfy your interests.
Casta del Sol Surrounding Area
This 55+ community has easy access to Interstate 5 and 405. The Pacific Ocean is only 10 miles away. John Wayne National Airport and the Irvine Amtrak Station are only about a half hour drive away.
Orange County features many attractions. For fun and leisure, the Flightdeck Air Combat Center and Irvine Park Railroad are very popular. Casa Romantica, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace, Ronald Reagan Federal Building, and The Pilgrim are some historical sites of interest. The Ocean Institute, Wild Rivers Waterpark, and the Discover Science Center offer some additional entertainment options. With every day conveniences right outside their gate, active adults in Southern California will find living in Casta del Sol to be the good life.