Aliso Viejo is located in the heart of Orange County. It is a small, affluent community that is part of the larger city of San Juan Capistrano, California area. The city of Aliso Viejo is made up of five communities, or neighborhoods as they are commonly called. These are: Aliso Viejo, Trabuco Canyon, Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Ladera Ranch.
The city was developed by the Irvine Company beginning in the 1960s and became an incorporated city in 1991. The developer planned to build out into an expansive community with homes and businesses. As such, it has a vibrant downtown area with shopping centers and parks that are popular among residents.
Aliso Viejo is a sleepy city in southern Orange County, California, nestled in the San Joaquin Hills. It had a population of 47,821 people as of 2010. It is known for its pleasant weather and peaceful neighborhoods.
The city of Aliso Viejo is a suburban community in southern Orange County, California. It had a population of 47,821 people as of the 2010 census.
It is known for its quiet neighborhoods and pleasant climate. Aliso Viejo has been consistently rated as one of the safest cities in the country throughout its history. The community is involved in preservation efforts to reduce pollution impacts on nearby creeks and the Pacific Ocean.
Spanish explorers first encountered Aliso Creek on August 5, 1769 . Spanish Missionaries established the Mission San Juan Capistrano very near Aliso Creek. Sepulveda named the creek “Arroyo de Los Alisos” (Creek of the Alder Trees), after a grove of trees near the creek that was shaped like alder trees (aliso).
Aliso Viejo is a city in Orange County, California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 54,561. It is known for being home to the Soka University of America.
The community was developed in the late 1950s, and named for the many aliso trees that grew in the area. Aliso means “alder” and Viejo is Spanish for “old”. The entire city of Aliso Viejo was planned and built under one roof by Disney Construction Company. It was intended to be an industrial town with residential housing located nearby. To accomplish this, roads were constructed to serve the industrial portion first and the residential portion later, essentially building two towns at once. This required vast amounts of land to be purchased and destroyed (including most of Saddleback but not Mt. Soledad). The city is one of four communities built by The Walt Disney Company, along with Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Celebration, Florida; and Gaithersburg, Maryland. The design was aimed at making a town that would be a pleasant place to live for employees of Disney and their families. To achieve a sense of community, recreational facilities were built such as pools, parks, and sports fields.