Many out-of-towners may not know about Rancho Capistrano in the City of Lake Elsinore, and that might be why homeowners appreciate it. One of California’s best secrets, this private gated community has a peaceful and naturesque atmosphere to offer.
Rancho Capistrano is surrounded by the majestic Cleveland National Forest, and is situated at a 3,200 feet elevation. This puts residents above the smog, where they enjoy clear days and unique seasons that aren’t seen down in the valley.
This neighborhood was once a 400 acre cattle ranch. In 1969 it was developed, and is now made up of 133 homesites with 2.5 acres of land each. Custom-built house ranges from 1,800 to 6,500 square feet, and the community was designed to thwart any possibilities of urban sprawl. Homeowners love the mature oak trees that live throughout this area.
Residents enjoy amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. From this area you can also see the mountains of Big Bear, Mount Baldy, and San Jacinto. For the outdoors enthusiast there are many recreational activities in this area like camping, sky diving, remote-controlled airplane flying, and hang gliding. Rancho Capistrano lies between the Inland Empire and Orange County for a convenient commute no matter where you need to go.
Assigned schools in this area include Lakeland Village School and Lakeside High School of the Lake Elsinore Unified School District.
545 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-2723
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