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Rancho Santa Margarita
Orange County, California

ZipCodes
92688

Motto
Where the West Begins Again
A Small City with the Soul of a Small Village



Page Contents for Rancho Santa Margarita, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Rancho Santa Margarita is approximately 47,214 2000.
The approximate number of families is 16,515 2000.
The amount of land area in Rancho Santa Margarita is 10.804 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rancho Santa Margarita is 13.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.03 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rancho Santa Margarita to Washington DC is 2395 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 403 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rancho Santa Margarita is positioned 33.64 degrees north of the equator and 117.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in south Orange County in southern California.
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History & History Related Items

This area was purchased in 1843 by Juan Forster who renamed it "La Victoria." After his death, the land was sold to James C. Flood and Richard O'Neill, Sr. Most of the holdings wound up in the hands of O'Neill's son, Jerome, who helped the ranch to grow to 230,000 acres. His holdings were incorporated during this time. He died in 1926. His heirs again incorporated several areas, including what would become Mission Viejo.

The residents established the Community Civic Association CCA in 1989 to provide a voice for the people here. Later, the named was changed to the Rancho Margarita Civic Association. This organization looked into the community becoming a city, but nothing much was done until 1995 when the Rancho Santa Margarita Cityhood Committee, another organization, began the process to convert the town into a city. The people of the area desired to "have it all." They hoped to have a real "Urban Village," with all the advantages of a small city plus the quality of life in a small village. Eventually, Rancho Santa Margarita was officially incorporated on 1 January 2000. It was the 33rd city in Orange County.
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The founding of Rancho Santa Margarita

1985

The incorporation of Rancho Santa Margarita

2000


Attractions

Rancho-Net.com
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Rancho Santa Margarita City Government

City of Rancho Santa Margarita
City Hall
30211 Avenida de las Banderas
Suite 101
Phone: 949 635-1800
Fax: 949 635-1840


U.S. Post Office
29851 Aventura Ste.K
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 - 5:00

Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber

Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce
23166 Los Alisos, Suite 246
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949/830-1100


South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce
26111 Antonio Pkway #400
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: 949-635-5800

Rancho Santa Margarita Organizations

Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce
23166 Los Alisos, Suite 246
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949/830-1100


South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce
26111 Antonio Pkway #400
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: 949-635-5800

Rancho Santa Margarita Libraries

Rancho Margarita Branch Library
30902 La Promesa
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. 92688
Phone 949 459-6094

Rancho Santa Margarita Schools

Schools in the Rancho Santa Margarita area.


Saddleback Valley Unified School District
25631 Peter Hartman Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone: 949-586-1234 Rancho Santa Margarita

Miscellany

The population of Rancho Santa Margarita was:
1990 - 11,390
1999 - 44,000
2000 - 47,214
2001 - 48,336

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