Wow, so given that safety can be a crucial factor when buying a home, we got some great news for you if you are thinking of a Mission Viejo Real Estate opportunity: Mission Viejo was ranked as the safest city in California, and also ranked the third safest in all US, only after Fishers, IN and O'Fallon, MO.
Irvine and Lakeforest also made the list, being 6th and 12th on the list, Orange (26th) and Newport Beach on 32nd place.
Not only Mission Viejo has that great quality, but the lifestyle that can be lived here is great: Lake Mission Viejo nearby is a private lake with access to beaches and activities to Mission Viejo residents. With 45 parks and counting, every home in Mission Viejo is within a mile of a park. Residents can hike, bike, swim, fish, and golf, all within their city’s borders. The Mission Viejo Mall is located here as well as the Mission Hospital and Children's Hospital of OC ( CHOC) . Homes in Mission Viejo range from condos to executive homes that offer the luxury of golf course or lake views. There's many styles of house designs for first time homebuyers as well as mature families and Mission Viejo is also a popular destination for Senior residents, with the community of Casta Del Sol.
Here's the extract from the Mission Viejo city website:
Mission Viejo was ranked as the safest city in the state – again – and as the third safest city in the nation, according to CQ Press, which released the report today. The City’s ranking is listed in the annual “City Crime Rankings 2011-2012: Crime in Metropolitan America,” using FBI statistics. The score is significant for this safe City, which was ranked as the fourth safest in the nation last year.
Mission Viejo was ranked among 400 other cities nationwide with a population of 75,000 or more. The crime rankings are based on per-capita rates for murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, and motor vehicle theft. The City received an 82.85 score out of 100 – a score that would have placed Mission Viejo as the number-one safest city in the country in prior-year rankings.
“Last year’s score was 79.7, and we moved up in the national rankings,” said Lt. Mike Gavin, Chief of Police Services. “That increased score means we have a safer community because there is less crime.”
Mission Viejo is regularly named the safest city in California.
“Public safety has long been a hallmark of our City’s agenda,” said Mayor Dave Leckness. “We have proactive City leaders, Police Services and active and involved citizens that truly help to keep our community safe.”