Aliso Viejo is located slightly inland in central Orange County, just to the east of Laguna Beach. The planned community is just over 15 years old, after incorporating in July of 2001. Aliso Viejo is home to beautiful weather, ideal housing, premier beach access, and, additionally, a strong local economy with a number of businesses headquartered in the city.
Places to see in Aliso Viejo
Aliso Viejo Community Park – The park is attached to Aliso Viejo Middle School on the Laguna Hills border. Aliso Viejo Community Park features walking trails, baseball diamonds, multiple playgrounds, shaded picnic areas, and, additionally, access to Aliso Creek.
Soka University and Performing Arts Center – The unique, private university sits on a beautiful 103-acre campus in Aliso Viejo. Soka University is founded upon Buddhist principles, and is the sister school of the Soka University of Japan. In addition, the campus is home to a 1000 seat performing arts center that regularly hosts cultural events.
Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park – Spanning 4,500 acres of the South Coast Wilderness is the Aliso & Wood Canyons Park. The park hosts tens of thousands of visitors each year who are treated to beautiful Southern California weather while exploring the caves and springs or while hiking, biking, and riding horses on the numerous trails.
Popular Local Restaurants
Don Juan Avila Elementary School
Canyon Vista Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary School
Wood Canyon Elementary School
Aliso Viejo Middle School
Don Juan Avila Middle School
Aliso Niguel High School
Aliso Viejo Real Estate Market: The median home value in Aliso Viejo is approximately $576,700 (as of January 2017), while the price per square foot is approximately $388. This is essentially identical to the average price per square foot of $389 for the rest of the Long Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area. Consequently, the current housing market in the city is neutral after experiencing a reasonable rise in home values in the past year. Since early 2016, home values have risen 4.9%. Movement is expected to slow in the next year with a forecasted rise of just 2.1% before January of 2018.
Aliso Viejo Rental Market: The average rent in Aliso Viejo of $2,787 is slightly lower than the average rent of $2,900 for the rest of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim Metro area.
Demographics and More
Zip Codes: 92656 and 92698
Population: Aliso Viejo has a population of 47,823 as of the last available census. In addition, the median age of residents is 35.1 years old. 46.4% of Huntington Beach residents are male while 53.6% of residents are female.
Climate: Aliso Viejo is located slightly inland in central Orange County and typically has a semi-arid climate with very little change in temperature throughout the year. The proximity to the coast causes warmer winter temperatures and cooler summer temperatures than cities further inland. Additionally, temperatures rarely climb above 80 and below 45 degrees throughout the year.
Crime: Aliso Viejo is one of the safest cities in the county with an overall crime rate is 86% lower than the national average, and safer than approximately 98% of the cities in California. Safety has become a matter of discussion in the the city, however, as the number of crimes has increased by 28% from the previous year.
70% White (16.5% Hispanic)
2.7% African American
Incorporated Date: July 1, 2001