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Homes for sale in Coto de Caza, CA 

Beautiful pool home Coto de Caza homes for sale - This private residential community consists of 4,900 acres and is master-planned. It's one of the oldest communities in Orange County, CA. Over 30 years, more than 2,200 acres have remained as open space. Coto de Caza, CA is an eco-recreation community with facilities that include the Golf and Racquet Club. It also includes two 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, an equestrian center, aquatic and fitness facilities. Plus, a 475-acre wilderness park, 40 miles of hiking trails and equestrian trails, and 21 community parks. The Sports Park is host to Little League baseball and youth soccer. Coto de Caza is located 25 minutes from Orange County airport, in Trabuco Canyon. Neighboring communities include Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM), Dove Canyon, Robinson Ranch, Wagon Wheel Canyon, Las Flores, and Rancho Cielo. The community is administered by the CZ Master Association.
Coto de Caza real estate consists of houses for sale and lease. Also, investment properties, and more. The community consists of approximately 4,300 properties spread over 3 regions; North, South, and South Bend. Homebuyers can choose from condos, town homes, single family homes, luxury houses, and lavish equestrian estates. A few custom lots also remain available for sale. Residences are in 60 separate neighborhoods (to explore the various Coto communities, visit my Complete Guide to Coto Neighborhoods page here). With homes priced in the range of $500,000 to over $20 million, a Coto de Caza address shows you live in one of the finest communities in Orange County. It also symbolizes the great personal achievement that has been attained. Perhaps the best part is that residents at Coto can enjoy the benefit and pride of ownership that comes with living in one of Orange County's most renowned communities. Not surprisingly, real estate values have held up extremely well in this luxury community. If you are interested in buying, selling, or leasing, call me. Also, a lot to build on, or a home with no Mello Roos. If you are relocating to the area, my home searches (below) will help you find the right property. I am a Coto de Caza CA real estate and home sales specialist - Call me today! Luxury home

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Take a tour of the community - The homes, schools, and the amenities!

Tracts and Communities

CDC map No matter what type of home you are looking for, you will probably find it in Coto de Caza. Whether you are looking for homes for sale or lease in Coto de Caza, the community includes many types of homes - Condos overlooking the golf course, town homes with views of the wilderness, and homes with beautiful views. There are also homes with private pools, single story homes, luxury homes, and horse properties. Also, lavish estates,  homes with no Mello Roos, leases, investment properties, plus lots and land. Fairway Oaks condos are directly across from the Coto general store. Los Ranchos Estates features luxurious custom homes on large lots. The Woods and the Forest on the west hills, are also custom home communities The Village is Coto's original neighborhood and features custom homes on mature, woodsy lots with no fences. 

Many communities in the older part of Coto de Caza like Tiara, Ranchos Colinas, Oakmont, East Hill, and East Point have no Mello Roos. Andalusia and Greystone town homes adjoin the Coto Golf & Racquet Club. Weatherly and Atherton homes are lavish semi-custom neighborhoods. They are on generous lots. Many of the Pinnacle homes built by Toll Brothers, have incredible views of the Coto valley or of Wagon Wheel Canyon. Homes with golf course frontage can also be found here. The Terraces, Los Verdes, The Greens at Coto de Caza, and Coto Country homes border the Coto North golf course. The Classics, Fairway Estates, Oak Ridge, Meritage, Chantemar, Tanglewood, Tapestry, and Southern Hills are among the communities that border the South course.

The newest homes can be found in South Bend communities. These include Courante, Crooked Oak, Chatham, Glenmere, Rosewood, Valle Vista, Terra Vida, and Terraza. The South Bend also includes the luxurious neighborhoods of Silver Creek, San Marino, and Spring Hill. The Toll Brothers neighborhoods of Oak View and Oak Knoll have a separate gate and consist of luxury homes nestled on Coto's south hills. In total, there are 60 individual sub-divisions, all of which can be explored here. On this page you can find out the number of homes, the builder, models, number of bedrooms and square feet of all home models. You can also request a high-resolution floor plan for any home. Need to find a development? A Coto de Caza street map can be downloaded here.

A decidedly equestrian atmosphere that sets the community apart

One thing that is apparent from the moment you enter Coto de Caza is an equestrian atmosphere that is slightly reminiscent of New England or perhaps Northern California. The main streets are highlighted by an endless white fence that borders the equestrian/hiking trials that run through much of Coto. The other notable feature (which may not occur to you at first) is the almost complete lack of palm trees. Instead, you will notice that the entire community is dotted with California Live oaks, sycamores, pines, liquid ambers, camphor trees, California peppers, and other native (but New England looking) trees. While not officially banned, palm trees are discouraged here. This gives the community a distinctive, equestrian appearance that sets it apart from its neighbors. This is especially true in the Fall, when many of the beautiful green trees revert to brilliant red, orange, and golden autumn colors (see my photo page, here). 

Property taxes, Mello Roos,  and Homeowners' Association dues 

Golf course home In purchasing your new home, your future monthly payments will be made up of principal, interest, real property taxes, Mello Roos, HOA dues, and insurance. All of these costs should be factored in when considering a new home purchase in Coto de Caza. Property taxes in Coto de Caza are relatively low when compared with many neighboring communities. Not all homes include Mello Roos assessments. Many North-side houses in Coto de Caza do not have Mello Roos taxes. Most of the South and South Bend Coto area homes do have them, but it is important to note that the Mello Roos fees have been subsidized by the master builder. This means that Mello Roos is much lower than many neighboring communities. Homes in Coto with No Mello Roos are here. Please call me for specific tax rates and property tax data, which is unique to each home.

Homeowners' association dues vary by tract. Most residences are part of the CZ Master association with 3,474 homes. Other areas include the Coto Village (Coto de Caza Community Association) with 428 homes, and Los Ranchos Estates with 75 custom homes and lots. These areas have their own separate HOA. As Coto's original housing development, The Village enjoys the lowest HOA dues in the community at only $70 per month (at the time of this writing). All condominium and town home developments have an additional HOA. These cover things like common areas and fire insurance (e.g., Fairway Oaks, Andalusia, Los Verdes, and Greystone Villas). Other communities have an additional HOA because they include front-yard landscaping or a community pool (e.g., The Terraces). I can provide you with the HOA costs that are specific to each neighborhood. 


Children in this community attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. Capistrano Unified continues to set academic goals. They serve the students by following a motto of "Excellence in Education". The most recent evidence of this commitment has been demonstrated by having six elementary schools within the district, be identified as California Distinguished Schools by the California Department of Education.

Capistrano Unified continues to garner a strong reputation for academic excellence. This is derived from high standards and a strong staff. Also, by fostering a strong commitment from both the community and the parents. The district's mission is to partner with the home and community. This is in order to educate students and to assist them in realizing their full potential as responsible and productive members of society. All of this is achieved by providing an educational environment in which students are challenged to produce excellence in every aspect of their lives.

Coto children also have access to many nearby private schools such as Santa Margarita Catholic High School.



North and South golf courses Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet offers two Robert Trent Jones Jr. Championship layouts. The North course is a 7089-yard gem that opened in 1987 to rave reviews from Pro's and amateur alike. It boasts 2 of the 18 best holes in Orange County. Eight years later, as Southern OC grew in size, Coto grew along with the area. They offered another challenge with the South course. The South, a slightly shorter 6950 yard, treats members and guests to a Golf Course where players meander southward through the Coto canyon. They never see a hole other than the one their playing. Together, the two layouts offer players of all abilities the chance to test all aspects of their game. Golf course homes are common, and many have excellent views of the north and south courses.

Equestrian Center and Polo Club

OC Polo Club Residents in Coto De Caza enjoy the use of the full service Coto Valley Equestrian Center. The riding center was used for modern equestrian pentathlon events during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. The Equestrian Center boards about 160 horses. It also includes five arenas and 47 miles of trails in the surrounding wilderness, complete training and riding facilities. Lessons and trail rides are available. Contact the Equestrian Center at (949) 635-6958 or by e-mail at Coto is also the home of the OC Polo Club. The arena, located at 23401 Via Pajaro, has been more than three years in the making. You can contact the Polo Club at and at (714) 791-8369.

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Country Clubs

Golf & racquet club The Coto Golf & Racquet Club - The Club includes two private 36-hole par 72 golf courses called the North Course and the South Course. There is a renovated 44,000 sq.ft. clubhouse, a Fitness Center and an Aquatic Center. The Racquet Club features a ball machine, tennis pros, 3 pools, and a Jacuzzi. Dining is also included as the club also features a restaurant that is open for lunch or dinner. Several levels of membership are available including Golf, Tennis, and Social. (949) 858-4100

The Coto Valley Community Club is an older facility that formerly held tennis pro Vic Braden. It is located in the Village area and is now an all-inclusive recreation center. It features tennis, racquetball, in-line skating hockey rinks, a swimming pool. Also, a full-service gymnasium in the fitness club is complete with basketball courts. Children may attend swimming lessons at the Olympic sized pool, plus the club houses and an Italian restaurant. Many of the options at this club can be ordered separately, such as swimming, tennis, the workout room, etc. This allows you to select only the options that you need. This can be a significant savings for you and your family. For membership inquires and information, call (949) 589-5000 or just visit the club. 

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

The Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park surrounds the community on its eastern, northern,,and southern borders. It is known for its oak groves, sycamores, and 2 creeks. It is nearly 530 acres in size, and comprises over half of the community of Coto de Caza. It features nearly 5 miles of equestrian trails. Also, 12 miles of hiking trails and several biking trails. It houses an educational center for outdoor education for the local schools, and has an on site gift shop. It also serves as an ecological preserve for the native endangered plant and animal species, It'sis run by a staff of about 12 groundskeepers and 5 tour guides. It is maintained and paid for by the Orange County Park and Recreational Department. Thomas F Riley wilderness park

Sports Park

Sports Park The Coto Sports park is located at the corner of Alta drive and Coto de Caza Drive. The Sports Park features four beautifully maintained fields complete with dugouts, pitching mounds and bases (two of the fields offer bleacher seating). It includes two side-by-side basketball courts complete with nets and a covered picnic area with tables and seating. Also, four charcoal burning BBQ's, one sand Volleyball Court complete with net, and a tot-lot and playground. The Sports Park is also host to AYSO soccer matches for the younger age groups.


Community links are below. If you would like to explore all of Coto de Caza's 60 sub-divisions and communities, visit the neighborhoods page below. To find the contact information for utilities such as the gas company, electric, phone service, water, cable TV, trash collection, etc., visit the utilities and services guide. Information on the Golf & Racquet Club, the General Store, the homeowners association and more is also included.  

Coto de Caza neighborhoods guide! (learn about Coto's 60 neighborhoods) Coto de Caza photo album
Utilities and services guide The Coto General Store
Street map (.pdf)  (downloadable) CDC homeowners association (CZ Master)
Trail guide (.pdf)   (downloadable) 10-day weather forecast
Golf & Racquet Club Polo Club in Coto de Caza
Rotary Club of Coto de Caza/Rancho Santa Margarita AYSO Region 630 (youth soccer)
Los Verdes Home Owners Association

If you would like to buy, sell, rent, or lease, in Coto de Caza, please give me a call. I am a Coto de Caza Realtor and  homes specialist, who lives and works in the community. Relocation inquiries are welcome! I will help you find properties that meet your requirements so you can save time when you get here. If you are interested in homes or want to learn about housing prices in the community, give me a call.




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II'm a Coto de Caza CA real estate specialist. I can help you find: homes for sale or lease. This includes condos, town homes, single story homes, custom homes, luxury estates, equestrian homes, and lots. Looking for features? How about: horse properties, equestrian property, build able lots, and homes with golf course views, Also, a property with a private pool & spa, tennis, country clubs, a  large lot or yard, land ots of privacy. Don't forget the sports park, views of the Saddleback mountains, sunsets, hiking trails, playgrounds, Riley Park, and equestrian trails.. Plus, custom homes in neighborhoods that inclide the Village, Los Ranchos Estates, the Forest, the Woods.

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