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The Ranch Journal

Five Esencia Homebuyer Stories from 2016

At Rancho Mission Viejo, we don’t like to look at the beginning of a new year as a time to make resolutions. Rather, we see it as a chance to set new goals! If your 2017 goals include finding the dream home and community for your family, take a look at five of the many Esencia homebuyers who did just that in 2016.
From home styles and views to the amazing amenities, we invite you to read about the many reasons these families were inspired to choose Esencia this year.


Esencia Homeowners Aria

Newlyweds Embark on New Life at Esencia

Builder: TRI Pointe Homes
Amber and Jon Alexander like to approach life full-speed ahead. While some might choose to take on one major life milestone at a time, this dynamic duo decided to tackle both–building their first home and planning their wedding simultaneously. Read more about how they fell in love with Esencia here.


Heather Tartaglia

The Tartaglias – It’s a Family Affair

Builder: CalAtlantic Homes
For avid HGTV-watchers Fernando and Heather Tartaglia, having an open floor plan was a must for their growing family. Rancho Mission Viejo’s sense of community drew the Tartaglias in, and once they found their dream home at Citron, they couldn’t move to Esencia fast enough. Learn more about their homebuilding experience here.


Brittany Ketchum

Catching Up with the Ketchums

Builder: William Lyon Homes
For Brittany and her husband, Kurt, buying a new construction home was always part of the plan. They certainly considered other options, but after visiting Esencia, they loved the idea of having a home that was uniquely theirs. Read more about their home in the Aurora neighborhood here.



The Crowes’ New Nest

Builder: TRI Pointe Homes
It was love at first sight when Erica and Jeff Crowe made the decision to move their family of four from Ladera Ranch to Esencia. The time was right for the young family to find a home that all four of them could grow in together. Read more about their home-building process in the Aubergine neighborhood here.



Downsizing to Upgrade at Heirloom

Builder: CalAtlantic Homes
Roth and Nikki Ong had a beautiful, sprawling home in Corona, but they wanted a view. That is what ultimately drew them to Esencia’s Heirloom neighborhood. Beyond the amenities Esencia offers, Rancho Mission Viejo has a unique, family environment that’s unlike any other. Learn more about their hilltop home here.