Rancho Santa Margarita is an affluent city in Orange County, California. One of Orange County’s youngest cities, Rancho Santa Margarita is a master planned community set upon rolling hills. Most neighborhoods in Rancho Santa Margarita are within various homeowners associations. The population was 47,853 at the 2010 census, up from 47,214 at the 2000 census. Rancho Santa Margarita is a fabulous master-planned city featuring a beautiful man-made lake with an awesome swimming lagoon. In addition, residents enjoy a multitude of neighborhood swimming pools and recreation centers plus the beautiful Ted Robinson styled Tijeras Creek Golf Course and clubhouse bordering the O’Neill Regional Park. There’s a broad variety of condos and single family tract homes located on both flat and hilly lands. Many of them enjoy close-up amazing views of the Saddleback Mountains. There’s movie theatres and abundant shopping centers and restaurants here. Several thriving business parks are found in the central part of the city and this is home to Cox Cable.