Aliso Viejo is a city in the San Joaquin Hills of southern Orange County, California. Aliso Viejo is one of several cities bordering Aliso and Wood Canyons Regional Park. Aliso Creek forms part of the city’s boundary with Laguna Niguel to the south, and Wood Canyon Creek forms part of the city’s western boundary.
Aliso Viejo was the first planned community in California to plan a balance between the projected resident work force and the number of projected jobs within its borders. Pacific Park, the centrally located 900-acre business park and town center, was expected to ultimately provide more than 22,000 jobs. Every home in Aliso Viejo was located about 1 1/2 miles from Pacific Park, to encourage live-and-work opportunities.
Points of interest include: Aliso Viejo Town Center features a movie theater, a wide variety of casual dining restaurants, PetSmart, a Barnes & Noble, a Ralphs supermarket, as well as other shops. It also includes Grand Park which is a center for community concerts and events; The Aliso Viejo Library, a branch of the Orange County Public Library system; Aliso Viejo Golf Course was designed by Nicklaus Design in 1999 and became the Aliso Viejo Country Club with a redesign in 2005; Renaissance ClubSport is a $65 million property which opened in July 2008. It is Marriott’s second hotel and fitness resort created in conjunction with Leisure Sports, Inc. to fulfill the growing demand by local residents and hotel guests for a healthier lifestyle.
The city is served by Capistrano Unified School District.