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Aliso Viejo is a magnet for a dynamic and educated workforce and the home to award-winning schools including the private liberal arts college, Soka University. Another twenty-five colleges and universities are within 30 miles.

More than 52,000 people live, work and play in Aliso Viejo and are connected to the world with an international airport less than 60 miles away; to the country with the only commercial service airport in Orange County just 20 miles away and to the region with multiple highways and rail.

Major transportation corridors make it easy for people to commute to Aliso Viejo from throughout Southern California providing quick access to business and entertainment centers and world-class beaches.

This is a family-friendly city that has mastered the art for enjoying life to the fullest. A true live-work community, Aliso Viejo boasts a diverse mix of housing styles; new streets and office buildings; great shopping, dining and entertainment and hotel amenities. It’s what led Forbes to name Aliso Viejo as one of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well.

Aliso Viejo is a balanced community with virtually all residents living within two and a half miles of the City’s downtown core.

With 23 community parks, 2,600 acres of open space and 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, Aliso Viejo is a fit and connected community.  Residents enjoy direct access to the Aliso & Woods Canyon Wilderness Park and are near the County’s Regional Park.

Strong social, sports and recreational after-school and weekend programs also permeate the city.

Whether it’s a round of golf at the Jack Nicklaus -designed golf course, a concert, movie in the park or a dip at the award-winning Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center, there’s something for everyone.

Recreation for all ages

The City of Aliso Viejo offers a cornucopia of recreation classes for all ages and interests, summer camps and special events including its 4th of July Family Bike Parade and Celebration; All is Bright Holiday Celebration & Tree Lighting and Furry Friends Pet Fair, among others.

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Hotel amenities

The 174-room Renaissance ClubSport Aliso Viejo is a world-class fitness resort and spa. Amenities include the Sports and Fitness Club with state-of-the art circuit, free-weight and cardiovascular equipment; a gymnasium; racquetball; lap pool; and squash courts. The hotel features meeting space, banquet halls and dining options. For more information, call 949-643-6700.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Aliso Viejo-Laguna Beach is a four-story, 129-suite hotel providing guests with an “all-suite hotel experience,” including free breakfast and a weekday social. The hotel provides business and leisure travelers with comforts from home including onsite guest laundry facilities, grocery shopping and a 24-hour market. The facility also features an outdoor heated pool, grill and fire pit, meeting space and fitness center. For more information, visit or call 949-425-9500.

Aliso Viejo Center

Whether it’s a lavish wedding, corporate event or family party, the Aliso Viejo Center is the quintessential venue for celebrating life’s momentous occasions.

Impressive banquet and meeting rooms offer spectacular panoramic views of Aliso Viejo’s hillsides and the pristine Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.  Managed by Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center, the facility hosts weddings, anniversaries, business workshops, special events, celebrations of life and holiday banquets.

The Aliso Viejo Center’s culinary creations are one of its main attractions and include inventive dishes that cater to the simple and sophisticated palette. The center is located at 31 Santa Barbara Drive. For more information, contact 949-425-2555.

Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center

The Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center is a popular destination for people of all ages, featuring a 25-meter pool, recreation pool, splash pad and toddler wading pool. Managed by Premier Aquatic Services, the City-owned facility offers fee-based swim lessons, classes and a swim team; summer swim camp, activities; birthday parties; special events; and more.

The resort-style complex is open year-round and includes locker facilities, restrooms and a patio with outdoor fireplace for lounging and relaxing with family and friends.

The Aquatic Center is located at 29 Santa Barbara Drive. For more information, call 949-425-2559 or visit

Aliso Viejo Town Center

Nestled in the heart of the City, Town Center is the hub of activity for residents of all ages and people throughout south Orange County.  This 50-acre site off Aliso Creek Road features a movie theatre and several restaurants including Opah Seafood Grill, Urban Plates, Big Fish Little Fish, Stadium Brewery, Inka Mama’s and Panini Grill and stores including TJ Maxx, Barnes & Noble and others. The shopping center is conveniently located near apartments, homes, businesses and the Aliso Viejo Library. Town Center is surrounded by the Town Center Loop Trail and is within walking distance from two hotels.