The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is committed to community participation in the enhancement of city services. Local events are a great way to try something new, meet new people in your town, and volunteer for a worthy cause.
For the seventh consecutive year, Rancho Santa Margarita has been identified in the Federal Bureau of Investigation as one of the safest communities in Orange County among cities with a population of less than 100,000 people.
Rancho Santa Margarita based Melissa Data has recently launched a new business that reduces the need for printing direct mail coupon advertising, which saves trees, saves space in landfills, helps local residents save money and helps local businesses attract new customers.
On Februday 18th, the Rancho Santa Margarita Bell Town Foundation awarded a $5,000 check to the Boys Town California. This check was granted through the community grants program. This will benefit the Rotary Del Sol’s efforts to build a playground for the boys town in Trabuco Canyon.
If you have sensitive teeth, a local dentist may have the treatment for you. Waterlase MD is a new, gentle treatment that eliminates the heat and vibrations of a drill and offers enhanced precision and accuracy on dental procedures.
South County Bank (located on Avenida Empresa and Santa Margarita Parkway) hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Chamber Mixer on Tuesday the 17th. The event was open to Chamber of Commerce members and non-members and featured green beer, great food, networking, and prizes.
An early snapshot of the new year: For the 22 business days ending Jan. 15, MDA Data-Quick’s latest home buying report shows the following about Rancho Santa Margarita and Orange County:
A $385,000 median selling price – single-family homes and condos combined – that is 29.2 percent less than a year ago and 40 percent below June 2007’s peak of $645,000. The last time a lower median was posted for a month was February 2003.
Visit the Bell Tower Regional Community Center (located at 22232 El Paseo) to have your taxes done for free! Every Wednesday from now until April 15th (tax day), The Bell Tower Association and the AARP will be providing free tax preparation for all ages.