Local Area

Delightfully situated in the heart of Rancho Santa Margarita, Buena Vida’s central location grants special access to an incredible array of exciting offerings. Head out at your leisure, and take your pick.

  • Quick access to Hwy 241 and Rancho Santa Margarita bus transportation
  • Directly across from Central Park, the perfect spot for a shady afternoon picnic or breezy stroll through the park
  • Close to the Bell Tower Regional Community Center
  • Shop for everyday essentials and special finds at Target, Trader Joe’s, Lowe’s, Walmart, PetSmart and more, all within walking distance from Buena Vida
  • Browse through the extensive collection of retail and entertainment at Plaza Antonio, Plaza El Paseo and Santa Margarita Marketplace

  • Taste from the diverse menus at neighborhood eateries like BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Hanna’s, Carmelita’s, Wood Ranch BBQ, Tutto Fresco, Luna Grill and more
  • Stop by the Doughnut Parlor or Latte Da for a hot cup of tea or coffee and a delicious morning treat
  • Take advantage of the wealth of recreational opportunities nearby like Lago Santa Margarita and O’Neill Regional Park