Aliso Viejo incorporated just after the turn of the millennium as Orange County's 34th city, approving and receiving incorporation in 2001. Bordered by Laguna Beach on the west / southwest, Laguna Hills on the east, Laguna Niguel on the southeast, and Laguna Woods on the north, the city enjoys 4,000 acres of glorious nature that comprise Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park. More than 30 miles of interconnecting trails encourage hiking, equestrian uses and mountain biking. Hikers and bikers can also use the trails to connect to Laguna Beach, Dana Point and the Santa Ana mountains.
Ideal for families, the city has an amazing and fairly new infrastructure with amenities such as Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center and one of Orange County's few year-round indoor ice rinks.
Aliso Viejo Town Center and The Commons are the city's two primary local shopping centers, though there are many major malls not far away.
For those who want to stay overnight in hotels, Renaissance ClubSport, a Marriott $85 million investment offers a unique blend of full-service hotel, day spa and a world-class sports club provides complimentary access to a 75,000-squarefoot fitness facility. There is also 3,000 square feet of meeting space to accommodate corporate and community events.
Private Aliso Viejo Country Club 18-hole championship is Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.