Guided Tour of Aliso Meadows!
The Neighborhood of Aliso Meadows is located on the western edge of Laguna Hills next to Aliso Creek between the Laguna Hills High School and Alicia Parkway. The main street through the community is Via Lomas that means “Through the Most” in Spanish. The name was fitting because the meadow was said to be the most beautiful meadow along Aliso Creek. The creek flows to the Pacific Ocean a mere 6 miles to the west and has a bike path you can take most of the way next to the path. Now the meadow is gone but this is still a beautiful area where the condo community is now. Most people call the neighborhood Via Lomas. This is because it’s the name of the only street that runs through the community. The real name of the neighborhood is actually Aliso Meadows. But you wouldn’t know it because there is no community sign or street with the name Aliso Meadows anywhere. Be sure to see where the neighborhood of Rancho Monterey and Aliso Meadows located in relation to all the neighborhoods in Laguna Hills by accessing our Free Neighborhood Tour Maps.
Homes in the community range in size with the smallest floor plan being a 2-bedroom 1 bath unit with 879 square feet. And the largest floor plan in the community is a 3-bedroom 2 bath unit with 1357 square feet. One thing you will notice when visiting the neighborhood is that the elevation of the community is very low compared to Rancho Monterey and the Laguna Hills High School. And because of the low elevation and proximity to the creek the neiborhood is subject to the possibilty of flooding when a heavy rain occurs. Here is a link to the Laguna Hills City Flood Report you should review if you consider buying in Aliso Meadows.
These per-fabricated condos built and placed in 1981 and have raised foundations. Some and have small court yards in the front and some also have small back yards. These are the most affordable Condos in Laguna Hills. Prices ranging from the low $300s to just above $400k for the larger units at the time this was written, the prices are higher now.
The HOA fee for maintenance in the community is average for the area at $330 per month. Amenities include sidewalks, open grass areas. This community has and a unique fossil reef designated with a plaque. Anyone can walk around the 18,000,000-year-old reef and observe the ancient rocks. There is also a bike trail that runs alongside Aliso Creek that goes all the way to Laguna Beach.
The proximity to the bike and pedestrian path named the Aliso trail that we discussed earlier is a great asset to the community. This paved trail begins near the corner of Moulton Parkway and Alicia Parkway and continues north-east towards the Laguna Hills Community Center. Passing the Community Center, the trail follows next to Paseo De Valencia and turns west along Laguna Hills Drive and actually goes inland all the way to Cooks Corner in Lake Forest.
- Map: Trail Map (PDF)
- Length: 1.33 miles
- Uses: Pedestrian and Bicycles
Shopping, Transportation, Schools, Community Centers, Hospitals and Parks
The community is close to great schools including the Laguna Hills High School and Lomarena Elementary School. The Laguna Hills Community Center and Saddleback Medical Cneter |Hospital | MemorialCare are walking distance away. It’s not far to the Irvine Spectrum, Laguna Beach, Aliso Town Center in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel Regional Park in Laguna Niguel and major freeways such as Interstate 5 and the 405.