Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the main reasons that people choose to move to Mission Viejo is the climate. The city experiences little in the way of annual precipitation and is mild and nearly unchanged with regard to temperature for most of the year regardless of the season. Summers typically peak at around 80 degrees while winters really only ever get as cold as the low 40s. The nearly constant and predictably nice weather permits residents to conduct enjoyable lifestyles even while maintaining the rigorous work schedules adopted by many Californians. If you're going to be moving in with the additional prospect of finding employment when you arrive, places like Mission Hospital, Target, Nordstrom and Macy's all employ a large numbers of locals.

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The city of Mission Viejo, California should be on the list of anyone with some extra funds who is thinking about purchasing a new home in the Golden State. Packing in over 96,000 citizens into its territory of just over 18 miles, the relatively large size of Mission Viejo's population should be a clue as to the desirability of this community. While the price tag of around $300,000 for a condominium may be a bit more expensive than some other communities, there are few other places that so wholly fulfill the dream that many people have of moving to this part of the world.

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