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About Coto de Caza, California

Coto de Caza (meaning game preserve in Spanish) is a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated private community in Orange County, California. The population was 14,866 at the 2010 census.

The CDP is a suburban planned community of about 4,000 homes and one of Orange County's oldest and most expensive master-planned communities. The project began in 1968, when it was envisioned as a hunting lodge, now the Lodge at Coto de Caza, and the community was completed in 2003. The majority of the community is tract housing, with collections of custom-built homes on the outskirts off the main streets. Coto de Caza also includes Los Ranchos Estates, a 355 acre rural community of 75 large custom homes. Los Ranchos Estates is a separate private community behind the gates of Coto de Caza and has its own homeowner's association.

Currently, there are two 18-hole golf courses and two clubhouses, one considered the "Old Club" and the other, the "New Club". The New Club, officially named the Coto De Caza Golf & Racquet Club, harbors the facilities of both golf courses and adjacent ten tennis courts. The Old Club, located in the residential area known as "The Village", was once home to tennis guru and teacher Vic Braden during the 1980s. It was also the original home location for the Coto de Caza Youth Swim Team, known as the Swordfish. The newer Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet Club finished construction of the new Spa & Sports Club building in April 2008. After the construction upgrade, the facility now houses a new fitness center with state-of-the-art StarTrac exercise equipment, a full-service spa, a snack bar with Starbucks coffee, and the Michael Chang Tennis Hall of Fame and Member Lounge. The golf courses are both of Robert Trent Jones Jr. design. The North course was rated one the most difficult golf course in all of Orange County. Specifically holding honors with the notorious dog-leg right 1st Hole.

The community is also home to the 24.1 acre Coto Equestrian Center. Coto Equestrian Center was used for modern equestrian pentathlon events during the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Coto Equestrian Center boards about 160 horses and has 47 miles of riding trails in the surrounding wilderness and complete training facilities with five arenas including a Covered Arena, Grand Prix Arena and Dressage Arena. Coto Equestrian Center is preserved as an equestrian use forever through a record Equestrian Use Preservation Easement which runs with the land. In addition, Coto Equestrian Center is the venue for the 12 Saturday equestrian weddings and receptions per year from April through October.

Coto de Caza contains commercial endeavors: the Lodge at Coto de Caza, the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club, and the Coto de Caza General Store. Residents shop in Rancho Santa Margarita, Mission Viejo, Las Flores, or Ladera Ranch.

Coto de Caza is located in the northern portion of Wagon Wheel Canyon in southeast Orange County, at 33°35′45″N 117°35′16″W (33.595925, -117.587665).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.0 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.02 square miles (0.052 km2) of it (0.29%) is water.

The 2010 United States Census reported that Coto de Caza had a population of 14,866. The population density was 1,864.2 people per square mile (719.8/km²). The racial makeup of Coto de Caza was 13,094 (88.1%) White (82.2% Non-Hispanic White), 132 (0.9%) African American, 26 (0.2%) Native American, 878 (5.9%) Asian, 20 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 174 (1.2%) from other races, and 542 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,170 persons (7.9%).

The Census reported that 14,866 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

Most students in Coto de Caza reside in the Capistrano Unified School District and attend Tijeras Creek Elementary, Wagon Wheel Elementary, Las Flores Middle School, Tesoro High School, and [Santa Margarita Catholic High School] (located at the North Gate and not part of Capistrano Unified).[9] St. John's Episcopal School and Serra Catholic Schools are private elementary and middle schools located outside the gates.

In the California State Legislature, Coto de Caza is in the 36th Senate District. In the United States House of Representatives, Coto de Caza is in California's 45th congressional district. The area is patrolled by the California Highway Patrol, Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the Coto de Caza security force.