FAQ

  • chevron_rightWhat area is included in the Foothill Ranch HOA?
    Foothill Ranch Homeowners Association is located within the incorporated City of Lake Forest.   The HOA includes the area east of Portola Parkway from Lake Forest Drive on the south and extends to the northwest just beyond Alton Parkway.   The HOA covers two areas that are commonly referred to as the "Bake" and "Alton" loops.
  • chevron_rightWhat are my HOA dues?
    The current dues for Foothill Ranch HOA are $84 per month.
  • chevron_rightWhat does the HOA take care of?
    The HOA does numerous things to help Foothill Ranch. First, the HOA Board works to enhance the quality of life for our community by keeping it beautiful. Common area landscaping and maintenance of the pool and clubhouse, are examples of HOA responsibilities.  Second, the HOA works with the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) to help protect the homes in Foothill Ranch.  Fire breaks, ground cover removal, and other important protective measures recommended by the OCFA are managed by the HOA.  Third, the HOA works with homeowners through architectural and landscaping guidelines to ensure that homes within Foothill Ranch are well maintained to increase our property values and provide an overall high quality aesthetic throughout the community.
  • chevron_rightWho is responsible for mailbox replacement or repair?
    According to the Association governing documents with the exception of Tract 11726*, homeowners are responsible for the replacement and upkeep of their  mailboxes and mailbox posts.  If you have any questions about the approved mailboxes or posts, please contact Management.
     
    * Tract #11726, Casa Verde, Del Padre, Morella, Entrada, Alta Vista, Sierra Blanco, Tizman, has the type of boxes that are "ganged" on a stucco pedestal. These pedestals are maintained by the association, and the boxes are owned by the US Postal Service. If a homeowner has trouble or loses a key, they must contact a locksmith and pay for the repair and trip.
  • chevron_rightWhat facilities are available in the HOA?
    Foothill Ranch HOA has a pool and clubhouse for our homeowner's use.  There are also 3 parks within the HOA boundary, plus numerous parks within area for homeowners' use.. 
  • chevron_rightDoes Foothill Ranch have Mello Roos?
    There are no Mello Roos fees in Foothill Ranch.  The Mello Roos assessment for Foothill Ranch was OC 87-4 and it ended in 2019.
  • chevron_rightWhat type of community is Foothill Ranch?
    Foothill Ranch is a master planned community offering an outdoor lifestyle.  Those who live in Foothill Ranch can enjoy parks, trails, and the world class mountain biking of Whiting Ranch.  Despite its outdoor offerings, Foothill Ranch is within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and business centers.  It provides a hard-to-find balance between outdoor fun and shopping convenience.
  • chevron_rightWhat schools are assigned to Foothill Ranch?
    Foothill Ranch is part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School DistrictFoothill Ranch Elementary is our neighborhood blue ribbon school. The Intermediate School is Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate located in Rancho Santa Margarita and the High School is Trabuco Hills High School located in Mission Viejo.  Saddleback Valley School District is a school choice district and residents in Foothill Ranch have an opportunity to apply to attend any school in the district.
  • chevron_rightWhat amenities are available for small children? Older children?
    The parks in Foothill Ranch have amenities for all ages including playgrounds, baseball fields, pickleball courts, basketball courts, and picnic areas barbecues. More information about our individual parks can be found here
  • chevron_rightIs Foothill Ranch close to nature?
    Foothill Ranch surrounds Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park — a mountain biking and hiking destination listed in guidebooks worldwide.  Those who love nature can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors within walking distance of their homes.
  • chevron_rightWhat does the Board do?
    The Board of Directors of the Foothill Ranch HOA is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Association.  The Board has hired FirstService Residential as the Association manager for our HOA.  The Board enforces provisions of the CC&Rs, contracts for goods and services for the common areas, formulates rules of operation for the common areas, and facilities and conducts disciplinary proceedings against members of the Association for rule violations.  Please attend the monthly Board meetings to learn more.  Short bios of our current board members are available here.  

Foothill Ranch Homeowners Association is professionally managed by FirstService Residential.