BEAUTIFUL MELINDA HEIGHTS HOME in the CHARMING TALAVERA NEIGHBORHOOD, 7000SF LOT, steps from AWARD-WINNING MELINDA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY IS NOW ON THE MARKET!! This home has it all! Incredible curb appeal, 2394 SF, 5 BEDROOMS, A BONUS ROOM, formal living room, dining room, family room w/stacked slate fireplace, and an upgraded kitchen, with freshly painted cabinets, granite countertops, tasteful subway tile backsplash, and newer stainless appliances. The upstairs is a large family's dream. With 5 beds & a bonus room, there's space for everyone. Both upstairs bathrooms, have been completely remodeled, and are gorgeous!! Flooring is beautiful hardwood flooring, tile, and plush carpet. Upgraded baseboards, and paint throughout. The exterior is freshly painted, and the lot...not only is it spacious, with several trees, including an apple & lime tree, and a producing grape vine, but it is also situated in a way that you have privacy on all sides. Backyard has a fire pit, a pergola, and a terraced sideslip, that has planter boxes, and an operational waterfall. Yard also has "Rainbird, "weather station" sprinklers that auto turn off when it rains. The location is ideal, as one can walk to elementary school, Altisima pool, park, and sport courts, and it's toll road close. This home enjoys all the amenities offered in Rancho Santa Margarita, including 5 Jr. olympic sized pools, tennis & pickle-ball courts, and Santa Margarita Lake.