Mission Viejo, California: The city of Mission Viejo is a oriented community that has received many top ten rankings from various publications for being the safest city in the state and the country. Education is a top priority in the city with four high schools, four middle schools, and 14 elementary schools. Saddleback Community College is also located in the south end of the city. The Shops at Mission Viejo Mall is a favorite spot for retail therapy, happy hour or a coffee break. Lake Mission Viejo is a reserve created for recreation here.