PRICE REDUCTION! Nestled in the beautiful hills of RSM is Melinda Heights! Wonderful family home in sought after Emerald Ridge with floorpan rarely on the market and a quiet interior location. 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on an expansive lot. Mature landscape greets you in to the light and bright spaces. Open kitchen with family room adjacent, a bedroom and bath are downstairs. The downstairs bedroom wall can be removed for an expanded family room (this was an original builder option, see floorpan in photos). Beautiful and serene backyard large enough for a pool, the hillside was pushed back so there's more useable flat space ready for fun. The possibilities for the outdoor space are endless! Four generously sized bedrooms upstairs, convenient upstairs laundry room, upstairs landing large enough for a built in desk/office, spacious primary suite with a large walk-in closet, walk-in shower, soaking tub, and dual vanities. Attached 2-car garage with direct access has built-ins and a workbench. A whole house fan and Tesla SOLAR lease keep the electric bills nice and low. This home is a member of the fabulous Rancho Santa Margarita Community Landscape and Recreation Corporation (SAMLARC), which includes the RSM beach club lagoon, pools, parks, spas, sports courts, athletic fields, picnic and barbecue areas, fishing, and walking/hiking trails. Let’s not forget the beach, Dana Point is just 15 miles away! Extremely loved and cared for, this could be your families next home! Please come for a visit and see for yourself, this home will not last long!