Aliso Viejo is a city located in the San Joaquin Hills of Southern Orange County, California. It had a population of 47,823 as of the 2010 census, up from 40,166 as of the 2000 census. It became Orange County’s 34th city on July 1, 2001, the only city in Orange County to be incorporated since 2000. It is bordered by the cities of Laguna Beach on the west and southwest, Laguna Hills on the east, Laguna Niguel on the southeast, andLaguna Woods on the north. This master planned community of townhomes and single family tract homes located on rolling hills commands sweeping views from Laguna Niguel across to the Saddleback Mountains. A large entertainment complex boasting 21 movie theatres, many shops and restaurants and the Aliso Viejo Country Club with its Jack Nicklaus Golf Course are centers of activity. Soka University overlooking Wood Canyon is a beautiful college.