Site is located at 19292 El Toro Road, Silverado, Orange County, CA 92676
+/- 33.34 Acres
- Property Overview: This is an exclusive listing of St. Michael’s Abbey, Seminary and High School (collectively known as “St. Michael’s Abbey”). The property is located in the eastern portion of South Orange County, nestled amongst the picturesque foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains and sits at the doorstep of the Cleveland National Forest. The gentle sloping topography of the site offers impressive westward views of Orange County; and on clear days, ocean views can be witnessed from parts of the property. Its serene rural setting offers access to the unprecedented natural beauty of numerous national and regional parks and a nearby wildlife preserve.
The approximate 33 acre property contains roughly 5 acres of improvements and is currently inhabited by the Norbertine Fathers of Orange, a community of Catholic priests started in 1121 by St. Norbert of Xanten. They have enjoyed the use of the property since the early 1960’s.
The Norbertine Fathers of Orange have operated the property as an autonomous abbey, seminary, and a nationally recognized preparatory boarding high school. There is a separate convent and chapel on the site for the Dominican Sisters of the Holy Rosary who have helped the Norbertine priests since 1977. The property is a campus of buildings all in support of the aforementioned uses. Some of the major improvements include: the abbey dormitory and library, a church with seating up to 343 guests, a convent residence, dining hall and commercial kitchen, seminary with classrooms and lodging, preparatory high school with dormitory, classrooms, offices, athletic field, an outdoor swimming pool, and an outdoor basketball court.
The existing St. Michael’s Abbey property is being offered for sale in its current, as-is condition.