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"The name "Laguna Niguel" is derived from the Spanish word "Laguna" which means lagoon, and the word "Nigueli" which was the name of a Juaneno Indian village once located on Aliso Creek. In 1782 California became Mexican territory and many rancheros were formed in Southern California, including Rancho Niguel. During this period Rancho Niguel was primarily used as a sheep ranch. In 1848 the Guadalupe Hidalgo treaty was signed, making California a territory of the United States. Rancho Niguel changed hands several times after the signing of this treaty, with the most recognized owners being the Moulton family. The Moultons named their land the Moulton Niguel Ranch.
The genesis of Laguna Niguel was the establishment of the Laguna Niguel Corporation in 1959 by Cabot, Cabot and Forbes, making it one of the first master planned communities in California. The firm of Victor Gruen and Associates was retained to develop a detailed community plan for the approximately 7,100 acre site. Land sales started to occur in 1961 in Monarch Bay and Laguna Terrace subdivisions. Avco Community Developer acquired the Laguna Niguel Plan in 1971 and initiated development as set forth in the original master plan.
On November 7, 1989, 89% of the voters in Laguna Niguel voted in favor of incorporation and on December 1, 1989, Laguna Niguel became the 29th city of the County of Orange. "