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A Hidden Gem In Irvine Discover Portola Springs

Sometimes you discover what you’ve always wanted where you least expect it! That’s how homeshoppers feel when they first encounter the Irvine Village of Portola Springs.

“Right about where the new 133 and 241 toll roads meet, north of the I-5 Freeway, something very special is happening,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC.

“If you head east on Portola Parkway from Sand Canyon, suddenly you’ll find Portola Springs. It’s the community you’ve been dreaming about – at the end of the bend, tucked away and set against the striking Lomas Ridge. It catches you by surprise and takes your breath away!”

According to Maddalon, countless homeshoppers have shared this experience; and once they discover Portola Springs, no other place will do.

“This new Irvine village is a gem waiting to be discovered,” she said. “Portola Springs offers a lifestyle to treasure, surrounded by more than 20 miles of scenic trails and pathways to take you all around the village and back home again. Yet this picturesque environment is close to all the city necessities, so it truly provides a best-of-both-worlds living environment.”

The Portola Springs trails that meander here and wander there invite residents to relax, re-energize and explore on foot or bicycle. Some are paved and some are more rustic, and there are even a couple of trails ideal for horseback riding.

“One of the village’s most popular trails winds its way to the spectacular Lomas Ridge, while others lead to colorful destinations like Tomato Springs, a riparian habitat,” said Maddalon. “Just imagine having access to all these wonderful places to explore practically right outside your front door! What a great way to mix and mingle with nature and your neighbors.”

In Portola Springs, it’s easy to get to know your neighbors – along the trails, in the parks or by the pools.

The perfect backdrops for family fun, Portola Springs’ Silverado Park and Lomas Valley Park each offer a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, poolside cabanas, shade structures, and barbecue/picnic areas. Residents love hosting birthday parties, family reunions and other private gatherings in the parks’ spacious community buildings.

Additional facilities at Silverado Park include a basketball court and tennis courts, while Lomas Valley Park features a half basketball court, open play turf and play structures designed for ages five through 12.

Additionally, four other parks are open in Portola Springs, offering more tennis courts, play lawns, barbecue areas, and imaginatively designed playgrounds for different age groups.

It’s not all recreation and relaxation at Portola Springs – education is a key ingredient, too. Portola Springs residents enjoy the educational excellence of the Irvine Unified School District, including the acclaimed Northwood High School. Plus, convenient down-the-street shopping is available at Woodbury Town Center, and Irvine Spectrum Center® is located only an exit away off the I-5 Freeway. Employment centers, John Wayne Airport, UC Irvine, and numerous cultural and arts destinations are also nearby.

Homes are currently selling within the first two of Portola Springs’ five planned residential enclaves, with models available for touring daily in 10 distinctive neighborhoods.

Portola Springs offers everything from stylish attached homes to luxurious estate residences, with prices ranging from the high $300,000s to more than $1 million.

To visit the Irvine Village of Portola Springs, exit the I-5 Freeway (Santa Ana Freeway) at Sand Canyon Avenue and proceed inland. Turn right at Portola Parkway and follow the directional signs.

Homeshoppers can receive regular village updates by registering for the Portola Springs interest list on The Homefinding Center™ at www.IrvineRanch.com. Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.