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Celebrate The Holidays — Portola Springs Style!

The magic of the holidays is evident at Portola Springs® where the majesty of Lomas Ridge and the nearby Santa Ana Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for celebrating the season in this incredible new Irvine village!

“The holidays are truly extraordinary at Portola Springs,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Now that the nights are cooler and the mornings feel brisker, residents are enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends — smelling the fragrant eucalyptus trees that highlight the village, hiking the miles of community trails, bundling up for after dinner neighborhood walks, leisurely exploring the many different parks, playgrounds and clubhouses found only at Portola Springs, and appreciating the abundance of natural open space and other special places that make living at Portola Springs so unique and inviting — at any time of year!”

As family and friends gather in the homes at Portola Springs for holiday cheer, the sounds of children at play echo throughout the neighborhoods as they experience their own kinds of yuletide joy at the six different parks already open there. How about some family football at the large play lawn that fronts Lomas Valley Park? Gather the cousins, aunts and uncles and start-up a friendly basketball game at Silverado Park. Or, just sit and enjoy the crisp air and the scenic surroundings of the rolling hillsides.

“There’s so much here that makes Portola Springs the perfect place to call home during the holidays — and throughout all seasons,” said Maddalon. “All sorts of neighborhood and family parties are being conducted in the clubhouses at Lomas Valley and Silverado parks. Homes are being decorated, lights are shining through windows, and this village is truly alive with a spirit that draws people closer.”

Still, for those willing to venture out from the village, there’s lots to find (including the perfect present) at nearby Woodbury Town Center, or the incredible Shops at Irvine Spectrum Center®, as well as any one of the 30 plus retail centers spread throughout The Irvine Ranch®, all conveniently located near Portola Springs.

Especially during this time of year, residents can also be found gazing at the towering Christmas tree at Fashion Island® that dazzles with 17,000 lights and ornaments. Ice-skaters can be caught crowding the Holiday Ice Rink, while children strive to catch a glimpse of Santa at the Irvine Spectrum Center

“Portola Springs is really close to it all,” said Maddalon. “Throughout the village and at places nearby, you can experience the picture-perfect magic of the holidays—shopping, twinkling lights, ice-skating, a magnificent tree — and even beautiful hiking trails, lush natural surroundings and ample opportunities for outdoor fun. It all marks the beginning of more good things planned for Portola Springs and its fortunate residents, including more parks, an 18,000-square foot multi-purpose community center and even a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields.”

For those who want to experience all that Portola Springs has to offer, a total of 10 distinctive neighborhoods now offer homes for sale in this Irvine village. Priced from the high $300,000s to just over $1.5 million, the homes of Portola Springs fit a range of incomes and lifestyles.

California Pacific Homes’ Vientos neighborhood features detached courtyard homes that include up to three bedrooms, two and one-half baths and reach up to a roomy 1,405 square feet. In the San Carlos neighborhood, William Lyon Homes showcases attached townhomes and condos that feature up to three bedrooms, with approximately 1,040 to 1,617 square feet. And at Sendero, buyers are treated to attractive two- and three-story townhomes that extend to a very spacious 2,106 square feet.

California Pacific Homes’ Decada, perfect for young families, offers detached courtyard homes with over 1,700 square feet and up to three bedrooms. KB Home’s two-story detached models at Bougainvillea include up to four bedrooms with over 2,200 square feet. And Brookfield Homes’ Paloma neighborhood features uniquely paired and detached homes sized from approximately 1,723 to 2,530 square feet, with up to four bedrooms.

Portola Springs® also offers stylish, estate-like residences that meet the needs of large and growing families with Taylor Woodrow Homes’ Los Arboles. These elegant two-story homes include up to four bedrooms and three baths and range up to 2,382 square feet. The neighborhood of Manzanita, by Richmond American Homes, measures up to an impressive 2,829 square feet of living space. Las Colinas by Taylor Woodrow Homes features over 3,300 square feet and up to five bedrooms and four baths. Finally, Standard Pacific Homes offers stately homes at Serra that range from 3,431 to over 4,300 square feet, giving big families lots of room to roam with up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths.

Portola Springs is traversed by Portola Parkway as it winds from SR 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) to the west, brushes near open space to the east, and ultimately links with the 241 Toll Road.

“The great complement of holiday charm and easy outdoor living offered at Portola Springs is a gift unlike anything else,” said Maddalon. “Come visit Portola Springs today — and celebrate the season — Portola Springs style!”

To visit The Irvine Ranch’s village of Portola Springs and to see how residents are preparing for the holidays and getting into the spirit of the season, 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.