Coastal-Close Yet Tucked Away: A Pacific Ridge Exclusive

For those who want to live in a luxurious and tucked-away setting just a sea breeze away from all the splendors of The Newport Coast®, the breathtaking estate residences of Pacific Ridge® are the only choice!

“On your very first visit to Pacific Ridge, you’ll feel as if you’ve discovered a hidden treasure – an above-the-ocean retreat designed especially for you,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “There’s nothing like it anywhere else on the Newport Coast. All the coastal activities you love are within a few minutes’ drive, yet your private canyon paradise feels a world away.”

Pacific Ridge’s one-of-a-kind lifestyle is currently available in the village’s final two neighborhoods: Cypress by Taylor Woodrow Homes and Costa Azul by Shea Homes. Each of these limited-edition neighborhoods offers Southern California coastal-close living at its very best in a selection of stunningly designed and exquisitely appointed estate residences.

“Living in Pacific Ridge is like living in a sought-after resort every day of the year,” Maddalon said. “Only moments away are scenic harbors, miles of sandy beach, great surf spots, seaside restaurants, and boutiques. Residents can hike or ride their bicycles along winding trails that lead to beautiful destinations like Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Los Trancos, Muddy and Deer canyons.”

Also close to home is Crystal Cove State Park, which features 3.5 miles of public beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland for hiking and horseback riding. The underwater park is popular with scuba divers, and there are plenty of tidepools and sandy coves to explore.

Pacific Ridge is only a short drive from Fashion Island®, one of Southern California’s most colorful outdoor malls and home to world-class shopping and dining. For a more intimate, coastal-oriented shopping/dining environment, Crystal Cove Promenade™ is a favorite.

If the day calls for recreation and relaxation even closer to home, the family-oriented Recreation Center at Pacific Ridge is the perfect spot. This top-of-the-world facility includes a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, and outdoor dining area with barbecue grills and an expansive fireplace.

“There are endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation, socializing and family fun at Pacific Ridge,” Maddalon said. “Whether your destination is the village’s private Recreation Center, a picturesque coastal trail, a beach volleyball court, a five-star restaurant, or a trendy new shop or gallery, it’s all only moments from home.”

Inspired by the classic ambiance of a romantic Tuscan village, Pacific Ridge is a place where natural beauty and tranquility live together atop a scenic ridge. Amid this appealing backdrop, the estate homes are designed with all the lifestyle sophistication that today’s luxury homebuyers demand.

Don’t miss the opportunity to become a part of Pacific Ridge by purchasing a home in either Cypress or Costa Azul. Homes are available in these two luxurious neighborhoods as follows:

CYPRESS by Taylor Woodrow Homes is an enchanting collection of single-level and two-story estate homes enriched by Tuscan and Provençal styling. The various floorplans include lovely breezeways, courtyards, loggias, patios, and decks. Four to five bedrooms and up to five and one-half baths are featured in approximately 2,918 to 4,010 square feet. Prices start from the low $2 millions. For more information, call (949) 494-8896.

COSTA AZUL by Shea Homes is a limited-edition enclave of only 37 luxurious single-level and two-story residences inspired by the estates of Tuscany, Provence and Southern Europe. Spacious outdoor areas enriching the different floorplans include courtyards, loggias and sundecks. The homes have five to seven bedrooms and up to seven and one-half baths in approximately 3,627 to 4,889 square feet. Prices start from the mid $2 millions. Call (949) 497-3516.

Homes at both Cypress and Costa Azul are designed to take fullest advantage of Southern California’s year-round indoor/outdoor living style, with a graceful flow between inviting interior spaces and the sunny or sheltered outdoor spaces.

Added Maddalon: “Pacific Ridge is everything today’s most discriminating homebuyers are looking for – architectural mastery, lifestyle sophistication and nature all around, with the spectacular coastline only moments away.”

When completed, Pacific Ridge is planned to encompass a total of 328 estate residences set against the scenic vistas of the surrounding coastal hills and arroyos, rugged canyons and the distant ocean. Winding streets follow the village’s gentle contours as they climb into the hills.

Throughout Pacific Ridge, there are scenic landscapes in every direction, highlighted by the grandeur of olive and pepper trees, cascading oaks and sycamores, and the delicate beauty and fragrance of lavender, sage and rosemary. The village also contains a 10-acre community park with several ball fields to accommodate active sports.

To visit the one-of-a-kind village of Pacific Ridge and tour the exquisitely furnished and landscaped model homes of Cypress and Costa Azul, take the I-405 Freeway and exit south on Culver Drive. Turn left on Newport Coast Drive and left again on Ridge Park Road. The model homes are located on the right.

To learn more about the Pacific Ridge lifestyle and its magnificent new-home opportunities, visit or call The Homefinding Center™ at (888) 820-0721.