Shoreline stretching for miles. Beautiful landscapes sweeping across azure skies. Ancient arroyos ready for exploring. For the lucky few, this is the flawless Southern California lifestyle available everyday for residents of Pacific Ridge®.
Grab your hat, dab on a little sunscreen and prepare to hike, bike or just stroll in and around this gated enclave nestled atop the ridgelines of the Newport Coast®.
“The entire village of Pacific Ridge is bustling with activities centered in and around the community, where the possibilities for recreation are endless,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Within Pacific Ridge, the village is in full swing, from the sounds of laughter and splashing at the pool to the tangy smells of coastal scrub and smoking barbecue grills. With such an emphasis on outdoor living, and the free-spirited, energetic nature of the people who live here, the mood is absolutely contagious.”
Situated behind gates above the Pacific Ocean and the protected open spaces of Las Trancos and Muddy Canyons, Pacific Ridge offers an incomparable locale. The fun starts at the enclave’s centerpiece, the Pacific Ridge Recreation Center, a private gathering place that serves as the perfect setting for socializing. With a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, an outdoor dining area with barbecue grills and an expansive fireplace, this slice of paradise is a refreshing retreat.
“Living here is about privacy and living comfortably next to nature,” said Maddalon. “But when you feel like expanding your social circle, it’s easy because residents can always look forward to a number of fun get-togethers with friends and neighbors. From holiday pool parties to cocktail parties, group hikes to bike rides, homeowners at Pacific Ridge know how to have fun.”
With access to hiking and biking pathways, families and friends can quickly connect to trails that meander around the neighboring coastal hills, arroyos and rugged canyons. For longer treks, the renowned Crystal Cove State Park or Laguna Coast Wilderness Park are within close reach. Closer to home and great for kids, Pacific Ridge even includes a 10-acre community park designed to accommodate active sports with several ball fields.
Just a hop, skip and jump down the hill, excellent surfing, body boarding and snorkeling await. For a daylong adventure, families and couples can cruise charters to Catalina Island, or take in a day of sports fishing or sailing. For shorter jaunts, the young and youthful always enjoy a ride on the Balboa Ferry or a sunset gondola ride through the canal. Along the shoreline, activities range from exploring tide pools to sunbathing on California’s most picturesque playgrounds, but the fun doesn’t stop on the sand!
Newport Beach and the surrounding beach cities are also home to world-class shopping, exceptional dining, challenging golf courses, exciting attractions, performing art venues and a wealth of special events and festivals, providing yet another way to experience the unique character of the region. From sporting events like surfing championships, to beach volleyball events, to food and wine tastings to arts and music festivals, no family member is left behind.
All these coastal delights and more are only moments away for those who live in Pacific Ridge.
Currently, homes are available in Pacific Ridge’s final two estate-home neighborhoods of Cypress and Costa Azul, where prices start in the high $2 millions.
CYPRESS by Taylor Woodrow Homes is an enchanting collection of two-story estate homes enriched by Tuscan and Provençal styling. With only three homes remaining, all offering ocean views, the various floorplans include lovely breezeways, courtyards, loggias, patios, and decks. Three to four bedrooms and up to four and one-half baths are featured in approximately 3,489 to 3,831 square feet. For more information, please call (949) 280-8481.
COSTA AZUL by Shea Homes is a limited-edition enclave of only 37 luxurious one- and two-story residences inspired by the estates of Tuscany, Provence and Southern Europe. A beautifully upgraded Residence Three at Costa Azul is currently the neighborhood’s final new home available for purchase. This luxury estate home is enhanced by elaborate outdoor living areas and a stunning panoramic location overlooking rolling hills and sparkling ocean waters. Featuring a grand entry colonnade, seven bedrooms, which includes a lavishly appointed master bedroom suite and 7.5 bathrooms in 5,187 square feet, the final Residence Three at Costa Azul has also been upgraded for refined elegance. Highlights include fireplaces in the office and upstairs loggia, wine captain, distressed hazelnut cabinets, granite slab kitchen countertops, custom paint, master bath bidet, central vacuum, upgraded bathrooms, additional electrical and a convenient sink in the spacious garden courtyard. Southern European architecture graces the home’s exterior. For more information, please call (949) 497-3516.
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 www.IrvineRanch.com or call The Homefinding Center™ at (888) 820-0721.