Life On A First-Name Basis: Woodbury East’s Social Chemistry

Go ahead – invite some friends over for a barbeque on the patio to plan your next trip to Cabo or Cancun. Meet your neighbors under the veranda leading to your front door and get on a first-name basis. And by all means, take in the grand palm paseo that leads to the future Palm Club – and discover the coolest little community on The Irvine Ranch!

“By design, Woodbury East is a place where people will enjoy a very real social chemistry,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “The parks, recreational centers and fun little gathering places planned for Woodbury East are sure to become favorite spots for residents to unwind and get acquainted. And everything is connected to everything. You can walk or bicycle to just about every place in the village – and make all sorts of new friends along the way.”

The centerpiece of Woodbury East’s socially active lifestyle will be The Palm Club, a beautifully landscaped expanse of recreation and relaxation. Club facilities are planned to include a Junior Olympic-sized resort pool, a wading pool, spa, full basketball court, tennis court, fitness room, tot lot, picnic tables, barbecues, and shade structure. The Club’s spacious recreation building with a multipurpose room and kitchen will be ideal for community events and private celebrations such as birthday parties and family reunions.

“Whether you want to start a pickup basketball game or find a workout partner, the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Woodbury East makes it easy to make connections,” Maddalon said. “Singles, couples and families alike will find a lot to love about The Palm Club and several other facilities that will surely contribute to Woodbury East’s tight-knit yet relaxed lifestyle.”

In addition to the centrally located Palm Club, Woodbury East residents will benefit from the three-lane lap pool, wading pool, tot lot, picnic tables, barbecues, and shade structure planned for Jasmine Park. Iris Garden is slated to feature a half basketball court, picnic tables, shade structure and lawn area, while Rose Petal Garden is envisioned to include a large play lawn, picnic tables and shade structures.

Shopping convenience also is part of the Woodbury East social lifestyle. You’re bound to run into one of your neighbors at the nearby Woodbury Town Center, which offers close-to-home shopping, dining, banking, medical and other services that residents can walk to. When the day calls for a larger mall environment, Irvine Spectrum Center® and The Market Place are both a quick drive away. Plus, the village’s advantageous Irvine location is only moments from major employment centers, John Wayne Airport and the University of California, Irvine.

Woodbury East children will attend schools in the award-winning Irvine Unified School District, including the newly opened state-of-the-art Woodbury Elementary School.

Homes are currently selling in John Laing Homes’ Celadon neighborhood at Woodbury East, advantageously located across the street from The Palm Club. This collection of dynamic two- and three-story attached townhomes reflects authentic Santa Barbara, Monterey and Spanish Colonial architecture in its four unique building types. As you enter into these model homes, the contemporary décor inside catches you by surprise and helps bring to life the hip and fun atmosphere that this socially connected village is sure to have.

Priced from the mid $500,000s, Celadon’s five imaginatively designed floorplans range from approximately 1,594 to 1,782 square feet of living space, plus a direct-access garage. The homes have three or four bedrooms and three to three and one-half baths. Some plans include a tech center, and outdoor areas such as large covered porches and covered or open decks extend the living and entertainment spaces.

Homeshoppers are delighted with the added value of Celadon’s price-included gas fireplaces with precast surrounds; ceramic tile countertops in kitchens and master baths; white Thermafoil kitchen cabinets; a built-in microwave oven; Category 5 voice and data pre-wiring in the bedrooms, media niche and living room, and digitally controlled heating and air conditioning.

Two more neighborhoods will soon expand Woodbury East’s residential selection, as follows:

Sienna by California Pacific Homes will offer single-family detached courtyard homes. Available in a choice of six innovative two-story floorplans, the homes will range from approximately 1,648 to 2,015 square feet of living space, plus a two-car garage. The various plans at Sienna will have three or four bedrooms and two and one-half to three baths. Attractive design options will include a den, tech center, loft, conservatory, or loggia per plan.

Ivy by William Lyon Homes will be a distinctive collection of two-story townhomes. Four bold and very livable floorplans will be sized from approximately 1,180 to 1,503 square feet of living space, plus a two-car garage. One plan will be highlighted by dual master bedroom suites positioned on the home’s different levels for maximum privacy. Two to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths will be included per plan at Ivy, along with versatile areas such as a loft or tech room.

“There truly is no other place like Woodbury East,” said Maddalon. “It has its own vibe, feel and personality. It is a ‘must see and experience’ destination – awaiting your visit today.”

To tour Celadon’s five furnished model homes and get a sampling of the positive social chemistry of Woodbury East, take the I-5 Freeway, exit at Sand Canyon Avenue and head east. Proceed past Trabuco Road and turn right into Woodbury East at Towngate.

Prospective homebuyers can learn more about Woodbury East’s life-on-a-first-name-basis village environment by visiting, where they also can sign up for the Sienna and Ivy interest lists.

The Homefinding Center™ located at is a wonderful resource for homeshoppers, with information about all the villages currently offering homes on The Irvine Ranch® as well as many innovative homeshopping tools. The site also provides details about schools, shopping, recreation, and more. Additionally, information is available by calling (888) 820-0721 and speaking with a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant.