Lin Family enjoys warm community feel of North Park Square in Irvine

Felix Lin found the perfect new home right in the place he’s already calling home! Lin is moving from the Irvine village of Quail Hill to the Irvine village of Northpark Square, where he just purchased a larger home in the neighborhood of Campanile by California Pacific Homes.

“I like the intimate feel of Northpark Square and the way this village is designed,” said Lin, an investment advisor in Newport Beach. “There’s a warm and friendly feeling among the neighbors. The pools and parks are within easy walking distance from home, and I’m also excited to start bicycling in the area. This is an ideal central location, close to lots of trails. From Northpark Square, you can even ride your bike to The Market Place — perfect for catching a movie and enjoying a quick meal or going to a nicer restaurant.”

A self-described “wild-swinging golfer,” Lin plays Oak Creek Golf Club® and other nearby Irvine courses. He said that he is looking forward to backyard barbecues with neighbors in Northpark Square and romantic picnics in the park with his wife.

Regarding his new Campanile home by California Pacific Homes, Lin said that it will be a “nice house to grow into with its larger square footage and more bedrooms.” Lin likes the flow between the great room, dining room and kitchen and the wonderful use of space.

Added Lin: “Northpark Square offers a truly advantageous location in the heart of North Irvine. I can be on either the 5 or the 405 freeway and headed anywhere in minutes. All of Irvine is so beautifully master-planned, and surveys over the past few years consistently rank it as one of the safest cities in the country. The Irvine Company has done a phenomenal job designing its villages in Irvine, with all of life’s basic needs and recreation very close by.”

The final neighborhood to be built in Northpark Square, Campanile offers a distinctive selection of homes well suited to young and growing families, with distinctive architecture reflecting the influence of Old Hollywood, Adobe Ranch, Monterey, and Provençal styles.

Priced from the high $800,000s, the Campanile homes range from approximately 1,949 to 2,620 square feet of living space in a selection of four two-story floorplans. Each with a two-car garage, the homes have three to four bedrooms and two and one-half to three baths.

The homes’ many elegant and convenient amenities include island counters, menu-planning desks and spacious pantries in the large kitchens, and one plan has the added convenience of a butler’s pantry.

In the large and well-appointed master bedroom suites at Campanile, homebuyers benefit from an oval soaking tub, separate shower, twin-basin vanity, and one or two walk-in closets per plan.

Configured in a classic village design, Northpark Square was inspired by the beloved architecture of cities like Pasadena and Santa Barbara as well as European regions such as Tuscany and Provence. Among the village’s numerous charming details are inviting archways, vine-laden walls, decorative wrought iron, and lovely tile accents.

Northpark Square focuses on outdoor beauty throughout, with open-air gathering places that include Bella Vista Park, an estate-style garden with two grand shade structures, picnic tables and a formal lawn, and Montevina Park, which offers a gazebo, picnic area, barbecues, and a shaded lawn area.

Pacifica Park, located right next door to Campanile, is Northpark Square’s popular recreation center and gathering place. Park amenities include a swim center with Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, wading pool and spa, along with a basketball court, outdoor amphitheater and open lawn area with picnic tables and barbecues. Imaginative play structures, bridges and beaches draw families to the park’s fun tot lot.

Also contributing to the enhanced lifestyle of Northpark Square is its proximity to three major regional malls: Irvine Spectrum Center® in Irvine, The Market Place, with portions in both Irvine and Tustin, and Fashion Island® in Newport Beach. Several major business and employment centers, the University of California Irvine, John Wayne Airport, and numerous cultural and arts destinations are nearby as well.

Northpark Square children attend schools in the acclaimed Tustin Unified School District (TUSD), which boasts five National Blue Ribbon Schools and 15 California Distinguished Schools. The district offers comprehensive programs in academics, the arts and athletics.

According to the City of Irvine website, TUSD students consistently score well on state tests, receiving top scores among state schools on annual standardized tests. Nearly 90 percent of all district graduates attend colleges and universities.

Also nearby are Irvine Valley College and satellite campuses for Pepperdine University and National University.

In addition to its village park facilities, Northpark Square is convenient to the Tustin Sports Park and two large regional parks, Hicks Canyon Park and Lower Peters Canyon Community Park.

Spanning 16.7 acres, Hicks Canyon Park features two lighted soccer fields and baseball diamonds, a concession stand, children’s play area, open play area, two group picnic areas, and barbecues.

Offering 10.3 acres of outdoor enjoyment, Lower Peters Canyon Community Park includes lighted athletic fields, eight lighted tennis courts, a children’s play area, and barbecue and picnic areas.

To visit Campanile in Northpark Square, take the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway, exit at Culver Drive and proceed east. Turn left on Bryan, right on Rubicon and follow the directional signs to the beautifully furnished and landscaped model homes. The onsite sales center can be reached at 714-368-7702.

Prospective homebuyers can learn more about Campanile and other new home opportunities on The Irvine Ranch® by visiting The Homefinding Center™ at The website offers homeshoppers the latest information about new homes, shopping, recreation, schools, and more. Through The Homefinding Center’s exclusive “Ask an Expert” feature, homeshoppers can also benefit from direct contact with an experienced new home consultant at 888-820-0721.