Portola Springs: A Perfect Home for Every Family and Lifestyle

The village of Portola Springs® in Irvine is planned with so much residential diversity that there’s a home for nearly every size or shape of family now searching for a new hometown!

“From first-time buyers to those seeking luxurious estate-sized residences, homeshoppers are finding that Portola Springs truly offers it all,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Come take a tour of the 10 different neighborhoods now selling and select the home that’s just right for you.”

For young couples and singles, there’s an assortment of attached homes available including stylish condominiums and townhomes offering one-, two- and three-story interiors. Some of these homes have dual bedroom suites, providing a high level of individual privacy. Plus, the low-maintenance lifestyle of these attached residences leaves plenty of time for weekend fun. Attached-home living at Portola Springs also works well for many young couples with or without children, single-parent families and mature couples whose children have grown.

Families seeking detached residences will find an abundance of great choices at Portola Springs, whether they have toddlers or teens. From detached courtyard homes to sumptuous estates, the array of homes is sure to please buyers at many different stages in life.

“One of the best things about having so many choices at Portola Springs is that members of an extended family can find homes to meet their individual needs in different neighborhoods that are only moments apart,” Maddalon said. “So grandparents can live near their grandchildren, a single young professional can live close to his married older brother, and twin sisters can raise their children just down the street from each other.”

Portola Springs is the perfect place for newcomers to Southern California as well because the community’s scenic pathways, numerous parks and gathering centers are tailor-made for bringing neighbors together and promoting a real sense of community. Young parents and their children are getting acquainted with other young families at the tot lots and village swimming pools. Couples of all ages are sharing bike rides and power walks while enjoying the trails that link all the different areas of the village.

Spanning 1,200 rolling acres in the heart of Orange County, Portola Springs offers natural beauty and open space at every turn. More than 20 miles of trails include a walking, bicycling and equestrian trail leading up to breathtaking Lomas Ridge and other pathways that access the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, a 325-foot-wide, 117-acre public corridor linking the northern and southern open spaces of The Irvine Ranch®.

Portola Springs’ 18 neighborhood parks and gathering places, six of which have already opened, are a great part of the community’s lifestyle. Two of these are wonderful pool parks, as follows:

Lomas Valley Park includes a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, poolside cabanas, shade structures, a half basketball court, open play turf, play structures designed for ages 5 through 12, and a barbecue/picnic area. This park also has a community room and a multipurpose room ideal for community events and private parties.

Silverado Park includes a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, wading pool, spa, poolside cabanas, and shade structures, plus a basketball court, tennis courts, barbecue/picnic areas, and a community building.

The other four completed parks offer tennis courts, play lawns, barbecue areas, and imaginatively designed playgrounds for different age groups.

Additionally, a 25-acre community park is planned to feature lighted athletic fields, tot lots, picnic areas, basketball and tennis courts, and an 18,000 square-foot multipurpose building.

An added benefit for residents of Portola Springs is the two proposed village elementary schools that will be part of the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District.

Added Maddalon: “There’s an incredible selection of homes and nature practically right outside your door, plus community parks, sites for schools, nearby shopping at Woodbury Town Center, and much more! When you live in Portola Springs, all the ingredients for a perfect lifestyle are within easy reach.”

Portola Springs is envisioned to have up to 4,500 homes in five distinctive enclaves. Currently, sales are underway in 10 neighborhoods within the village’s first two residential enclaves, with prices ranging from the low $400,000s to more than $1.3 million. The neighborhoods include:

VIENTOS: California Pacific Homes’ classic detached courtyard homes are sized from approximately 975 to 1,405 square feet, with up to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths.

SAN CARLOS: William Lyon Homes’ attached townhomes and condominiums feature up to three bedrooms and three baths in approximately 1,040 to 1,617 square feet.

SENDERO: John Laing Homes’ stylish two- and three-story townhomes feature up to three bedrooms and three and one-half baths in approximately 1,312 to 2,106 square feet.

DECADA: California Pacific Homes’ detached courtyard homes include three bedrooms and two and one-half baths in approximately 1,437 to 1,750 square feet.

BOUGAINVILLEA: KB Home’s two-story detached homes offer up to four bedrooms and two and one-half baths in approximately 1,670 to 2,260 square feet.

PALOMA: Brookfield Homes’ distinctive paired and detached homes are sized from approximately 1,723 to 2,530 square feet, with up to four bedrooms and four and one-half baths.

LOS ARBOLES: Taylor Woodrow Homes’ dynamic detached homes offer up to four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 2,003 to 2,382 square feet.

MANZANITA: Richmond American Homes’ detached residences offer approximately 2,202 to 2,829 square feet, with up to five bedrooms and four baths.

LAS COLINAS: Taylor Woodrow Homes’ beautiful detached homes feature up to five bedrooms and four and one-half baths in approximately 2,717 to 3,383 square feet.

SERRA: Standard Pacific Homes’ sumptuous detached homes include up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths in approximately 3,431 to 4,379 square feet.

Portola Springs is traversed by Portola Parkway as it winds from SR 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) to the west, brushes the border of the Irvine Ranch Land Reserve® to the east, and ultimately links with the 241 Toll Road.

To visit the new village of Portola Springs, 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 Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.