Portola Springs in Irvine Celebrates Its One-Year Anniversary

They’re turning cartwheels at the parks and swan diving into the pools. They’re making jump shots and serving aces on the new sport courts. They’re organizing parties and hosting neighborhood barbecues.

As Portola Springs® turns one year old, residents of this one-of-a-kind Irvine village are finding numerous ways to celebrate the wonderful lifestyle they share – a lifestyle enriched by abundant recreation, inviting community gathering places and the beautiful nature that surrounds. A lifestyle now awaiting you!

“Portola Springs has really come into its own as a place where families can get away from it all and still be close to everything they need,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “It’s been one year since the grand opening of this picturesque new village, and many families have already moved in as many more continue to tour model homes at the community’s 10 currently selling neighborhoods. People are finding a lot to get excited about in Portola Springs!”
According to Maddalon, one of the things homebuyers love most about Portola Springs is the way the village is designed with more than 20 miles of trails zigging and zagging throughout its varied terrain. Though some trails are paved, and some are more rustic, they all serve to link the different neighborhoods together. These trails provide easy access to community parks and pools and invite residents to go exploring together or simply enjoy a little solitude off the beaten path.

“Portola Springs’ residents can be out the door and into nature in a matter of minutes, the perfect antidote for a hectic day and a wonderful way to unwind on the weekend,” said Maddalon. “Residents enjoy jogging or bicycling to the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, and there’s even a picturesque pathway that offers horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking up to the landmark Lomas Ridge. Amidst all this natural splendor, all the urban advantages are nearby as well, with Woodbury Town Center located just down the street and Irvine Spectrum Center® only an exit away on the I-5 Freeway.”

Another big plus for families at Portola Springs is the fact that the village is part of the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District.

Added Maddalon: “Summer is a great time to visit Portola Springs. Everybody is outside enjoying the trails and all the village amenities, and there’s already a real sense of community developing here. New friends are chatting on their porches, making plans to meet at the pools, and scheduling play dates and barbecues in the parks. Come be a part of this exceptional village environment.”

Silverado Park and Lomas Valley Park are Portola Springs’ first two pool parks, each including a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, poolside cabanas, shade structures, and barbecue/picnic areas. These family-friendly parks also include community buildings ideal for birthday celebrations, graduation parties and family reunions.

Four additional parks now open in Portola Springs include children’s play areas and climbing structures for different age groups, open play turf, basketball courts, tennis courts, and more.

As Portola Springs continues to grow, plans call for a total of 18 neighborhood parks, a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields, and an 18,000-square-foot multipurpose building.

Homeshoppers who want to be a part of Portola Springs are invited to visit the community today and stake their claim to a beautiful new home and a wonderful new lifestyle. Homes are currently selling within the first two of five planned residential enclaves, with models open daily in 10 distinctive neighborhoods.

Prices range from the high $300,000s to more than $1.3 million for the selection of attached and detached residences. Available neighborhoods include the following:

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 two-story single family paired 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.

Encompassing 2,600 rolling acres, Portola Springs is envisioned to have up to 4,500 homes in its five distinctive enclaves.

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

To visit The Irvine Ranch’s 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 with The Homefinding Center™ at Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.