Portola Springs® is the kind of place families love to find even when they’re not looking for it!
That’s how it happened for Christina and Rudy Fan, who moved to this new Irvine village in early March with their two young daughters.
“When we discovered Portola Springs, we weren’t actively searching for a new home but knew that we were outgrowing our West Irvine condominium after the birth of our second child,” recalled at-home mom Christina. “Because Portola Springs felt so right, we immediately went into action to make this wonderful new village all our own.”
Now the Fans are proud owners of a detached courtyard home at Decada by California Pacific Homes, located right across the street from a swimming pool and other family-oriented park facilities.
“Portola Springs is everything we could have ever wanted in a community; the perfect place to raise a family,” said Christina. “I love to run the trails or head for the park with my daughters in the double jogger stroller, and we enjoy playgroups with other moms and their young children. It’s beautiful here, with all the hills and trees and open space. Rudy and I like to be outdoors, especially in the evening when you can see the mountains and city lights. It’s very peaceful.”
Rudy Fan, a senior accountant with a leading architectural firm in the airport area, has an easy commute to work via the 133 toll road, which is ultra-convenient for Portola Springs’ residents.
“Portola Springs really is the best location because it’s removed from all the hustle and bustle yet very close to everything,” said Rudy. “We like having Irvine Spectrum Center® only 10 minutes away, where we can walk around with our family, get a bite to eat and ride the carousel. Being part of the Irvine Unified School District was also something we wanted very much.”
Shopping and dining opportunities are in plentiful supply for the Fans and other Portola Springs families just down the street at Woodbury Town Center as well.
“I love shopping at Trader Joe’s and other stores at Woodbury Town Center,” said Christina, “The Town Center has great places for families to eat, clustered around an outdoor courtyard with tables and a fountain. There’s a grassy area where children can run around. I’ve fallen in love with Piccomolo, which offers gelato every bit as good as I’ve had in Italy.”
Added Rudy: “We look forward to exploring the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, which is easily accessible from our Portola Springs trails. I play a lot of basketball, and now I have a full court to play on right in our area of Portola Springs.”
Other families eager to embrace the lifestyle the Fans have discovered at Portola Springs currently have 10 great neighborhoods to choose from within the first two of Portola Springs’ five planned residential enclaves. Prices range from the high $300,000s to more than $1.3 million. The 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’ detached homes include up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths in approximately 3,431 to 4,379 square feet.
Already open within this village are two pool parks and four other parks, offering two Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools, children’s wading pools, bubbling spas, poolside cabanas and shade structures, basketball courts, tennis courts, open play turf, play structures for different age groups, barbecue/picnic areas, and community buildings.
Portola Springs is planned to include a total of 18 neighborhood parks, a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields, and an 18,000-square-foot multipurpose building. More than 20 miles of picturesque trails will invite residents to explore their village on foot, bicycle and horseback.
Portola Springs is traversed by Portola Parkway as it winds from SR 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) to the west, brushes near open space 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 on The Homefinding Center™ at www.IrvineRanch.com. Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.