Think of it as a charming village — for rugged individualists, or a scenic, serene environment — where you can feel a little adventurous, and even a rural retreat — offering all the urban advantages you demand. That’s Portola Springs®!
“The village of Portola Springs is unlike any other in Irvine,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “There’s a sense of freedom, solitude and sanctuary, giving residents the feeling that they are totally removed from the rest of the world. Yet within the village and around the bend are excellent schools, beautiful parks, abundant trails, and proximity to some of the region’s greatest shopping, dining and entertainment. Truly, it’s the best of both worlds in one incredible place!”
Portola Springs begins with a picturesque setting surrounded by cascading foothills and ridgelines. Scenic trails are literally moments from home via foot or bicycle, leading residents to places like the beautiful Lomas Ridge and the Jeffrey Open Space Trail, the 325-foot-wide, 117-acre public corridor that is the meeting point for open spaces and inviting places between the northern and southern section of the vast Irvine Ranch.
Also close to home are “tamer” recreation spots, including Silverado and Lomas Valley parks, the village’s first two pool parks, offering such facilities as Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools, children’s wading pools, bubbling spas, poolside cabanas, shade structures, and barbecue/picnic areas. These family-friendly parks also provide community buildings available for private parties.
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.
“When you live in Portola Springs, you can hit the trails, the pools or the parks – all in a matter of minutes,” Maddalon said. “There’s always somewhere to go and something to do, whether you want to get together with your neighbors or get away from it all. That’s Portola Springs – both near and far!”
Also part of the lifestyle Portola Springs residents enjoy is the educational excellence of the Irvine Unified School District. Convenient neighborhood shopping is available just down the street at Woodbury Town Center, while outstanding regional shopping is a quick drive away at either Irvine Spectrum Center® or The Market Place.
“If you’re looking for a combination of elbow room and everyday convenience, Portola Springs is the place for you,” said Maddalon. “With the village’s outstanding variety of new-home opportunities, people with wide-ranging residential desires and budgets will find a home and neighborhood to meet their needs.”
Homeshoppers currently have 10 distinctive neighborhoods to choose from in the first two of Portola Springs’ five planned residential enclaves. The selection of detached and attached residences is priced from the high $300,000s to more than $1.3 million. 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.
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 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 www.IrvineRanch.com. Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.