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Portola Springs: Perfect For All Families And Lifestyles

Single and seeking a stylish studio? Newly-married and considering a kid-friendly home and community? Family-flourishing and in need of a gourmet kitchen and room to roam? Or, empty-nesting and longing for a luxurious lower-level master suite and exquisite interiors for entertaining?

Good news! Your search is over. Portola Springs® in Irvine is home to families of every age and stage. And, right now this very unique village, nestled against the spectacular Lomas Ridge, is attracting all kinds of attention from homebuyers seeking the perfect home in the ideal setting of picturesque panoramas and unlimited opportunities.

“Portola Springs is truly like no other place now offering brand new homes in Orange County,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “It provides an incredibly wide and very diverse selection of homes to fit every need — and in a place of grand, sweeping hillsides and big, open skies. Portola Springs is awaiting you and families of all kinds who seek homes that fit their lifestyles and function as relaxing retreats from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

Priced from the high $300,000s to more than $1.3 million, the 10 neighborhoods of Portola Springs now selling are as different and distinctive as the village in which they are located and the people who call this place home. Yet, the common bond among residents — whether they’re young and growing, blended or extended, large or small — is a realization that the incredible village known as Portola Springs is the perfect fit for them.

For prospective buyers looking to move up or scale down, California Pacific Homes’ Vientos neighborhood features classic detached courtyard homes with up to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths and square footage reaching up to 1,405 square feet. In the San Carlos neighborhood, William Lyon Homes showcases attached and roomy townhomes and condos that include up to three bedrooms. And at Sendero, buyers are treated to attractive two- and three-story townhomes that extend to a very spacious 2,106 square feet.

Younger families or those on the go may want to tour California Pacific Homes’ Decada model homes that offer three bedrooms and range up to just over 1,700 square feet. KB Home’s two-story detached models at Bougainvillea include up to four bedrooms with over 2,200 square feet. And the Paloma neighborhood, by Brookfield Homes, showcases distinctively paired and detached homes with up to four bedrooms and four and one half baths.

And, for those seeking elegant estate-like residences, Portola Springs also offers expansive homes that are sure to oblige a family’s changing needs. Taylor Woodrow Homes offers Los Arboles, a dynamic two-story neighborhood with up to four bedrooms and three baths. The Manzanita and Las Colinas neighborhoods by Richmond American Homes and Taylor Woodrow Homes respectively, measure up to an impressive 2,829 and 3,300 square feet and give buyers up to five bedrooms and four baths. Finally, Standard Pacific Homes branches out with the impressive homes at Serra, ranging from 3,431 to over 4,300 square feet, giving big families lots of room to roam with up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths.

“The homes of Portola Springs are as impressive in their variety as the sights and scenes of this very outdoors-oriented living environment,” said Maddalon. “Portola Springs is perfect for people with an active lifestyle – those who want to get out and explore, meet the neighbors at a nearby park, hike a local trail, or even those who just want to sit for a while and appreciate the natural landscape all around them.”

A total of 18 parks are planned for Portola Springs. Currently, there are six parks open within the village, highlighted by Silverado and Lomas Valley, the first two pool-oriented parks now open for resident use. Both parks offer Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools, children’s wading pools and bubbling spas, as well as poolside cabanas, shade structures, barbecue/picnic areas, large open turf areas, and community buildings for private parties and all sorts of community events.

Additionally, Silverado Park facilities include a basketball court and tennis courts, while Lomas Valley Park has a half basketball court, open play turf and play structures for ages five through 12.

The village’s additional four parks now open provide more play lawns, tennis courts, barbecue areas, and all sorts of imaginatively designed playgrounds for various age groups.

Ultimately, Portola Springs residents will become more active at even more parks with basketball and tennis courts, pools and play structures, as well as a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields and even an 18,000 square foot multi-purpose community building available to residents wishing to host private parties and events.

If serenity is what you seek, it’s easy to find plenty of it at Portola Springs where plans include nearly 20 miles of paved, winding trails for hiking, biking or horseback riding.

Portola Springs also boasts easy freeway access to office centers while everyday conveniences close by include shopping, dining, and entertainment at Woodbury Town Center, located just down the street, and The Shops at Irvine Spectrum Center.

Part of the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District, Portola Springs also offers access to brand new and award-winning public schools.

“This is it – the place for all kinds of people who seek incredible homes framed by acres of natural terrain, rolling hillsides and all sorts of parks, trails, playgrounds, pools, clubhouses, and more,” said Maddalon. “Come see Portola Springs today — and discover this very special village.”

To visit Portola Springs, exit the I-5 Freeway at Sand Canyon Avenue and continue inland. Turn right at Portola Parkway and follow the signs to Portola Springs.

Homeshoppers can receive regular village updates by registering for the Portola Springs interest list on The Homefinding Center at www.IrvineRanch.com. Information is also available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888.820.0721.