Residents Agree: It’s a Wonderful Life in Woodbury!

If you asked 10 different residents what makes life in Woodbury so wonderful, you would probably get 10 different answers! That’s because it’s a combination of all the big and little things that make this Irvine village a multi-award-winning master-planned community and an exceptional place to call home.

People are really passionate about Woodbury!” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “The community has an incredible selection of new attached and detached homes now available for sale. Plus, it offers all the outstanding amenities for recreation, shopping, education, and socializing that bring people together and nurture a true sense of community.”

Added Kevin Chudy, general manager of the Woodbury Community Association: “When all the key elements of today’s family-oriented lifestyle are right within the community, people have a greater feeling that they belong. Our residents can walk or bicycle just about anywhere in Woodbury, which makes it easier to take advantage of everything that the community offers. Whether they’re meeting neighbors for an impromptu play date in the park just down the street or planning a weekend get-together poolside at The Club, residents know that it’s all within easy reach.”

Woodbury’s wonderful lifestyle begins with a classic community design. Like Pasadena in Southern California and the South’s legendary city of Savannah, Woodbury features small, memorable places nestled within larger, memorable places – a concept that makes people feel at home wherever they are within the village. Welcoming parks, gardens and communal gathering spots are woven throughout the residential enclaves in an inviting tapestry that is as visually pleasing as it is convenient.

In the heart of it all is The Commons, a 30-acre expanse that will see the opening of Woodbury Elementary School this fall. Part of the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District, this eagerly anticipated K-6 school will be a year-round, single-track facility within walking distance for Woodbury children. State-of-the-art school amenities will include a computer lab for direct instruction and additional computers in classroom wings, a media center, and multipurpose area. Enriching the school’s strong academics, students will benefit from classes in music, art, physical education, and science from specialists in these fields.

Another part of The Commons is home to 10-acre Woodbury Community Park, a City of Irvine public park with a soccer field, two baseball diamonds, two lighted full-sized basketball courts, a tot lot, picnic tables, play areas, and a community center building staffed by city park personnel.

Rounding out The Commons is Woodbury’s recreational and social center, the residents only resort-caliber facility known as The Club. Boasting its own activities director, who helps residents plan community events, arrange for fitness and health classes, start clubs, and more, The Club is an integral part of the wonderful lifestyle Woodbury residents enjoy. Facilities include a Junior Olympic-sized pool, a resort pool and spa with cabanas and barbecues, and a lagoon pool with a children¡¦s water garden and wading pool accessed via a “beach entry.”

Also part of The Club’s recreational and socializing options are a lighted basketball court with gated entry, four lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, expansive Great Lawn, sunny courtyards and other social seating areas, and two multi-purpose buildings.

In addition to The Commons, Woodbury is planned to have 14 other parks, squares and gardens, several of which are already open for residents to enjoy.

Busy families also appreciate convenient destinations for shopping, dining and services, and Woodbury Town Center fills that role beautifully. Current and future tenants include everything from major names like Staples, Home Depot, Ralphs Fresh Fare, Citibank, Bank of America, and Chevron to specialty shops and restaurants, medical facilities, fitness studios, and personal services.

An exceptional variety of homes in friendly tree-lined neighborhoods, an elementary school, convenient shopping and dining, and recreation and socializing galore – Woodbury residents really do have it all!” Maddalon said. And one of the best parts is that within this wonderfully walkable village, they can get anywhere they want to go via miles of paved and natural trails.”

A wide variety of new homes is currently available in the inviting Woodbury districts of Magnolia Square, Peppertree Square, Promenade Square, Cypress Square, and Laurel Square, each with its own signature architectural and landscape palette. The selection of attached and detached homes is priced from the low $400,000s, with sales underway in the following neighborhoods:

Bowen Court by California Pacific Homes, offering two-story detached courtyard homes with approximately 975 to 1,405 square feet.

Cortile by California Pacific Homes, offering two-story detached courtyard homes with approximately 1,030 to 1,497 square feet.

Four Quartets by John Laing Homes, offering one-, two- and three-story townhomes with approximately 1,132 to 1,745 square feet.

La Casella by Lennar, offering two-story attached townhomes with approximately 1,514 to 2,498 square feet.

StoneTree Manor by John Laing Homes, offering two-story detached condominium homes with approximately 1,964 to 2,268 square feet.

Villa Rosa by Lennar, offering two-story detached homes with approximately 2,615 to 3,161 square feet.

Mille Fleurs by Standard Pacific Homes, offering two-story detached homes with approximately 3,174 to 3,648 square feet.

Woodbury’s newest neighborhood, Andalucia by California Pacific Homes, is scheduled to open in the fall, offering two- and three-story detached homes sized from approximately 1,961 to 2,596 square feet.

Planned to encompass approximately 4,270 homes, Woodbury is designed with single-family detached residences, townhomes, condominium homes, and apartments. The village¡¦s timeless architectural styles include Provence/Tuscan, Spanish/Monterey/Santa Barbara, and Formal Italian/Formal French.

To visit the wonderful village of Woodbury, exit the I-5 Freeway at Jeffrey Road and drive east to Long Meadow. Turn right on Long Meadow and enter Woodburor more information, visit The Homefinding Center at or call (888) 820-0721 to speak with a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant.