Looking for a great yoga or martial arts class? Want to find people who share your passion for Scrabble or great literature?
It’s all happening at The Club, the incredible new “residents only” recreational and social center situated in the heart of Woodbury, right in the City of Irvine.
“We’re trying to offer something for everyone at The Club, and many different groups and activities are off to a big start,” said Kevin Chudy, general manager of the Woodbury Community Association, whose responsibilities include overseeing all the state-of-the-art recreational and social facilities of The Club. “Resident involvement is instrumental to getting clubs, committees and activities going and I’m pleased to see so many Woodbury homeowners enthusiastically participating.”
Amber and Jason Swedenborg, who moved to Woodbury a little over nine months ago, are taking one of The Club’s three yoga classes taught by instructors from Yoga Shakti Studio in Irvine. A pilates class is also underway.
“We were so excited when we heard that yoga was coming to The Club, and our instructors are great,” said Amber Swedenborg, an elementary school teacher in the City of Orange. “It’s very convenient to just walk over to The Club for class or ride our bikes to the soon-to-open retail center. That’s the ideal thing about Woodbury – everything’s within easy reach.”
According to Saghir Aslam, who moved from Westminster to Woodbury a year ago with his wife, Bushra: “Woodbury is the perfect community, so well-planned and maintained and with many incredible facilities and activities. We love walking or jogging around the community and the adjacent open space trails. We also take our grandchildren to the pool and water play park at The Club, and we’ve brought them to several of The Club’s events. There’s nothing else quite like the village of Woodbury.”
For the Aslams, who run an educational and welfare trust dedicated to helping people in need, being involved in their community is important too. Saghir Aslam is a member of the Woodbury Social Committee, which helps to plan Woodbury’s frequent events and seasonal celebrations.
“I want to be a part of the community and help make things happen,” Aslam said. “We’ve made friends with many of our neighbors and are talking about having block parties or other events to get to know each other better.”
Amy Hellewell, who teaches elementary school in Irvine, is a member of the Crop Club (scrapbooking), Parent ‘n Me and the Woodbury Social Committee. She moved to Woodbury a little over a year ago with her husband, Brian.
“We chose Woodbury for our first home purchase for a number of reasons,” said Hellewell, whose job-share teaching schedule gives her plenty of time with her 10-month-old daughter. “It’s a brand new freeway-close community and we have all these parks, pools and a future elementary school within walking distance of home. For me, the Parent ‘n Me Club is ideal. We meet with our children at The Club once a week for activities like playing in the park and walking around the gardens. We’re even looking into field trips to Disneyland or the zoo.”
Among the other clubs and activities currently available at The Club are tennis lessons and round-robin play, swimming lessons, tumbling and gymnastics, adult crafts programs, and more.
The Club at Woodbury is highlighted by two adjoining multi-purpose buildings offering areas for private parties. Showcasing The Club are several pools including a Junior Olympic-sized competition swimming pool with stadium-style design and a grass seating area for spectators, a resort pool and spa enhanced by cabanas and barbecues, and a lagoon pool accessed by a “beach entry” that connects with a children’s water garden and wading pool. Also found at The Club are a lighted full-sized basketball court, four lighted tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, sunny courtyards and other social seating areas, an outdoor fireplace, and the Great Lawn, an area encompassing more than 26,650 square feet for open play and special outdoor events.
The Club is part of the 30-acre Woodbury Commons, which sits in the center of Woodbury and also includes Woodbury Elementary School (now under construction by Irvine Unified School District and preparing to open for K-6 public instruction this fall) and a large City of Irvine Community Park complete with recreation center, fields for Little League and AYSO use, walking and biking trails, and a tot lot playground. Within strolling distance of The Commons is Woodbury Town Center, another thriving area within the village of Woodbury, with numerous retail stores and services now open.
Homes are currently available for sale in the Woodbury districts of Magnolia Square, Peppertree Square, Promenade Square, Cypress Square, and Laurel Square. Prices start from the mid $400,000s.
Homeshoppers are invited to tour model homes in the following neighborhoods where sales are underway:
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 Homes, 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 Homes, 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.
To visit the village of Woodbury, exit the I-5 Freeway at Jeffrey Road and drive east to Long Meadow. Turn right on Long Meadow and enter Woodbury. For more information, visit The Homefinding Center at www.IrvineRanch.com or call (888) 820-0721 to speak with a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant.