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Solitude Surrounds, Nature Abounds in Portola Springs

Jogging along your favorite nature trail in the quiet stillness of early morning. Biking with your family to a hilltop landmark on a sunny afternoon. Strolling down a lighted meandering pathway with that special someone on a moonlit night. In the Irvine village of Portola Springs®, solitude surrounds and nature abounds. Come experience it all today!

“Living in Portola Springs is almost like having nature right outside your front door,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Framed by the rugged beauty of Lomas Ridge and acres of open space, Portola Springs has an ‘away from it all’ character that makes life feel less hurried and a lot more relaxed. Yet, it’s so close and connected to everything.”

Portola Springs is the perfect place to take maximum advantage of Southern California’s outdoor living style, whether you want to find a pathway to adventure or merely a trail that leads to the nearest pool or playground. The community has more than 20 miles of trails, inviting walkers, joggers and bicycle riders to relax, unwind and explore to their heart’s content. A few trails even accommodate equestrians, including the scenic pathway that climbs to Lomas Ridge Open Space.

Portola Springs’ many tamer outdoor pursuits are ideal for residents of all ages, with plans calling for a total of 18 neighborhood parks, a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields, and an 18,000-square-foot multipurpose building.

Two beautiful pool parks, Silverado and Lomas Valley, are already open, each offering a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, bubbling spa, poolside cabanas, shade structures, barbecue/picnic areas, and a large community building for community events and private parties. Additionally, Silverado Park includes 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.

Four more completed parks offer play lawns, tennis courts, barbecue areas, and imaginatively designed playgrounds for various age groups.

“Homeshoppers are discovering what existing Portola Springs residents already know — that they live in a village that feels somewhat removed from the rest of the world – and that’s the way they like it!” Maddalon said. “But when it’s time to get to work, run errands or reach great dining, shopping and entertainment destinations, they find that everything is so conveniently close.”

High on the list of favorite nearby places is Woodbury Town Center, a family-oriented neighborhood center with a wide range of shops, restaurants and services. For a multi-faceted regional shopping, dining and entertainment environment, Portola Springs residents can easily travel the I-5 Freeway to the very next exit to discover Irvine Spectrum Center®. Also within easy reach are many business and employment centers, UC Irvine, John Wayne Airport, and numerous cultural and arts destinations.

Homes are currently selling in 10 distinctive Portola Springs neighborhoods, with prices ranging from the high $300,000s to more than $1.3 million.

Model homes are open daily in the following neighborhoods:

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 up to 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.

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 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.