The Bank Family Discovers The Portola Springs Lifestyle In Irvine

Incredible amenities, abundant trails and open space, sunny days for an outdoor lifestyle and a perfect location for their new home are just a few of things Christopher and Kayee Bank found at the Irvine Village of Portola Springs®.

“We were seeking warmer, dryer weather, but we got so much more than we asked for when we chose the Village of Portola Springs,” said Chris. “From the design of our home to its convenient location, everything about Portola Springs has pleasantly surpassed our expectations.”

Kayee and Chris, along with their two young children, found their ideal family-oriented home in Taylor Woodrow’s Las Colinas neighborhood, now selling in Portola Springs. Spacious and elegant, the floorplan at Las Colinas suits the Bank family perfectly.

“We appreciate the open design of all the common living areas and also like that there is extra storage space in the garage, a large kitchen, downstairs bedroom options and a children’s playroom area upstairs,” said Chris. “The fact that many of the homes have enough yard space for a pool, spa or entertainment area is just an added bonus.”

For Kayee, the quality of life at Portola Springs is matched only by the royal treatment her family has enjoyed from the friendly and knowledgeable new-home sales team at Taylor Woodrow Homes.

“The customer care we have received from Taylor Woodrow has been outstanding,” said Kayee. “Our transition into this home has required only minor adjustments. We are so happy to have found the perfect home within such an exceptional village.”

As is the case among many of Portola Springs new residents, the Bank family was drawn to the incredible amenities in this family-oriented village.

“We were attracted to the foothill vistas, all the pools, tennis courts, basketball courts, and the parks that are designed for children of all ages,” said Chris. “And, this is all within walking distance of our home. Portola Springs really is a well designed village.”

A total of 18 parks are planned for Portola Springs, including an 18,000-square foot multi-purpose community center and a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields. Residents currently are treated to six beautiful parks, two clubhouses, lots of barbecue and picnic areas, and 20 miles of trails that can be used to hike and bike or simply take in the scenery. Serving as the recreational showcases of Portola Springs are Silverado and Lomas Valley parks.

Silverado Park provides tennis and basketball courts, and, along with Lomas Valley Park, boasts Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools, wading pools and bubbling spas. With four additional parks now open, families are enjoying the new play structures and spacious, green play lawns. Plus, all around Portola Springs are acres of open space framed by the majestic Lomas Ridge.

“Families like the Banks are finding out just how special Portola Springs really is,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “There are so many homes and floorplans to choose from and incredible opportunities for outdoor recreation. And, of course, the fact that Portola Springs is nestled among these gorgeous rolling ridges and surrounded by natural beauty at every turn demonstrates just how great this place is to put down roots and raise a family.”

The Bank family also appreciates the abundance of modern conveniences that are all within easy reach for residents of Portola Springs. The Woodbury Town Center, ideal for most of their shopping needs, is located just down the street, and Irvine Spectrum Center® a short drive away. In addition, Irvine’s employment centers, John Wayne Airport, Newport Center and the incredible Irvine Barclay Theater.

Families of all shapes and sizes are discovering the extraordinary village of Portola Springs. With 10 distinctive neighborhoods now selling homes ranging in price from the high $300,000’s to just over $1 million, Portola Springs offers a wide selection of homes. These neighborhoods include:

VIENTOS: California Pacific Homes’ classic detached courtyard homes are sized from approximately 990 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.

“Everything at Portola Springs has been excellent,” said Chris. “As we continue to settle into our new home, the opportunity to uncover more of the amazing amenities that this village has to offer makes us even more excited about our new Southern California lifestyle.”

Portola Springs is traversed by Portola Parkway as it winds from SR 133 (Laguna Canyon Road) to the west, brushes near open space to the east, and ultimately links with the 241 Toll Road.

To visit the 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 Information also is available by contacting a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888-820-0721.