The Commons is Relaxation Central for Quail Hill Residents

Residents of the village of Quail Hill® on The Irvine Ranch® have their own private place for relaxing and re-energizing at The Commons, a beautiful city-style park located in the heart of the village.

While The Commons includes several amenities for active recreation, Quail Hill residents are equally enthusiastic about its more passive elements – a rose garden, charming “garden rooms,” an expansive village green with gazebo, and other grassy spaces.

“The Commons is a popular destination among Quail Hill residents seeking to refresh both body and mind,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Perfect for harnessing positive energy and a true sense of peace and tranquility, The Commons has become an oasis for relaxation.”

Fun and games and plenty of opportunity for exercise are part of The Commons’ appeal as well, with recreational amenities including both Olympic-sized and children’s swimming pools, colorful climbing equipment for the younger set, a picnic area with barbecues, and a fitness center to help the entire family stay in shape.

“Fun is in full swing at the pools, and relaxing in the spa is a favorite pastime for many residents,” said Maddalon. “Neighbors are getting together for afternoon picnics and sunset barbecues, set against the lush greenery and relaxed atmosphere of The Commons.”

Four additional parks are part of the recreation, relaxation and social landscape at Quail Hill, offering additional pools and spas, basketball courts, soccer and baseball fields, walking paths, picnic/barbecue areas, activity lawns, tot lots, and more.

Quail Hill’s picturesque setting is adjacent to 600 acres of preserved open space, crowned by the landmark rock formation that gave the village its name. Village residents have easy access to a network of hiking and bicycling trails, connecting them to more than 50,000 acres of preserved open space throughout The Irvine Ranch.

Located west of the I-405 Freeway, between Laguna Canyon Road and Shady Canyon Drive, Quail Hill is an urban sanctuary, both secluded from and convenient to all the necessities of the city.

For families who want to surround themselves with the beauty, convenience and livability of Quail Hill and the “relaxation central” ambiance of The Commons, homes currently are selling at Richmond American’s Vicara enclave, the final new neighborhood in Quail Hill.

Priced from the low $2 millions, Vicara’s grandly designed and luxuriously detailed residences are nestled amid the lush hillsides, dramatic ridgelines and picturesque canyons of Quail Hill. Exhibiting authenticity and timeless character, these sumptuous detached homes showcase Monterey, Provence, Spanish Colonial, and Tuscan architectural styling.

Vicara’s single-level and two-story floorplans range from approximately 3,124 to 4,589 square feet of living space, offering four to six bedrooms and four and one-half to five and one-half baths.

Additionally, homebuyers can enjoy the versatility of such included or optional areas per plan as a bonus room, home office, master retreat, work room, wine room, library, exercise room, or secondary bedroom suite. Courtyards, loggias and decks provide private outdoor spaces for family fun and entertaining.

Ensuring one of Quail Hill’s most elevated lifestyles, Vicara offers a magnificent array of amenities. Homebuyers also have the opportunity to personalize their homes, selecting from numerous individualizing options and upgrades.

When completed, Quail Hill is planned to incorporate up to 1,600 homes in 16 distinctive neighborhoods.

In addition to The Commons and other parks in Quail Hill, residents of Vicara and the village’s other neighborhoods enjoy the hometown retail, dining and services convenience of the Quail Hill Village Center. Nearby Fashion Island® and Irvine Spectrum Center®, two of Southern California’s most popular regional malls, offer great shopping and dining destinations, movies, and live entertainment attractions.

Children who live in Quail Hill attend schools in the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District, including many schools honored as National Blue Ribbon Schools, California Distinguished Schools or both. Also close to home for Quail Hill residents are the University of California at Irvine, several major business centers and John Wayne Airport.

To visit Vicara and take advantage of Quail Hill’s few remaining new-home opportunities, take the Shady Canyon Drive exit from the I-405 freeway and drive south. Turn left on Quail Hill Parkway and follow the signs to the Vicara model complex.

Prospective homebuyers can obtain more information on Quail Hill by visiting or by contacting The Homefinding Center™ at (888) 820-0721.