Tomorrow’s Woodbury Town Center Opening Promises Family-Oriented Fun

Come for the live music, face painting, oodles of merchant special promotions, great prizes, and stay for the hometown lifestyle that can’t be beat!

Woodbury residents and homeshoppers alike will enjoy fun-filled activities and an abundance of special shopping opportunities as the Woodbury Town Center kicks-off its opening celebration tomorrow. Festivities will take place at both this close-to-home retail center and The Commons, with shuttles available to and from each location, thereby allowing guests to enjoy the two places where community spirit begins in the Irvine village of Woodbury.

“Tomorrow’s event will be nothing short of spectacular!” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “Don’t miss this day of family-oriented fun, where you can get to know all the shops, restaurants, services, and other merchants now open at Woodbury Town Center. Be sure to pick up your Woodbury Town Center Savings Book, with dozens of discounts and special offers good through the end of July.”

The Commons Great Lawn will be bustling between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with live music, light refreshments, children’s games, face painting, balloon artists, and more. Additional activities will be available at the Woodbury Town Center, including an exciting gift-with-purchase offer. Tomorrow’s opening celebration also will kick off Woodbury’s much-anticipated Sunday Summer Concert Series, which will take place between 1 and 4 p.m. and will continue every Sunday afternoon in July. Families can enjoy the open-air courtyard setting with fountain, dining tables and a grassy play area, surrounded by the Center’s great variety of restaurants.

The first concert, scheduled for tomorrow, will feature Mark Woods and the Parrothead Band, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. During the concerts, a beer and wine garden for adults will be provided by Kiwanis Club of Irvine, with all proceeds going to the Kiwanis group.

Future concerts are planned as follows: July 15th – Bonne Musique Zydeco, offering Cajun New Orleans-style music; July 22nd – Pete Jacobs and His Wartime Radio Revue, with big band swing music; and July 29th – Hot August Nights, a Neil Diamond tribute band.

Added Maddalon: “For those who already live in Woodbury, this event will be the perfect time to get together with neighbors and make some new friends. For those who are in the process of shopping for a new home, it’s a wonderful opportunity to visit Woodbury’s seven currently selling neighborhoods and learn more about the exceptional lifestyle in this one-of-a-kind village environment.”

All homeshoppers who visit The Homefinding Center™ table at the Woodbury Town Center, The Commons, any of Woodbury’s seven sales offices, or any of the ten Portola Springs sales offices can enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to their Woodbury Town Center store of choice. That’s nineteen chances to win!

Now open at the Woodbury Town Center are Carl’s Jr., Chevron, Chick-fil-A, Cingular Wireless the New AT&T, Citibank, Dentistry Bliss, Elite Fitness Tae Kwon Do, Foot Solutions, Game Stop, GNC, Hoag Health Center, Home Depot, MK Hairdressing Studio, Piálago Cleaners, Pink Mascara, Ralphs Fresh Fare, Rock N’ Road Cyclery, Sports Clips Haircuts, Staples, The Nail & Spa Company, Trader Joe’s, Tresor Accessories, Visual Effects Optometry, Walgreens, and Yakety Yak Wireless.

Opening soon are 2nd Street Beauty, Bank of America, Frou Frou Women’s Clothing, House of Pilates, LA Fitness, Peppino’s Italian Restaurant, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Currently open in the Woodbury Cafés area are El Pollo Loco, First Class Pizza, Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, Juice It Up, Niko Niko Sushi, Panera Bread, Piccomolo Italian Ice Cream, Starbucks Coffee, and Thai Spice. Pastagina and The Counter are coming soon.

The Commons is Woodbury’s recreational, social and educational centerpiece, including the 10-acre Woodbury Community Park, a City of Irvine public park with soccer fields, baseball diamonds, basketball courts, and more; Woodbury Elementary School, now nearing completion and scheduled to open this fall as part of the highly regarded Irvine Unified School District; and The Club, the community resort-caliber facility reserved exclusively for residents. Among The Club’s facilities are three swimming pools, a lighted basketball court, tennis courts, and two multi-purpose buildings.

Fourteen additional parks, squares and gardens are planned for Woodbury, several of which are already open for residents to enjoy.

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 and condominium homes. The village’s timeless architectural styles include Provence/Tuscan, Spanish/Monterey/Santa Barbara, and Formal Italian/Formal French.

To attend tomorrow’s Woodbury festivities, exit the I-5 Freeway at Jeffrey Road and drive east to Long Meadow. Turn right on Long Meadow and enter Woodbury. Situated only a short walk or bicycle ride down the street, Woodbury Town Center is located at the corner of Irvine Blvd. and Sand Canyon Avenue.

For more information about new homes available in the village of Woodbury, visit The Homefinding Center at or call (888) 820-0721 to speak with a Homefinding Center New Home Consultant.