How Well Do You Know the Villages of Irvine

August 28, 2019
Meadows at The Grove Pool in Villages of Irvine

From family dinners to game nights with friends, so many of life’s special moments are created at home. That’s why selecting the perfect place to live is such a monumental decision. Located in one of the top three cities in the United States to raise a family, the Villages of Irvine is where the best recreation, location and education in Irvine intersect. Let us introduce you to your future home.


Parks and Open Space 

Did you know that Irvine is one of the Nation’s top five greenest cities? With one third of the entire city, or 57,000 acres, dedicated to parks and open space, families can easily connect with nature and stay healthy outdoors. With sunny Southern California weather and convenient access to Orange County’s top-rated hikes and trails, weekend mornings are made for exploring the natural splendor that surrounds the community. Popular hiking destinations that residents can venture on include the Quail Hill Park and Trail or the dog-friendly Jeffrey Open Space Trail.


Mom and Daughter on Slide at Villages of Irvine Park

200+ Village Parks


Premier Amenities 

Did you know that there are over 200 community parks and pools located in the Villages of Irvine? From play dates at the park to weekend barbecues at one of the many picnic areas, our terrific community amenities cater to residents of all ages. For residents with a passion for athletics, there are tennis, volleyball and basketball courts, and soccer fields to practice on. With sparkling pools of all sizes in every Village, families can go for a quick swim or lay by the pool and soak up the sun for a resort-style experience at the place they call home. 


Couple Shopping at Irvine Spectrum Center

Irvine Spectrum Center 


Location, Location, Location 

Did you know that Irvine is the No. 1 master-planned city in the United States? Created over 50 years ago, the Irvine Master Plan is all about balance. Designed to help residents enjoy life to the fullest, the Villages of Irvine are an essential part of the Master Plan, connecting residents with the best shopping, dining and entertainment that the city has to offer. Known for its Giant Wheel, which give dazzling views of the city, and its world-class shopping and dining, Irvine Spectrum Center is a fun playground for both children and adults alike. Following the “work hard, play hard” mentality, Irvine is home to over 17,000 companies, including one-third of all Fortune 500 companies. Focusing on the future generation, the city also offers the top education in the county and the nation.


Award-Winning Irvine Unified School District 

Children Playing with Stackable Toys at Irvine Unified School District School

Irvine Unified School District

Did you know that the University of California, Irvine (UCI) topped Money magazine’s 2019-2020 list of the nation’s “Best Colleges,” superseding Princeton University? The prospect of living within close proximity to one of the United States’ top colleges is just one of the many reasons that make the Villages of Irvine attractive from an educational standpoint. Trickling down to the younger years of school, the Irvine Unified School District is ranked one of the best in Orange County and all of California, based on factors including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, teacher quality and more. The newest addition to this acclaimed school district includes the brand-new Loma Ridge Elementary School, which is located within Portola Springs Village. 


Family Living 

Exterior Image Photo of Travata in Cypress Village

Travata in Cypress Village

Did you know that the Villages of Irvine is home to families of all ages? Included in the many Village neighbors is Travata, a community that’s exclusively designed to cater to residents ages 55 and over. This gated enclave features contemporary neighborhoods and private recreation. The Castillo, Aldea and Palencia residences feature various sized floor plans ranging from 1,281 square feet to 2,567 square feet. 


For families who desire a larger space, the stunning Beverly at Eastwood Village or Bella Vista at the Groves neighborhoods provide large scale floor plans with up to six bedrooms. Additionally, Alta Vista at the Groves offers up to 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, with available floor plans spanning up to 5,939 square feet.  

Great Room at Terra at the Reserve

Terra at the Reserve 

Alternatively, for families looking for smaller scale home designs that are just as luxurious, Irvine Pacific recently released brand-new floor plans at Reserve in Orchard Hills. Choose from three- to four-bedroom residences at Ravello, Terra and Como. All three of these neighborhood’s homes feature spacious California Great Rooms with sweeping panoramic doors to let the breeze in and connect the home to the splendor of the outdoors. 


With over 20 neighborhoods to choose from, the “New Home Search” feature on our website allows future residents to zero in on their most-desired home features. From the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, to square footage and home type, future home owners are a click away from finding their dream home. 


More than 50 years ago, the idea was to craft a vibrant city where residents could thrive in all aspects of life, including work, education, shopping and recreation. With Irvine’s numerous accolades and its continuously expanding Villages, the newest of which includes Hillside, Bluffs and Highland in Portola Springs, the city continues to thrive and Villages of Irvine residents continue to take in the benefits of living in one of America’s happiest and best cities to live. Call or stop by one of our leasing offices to tour our model homes and learn more about living in the Villages of Irvine. 


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