What to Expect When You Buy a Home in the Villages of Irvine

August 28, 2020

Location, location, location. When it comes to finding your dream home, that choice includes so much more than just the actual house you live in — it’s about finding the neighborhood you can truly call home. The seven masterfully planned communities in the Villages of Irvine are ready and waiting for you to find everything you’ve been looking for and more, from recreation opportunities to shopping and dining options the whole family can enjoy. The convenient location near freeways, business hubs, entertainment and the great outdoors are just some of the many advantages you’ll discover in the Villages of Irvine. Keep reading to find out what to expect when you settle into your new home.


Exquisitely Crafted Homes

Bluffs at Portola Springs

Gourmet kitchens, flexible spaces and luxurious primary bedrooms are ready and waiting for you to make the space your own. Each community also features resort-style amenities, including barbecue and picnic areas, sports fields, courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball, and over 200 community parks and swimming pools! Not to mention this can all be found in the must-have Irvine zip code.


Easy Access and Convenience 

Irvine Spectrum District


Did you know Irvine is home to over 17,000 companies, including one-third of all Fortune 500 companies? When you choose a home in the Villages of Irvine, you can guarantee shorter commutes to both work and play — which is no easy feat in the Orange County area! Each of our seven communities are located close to not only the flourishing businesses located throughout Irvine, but to the surrounding 5, 405 and 133 freeways, meaning you can spend less time in the car and more time enjoying all that Irvine has to offer.


Dine and Shop to Your Heart’s Content

Irvine Spectrum Center


If you love choices when it comes to your shopping and dining options, then Irvine is the perfect city for you. Buying a home in the Villages of Irvine means you instantly gain convenient access to so many of Irvine’s top shopping and dining destinations.


As one of Southern California’s most popular entertainment and shopping destinations, Irvine Spectrum Center features over 130 different stores and restaurants guaranteed to suit your every whim. Living at Barcelona Irvine Spectrum puts you just steps from this world-renowned shopping center.


Additionally, you can find a multitude of fast, casual dining options at neighborhood and community centers including Orchard Hills Shopping Center (within walking distance from the Groves at Orchard Hills, The Market Place, Woodbury Town Center (minutes away from Portola Springs), and more.


Irvine offers so many different dining options for everyone, from nights out with the family to the next date night with your loved one. Casual diners, fine dining experiences and more await you within just 40 square miles.


At Your Leisure

Dad and Son Hiking 

Irvine is home to a stunning 57,000 acres of parks and open spaces. Living at one of our award-winning Villages will inspire a balanced lifestyle — which means ample ways for you to connect with the outdoors and take advantage of Irvine’s beauty.


Southern California’s warm, sunny weather means it’s always time for a hike on one of Orange County’s top-rated trails. These include Quail Hill Loop Trail’s 1.8 natural surface path, the 3.5 mile (and dog-friendly!) Jeffrey Open Space Trail adjacent to Eastwood Village and Cypress Village, and three different trails to peruse at Bommer Canyon. Cypress Village is also close to eight different parks, including Garden Center Park, Cypress Grove Park and Cypress Community Park!


You can also enjoy fishing at Irvine Lake, 345 acres of beauty at William Mason Regional Park (including a 3-mile hike through a 123-acre wilderness area), and so much more. Have we tired you out yet?


School is in Session 

When you purchase a home in the Villages of Irvine, you put your family’s best interests at heart. Living in any of our seven communities immediately means you are centrally located near the top education not just in Orange County, but in the entire country. At Barcelona Irvine Spectrum, you’re just minutes away from the acclaimed California Distinguished Schools and National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Irvine Unified School District is ranked one of the best in Orange County and all of California, including the brand-new Loma Ridge Elementary School, which happens to be conveniently located within Portola Springs. Meanwhile, living at Eastwood Village puts you in close proximity to Eastwood Elementary School, whose state-of-the-art campus is designed to meet the highest educational standards. Irvine is also home to the University of California, Irvine, which topped Money magazine’s 2019-2020 list of the nation’s “Best Colleges” — so from preschool through college, your children are certain to receive the best education possible.


Are you ready to call the Villages of Irvine home? There’s no other place that can match the location, amenities, nearby schools and convenience like our seven masterfully planned communities. No matter what you’re looking for with your next home, the Villages of Irvine will show you that home is truly where the heart is. Learn more about all seven of our communities here.

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