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Villages of Irvine Remain Top-Selling Master Planned Community in Western United States at Mid-Year


Homebuyers continue to purchase new homes across the Villages of Irvine at a pace unmatched in the Western United States.  For the fourth consecutive year, the Villages of Irvine – built by the Irvine Company’s Community Development Company – was named the Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the Western United States by the Robert Charles Lesser Company in their 2015 Mid-Year Update.

“Homebuyers continue to make the Villages of Irvine the Top-Selling Master Planned Community in the West because they appreciate the unparalleled quality of life enjoyed from decades of thoughtful planning,” said Tom Veal, Vice President of Residential Sales and Marketing for Irvine Company Community Development.  He continued, “New homebuyers consistently tell us that Villages of Irvine homes are attractive because they are great homes built by renowned builders, with nearby access to acres of open space.  Schools are planned within our neighborhoods, and our homes are close to employment and world-class shopping, dining and entertainment.  Clearly the lifestyle experience across the Villages of Irvine continues to resonate with new homebuyers."

The large volume of new home sales – 1,036 – in the first six months of 2015 across the Villages of Irvine marks a 55% increase over new home sales during the same time period in 2014 (664), and mark the highest number in the Western United States, according to The Top-Selling Master Planned Communities Mid-Year 2015 Update by Robert Charles Lesser and Company (RCLCO).  The update also noted that the Villages of Irvine was the only new home community in Orange County listed among the top-20 selling communities for the first half of 2015.

“Our research shows that the Villages of Irvine continue to offer buyers a quality housing product and lifestyle they want to invest in,” said Taylor Mammen, Community and Resort Advisory Group Managing Director for the Los Angeles office of RCLCO.  “Villages of Irvine ranks number two in our Mid-Year Update and first among communities in the West, and the community’s success is a testament to the quality residential development delivering a diverse range of housing products and amenities that buyers are seeking in Southern California.”

Cypress Village offers new homeshoppers the next generation of innovative home designs.  Cypress Village neighborhoods epitomize luxury, refinement and fresh living spaces that set a new benchmark for single-family homes.  Residents at Cypress Village enjoy a resort-style lifestyle, complete with expansive amenities, shopping, abundant trails within walking distance and new schools within the most-heralded district in the region.  Cypress Village’s neighborhoods offer townhomes and flats and single-family homes that range from approximately 1,122 to 2,743 square feet, and are priced from the mid $400,000s to the low $1,000,000s.

Set against the majestic backdrop of Loma Ridge, the Village of Orchard Hills epitomizes luxury and sophitication with a distinct blend of topography and landscape reminiscent of the European countryside.  The elevated location and unique atmosphere features rolling hillsides, acres of open space and close proximity to working avocado groves.  Residents enjoy resort-style amenities that promote an active and social lifestyle including a variety of family-friendly parks, swimming pools, spas, tot lots, barbecue areas and basketball courts.  The 12 neighborhoods are bordered by miles of trails and paseos.  The nearby Jeffrey Open Space Trail links the more than 16,000 acres of permanently protected parkland and open space, and connects to the 22-mile Mountains to Sea trail, the backbone of the 50,000 acres of permanently preserved land across the Irvine Ranch.    Orchard Hills' neighborhoods offer townhomes and single-family homes that range from approximately 1,494 to 7,030 square feet, and are priced from the mid $600,000s to the mid $2,000,000s.

The neighborhoods within the Village of Portola Springs showcase beautiful new homes in Monterey, Spanish Colonial, Santa Barbara, Tuscan, Northern Italian and Provencal architectural styles.  The Village of Portola Springs is located just minutes from world-class entertainment, dining, shopping and employment, and offers homebuyers a natural, quiet community that provides a unique living experience that includes sweeping views of Loma Ridge and vast expanses of permanently protected open space.  The Village of Portola Springs offers townhomes and single-family homes that range from approximately 1,235 to 2,323 square feet, and are priced from the high $400,000s to the low $900,000s.

The Village of Stonegate is distinctive and charming, offering neighborhoods within inward-oriented enclaves that allow residents to take advantage of unmatched recreational amenities – including six Village parks and the nearby Jeffrey Open Space Trail.  Residents are within walking distance of Woodbury Town Center, and are also close to Cypress Village Shopping Center, Orchard Hills Shopping Center, The Market Place and Irvine Spectrum Center.  The Village of Stonegate offers single-family homes that range from approximately 2,443 to 4,011 square feet, and are priced from the low $1,000,000s to the mid $1,000,000s.

For more information about these Villages of Irvine neighborhoods, visit, or contact a Villages of Irvine New Home Consultant at (949) 720-3234.