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Villages of Irvine® named Top-Selling Master Planned Community in United States for first half of 2016


Homebuyers purchased 989 new homes across the Villages of Irvine® in the first half of 2016, a sales pace unmatched in the United States, according to a just-released Robert Charles Lesser and Company (RCLCO) annual mid-year report. 

The popularity of the new homes earned the Villages of Irvine – built by Irvine Company’s Community Development Company – the number one ranking in the 2016 “Top-Selling Master-Planned Community in the United States” survey by RCLCO.    In addition to being the top-selling master-planned community in the country for the first time, it marks the fifth consecutive year that the Villages of Irvine has been the top-selling master-planned community in the Western United States at mid-year.

“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.  “New homebuyers tell us that they love the quality homes built by renowned builders in neighborhoods that enjoy the best schools in the state, nearby access to acres of open space, quality local parks and shopping and close by employment centers – all within America’s safest city.”

No other new home community in Southern California ranked in the top 10 of the 2016 mid-year report, and the Villages of Irvine is the only Orange County, CA new home master planned community to make the list’s top 10.  

“Our research shows that the Villages of Irvine continue to offer new home shoppers a quality housing product and lifestyle they want to invest in,” said Todd C LaRue, managing director, for the Austin office of RCLCO, who headed up the mid-year top-selling master-planned community list.  “The Villages of Irvine ranks first across the USA for the first time, and first among master-planned communities in the West for the fifth consecutive year.  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.”

New homeshoppers can find many opportunities across the Villages of Irvine.

Eastwood Village offers an array of different home types in seven neighborhoods built by Irvine Pacific® and William Lyon Homes– from townhomes and flats to single-family homes.  Irvine’s newest village provides residents with the opportunity to live close to nature with spacious parks and endless scenic trails, all leading to the village center. 

The thoughtfully designed plan at Eastwood Village offers a friendly village atmosphere where families will walk to the new elementary school (opening fall 2017), meet on the soccer fields or tennis courts and picnic under eucalyptus trees.  Life revolves around family here, where neighborhoods are exquisitely framed and connected by a walking paseo, large anchor parks and a new, convenient underpass to the Jeffrey Open Space Trail.  Homes range from approximately 1,161 to 3,380 square feet with pricing from the low $500,000s. 

Seven neighborhoods are available at Portola Springs Village by acclaimed homebuilders California Pacific Homes, William Lyon Homes, KB Home, Brookfield Residential and The New Home Company.  The neighborhoods in Portola Springs Village provide new homebuyers with several different home types, from townhomes and flats to single-family homes, close to a variety of amenities surrounded by a pristine environment.  

Portola Springs Village offers residents a community unlike any other, with sweeping views of Loma Ridge and vast expanses of protected open space.  Close to a variety of amenities designed to make the most of the pristine natural environment, Portola Springs features beautiful homes in an array of inspired architectural styles that are just minutes from the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment center.  Homes range from approximately 1,178 to 3,021 square feet with pricing from the low $500,000s.

Cypress Village offers new homeshoppers neighborhoods that 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. 

California Pacific Homes offers an array of housing choices at Cypress Village, with townhomes and flats and single-family homes that range from approximately 1,165 to 2,070 square feet, and are priced from the low $500,000s.

Set against the majestic backdrop of Loma Ridge, Orchard Hills Village epitomizes luxury and sophistication 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 neighborhoods are bordered by miles of trails and paseos which loop around and provide access to the greater open space around Loma Ridge.  Townhomes and single-family homes range from approximately 1,494 to 2,750 square feet and are priced from the mid $600,000s. 

Homebuyers seeking an incomparable lifestyle in one of Irvine’s most exclusive villages can discover the beautiful new homes nestled beyond the gates of the Groves at Orchard Hills.  Eight luxurious collections by acclaimed homebuilders range from approximately 2,476 to 6,937 square feet and are priced from the low 1 millions.

Stonegate Village is distinctive and charming, offering neighborhoods within inward-oriented enclaves that allow residents to take advantage of unmatched recreational amenities – including seven 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®.  Stonegate Village offers single-family homes that range from approximately 2,443 to 3,551 square feet, priced from the low 1 millions. 

Hidden Canyon presents an exclusive Irvine address offering a coveted balance of natural majesty and convenience.  Enjoy the beauty and prestige of canyon living adjacent to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and just 7.5 miles from the renowned coastline of Laguna Beach.  Renowned homebuilder Toll Brothers offers two neighborhoods with homes from 4,608 to 5,536 square feet, priced from the mid $2,000,000s. 

The 3.5-mile, 76-acre Jeffrey Open Space Trail is easily accessible to Villages of Irvine residents, linking them to 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 57,000 acres of permanently preserved land across the Irvine Ranch. 

Prospective homebuyers interested in the new homes available across the Villages of Irvine can visit to register for the interest list or find more information, or contact at New Home Consultant at (949) 720-5921.


About Irvine Company Community Development

Irvine Company Community Development built the Villages of Irvine®, recently honored as the top-selling master-planned community in the United States and named the top-selling master-planned community in the West for the fifth straight year.  ParkScore honored the master-planned community in 2016 as having the best park system in Southern California – and the eighth-best nationwide.  The highly-acclaimed master-planned community is renowned for allowing residents to enjoy a unique lifestyle unmatched in the region – some of the best schools in the state; America’s safest city for 11 straight years; abundant open space, parks and recreational opportunities; and world-class dining, entertainment and employment. For more information, please visit

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