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Villages of Irvine Named Top-Selling Master Planned Community in Western United States for Fourth Consecutive Year


Homebuyers purchased new homes across the Villages of Irvine® in 2015 at a pace unmatched in the Western United States for the fourth consecutive year, according to the just-released Robert Charles Lesser and Company (RCLCO) annual report.

The popularity of the new homes earned the Villages of Irvine -- built by Irvine Company's Community Development Company -- the 2015 'Top-Selling Master-Planned Community in the Western United States' award from RCLCO.

"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.

The large volume of new home sales -- 1,674 in 2015 -- across the Villages of Irvine eclipsed 2014's total of 1,414 and marked the largest number of new home sales in the region. No other new home community in Southern California ranked in the top 10 of the new report, and the Villages of Irvine are the only Orange County, CA new home master planned community to make the top-selling list.

"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 top-selling master-planned community list. "The Villages of Irvine rank number two across the USA and first among master-planned communities in the West for the fourth 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 home shoppers can find many opportunities across the Villages of Irvine.

Interest lists are forming now for new neighborhoods debuting in early 2016 at Irvine's newest village, Eastwood Village, and at Portola Springs Village.

Eastwood Village will open with an array of different home types in six neighborhoods built by Irvine Pacific® -- from townhomes and single-floor flats to single-family homes. Irvine's newest village will provide 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 envisions 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 will revolve 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 2,952 square feet with pricing to be announced.

Five new neighborhoods are debuting at Portola Springs Village by acclaimed homebuilders California Pacific Homes, William Lyon Homes, Brookfield Residential and The New Home Company. Opening in early 2016, these new 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 2,815 square feet with pricing to be announced.

New homes are also available at three other Villages of Irvine.

Cypress Village offers new homeshoppers the next generation of innovative home designs by Irvine Pacific. 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 1,164 to 2,493 square feet, and are priced from the high $400,000s.

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. Seven luxurious collections by acclaimed homebuilders range from approximately 2,906 to 7,030 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 4,011 square feet and are priced from the low 1 millions.

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.

Outdoor enthusiasts begin the Mountains to Sea Trail in oak-filled Weir Canyon and move south through Irvine and Peters Canyon Regional Park, past the historical Irvine Ranch agricultural headquarters and along the San Diego Creek Channel to Upper Newport Bay. notes, "There's no more enjoyable way to experience one of the nation's most spectacular networks of parks, trails and preserved natural lands."

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.

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