Getting To Know Irvine Communities: Columbus Grove and Columbus Square

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The Villages of Columbus, including the neighborhoods of Columbus Grove and Columbus Square, are two unique master planned communities. They are unique in the fact that part of these communities lie within the city of Irvine and part within the city of Tustin. The Villages of Columbus are part of Tustin Legacy which spans nearly 1,600 acres of land where the former Marine Corps Air Station was located. Tustin Legacy is composed of 4 different neighborhoods: Tustin Field I, Tustin Field II, Columbus Grove and Columbus Square.

About Columbus Grove

Homes for sale in Columbus Grove straddle the city lines of Irvine and Tustin, located along Harvard Avenue and Jamboree Road between Barranca Parkway and Warner Avenue, area code 92606. The project is on-going with plans to build more new homes, as well as commercial and retail stores. The neighborhood is comprised mainly of detached single family homes as well as attached town homes. Ultimately the community is planned to include a total of 465 properties.

Schools Serving Columbus Grove:

  • Stone Creek Elementary School
  • South Lake Middle School
  • Woodbridge High School

About Columbus Square

Columbus Square is located at the former Marine Corp base off of Irvine Center Drive and Kensington Park Drive, area code 92782. There are eight sub-communities within the area offering attached town homes and detached single-family residences with upwards of 5 bedrooms. Brought to you by home builders Lennar Homes and William Lynn Homes, the housing styles are new and stylish including Tudor, French, Colonial and California Bungalow inspired architecture.

Some of the most affordable condos for sale in Irvine, CA are located within Columbus Grove and Columbus Square. This area is close to all of the shopping and amenities of Irvine yet technically in Tustin which makes the home prices more affordable.

Schools Serving Columbus Square:

  • Marjorie Veeh Elementary School
  • A.G. Currie Middle School
  • Tustin High School

Shopping near the Villages of Columbus

The District Tustin Legacy

This master mall was built to accommodate the Columbus Village communities when they were first planned out and drawn up in 2005. With over 1 million square feet of retail shops, restaurants, grocery stores and entertainment, The District is a hub of entertainment in the Irvine Tustin area. An exciting new addition to the shopping center will be the Union Market Tustin, an artisanal marketplace bringing a variety of independent gourmet food, fashion and fresh new lifestyle businesses to The District.

Entertainment features at the shopping center include AMC Tustin 14 Movie Theater and Bowlmore Lanes, a trendy bowling alley including a complete bar, modern décor and wallpapered with flat screen TVs. The shopping area also houses The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub and RA Sushi Restaurant and Bar, popular late night haunts.

The shopping center is rounded out with a great mix of necessity shops, retail boutiques and discount stores including Target, Costco, TJ Maxx/Home Goods, Lowe’s and more. According to Yelp some of the most popular restaurants at The District include The Winery Restaurant & Bar and vegan-friendly cafe Native Foods.

Interested in the Villages of Columbus or other communities in Irvine? Contact the local experts at our First Team Real Estate Irvine Office and connect with them on Google +. Our agents are the perfect resource to help you find the right home and the right community for you because they know the area better than anyone else in the business. Call or email us today and we'll set you up with a top agent in the area to help you find the home of your dreams!

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