Irvine Communities: OC Great Park

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 28 January 2014 11:39

About OC Great Park

The OC Great Park community in Irvine is located on what used to be the Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Back in December of 2013 the city voted to allow FivePoints real estate development and Management Company to build 688 acres of amenities at the Great Park in exchange for the opportunity to build an additional 4,606 residential properties in the Great Park Neighborhoods.

Pavilion Park is the first of the Great Park Neighborhoods to be built and is located at the northern edge of the Orange County Great Park. The neighborhood’s architecture is inspired by classic American Heritage designs and geared toward meeting the needs of today’s multigenerational families. The community offers 10 different home models, all single-family residences, for a wide variety of options.

Schools serving OC Great Park

  • Canyon View Elementary School
  • Jeffrey Trail Middle School
  • Northwood High School

Parks Nearby

Yep you guessed it, these neighborhoods are all located right next to the Orange County Great Park. The Great Park spans a total of 1,347 acres and includes amenities such as the Great Park Carousel, Farmer’s Market and Picnic Area, Palm Courts Art Complex, and Kids Rock Playground– an interactive and educational eco-friendly playground. However, the park is probably best known for the giant orange hot air balloon which can take you up 400 feet in the air with amazing panoramic views of up to 40 miles on a clear day.

You can also stop by the visitor’s center and borrow some free sport equipment to use on any of the ample open lawn areas at the park. Currently every Sunday from 10am to 2pm you can also visit the Farmer’s Market to stock up on fresh fruits, veggies, breads, plants and other treasures from local artisans.

Not only do residents in the Great Park neighborhoods get to enjoy the expansive Great Park, each neighborhood will have its own central park with more amenities and a smaller community feel. Pavilion Park includes a swimming pool and spa, sport courts and a playground for children. The community was also built with walkability and bikability in mind with several paths running through the neighborhoods to keep residents active, healthy, and connected to one another.

Shopping near OC Great Park

The Woodbury Town Center is the closest Irvine Company shopping center for the Great Park area. The Great Park Neighborhoods are also close to the city of Lake Forest which offers more shopping, dining and retail shopping centers.

Woodbury Town Center

6200 - 6460 Irvine Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92620

Woodbury Town Center offers everything residents need for everyday use. The shopping area has 2 grocery stores: Ralph’s and Trader Joe’s, a Walgreens, LA Fitness gym, several quick service restaurants, a wide array of banks, Staples, Home Depot and of course a few places to grab a sweet treat like Casey’s Cupcakes or Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt. Check out the center to see what other shops and businesses the area has to offer.

Irvine Spectrum

71 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

Irvine Spectrum is just a quick drive down the 5 Freeway and has anything and everything residents could need. Not only is the Irvine Spectrum equipped with all the stores and shops you would want and need in a mall, it also offers tons of entertainment opportunities for adults and children. Kids can play in the outdoor fountain or new play area or catch a ride on the kiddie train, carousel or Ferris wheel. Adults on the other hand can choose from several restaurant bars in shopping center, watch a movie at the theater or catch a comedy show at the Irvine Improv Comedy Club.

If you’re interested in learning more about the OC Great Park area and the real estate options open to you, contact the experts at the First Team Irvine Office and connect with them on Google+. When you buy newly constructed homes, it’s important to have an agent to protect your interests and put your needs above the builder’s. Call or email us now and we’ll set you up with a top agent who knows the area to help you find the right home for you and your family.

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