Irvine Communities: Turtle Rock

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 11 February 2014 14:39

About Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock Irvine is located within zip code 92603 on the southern end of the city. The community neighbors on the villages of Shady Canyon and Turtle Ridge and is bordered by Ridgeline Drive, Campus Drive and Culver Drive.  Homes for sale in Turtle Rock Irvine, CA offer quiet neighborhoods, mountain views and several community amenities with over twenty home tracts.

The first hillside village in Irvine, Turtle Rock was built in the 1970’s. Turtle Rock homes for sale range from affordable condos to high end luxury single family residences priced anywhere from $800,000 to $15million. The community also includes Turtle Rock Vista, apartment homes available for rent. The area is well known for its green open spaces, footpaths and hiking and biking trails.

Schools serving Turtle Rock

  • Turtle Rock Elementary School
  • Bonita Canyon Elementary School
  • University High School
  • Concordia University (Private College)

Parks in Turtle Rock

  • Turtle Rock Community Park – Park amenities include a community center building with several multi-purpose rooms, playgrounds, an amphitheater, sport courts, and picnic and BBQ areas. The entire park is 25.1 acres and is a popular place for neighbors and friends to come together.
  • Chaparral Park – Access to Turtle Rock hiking is available through Chaparral Park.
  • Ralph C Bren Memorial Park
  • Canyon Park

Turtle Rock Irvine Hiking - The Turtle Rock Viewpoint Trail is a great place to enjoy the sunset on a clear day as well as an amazing view of the city. A portion of the hike is paved but there is another more intense climb for experienced hikers looking for a bit of a challenge. The community offers several other trails and footpaths for active residents to enjoy.

Strawberry Farms Golf Club – Strawberry Farms is a public 18 hole golf course within the Turtle Rock area and adds to the tranquil beauty of the community. The venue is a popular location for weddings, business meetings and other special events.

Shopping in Turtle Rock

Parkview Center

5301 - 5401 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Located where University Drive meets Michelson Drive, the Parkview Center is the closest neighborhood shopping area to the community of Turtle Rock. The center is full of community service businesses, restaurants, banks and other convenient shops. Across the street from the Parkview Center is Tanaka Farms.

University Park Center

18002 - 18112 Culver Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Just down Culver Drive from the community of Turtle Rock is the University Park Center. This shopping center is dominated by Wholesome Choice and Rite Aid. The center also includes several quick service restaurants and other neighborhood necessities.

Campus Plaza

4501 - 4547 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

Located on the corner of Campus Drive and California Avenue, the Campus Plaza center is dominated by Albertson’s grocery store and features several delicious quick service restaurants. It is a go-to neighborhood spot for a quick meal or trip to the grocery store.

University Center

4100 - 4255 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

University Center is located along Campus Drive directly across the street from UC Irvine College. The shopping area has a central outdoor dining area surrounded by several quick service eateries, a small movie theater which plays foreign and independent films, Trader Joe’s grocery store and also houses several other businesses.

If you’re interested in learning more about the diverse community of Turtle Rock or any other area of Irvine, reach out to the agents at our First Team Irvine Office and connect with them on Google +. Our team knows the area better than anyone in the market. Call or email if you’d like the help of an expert agent in the area to help you find the right home and community for your lifestyle.

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