Portola Springs is a community in Irvine, California that is surrounded by open space, and the Lomas Ridge. Located on the outskirts of the city, this village has several neighborhoods within it, all said to give off a relaxed ambiance.
Portola springs has several unique enclaves with different characteristics. There are a variety of single family residences and townhouses; all on different types of terrain. Construction on this community began in 2006 and continues into today. Popular neighborhoods include Sevilla, Decada, Los Arboles, Ironwood, Bougainvillea, San Carlos, and Agave. Residents are surrounded by a community park, and village retail center which offer shopping and dining. There are also many trails which link the center as well as open spaces.
You’ll find a variety of price points with smaller condos, and large million dollar luxury homes blending together. Amenities include a community swimming pool, tennis court, clubhouse, playground, outdoor cooking area, and sports court. Home Owners Association dues are charged each month.
The Irvine Unified School District offers top ranked facilities such as Jeffrey Trail Middle School, Portola Spring Elementary, and Northwood High School. Some families choose private facilities such as Spectrum Montessori, Creekside Children’s Center, and Tarbut V’torah Community Day School. This is also the home of the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Irvine Valley College is just across the 5 Freeway.
There are many other shopping centers in this region including Irvine Spectrum which is an outdoor mall that offers merchants like Barnes & Noble, American Apparel, and The Cheesecake Factory. There are several golf courses in Irvine like the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course, Strawberry Farms Golf Club, and Oak Creek Golf Club.
Irvine is considered to be one of Orange County’s safest cities. This planned community has been used in many films and television. Each October it hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival to celebrate diversity among its residents.
5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA 92604-4652
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