The city of Irvine is a carefully-planned network of communities in Orange County that offers a quality of life unparalleled by many other Southern California cities. Boasting the lowest crime rate in the county and known for its progressively designed residential areas, South Irvine residents enjoy an excellent education system, cultural diversity, a warm, welcoming community atmosphere and an overall healthy lifestyle. Real estate options consist of beautiful family homes to multi-million dollar estates in a variety of prices and styles.
This area is home to the University of California at Irvine (UCI), as well as luxury senior communes and family-oriented parks and amenities. South Irvine includes neighborhoods such as Quail Hill, with its rolling green hills and wide open spaces; Westpark's Mediterranean flavor and organized layout; and the hilltop community of Turtle Ridge, which blends in with the rim of Bommer Canyon.
University Park, which began as a focus for UC Irvine students is one of the older neighborhoods in the area and is now considered a great place to raise a family. Turtle Rock features a network of biking trails and footpaths and like other South Irvine communities, enjoys a seamless blend of untouched nature and residential comfort. Shady Canyon is home to a private luxury golf club with a huge clubhouse and a gorgeous 18-hole course. This gated community is known as well for its preservation of local flora and expanses of natural Southern California landscape. The South Irvine area is also within close proximity of the 405 freeway, the Pacific Shore and all of the amenities of Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Irvine Homes for Sale: Quail Hill, Turtle Ridge, & Turtle Rock Homes
Architectural elements in South Irvine are as diverse as its inhabitants with each neighborhood embodying its own unique style. Classic ranch, Spanish revival, traditional Craftsman, modern contemporary and many other architectural styles coexist in harmony and in some cases side-by-side. The consistent focus on the region's natural landscape provides congruence among even the most dissimilar residential styles. Many South Irvine neighborhoods share community facilities such as Olympic-size swimming pools, playgrounds, walking and bicycling paths, picnic areas, and other out and indoor facilities.
Prices for homes in South Irvine start at $600,000, ranging to multi-million dollar estates. With all of the recent growth in South Irvine, commercial real estate is at an all-time high and if you're looking for a location for your business or a lucrative investment opportunity, there's no better place in Southern California right now than this thriving, innovative southern district of Irvine. Townhomes and condominiums in South Irvine are also readily available for purchase, with prices starting from $300,000 to over $2 million for high-rise complexes.
"Cathy Haney Your Local Real Estate Expert Specializing in Irvine South, California"
First Team Real Estate
4040 Barranca Pkwy. - Suite 100
Irvine, California 92620
Cathy Haney: Cathy is a broker who brings over 20 years of real estate experience to the table, as well as an extensive background in the lending industry and an MBA in marketing and finance. She has access to a wealth of resources as well as the knowledge and expertise to offer you a complete real estate experience. (more)
When it comes to real estate, Cathy does it all! She is a certified Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource Specialist (SFR) and is one of the top agents in her office at First Team Real Estate. In addition to working with traditional buyers and sellers, Cathy has spent several years working with investors and assisting them in finding the right properties that provide the highest returns.
Cathy is a Broker with First Team Real Estate, the #1 company in Orange County in real estate sales. "We do more sales per year than our top two competitors combined. Part of the reason we are so successful is our massive and multifaceted marketing program for each of our listings, our proprietary Buyer Pipeline, and our exclusive analytical tools that identify changes in the market so that we can use it to our sellers' advantage. We also have access to over 20,000 foreclosure properties and to potential 'Not on the Net Yet' homes which gives you a huge advantage in knowing about a home before the general public does."
Cathy was raised in Orange County. She occasionally writes for the OC Register online edition and is a weekly contributor to Irvine World News' real estate section.
Irvine South Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 14th, 2014: homes priced around $1,650,661 compared to $1,647,691 the previous week, for a slight increase of less than +1%. For Friday, April 18th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.32%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.36%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.65%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.08%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Irvine South CA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Irvine South to help you find the best home!