Turtle Rock Homes For Sale
BanCorp Realty would like to introduce you to the master-planned, Turtle Rock (ZIP Code 92603) community of Irvine, which is located in quiet, safe, secure and private neighborhoods that are tucked into the south side of Irvine. Turtle Rock was one of the initial five villages that originally formed Irvine. Turtle Rock was actually the second village to appear on the Irvine landscape and was designed to blend into the land, instead of altering the natural topography of this hillside village on the Irvine Ranch, and is further subdivided into 18 unique Turtle Rock housing tracts and neighborhoods. With a population of over 24,000, Turtle Rock real estate is recognized as a dense, suburban residential area where 65-percent of residents own their homes (the other 35-percent rent). Its 1967 founding is commemorated by a sculpture of the shell of a turtle found in the Turtle Rock Community Park. The Villages of Turtle Rock; University Park, Culverdale, the Ranch and Walnut were completed by the 1970's - however, new, custom-built estates have continued to be built well into the 2,000's.
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The upper-class Turtle Rock residential market delivers a nearly-perfect blend of older, vintage homes and new construction. The upscale-contemporary Turtle Rock community continues to march forward as one of city's most revered and respected areas to reside in - and is also some of the most highly-sought-after addresses in Irvine. Even though many of the highly-desirable Turtle Rock properties are over forty-years old, these classic homes in Turtle Rock will still be relevant and influential for many generations into the future. The village of Turtle Rock’s; home sites, roads, neighborhoods and terraced homes were originally laid out to maximize views and preserve the area’s natural beauty, designed as an extension of San Joaquin Hills, not a competitor to it.
The community's H.O.A., which is managed by Keystone Pacific Property which can be reached at 949-833-2600. provides maintenance and ongoing upkeep for the multitude of community resort-style amenities including; multiple swimming pools, a modern clubhouse and tennis courts. Adding to their distinction, the neighborhoods of Turtle Rock are connected to one another via streetscapes, green open spaces and a network of biking trails open green areas, parks, along with a trail network that interweaves around the breathtaking Turtle Rock single-family-residences and intimate and elegant townhouse-style condos. While it is not entirely clear where the name "Turtle Rock" comes from, there is a rocky outcropping on Rockview Drive at the northern end of the community that is now maintained as part of the association park. Turtle Rock Irvine is found adjacent to its "sister community" Turtle Ridge, and Shady Canyon is also located within the formal and refined Turtle Rock coastal real estate market. Geographically, Turtle Rock is found in the San Joaquin Hills, and often this highest peak is often wrongly named Turtle Rock, however, this hill is nameless - a smaller hill to the north is referred to as French Hill.
The majority of the enchanting Turtle Rock custom homes have gorgeous mountain, hills, golf-course and city-lights views. The inspiring properties in Turtle Rock are interlinked harmoniously together amidst a colorful and scenic rolling-hills backdrop, that boasts an exclusive twist on affluent living. The villas, townhomes and attached condos in Turtle Rock are prestigious and appealing, reflecting an affluent way of life overlooking the Irvine basin. All of the high-profile Turtle Rock Irvine homes for sale are cloaked by the beauty of Mother Nature, all set in a tranquil, calm, undisturbed and serene ambiance. Although the neighborhoods in Turtle Rock are found in a suburban/rural area, the Turtle Rock residences are also in close proximity to the urban conveniences and shopping centers found just outside the community incuding; Parkview Center, University Park Center, Campus Plaza, and University Center, where you will find; restaurants, banks, professional services, grocery stores, national and local boutique shopping stores, and most everything else that a Turtle Rock resident would need. Additional entertainment and shopping experiences are available at the open-air Irvine Spectrum Shopping Center and world-famous South Coast Plaza.
How Much Does It Cost To Live In Turtle Rock Irvine?
An entry-level, attached condo with three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, with approximately 1,400 square feet are selling in the mid-to-high $600,000's, with partial greenbelt and park views. Well-maintained townhomes start in the low $1,000,000's, and average two-bedrooms and three-bathrooms, and you should expect 1,850 square feet of living space with more expansive vistas than the condos. The least expensive, detached, single family residence starts out in the mid $1,000,000's, and they come with approximately 1,750 square feet, with average bedroom counts being three-bedrooms and three-bathrooms (many of these are hard-to-find single-level-homes). At the upper-echelon of the price points, we are seeing custom built estates with asking prices from the high $3,000,000's to the low $4,000,000's with five-seven bedrooms and four-six bathrooms with approximately 6,500 square feet of living space on quarter-acre lots, most will all-embracing views (we have not included the Shady Canyon community in these home prices).
Where Is Turtle Rock Irvine Located?
It is bordered by University Drive to the North, to the east by the 405-Freeway, to the south by Toll Road-73, and to the West by Culver Drive. On a larger scale; the community is bordered by Quail Hill to the East, University Park to the North, Turtle Ridge and Shady Canyon to the South, and University Town Center and UCI to the West. A two-lane internal loop road, Turtle Rock Drive, encircles the village and is a major thoroughfare between the neighborhoods. The Oak Creek and Strawberry Farms Golf Courses are located next to the meticulously-maintained Turtle Rock Irvine view properties. The school-aged residents of Turtle Rock are part of the Nationally-acclaimed Irvine Unified School District, and they have access to the public schools of Turtle Rock and Bonita Canyon Elementary School's and University High School. Concordia University is also found close to Turtle Rock, California.
Drawing primarily off of Mediterranean, Craftsman, Traditional and Contemporary architectural exterior design influences, the topography and terrain of the land were the building blocks that assisted the builders in designing these well-constructed and well-designed construction architectural design elements. the interiors of the stately homes in Turtle Rock are just as varied as the exteriors as it relates to; amenities, upgrades and new-renovations. Some of the creature comforts that a potential home buyer might expect in a semi-custom home in Turtle Rock might likely include; custom crown moldings, granite or quartz counter tops and back splashes, customized wood or stone flooring, soaring ceilings (9+feet), gourmet kitchens with "best-in-everything" appliances, view terraces and Loggia that blur the boundaries between outdoor and indoor living spaces, in ground pools, lush and mature front and backyard eco-friendly landscaping, three-car garages, and custom window coverings.
The Turtle Rock Crest neighborhood is the largest master planned neighborhood of Turtle Rock, and is located at the highest elevations of the community and provides the home owners with the most panoramic vistas found in the majestic Turtle Rock coastal real estate market. There are three different sections of Turtle Crest: Akins, Custom and Standard Pacific. These homes were built in the 1980’s and they are actually considered attached-residences. The prodigious Turtle Rock Irvine homes are located in one of the most exclusive areas of Irvine and includes the housing tracts/neighborhoods of Broadmoor, Concordia, Glen Garden Homes, Patio Homes and Town homes, Highlands Garden, Lusk and Townhouses, Ridge Townhomes, Shady Canyon Custom, Summit Estates, Gallery, Regency Towne Collection, Campus View, Sycamore, Villas of Shady Canyon Hills President, Pointe Turtle Rock, Shady Canyon Masters Collection, Sierra Bonita, Sierra, Terrace President and Vista Condos. Turtle Rock Realtors say that the residents also profit from being situated in a city with one of the lowest crime rates in the entire country - all of the older properties in Turtle Rock have no special Mello-Roos tax assessments associated with them.
The Turtle Rock home owners have access to the best in recreational and outdoor activities, with entryways to amazing circuitous trails meandering around and through the neighborhoods, designed for for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Many of the trails, along with their scenic flora and fauna, cliff-side hills, and valley view vistas will take the Turtle Rock residents directly to nearby shopping and restaurants. How about catching a lunar eclipse at the Turtle Rock Viewpoint Trail? Chaparral Park is where you can find the trail – and it is one of the best-kept secrets in Turtle Rock. The city lights below are like a Christmas Tree, and you can see the UCI campus, along with the illuminated Anteater Recreational Center (ARC) fields - you are even able to catch a glimpse of Catalina Island here. The Turtle Rock Nature Center is located at the base of the San Joaquin Hills, and serves as a community resource for environmental interests and concerns. The five-acre nature preserve is both a home for wildlife and an outdoor classroom where visitors and program participants learn to protect our natural environment. Visitors can take a self-guided trail walk during regular operating hours.
Expect the unexpected when your focus shifts towards the local neighborhoods within Turtle Rock Irvine, which exude dignity and prestige in family-centered surroundings on low-traffic, pedestrian-friendly streets, lined with lush and mature trees. The homes were consciously-conceived in advanced with free-flowing floor plans that fosters continuity, with each floor-plan "connecting-the-dots" from the front of the house to the rear door, not unlike a problematic puzzle. The memorable Turtle Rock high-end residential market continues to thrive, and the area is not just about a beautiful year-round climate, its about sophisticated living adjacent to people from different cultures from around the world.
What About the Turtle Rock Community Center And Park?
It is is found within the 25+ acre Turtle Rock Community Park. The park amenities include; two restrooms, a library, drinking fountains, 2 children play areas, 1 amphitheater, 4 lighted tennis courts, 1 lighted volleyball court, 1 baseball diamond, 5 barbecues, 1 picnic shelter, 22 picnic tables and electrical outlets. Additional items available for reservation for the Turtle Rock residents include; a multipurpose room, kitchen, meeting room, and craft room.
Additional Programs Available to the Turtle Rock Residents.
Nature Trail - is a paved trail that displays native Southern Californian habitats, including riparian, desert and woodlands. Frequent visitors to our nature preserve trail include local birds who enjoy swimming in our pond, lizards who bask in the sun on our rocks, and rabbits who disappear into the desert brush.
Native Plant Garden - This native plant garden features some common plant species native to Orange County. Visit the garden for a chance to learn about the importance of local plant species. and to get information on how to plant natives in your own.
Labyrinth - this is a circular, winding rock path – and there are multiple ways to encounter the Labyrinth. It represents our passage through time and experience. Like the journey of life, no time or effort is wasted.
Additional Trails - The Turtle Rock Trail is a 1.6 mile hike that is easily accessible and boasts stunning views in every direction. The trail is shared by hikers, dog walkers and trail runners. The view from the top is amazing, with ocean views to the West and mountain views to the North. It is an ideal location for a picnic lunch or a sunset cocktail. The Turtle Rock/French Hill Loop is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate for the trail walkers.
All of the homes that are available for sale in the Turtle Rock community of Irvine are listed above - you will also find detailed information on the community, and where the specific properties are located. Our local professionals would love to share all of the information that we have accumulated over the last two-decades on this exclusive community - both past and present. Sellers will benefit from our extensive marketing (SEO, excellent brochures, and targeted marketing campaigns to real estate professionals both locally and nationally. Buyers will benefit from our ability to shrewdly negotiate for them, we know all of the comparable sales and factors are contributing to value. Please contact us directly at 949-632-7006 to learn more about our organization and or capabilities.
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