Homeowners who purchased a home a few years ago and are looking to upgrade have the option to stay in their own backyard. While many would love to escape to a beach community, there are several advantages to staying put within your current Placentia Yorba School district.
With many homeowners getting excited with an increase in their home’s value and improving economy, many are thinking of selling in order to “move up” into a larger home. In a prior blog, I mentioned the options a homeowner has for selling in order to buy.
Here are a few of my picks for someone currently living in less than 2,600 square feet in living space looking to expand to luxury home over 3,000 square feet in Yorba Linda, Brea, and Placentia.
Within the Placentia Yorba Linda School District
1. East Lake Village – with homes built in the late 80s to early 2000’s, these ageless designs by S&S (now named Shapell Homes) can be either a rare single story home or all the way up to a 2 story with 4,000 square feet in the heart of Yorba Linda. Since many of the homes were built in the early 90’s, lot sizes are generous and there are plenty of greenbelt spaces to create an open feel of the community. There are countless amenities within the association such as a banquet room, full exercise room, private lake, tennis courts, and several pools. The 57 freeway is about 15 minutes away while the 91 is a 10 minute drive.
Schools: Glenknoll Elementary, Benardo Yorba Middle, Esperanza High (Southeast of Village Center & Paseo De Las Palomas)
2. Alta Vista South – With designs by HQT homes built in 2002 and Lyon homes in 1999, 2 communities within this area called Torrey Pines and Ironwood have floorplans over 3,000 square feet around the Alta Vista Country Club. HOA amenities include a pool and spa.
3. Bel Maison – located at the front of the Placentia Community “Alta Vista South”, these French-themed, tudor styled homes have the most unique curb appeal in the area. Floorplans range from 2,750 square feet to 3,200 square feet. A few lots on UnderHill Drive look upon the private Alta Vista Country Club and several streets end in a less traveled cul-de-sac.
Schools: Tynes Elementary, Kraemer Middle, Valencia High
4. Vista Del Verde – this high end community surrounds Yorba Linda’s Black Gold Golf course and is dominated by luxurious designs by famous luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers. With their vintage double sweeping staircases and impressive exteriors, these designs seem to command some of the highest values per square foot. Other possibilities include “Greenbriar” by MBK homes, “Corte Bella” by Shapell Homes, and other communities up to 5,100 square feet in living space with many view lots to Catalina.
Schools: Lakeview Elementary, Yorba Linda Middle, El Dorado High
5. Rose Crest – with floorplans up to 3,500 square feet, these modernized designs by Shapell Homes were built in 2005 and is walking distance from the Placentia Sports Complex. Compared to other newer homes in the area, lots sizes are generous.
Schools: Tynes Elementary, Kraemer Middle, Valencia High
6. Kerrigan Ranch – This high end community features a county-like setting with modern designs built in 2005. Directly across the street from Yorba Linda High school, the hilly landscape allows many lots to either be private or have a panoramic view toward Catalina. This is arguably Yorba Linda’s premiere tract home community.
Schools: Mabel Paine Elementary, Yorba Linda Middle, Yorba Linda High
7. Hidden Hills – known for the neighborhood with the “big white house on top of the hill”, this neighborhood contains several custom estates with the best views of North Orange County.
Schools: Travis Elementary, Travis Middle, Yorba Linda High
8. Parkhurst – as one of the premier luxury gated communities of North Orange County, Parkhurst offers all the amenities of a luxury resort while having several lots with views of the Tri-City Park lake. HOA amenities include large greenbelt spaces along walking trails, playgrounds, 2 pool areas with junior olympic-sized pool, spa, volleyball court, basketball courts, and club house.
These homes were built in 2001 and have floorplans that range from 2,800 to 4,600 square feet. All designs offer open spaces where the living room or foyer has high ceilings to the 2nd level roof line. Lot sizes are generous for a newer home. The community actually belongs to the City of Fullerton while residing within the Placentia Yorba School District.
Schools: Golden Elementary, Tuffree Middle, El Dorado High
Outside of the School District
A. Blackstone in Brea – featuring numerous communities with designs over 3,000 square feet, Standard Pacific and Shea Homes currently have 3 brand new communities for sale: Coral Ridge, Emerald Heights, and Montserrat. The communities built a year ago are Jade and Castillian. My prior blog has additional information on those communities.
B. Olinda Ranch – several builders such as Christopher Homes, Van Daele, and KB Homes have designs over 3,000 square feet. This community has several greenbelt spaces, walking trails, nearby museum, and private park with low HOA dues. Most homes were built around 2001.
C. The Presidential Collection – this newer built gated neighborhood consists of homes from 3,700 to 4,300 square feet within a prime area of Fullerton. Within a short walk is Fullerton’s famous “Fullerton Loop” desired by active individuals who enjoy hiking, jogging, and biking. Historic Downtown Fullerton is only minutes away. These 2002/03 constructed designs have many of the modern amenities and desired layouts.
For more information regarding upcoming listings and current pricing within these neighborhoods, you can call Edwin at 714-501-2732.