Review of Heritage Crossings – A New Community built at Former St. Jude Medical Center

For Placentia and Yorba Linda residents who were watching anxiously what would happen to the former site of the St. Jude Heritage Medical Center on Yorba Linda Blvd and Prospect, they finally got an answer when homebuilder D.R. Horton raised a banner almost a year ago advertising “New Townhomes” on the street corner.

Many Yorba Linda and Placentia residents visited their doctors here.
Many Yorba Linda and Placentia residents visited their doctors here.

Named after the former medical facility, “Heritage Crossings” is a community of 80 3-story townhomes that start with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath designs with 1,176 square feet all the way up to 3 bedrooms (plus den), 3.5 baths with 1,966 square feet.

Prices at the time of my visit started at $496,990.

All designs have modern kitchen layouts with plenty of counter space.
All designs have modern kitchen layouts with plenty of counter space.
Although many units will have 2 shared walls, the designs appeared to allow plenty of light inside
Although many units will have 2 shared walls, the designs appeared to allow plenty of light inside.
Homes on the north side of the complex have a view of distant Vista Del Verde.
Homes on the north side of the complex have a view of distant Vista Del Verde.

The Good….

Large, open layout of Residence 1923 (the largest plan) has a great room with line of sight to the large kitchen.
Large, open layout of Residence 1923 (the largest plan) has a great room with line of sight to the large kitchen.
The ground floor of Plan 1923 has a full bathroom and den. Perfect for an office, play room, home theater, game room, or 4th bedroom.
The ground floor of Plan 1923 has a full bathroom and den. Perfect for an office, play room, home theater, game room, or 4th bedroom.
The other angle of the ground level den.
The other angle of the ground level den.
D.R. Horton actually spared a space for a picnic area instead of building on every square inch.
D.R. Horton actually spared a space for a picnic area instead of building on every square inch.
Curb appeal is complex with balconies, front patios, and different styles for each building.
Curb appeal is complex with balconies, front patios, and different styles for each building.

 

The Bad…

Contrast to the detailed curb appeal, the garage alleys are reminiscent of what you'd find in an older apartment complex.
Contrast to the detailed curb appeal, the garage alleys are reminiscent of what you’d find in an older apartment complex.
When builders maximize profits, there's really no way getting around plenty of these. For families with babies, you'll be carrying the baby and other items up and down.
When builders maximize profits, there’s really no way getting around plenty of these. Since all floor plans have the garage on the ground floor and kitchen on the 2nd floor, look to haul groceries and possibly napping kids up and down these steps.

 

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