Foothill Ranch

Welcome to Foothill Ranch

Foothill Ranch One of the newest master-planned communities in South Orange County is the city of Foothill Ranch. Located close to the 5 Freeway and the 405 Freeway, Foothill Ranch, is a part of the city of Lake Forest. It is a community that is approximately 2,700 acres in size, and it contains around 3,400 + homes in 34 individual subdivisions or tracts. Foothill Ranch is a unique mix of residential homes and commercial zones and awesome open spaces. It is also home to some large corporations, such as Oakley, Inc.

The city of Foothill Ranch offers a wonderful quality of life, whether you are a single professional, a young family, an empty nester, or a senior looking for an active adult 55+ community to live in. For families, the community offers great schools, and is a part of the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.

History
The region was originally settled by the Spaniards and later, the land fell under Mexico’s rule, followed by the subsequent statehood of California. The area also enjoyed a storied period as cattle ranching region for many years.

Activities
Besides quality dining, recreation and shopping amenities throughout the city, the quality of life is enhanced with lots of open spaces and wonderful parks. Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is a large expanse with about 2,500 acres of trees and grassland hills, along with steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. This beloved outdoor area features great rock formations, such as the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. Featuring 23 trails totaling around 17 miles, this park offers excellent hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Nearby golf courses such as Dove Canyon Country Club, Casta Del Sol Golf Course and Tijeras Creek Golf Club offer great courses for golf aficionados and retirees looking to spend their autumn years on world class golf courses. The city of Foothill Ranch is like a gem nestled in the setting of the larger city, Lake Forest, CA. It is a great city to call home and raise a family, start a business or look to retirement opportunities.

 

Portola Hills

The community of Portola Hills is a part of Lake Forest, and it’s fast on its way to being one of the best places to live in Orange County. Portola Hills is a relatively new community, and it’s a unique mix of residential homes surrounded by parks and wilderness, giving the community its distinct open and fresh feel.

Residents of Portola Hills will be able to avail themselves of the new 86-acre Sports Park and Recreation Center in Lake Forest proper. It will feature soccer and baseball fields, as well as tennis, basketball and volleyball courts. Portola Hills is an ideal community for active people. In addition to all these sports facilities, there’s nearby golf courses like Dove Canyon Country Club, Casta Del Sol Golf Course and Tijeras Creek Golf Club offer world class golfing. Great hiking trails, mountain biking trails and horseback riding trails abound nearby.

Housing in Portola Hills
Portola Hills has over 2,100 housing units inside the community. The community’s size is approximately 348 acres of land.

Condominium and Townhomes
Some of the developments include Canyon View and Canyon View West. As far as Townhouses, you can choose from Bella Palermo, Canyon Rim and Montecido.

Semi-Detached Homes
There are two tracts offering semi-detached properties. Serenado and Sycamore Ridge are the main developments.

Detached Homes
There are 7 tracts offering detached homes, including Alderwood, Antigua, J.M. Peters Portola, Crestmont, Crown Pointe, Live Oak Estates and Portola Hills. If you are looking to buy or sell your Portola Hills home, call the specialist, Melanie Callahan for a confidential and free consultation.

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