Rising along the foothills of Bommer Canyon and wide open spaces, the community of Turtle Ridge is one of the most desirable communities in the rolling hills of southern Irvine California. Inspired by old world elegance and charm, the residences are upscale and classic. The village of Turtle Ridge features a wide array of real estate options, including luxury single-family homes, detached courtyard condos and urban style townhomes. The unique hillside location of Turtle Ridge south of the 405 Freeway provides an atmosphere of seclusion yet is close to the diverse dining, shopping and entertainment of the area.
Turtle Ridge is home to 12 communities, and many of the homes enjoy the highest elevations in Irvine. There are approximately 1,600 homes distributed through the neighborhoods of Whispering Glen, Ledges, La Cima, Fiore, Canyon’s Edge, Chantory, Citrus, Chaumont, Botanica, Ashton Green, Arezzo, Arborel and Amberhill. Its high location affords privacy, beautiful cityscape vistas, and a few offer ocean views. At an elevation of approximately 700 feet, there’s a resort feel to the area with its Italian-inspired entry portals and stone-and-brick porticos that dot the landscape along with the picturesque sycamore, oak and poplar trees. Many of the gorgeous homes in Turtle Ridge are located in gated communities with 24-hour security. Turtle Ridge homes range in size from 2,200 to 5,500 square feet and offer three to six bedrooms, two to six bathrooms and two to four garages. Prices range from the low $1,000,000s to the upper $2,000,000s.
The gated communities offer the finest in outdoor amenities and recreational activities. Maintaining the natural preserves and grassy knolls, there are winding paths throughout the communities that are ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and leisurely strolls. Many of the trails also lead to nearby shopping venues and schools.
Olympic-size pools, wading pools, tot lots, soccer fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, state-of-the-art fitness centers and picnic areas with barbeques are just a few of the amenities available. The communities within Turtle Ridge are friendly and close-knit. Many of the neighbors meet in gathering areas to socialize and engage in a tasty barbeque.
Turtle Ridge Condos and townhomes range in size from 1,100 to 2,000 square feet of living space. Floor plans include two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and two-car garages. Prices start from the low $400,000s and climb upward to the mid $800,000s. The condos and townhome complexes are upmarket and modern. Chef-inspired kitchens with courtyard terraces are some of the many amenities. Most of the complexes have parks, pools, tennis courts and trails for hiking.
The Irvine Spectrum Center just minutes from Turtle Ridge. This mega mall has boutiques, a Nordstrom department store, restaurants and cinemas. Fashion Island provides al fresco shopping and dining in its charming shops and trendy eateries. Other shopping areas include the South Coast Plaza and its surrounding areas. In the University of California Irvine campus, there are cultural performances for an entertaining evening. The Barclay Theater also holds presentations while the Pacific Symphony entertains you with their music at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
Residents at Turtle Ridge are also less than a half-hour drive to some of California’s most scenic seaside villages and golden beaches. Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach are just a few of the popular beaches the locals venture out to. In addition to chic boutiques, these fine beaches offer snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, fishing, surfing and much more.
With its scenic flora and fauna, cliff-side hills, fun recreational activities and fine homes, Turtle Ridge is resort-style living in suburbia. It is one of the most coveted communities in Irvine.