Tucked in the San Joaquin Hills, the village of Turtle Rock is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Irvine. The village was named for a ceremonial rock discovered by the Gabrielino Indians that resembled a tortoise shell. With its abundant community parks, open spaces and elaborate trail system, the village has a rural-suburban feel with lots of places to enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Although the village has no shopping areas or commercial centers, it is close to major freeways and the Concordia University and the University of California.
Turtle Rock features a wide array of real estate options, including cozy homes, custom estates and modern condos and townhomes. Many of the Turtle Rock homes were constructed in the late 1960s and through the late 1970s. The Turtle Rock homes range in size from 1,600 to 3,700 square feet with beautiful views of the rolling hills of Irvine. Homes feature three to five bedrooms, two to four bathrooms and two to three-car garages. Currently, prices range from the mid $800,000s to the mid $1,000,000s.
The condos and townhomes in Turtle Rock offer some of the most living space in Irvine and range from 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet. These residences offer two to four bedrooms, two to three bathrooms and two to three-car garages. Prices start in the low $500,000s and range upward to the low $1,000,000s.
Turtle Rock is a family-friendly neighbor with a close-knit feel. The Turtle Rock Community Park is a popular venue for the locals. The back of the park connects to the Shady Canyon Trail with steep paths for biking, hiking, jogging or walking. There is a plethora of picnic tables and barbeques and a multi-purpose room can be rented for larger events. Equipped with volleyball courts, tennis courts and an engaging children’s playground, the park is haven of fun. The park even has a nature center for kids with summer outdoor programs.
The residents of Turtle Rock don’t have to travel far to find things to do. With Irvine’s 45 square miles, the city is packed with world-class golf, metropolitan shopping, hiking, international ballets, diverse dining and much more. In Irvine, almost everything is less than 10 minutes apart.
Residents can enjoy biking in Bommer Canyon, take in the symphony at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and get a ride on the 108-foot Ferris wheel at the Irvine Spectrum Center all in one day. The Irvine Spectrum is a mega mall with hundreds of chic shops, tasty cafes and a blockbuster movie theater. It’s easy to shift gears from the outdoor recreation at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary to a show at the Irvine Barclay Theater. The city of Irvine is the perfect blend of outdoor fun and cultural venues.
Residents are also close to the famed shopping at Fashion Island and the South Coast Plaza. Fashion Island is Orange County’s premier coastal shopping mecca, offering a unique blend of luxury, designer and fashion specialty boutiques, including Macy’s, Nordstom, Bloomingdale’s, and Neiman Marcus. The mall also features al fresco dining overlooking the ocean. The South Coast Plaza is the crown jewel of shopping in coastal California. The renowned plaza offers an unsurpassed collection of more than 200 chic boutiques, national department stores and acclaimed restaurants.
For a day of beach fun, Turtle Rock is less than a half-hour drive to some of California’s most beautiful coast beaches. Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach and Newport Coast are just a few of the popular beaches for the locals.
Turtle Rock is the perfect location for a suburban lifestyle that is fun and filled with adventure.