Irvine, CA (PressExposure) October 13, 2011 -- The grand opening of Irvine Pacific's newest neighborhood - Santa Maria - will take place in the popular Village of Stonegate on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Located on Irvine Boulevard between Sand Canyon Avenue and Jeffrey Road, Santa Maria's grand opening will allow new homebuyers to tour model homes showcasing three different floorplans from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
"Santa Maria provides new homebuyers with a great opportunity to enjoy the unique lifestyle found in Irvine, especially in the Village of Stonegate" said Tom Veal, Vice President of Residential Sales and Marketing for Irvine Pacific. "Attainable home prices, historically low interest rates and innovative floorplans that emphasize casual living and outdoor entertaining all combine to make Santa Maria very attractive to young professionals looking to own a home and eager to live in a master-planned community with world-class schools, safe neighborhoods and abundant amenities."
Santa Maria's three model homes offer townhomes and flats with stylish floorplans that encourage indoor-outdoor living and range from approximately 1,386 to 1,614 square feet. Priced from the low $400,000s, these new homes include two to three bedrooms, two to three baths, spacious living areas and gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Select floorplans feature a highly desirable first floor bedroom as well as courtyards, atriums or decks for outdoor entertaining.
To visit Santa Maria in the Village of Stonegate, take either the 405 or 5 freeways, exit Sand Canyon Avenue and head east. Turn left at Irvine Boulevard, and then right on Groveland into the Village of Stonegate. Turn left on Crested Bird, and right on Kempton.
Santa Maria is the fifth neighborhood in The Irvine Pacific Collection at the Village of Stonegate, where residents are able to take advantage of abundant recreational amenities including a short stroll to Stonegate Park, the Jeffrey Open Space Trail and Woodbury Town Center. They are also close to Trabuco Grove Shopping Center, Orchard Hills Village Center®, The Market Place and Irvine Spectrum Center®.
Stonegate Park features fields for softball/youth baseball, soccer, full basketball courts, tennis courts, sand volleyball, a tot lot, shade structure, barbecues and picnic tables. Hummingbird and Mockingbird Parks will have swimming pools and other recreational amenities, and Meadowlark Park will be perfect for a family picnic or barbecue.
Santa Maria students will attend Stonegate Elementary School-a California Distinguished School where one of the teachers was recently honored with a prestigious "Teacher of the Year" Award by the Irvine Unified School District-and Sierra Vista Middle School, also honored as a California Distinguished School. All five of Irvine's middle schools were recently ranked among the top 10 in Orange County by the Orange County Register, as the Irvine Unified School District rose atop the newspaper's 2011 Orange County's Best Public Schools Report, dominated by Irvine schools at every level. Santa Maria students will also attend Northwood High School, one of the U.S.
Department of Education's Blue Ribbon School award winners. The prestigious University of California, Irvine-recently ranked among the top 45 national universities according to the experts at U.S. News & World Report-is nearby.
Irvine Pacific offers research-driven homes within the award-winning Villages of Irvine®, utilizing quantifiable consumer feedback and interaction to create new home solutions with innovation, technology and intelligent energy efficiency while integrating long-term planning and building expertise.
Open entertainment areas, flexible rooms, bigger kitchens and more functional indoor/outdoor living spaces are just some of the design innovations found in Irvine Pacific homes. Additional design elements that have proven popular with homebuyers include larger bedrooms and bathtubs, wider hallways, big kitchen islands, built-in desks, large windows, crown molding and coffered ceilings.
"Our research process has provided a number of key insights, including that homebuyers recognize that as a long-term owner that prides itself on a long-term outlook and commitment to high quality and customer service, we know our customers as well as anybody," Veal explained. "Irvine Pacific provides a high-quality home that responds to the ever-changing lifestyles, needs and desires of today's families."
Prospective homebuyers interested in The Irvine Pacific Collection at the Village of Stonegate, including the new neighborhood of Santa Maria, can visit http://www.IrvinePacific.com for more information, or contact a New Home Consultant at (866) 445-5187. The Sales Gallery at Santa Maria is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Mondays (1 p.m. to 6 p.m.).