Orchard Hills

Orchard Hills from the Irvine Company is a master-planned community located near the northeastern edge of Irvine in Orange County, California. On its northeastern edge, Orchard Hills is backed by the rugged Loma Range and traced by California Route 241, known as the Eastern Transport Corridor. Route 241 diverges into Route 133, forming part of Orchard Hills’ southern corner.

View of properties in Orchard Hills and surrounding hills in Orange County, Ca.

Orchard Hills Market Stats

Average Home Price $2.7M
Lowest Priced Home $1.2M
Highest Listing Price $6M
Total Property Listings 23
Avg. Days On Market 32
Avg. Price/SQFT $714

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Orchard Hills Area Information

Entry to Orchard Hills’ various communities is provided along its southwestern edge formed by the Portola Parkway. The northwestern border of Orchard Hills is formed by Route 261.

Neighboring communities include:

To the east is a vast wilderness area including Limestone Canyon Regional Park. Irvine Lake is a short distance north of the Orchard Hills Community.

Orchard Hills has two main access points forming a loop that encompasses Northwood High School, starting as Orchard Hills road in the south and becoming Culver Drive near its northernmost point.

Much of the Orchard Hills area is dedicated to either rugged, grassy hills, or avocado groves. These features provide a scenic alternative to the much more dense urban landscapes of Irvine to the south and west.

Orchard Hils Real Estate

Orchard Hills includes a number of smaller communities offering a mix of residential types from apartment condos to larger detached homes with ample yard space.

Overall the architecture is European in inspiration, with a mix of Mediterranean features like terracotta roof tiles, earthy stucco exteriors, and an abundance of balconies, courtyards, and arched windows.

Orchard Hills’ more spacious homes range well over 4,000 square feet with up to 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. Homes in Orchard Hills are built by some of California’s most trusted and prestigious home builders.

Some of the larger and more established communities in Orchard Hills are:

  • Orchard Hills Apartment Homes
  • The Groves
  • Orchard Vista Park
  • Reserve at Orchard Hills

The Reserve is a large new extension to Orchard Hills to the east, incorporating various enclaves like Verdi, Lago, Como, Terra, Vivo, and Ravello.

Other neighborhoods on the way in the northwestern portion of Orchard Hills include:

  • Padova
  • Varenna
  • Bella Vista
  • Alta Vista
  • Lucca
  • Vicenza
  • Saviero
  • Cetara
  • Palermo

Orchard Hills Community Amenities

Coming from Irvine Villages, you can expect Orchard Hills to have a range of high-quality community amenities and features.

Sure enough, there are at least 6 large community parks in Orchard Hills which offer use of common resort-style pools, play areas, greens, and clubhouses.

Orchard Hills is also home to two prestigious schools: Orchard Hills Middle School and Northwood High School. Another crucial facility is located at the corner of Culver Drive and Portola Parkway - The Orchard Hills Shopping center which includes various takeout restaurants, cafes, stores, and services.

The wider area around Orchard Hills’ various residential communities has many more attractions and opportunities for fun activities. There are the various trails through the hills around Orchard Hills itself, like the Orchard Hills loop, as well as the many trails that run through Limestone Canyon Regional Park to the east.

Irvine Regional Park, including the Orange County Zoo is a short distance north, and the University of California Irvine Campus is 20 minutes away to the south. Corona Del Mar State Beach park is a further 10 minutes beyond that.

In all, Orchard Hills is a community that has it all: Resort-style amenities, prestigious schools, shopping, scenic hills with hiking trails, and beautiful tree-lined and walkable streets.

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