Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock is a large community in South Irvine, situated within and on the scenic San Joaquin Hills of Southern California. nTurtle Rock is bounded by Culver Drive to the west, University Drive to the north, Strawberry Farms and Shady Canyon Drive to the east, and Shady Canyon Drive to the south.

Aerial view of Turtle Rock cul-de-sac and surrounding neighborhood in Orange County, CA.

Turtle Rock Market Stats

Average Home Price $1.4M
Lowest Priced Home $3.5K
Highest Listing Price $3.8M
Total Property Listings 33
Avg. Days On Market 23
Avg. Price/SQFT $521

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Turtle Rock Area Information

The community of Turtle Rock itself includes many prestigious and affluent residential enclaves, themselves built around integrated parks with trails that wind through the various neighborhoods, and more rugged hilltops and ridges.

Within Turtle Rock, Turtle Rock Drive provides a loop road around the area, providing easy access to all points and the routes which link Turtle Rock to the wider Irvine and Orange County region.

The area around Turtle Rock has many well-known Irvine attractions. The luxury gated community of Turtle Ridge is located to the south, and the equally luxurious community of Shady Canyon is located to the southeast. Shady Canyon is also home to the world-class Shady Canyon Golf Club, as well as all the resort-like amenities that it offers.

Strawberry Farms Golf Club is located at the northeastern corner of Turtle Rock, beyond which is a wild grassy hillside. The impeccably designed University Park community is just north of Turtle Rock, and west of that is the Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course and William R Mason Regional Park. The large area west of Turtle Rock is home to the University of California Irvine campus and all of its attending communities and facilities.

Overall, Turtle Rock is known for its prestigious schools, scenic views, and large beautiful homes.

Turtle Rock Real Estate

Turtle Rock is one of the older residential communities in Irvine, being founded as far back as 1967.

As such, many of the homes for sale in Turtle Rock date back to the 1970s, characteristic of that era by their large floor space, spacious interiors, and generous lots. As time progressed, many homes were renovated or rebuilt, and now the Turtle Rock real estate market offers a range of large, luxury custom homes.

Many of these have their own private pools, and are built around winding community parks and greens, as well as common clubhouse spaces with pools and entertainment areas.

Turtle Rock’s eastern and northern portions have a few semi-attached and smaller single-family home communities. These offer a great entry into the Turtle Rock lifestyle and real estate market.

In all you will find real estate and homes in Turtle Rock that vary between California modern and Spanish or Mediterranean-revival styles, as well as some modern infill properties. Homes at the center of Turtle Rock are the most sought after, boasting the best views, beautiful terraced gardens, and homes approaching 5,000 square feet in size.

Things to Do in Turtle Rock

Turtle Rock is known for its many beautiful community parks and scenic green spaces that connect the various areas and communities via a network of multi-use trails. These parks provide common-use pools, tennis courts, sports facilities, picnic sports, and play areas for people to enjoy.

Another big draw for Turtle Rock are the prestigious schools - some of the best in Irvine. The northern portion of Turtle Rock hosts Turtle Rock Elementary, University High School, and Concordia University Irvine. And of course, there is the world-renowned University of California neighboring Turtle Rock to the west.

Central Turtle Rock has two viewpoints: Turtle Rock Viewpoint and French Hill. Both of these offer excellent hiking trails and views, great for enjoying the warm afternoons and beautiful sunsets of the Southern California coastline.

The wider area around Turtle Rock is known for its fantastic golf courses, hilly wild areas and nature preserves, and public beaches.


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