Where is the neighborhood located within Irvine?
Columbus Grove is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Irvine and is situated off Harvard Avenue between Barranca Parkway and Warner Avenue. Columbus Grove is almost equidistant to the 405 and 5 Freeways.
What’s the typical profile of residents here? Young professionals? Families? Investors?
The small, private nature of Columbus Grove real estate makes this an ideal situation for families and couples looking for peace and quiet. The presence of some of the cheaper townhomes for sale in Irvine makes Columbus Grove attractive to first-time buyers and investors looking for rental properties.
Is the neighborhood quiet? Safe?
Columbus Grove is one of the quietest neighborhoods in Irvine due to the small size and insulated nature of the developments. There is no thru traffic in Columbus Grove, so safety is present everywhere (not to mention the neighborhood is located in one of the safest U.S. cities).
What are some key amenities within the neighborhood?
Besides the quiet and safe atmosphere, Columbus Grove is a great place for people who like outdoor activities. The neighborhood is close to the Peters Canyon Trail and near multiple parks, including the smaller Sweet Shade Park and the large Bill Barber Community Park. The four developments within Columbus Grove have individual community areas with pools and spas, and there are also sports courts and BBQ/picnic areas scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Are there grocery stores, shops, or restaurants within walking distance?
There are no shopping centers within a short walking distance of Columbus Grove, but residents will love being sandwiched between two of the largest shopping centers in Irvine – Westpark Plaza and The District. Two movie theaters, numerous shops and restaurants, and large stores such as Target, Lowes, and Costco are within a 2-3 minute drive of most Columbus Grove homes and condos.
Is the community mostly single-family homes or condos and townhomes?
There are four developments in Columbus Grove, two with detached single-family homes and two with multi-level attached townhomes.
What is the average price of a home in this neighborhood?
The average price for a Columbus Grove townhome in Irvine is approximately $500,000, although this can move into the $700,000s for the largest floor plans. Columbus Grove homes start in the low $900,000s and climb into the $1.2 million range for the biggest single-family homes.
How does the rental market here compare to other neighborhoods?
The rental market is not as active in Columbus Grove as other Irvine neighborhoods due to the lack of inventory. The newer real estate and lack of competition does make this a great place for investors as there are always tenants looking to move to Irvine.
Can you describe the average floor plan for homes or condos in this neighborhood?
Columbus Grove townhomes range anywhere from 1,200 to 2,700 square feet, making them some of the larger attached townhome options in the area. Columbus Grove single-family homes average around 2,500 square feet and are two-story floor plans, so buyers not looking for stairs in their homes will not find anything fitting this description in Columbus Grove.
What is the average HOA here, and what does it typically cover?
Columbus Grove townhome residents are responsible for two monthly HOA assessments – one to the community association that is around $250-300, and another to the Columbus Grove Master Association of approximately $150. Residents of the Alexandria and Lantana single-family communities do not have individual HOAs but pay the monthly Master Association dues.ß
Are there Mello-Roos? If so, what is the average cost and for how long?
Mello-Roos is built into the tax bills of Columbus Grove homebuyers and can add anywhere from 0.4 to 0.6 percent onto the 1% OC property tax rate.
Are there any schools in the neighborhood? What about private and Montessori schools?
Creekside High School is located in Columbus Grove, and Plaza Vista Elementary School is not far from the neighborhood
How do the schools in this neighborhood compare to others?
Irvine schools are some of the best options in Orange County, and this applies to Columbus Grove schools.
Aside from what’s already been listed, what makes buyers choose this neighborhood over others?
Peace and quiet is the name of the game when describing Columbus Grove real estate. The neighborhood is quiet yet close to a variety of great Irvine amenities, and the homes are on the newer side. People looking for a smaller, quainter Irvine experience will fall in love with the Columbus Grove neighborhood.
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