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Irvine’s Great Park Springs to Life with Pavilion Park Real Estate

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Where is the neighborhood located within Irvine? 

Pavilion Park is a small section of the larger Great Park neighborhood in Irvine and is located just east of the 133 Toll Road between Irvine Blvd. and Portola Parkway.

What’s the typical profile of residents here? Young professionals? Families? Investors?

Pavilion Park was designed with families in mind as all of the real estate options in the 10 communities are detached single-family homes.

Is the neighborhood quiet? Safe?

Like all of Irvine, safety is of the utmost importance in Pavilion Park.  The layout of Pavilion Park creates an insulated environment with smaller streets that discourage speeding vehicles or thru traffic.  The inland Irvine location affords a quiet atmosphere, and the neighborhood’s emphasis on biking and walking everywhere creates a safe environment for children and adults with the lack of cars constantly driving throughout the area.

What are some key amenities within the neighborhood?

Pavilion Park was designed for people to get outside and enjoy both their surroundings and their neighbors.  A large park (named Pavilion Park, of course) is the central community area of the neighborhood and features a large pool area, sports courts, a tot lot, a large entertaining and relaxation area called The Terrace, a sizable clubhouse, and a beautiful community greenhouse.  Walking and biking trails run throughout the neighborhood and out to the surrounding natural areas, making this a great place for exercising. In fact, every new resident received a bike when they purchased their new Pavilion Park homes.

Are there grocery stores, shops, or restaurants within walking distance?

There are no shopping centers or restaurants within the Pavilion Park neighborhood, but about two minutes away on the west side of the 133 Toll Road is a large center with eateries, multiple grocery stores, a Home Depot and an LA Fitness.

Is the community mostly single-family homes or condos and townhomes?

All of the real estate options in Pavilion Park are detached single-family homes, approximately 700 total.

What is the average price of a home in this neighborhood?

Pricing for the smallest floor plans (the 3-bedroom homes) has recently been in the $800,000-900,000 range, while the larger Irvine homes for sale here start in the low $1 millions and climb all the way to the high $1 million range for the largest homes and lot sizes.

How does the rental market here compare to other neighborhoods?

The high price points and lack of condo or townhome options make Pavilion Park much more of an owner-occupied neighborhood than an active rental market.

Can you describe the average floor plan for homes or condos in this neighborhood?

The average size of a Pavilion Park home is around 2,500 square feet.  There are smaller options in the 1,800-2,000 square foot range along with much bigger options that can climb over 4,000 square feet. 

What is the average HOA here, and what does it typically cover?

For being a new Irvine neighborhood and for all of its amenities, Pavilion Park HOA dues are pretty reasonable at approximately $190 per month.  The HOA dues cover access to all of Pavilion Park’s amenities along with maintenance of the beautiful outdoor landscaping and trails found throughout the neighborhood.

Are there Mello-Roos? If so, what is the average cost and for how long?

Pavilion Park residents are responsible for Mello-Roos assessments with their property taxes. These assessments make the total tax rate approximately 1.7 percent rather than the standard Orange County rate of 1 percent. 

Are there any schools in the neighborhood? What about private and Montessori schools?

There are no schools in the Pavilion Park neighborhood, but the schools that Pavilion Park is zoned for are not far away.  Elementary students attend Canyon View Elementary, middle schoolers attend the new Jeffrey Trail Middle School, and high school students attend Northwood High School. 

Aside from what’s already been listed, what makes buyers choose this neighborhood over others?

Pavilion Park fully embraces green technologies in the homes and supports active lifestyles through its presence of the various trails and open spaces throughout the neighborhood.  Pavilion Park hearkens back to a time when children would be playing outside all day rather than sitting inside playing video games–it is really set up as a safe environment for families.  It is pretty difficult to not know your neighbors in Pavilion Park, which makes this neighborhood old fashioned compared to others in Orange County (it wouldn’t be surprising to learn that some residents leave their front doors unlocked at night).  Pavilion Park is just the beginning of what will truly be the most unique area of Irvine with the overall Great Park concept.

Discover what makes Pavilion Park truly unique by reaching out to Irvine Residential Living at (714) 454-6304. We can show you wonderful Irvine houses for sale in this neighborhood as well as others until you find the right fit for both you and your family.

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