Where is the neighborhood located within Irvine?
Quail Hill is one of the southernmost neighborhoods in Irvine and is located just west of the 405 Freeway between the Sand Canyon/Shady Canyon and 133 Freeway.
What’s the typical profile of residents here? Young professionals? Families? Investors?
Quail Hill real estate in Irvine is great for families or first time buyers with a little more money to spend. The southern location on the west side of the freeway affords excellent privacy and a natural setting that is great for adults and kids alike.
Is the neighborhood quiet? Safe?
Quail Hill is one of the more private neighborhoods in Irvine, so a quiet atmosphere is easy to find in virtually all of the communities throughout the area. Safety is one of the major selling points of Irvine in general, and Quail Hill is a perfect example of a safe, quiet Irvine neighborhood.
What are some key amenities within the neighborhood?
Privacy is honestly one of the best amenities Quail Hill has to offer, along with great city views from many of the homes due to the elevated locale west of the 405 Freeway. Many of the communities have nice central areas with pools and clubhouses, and outdoor enthusiasts will have much to enjoy in the nearby Quail Hill Preserve, Bommer Canyon and Laguna Canyon. Another underrated perk of living in Quail Hill is that you are across the freeway from the large Kaiser Irvine Hospital and the newer Hoag Hospital Irvine.
Are there grocery stores, shops, or restaurants within walking distance?
The neighborhood has its own shopping center, the appropriately named Quail Hill Shopping Center; it features a few restaurants, Albertsons, Starbucks, ARCO and Chase Bank. While this is the only shopping center within a short distance of Quail Hill, you are close to numerous other shopping centers, including the variety of shops and restaurants found at Irvine Spectrum.
Is the community mostly single-family homes or condos and townhomes?
Quail Hill offers a nice mix of single-family homes and condo options, although from a numbers standpoint, condos and townhomes are more plentiful in the neighborhood. There are 14 total communities in Quail Hill, 5 of which contain single-family homes and the remaining 9 featuring condos and townhomes.
What is the average price of a home in this neighborhood?
Quail Hill townhomes and condos for sale in Irvine average around $600,000, although many of the larger options sell in the $800,000-950,000 range. Quail Hill detached single-family homes average around $1.7-1.8 million and sell in the low to mid $2 million range depending on square footage, lot size, and views.
How does the rental market here compare to other neighborhoods?
The high quantity of condos and townhomes in Quail Hill makes this an attractive rental destination, although the price points tend to be some of the higher ones in the city. Quail Hill is far from the most active rental market amongst Irvine neighborhoods, but renters willing to pay a higher monthly rent will find few nicer options in Irvine than the ones in Quail Hill.
Can you describe the average floor plan for homes or condos in this neighborhood?
The majority of Quail Hill homes are on the larger side, with many starting at 3,000 square feet and climbing from them. There are a lot of smaller condo and townhome options in the 1,200-1,500 square foot range, but buyers looking for a larger attached home can definitely find one in Quail Hill.
What is the average HOA here, and what does it typically cover?
Quail Hill residents pay on average around $200 per month for HOA dues. There are a variety of association amenities that may be used by all residents throughout Quail Hill, including large community pools, fitness centers, sports courts and parks.
Are there Mello-Roos? If so, what is the average cost and for how long?
There is Mello-Roos in Quail Hill, although the assessments are some of the lower ones found in Irvine, particularly for newer real estate. Mello-Roos assessments move the property tax rate to approximately 1.3%.
Are there any schools in the neighborhood? What about private and Montessori schools?
Alderwood Elementary School is right in the middle of Quail Hill, making it a convenient school for families with elementary-aged children. Middle school students attend Rancho San Joaquin Middle, while high school students attend the top-rated University High School.
How do the schools in this neighborhood compare to others?
Alderwood Elementary has been classified as a California Distinguished School.
Aside from what’s already been listed, what makes buyers choose this neighborhood over others?
Quail Hill is one of the more private neighborhoods in Irvine, making this a great place for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the central city area.
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