From the Newport Coast highlands rises an enclave inspired by Tuscany, Provence, and Barcelona that embodies the California Riviera lifestyle: Pacific Ridge.
This exclusive gated community of just under 300 Tuscan-style single-family homes is considered “one of the final residential destinations to be developed along Newport’s coast” according to real estate agent and area specialist Jason Bradshaw.
“Upon entering the gates,” Bradshaw said, “you are greeted by a gorgeous ocean view just beyond the lush greenbelt park and rolling canyons.”
FIVE DISTINCT SUB-COMMUNITIES
Pacific Ridge houses five residential communities: Belcara, Pienza, Cypress and Costa Azul, built in 2004-’06, and Fiano, the long-awaited crown jewel currently being built. Once Fiano is completed, Pacific Ridge will contain an estimated 340 homes.
The neighborhood is conveniently located near major retail and business centers, restaurants, walking trails to Crystal Cove State Park (and beach), Fashion Island, 73 freeway, John Wayne Airport, Laguna Beach.
The 24-hour guard-gated community offers numerous luxury amenities, including the elegant clubhouse. This beautiful facility offers a junior Olympic-sized pool, jacuzzi spa, play pool, and multiple lounge areas enhanced by barbecue centers, dining areas, and a large outdoor fireplace, all highlighted by pristine ocean, Catalina, and canyon views.
‘IDYLLIC’ FOR FAMILIES
Bradshaw said that families find Pacific Ridge “an idyllic community” with abundant greenbelts, parks, tot lots and walkways.
Located in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, the community affords families access to some of the area’s most outstanding public and private schools, including Newport Coast Elementary and Corona Del Mar High.
THE BEAUTIES OF NATURE
Nature plays a prominent role in Pacific Ridge, which is adjacent to parks and to natural bird and wildlife sanctuaries like Los Trancos Canyon, Muddy Canyon and the Bommer Canyon open space preserve.
Pacific Ridge borders thousands of acres of preserved back-country that are ideal for walking, hiking, biking and exploring, with numerous trails leading to Crystal Cove State Park/Beach and beyond. Just outside the community is the 10-acre Coastal Peak Sports Park, which hosts activities for the entire family to enjoy.
Price points range from the high $1 millions to over $5.5 million, with homes ranging from 2,450 to more than 5,700 square feet. Views from the various homesites are primarily canyon, ocean, and city lights.
Bradshaw, who specializes in and brings thorough knowledge of Orange County’s coastal luxury estates to prospective homeowners, said “these one-of-a-kind luxury properties are coveted throughout the world, and for good reason.”
“The amenities and the generous, welcoming architecture of the homes, the unmatched beauty of the environment, the nearby universities and the communities themselves are just a few of the striking attributes of these often breathtaking properties.”
Jason C. Bradshaw
First Team Real Estate