What makes Portola Hills so Special
When I decided to get my real estate license... 20 years ago, it was super important for me to help clients find a home in an area they are going to love. I can't imagine living somewhere and spending so much time in an area that I didn't enjoy.
Of course, things change and moves are made. But when considering a move, I really work with my clients to ensure they feel the energy of their new community.
When I look back at my why I selected Portola Hills, I realize I actually manifested this area to live.
I had looked at the area about a year before I moved. After one of those lovely breakups we have, I had to find a new place to live. I remember thinking, oh I loved that Condo in Portola Hills. 6 months later, I bought that exact model, it was the first home I bought.
9 years later, I felt the need to change, but even being in the business of real estate II had questions about if that was the right time to make a move. I then walked into an open house and knew.. I found my next home.
Here are a few reason's why I feel Portola Hills is a special place to make a home!
If you are not familiar with Portola Hills, it is a scenic and affluent community located in Orange County, California. It is situated in the eastern foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains, providing residents with breathtaking views of the surrounding natural beauty. Here's some information about living in Portola Hills:
- Location and Accessibility: Portola Hills is nestled between the cities of Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita. It enjoys a convenient location with easy access to major transportation routes, including the 241 Toll Road and nearby Interstate 5. This makes commuting to neighboring cities and attractions relatively hassle-free.
- Natural Beauty: One of the biggest draws of living in Portola Hills is its stunning natural surroundings. The community is surrounded by rolling hills, canyons, and lush green spaces. Residents have plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and exploring the nearby Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park or O'Neill Regional Park.
- Family-Friendly Environment: Portola Hills is known for being a family-friendly community. The area boasts excellent public schools, including Portola Hills Elementary School, and is within the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Families can also enjoy various recreational facilities, including parks, playgrounds, and sports fields.
- Amenities: Each community in Portola Hills has their own Association Amenities, each is unique but all excellent. There are several shopping centers nearby, including the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre, which features various retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. The nearby cities of Lake Forest and Rancho Santa Margarita also provide additional amenities and services.
- Community Spirit: Portola Hills has a strong sense of community, with various events and activities organized throughout the year. Residents can participate in community gatherings, festivals, and local clubs, fostering a welcoming and neighborly atmosphere.
- Climate: Like most of Southern California, Portola Hills enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The summers tend to be warm and dry, while the winters are mild and relatively wet. Being on a higher elevation cool breezes and perhaps a surprise snow sprinkle can happen. The region experiences plenty of sunshine throughout the year, making it ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.
- Proximity to Attractions: Living in Portola Hills offers proximity to several notable attractions in Orange County. Within a short drive, residents can reach popular destinations such as Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and the vibrant cities of Irvine and Anaheim.
It's important to note that the specific experience of living in Portola Hills can vary depending on individual preferences and circumstances. However, the community's natural beauty, family-friendly environment, and access to amenities make it an appealing place to call home for many residents.
Want more information on the community.. reach out to Realtor Kelly Turbeville. I have been helping clients buy, sell and invest in Portola Hills for the past 20 years.