Our Favorite Spots in Southern California
Year-round sunny weather, amazing beaches, and iconic attractions make Southern California one of the most popular places to live in the country. You’ll never run out of things to do because there’s always an enticing adventure just waiting to be enjoyed and sights to be seen. If you are looking to avoid crowds, we’ve found a treasure trove of gems you can visit that are close to several of our incredible Shea communities.
Looking for a new place to discover this weekend? Here are some of our favorite local spots in Orange County and Ventura County.
The Pirate Tower
Neo and Haven at Mission Foothills offer townhomes and single-family homes that are close to several of the best hiking and biking opportunities in Mission Viejo, but they are also just a short drive away from the picturesque Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking for an exciting coastal adventure, channel your inner swashbuckler and head to the Victoria Beach Pirate Tower in Laguna Beach. This eroding structure stands 60 feet tall and is totally Instagram-able.
Gardens Of The World
Seeking a 55+ community that caters to your active lifestyle? The Grove in Camarillo offers gorgeous homes with easy access to scenic vistas, hiking trails, and a 4,900 square foot recreation center with a pool, spa, and other resort-style amenities. If you want to embark on a more educational activity, explore the world without a passport at the Gardens of the World. This privately owned garden in Thousand Oaks gives guests a chance to experience the world’s cultures through the beauty of nature.
Carbon Canyon Trail
One of our newest communities in Orange County, Camila, is the ideal place to raise a family. This intimate gated community in Placentia offers new single-family homes with up to five bedrooms and five baths. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy, head over to the Carbon Canyon Regional Park. Home to the only redwood grove in Orange County, the Carbon Canyon trail is a great trail for families and beginning hikers and bikers. This beautiful park also offers a man-made lake, tennis and volleyball courts, and playgrounds that will tucker out the kiddos.
Great Park Balloon
When you live at Launch at Rise, you can enjoy living in a spacious and contemporary single-family home within Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine. Here, you have access to an impressive array of amenities, including clubhouses, pools, parks, hiking trails, and more. You can also experience unmatched views of Orange County’s landscape from 400 feet above ground in the Great Park Balloon! This iconic Irvine landmark operates as an observation deck for the Great Park’s development and offers an unmatched 360° view that spans ~40 miles on a clear day. After taking a tour of the beautiful models at Launch at Rise, stop by for a free flight!
Immerse yourself in the quintessential suburban lifestyle at Teresina. Located in an established community in Lake Forest, this close-knit neighborhood features breathtaking homes with stunning outdoor living spaces, spacious floorplans, and no additional Mello Roos taxes. If you’re looking for a night out on the town, Frisby Cellars offers tours and tastings of their wines. Head to one of their three locations in Orange County to enjoy a night out with your friends.
Interested in living close to any of these hidden gems in Southern California? To schedule a tour of any of our amazing communities, contact our Community Representatives at 866-727-8905. To find out more about a specific community, visit our website.
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