Quail Hill

The inspiration for Quail Hill came, in part, from the 600 acres of permanently protected open space that surrounds it. Located near the southern boundary of the City of Irvine, this hillside village is linked to even more open space by a ridgeline trail that connects to Bommer Canyon and Laguna Coastal Wilderness Park.

The open space around the village of Quail Hill-which also is known as Quail Hill-creates a clear identity for the village and is the landmark open space of rolling hills on the south side of the San Diego Freeway between Jeffrey Road and Sand Canyon Avenue. It was identified for permanent preservation as part of the City of Irvine’s historic Open Space Agreement, approved by the voters in 1988.

Quail Hill’s landforms such as knolls, ridgelines and open space have been incorporated into the structure of the community, giving each neighborhood distinct characteristics that define them. A central community space that includes a public park, a proposed elementary school, and public trails is at the heart of the design and is intended to connect the residential neighborhoods to the core of the village and to one another.

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Fast Facts

  • Size of village site – 851 acres
  • Number of neighborhood and community parks – One large park planned and several small parks planned
  • Number of community parks – One
  • Number of pools in community park – One
  • Number of private parks – Four
  • Size range of private parks – 5 acres
  • Size range of community parks – 52 acres
  • Total number of schools in village – One elementary school (Alderwood at Quail Hill)
  • Number of anticipated home builders – 6: Cal Pac, John Laing, Richmond American, Fieldstone Comm., Standard Pacific Homes, William Lyon Homes
  • Design and planning objectives – To successfully and logically blend diverse live, work and play components with a comprehensive self-sustaining community design that offers opportunities for meaningful resident connections
  • Architectural style – A variety of traditional architecture
  • History – Development began in 2000. 100% of the homes are planned by The Irvine Company based on strict design guidelines
  • Identity – Clear, due to strong edges of preserved open space and limited entry points
  • Design control – Strict. All homes are part of a mandatory homeowners association, with controls over physical changes of the private property
  • Master Association – Quail Hill Community Association

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