Shady Canyon Real Estate Blog

Michael Franco specializes in luxury homes in Orange County, California. Shady Canyon is a small group of luxury neighborhoods in the Turtle Rock section of Irvine. Subscribe and we will keep you up-to-date and informed on the Shady Canyon real estate market with frequently updated homes for sale and current events.

Nov. 2, 2022

Rome and Juliet at the Irvine Barclay Theater

The University of California, Irvine, is presenting productions of Romeo and Juliet at the Irvine Barclay Theater in Irvine. Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare, this production is being directed by Andrew Borba. Set in Verona, follow as a Montague and a Capulet discover love and meaning in their world, while the families hold on to an age-old vendetta.  You can see the show from Thursday, November 10th through Sunday, November 13th. Tickets range in from $13 to $26. To purchase thickets, see their website at: https://www.arts.uci.edu/event/romeo-and-juliet

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city which is ideally located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000. Located at 1403 North Bay Front, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the Balboa Main Island community. This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1939. The updated kitchen has retro appliances to maintain the homes vintage charm. Over the garage is a one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and a private entrance. There are views of North Bay, bridge, city night lights and the sandy beach. This home sits on a 2,600 square foot piece of beach front property. Outside, homeowners will enjoy a brick patio and an outdoor shower. Balboa Main Island is 1.71 miles in perimeter. Between Balboa Main Island and Balboa Little Island there are 1,450 homes. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres divided between 300 acres of golf course and 500 acres of residential development. There are approximately 1,000 residents in Shady Canyon. Located at 22 Black Falcon, this 8,300 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six-bedroom, eight-bedroom home was built in 2007. Enter the home through a private courtyard followed by an entry gallery. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone fireplace, reclaimed beams, and multiple French Doors. The chef’s kitchen features white cabinets, white marble countertops and a butler’s pantry. There is elevator access to all levels.  There are views of the surrounding canyons, hills, and boulders.  This home sits on a very large 20,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, terraced dining area, fireplace, and built-in barbeque area. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are walking and biking trails, tennis courts, sports court, and a clubhouse.

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Sept. 30, 2022

Beyond the Decorative

Beyond the Decorative exhibit will open on October 9th at the OC Great Park Gallery. The Gallery is currently closed until October 9th, while they set-up this exhibit. The Opening Reception for Beyond the Decorative will be on Sunday, October 16th from 1pm to 3pm. Fabric historically has been used for decorating walls and living quarters. Beyond the Decorative asks contemporary artists to use textiles in many mediums including photography, video, paintings, sculpture, and wallpapers. The Great Park Gallery is open on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. For more information see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/great-park/exhibitions.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city in Orange County, California. This 66 square mile city is made up of flat land between the Loma Ridge and San Joaquin Hills. Located at 101 Aster Mesa, this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Hidden Canyon development in the Laguna Altura Village. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2017. Attention to detail can be seen in the bifurcated staircase, custom flooring, and pocket doors. The gourmet kitchen features Caesarstone countertops, multiple islands, floating cabinets, and prep area. There are views of the surrounding mountains, canyons, and city night lights. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, fire pit, and guest casita. Hidden Canyon was built by the Toll Brothers. Laguna Altura was designed by the Irvine Company. Hidden Canyon is a 24-hour gated community. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three exclusive developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres in size; 300 acres of golf course and 500 acres of residential development. Located at 24 Jewel Flower, this 6,700 square foot home is part of Master’s Collection. This eight-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2004. The chef’s kitchen features professional grade appliances, new cabinetry, and double ovens. The home has recently been remodeled with hardwood floors, custom millwork, and new solar system. There are views of the golf course, surrounding hillsides, and city night lights. This home sits on a 23,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool with lazy river, grotto and waterfalls, spa, covered patio area and built-in barbeque. The Master’s Collection has just 18 homes, this is a 24-hour guard gated community.

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Aug. 29, 2022

Irvine Fine Arts Center

The Irvine Fine Arts Center offers classes from beginner levels to advanced levels. There are children’s, teens, and adult classes.  The Fine Arts Center offers art classes, open studio sessions and special events.  Admission and parking are free. The Irvine Fine Arts Center is located at 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine in Heritage Community Park.  For more information or to register for classes, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/events/grid?combine=&department=2331&venue=All.

 

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a true dedication to the arts with over 80 galleries, weekly art walks, three large scale art shows and 180 artists in residence. Located at 31877 Circle Drive, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the South Laguna Bluffs community. This two-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1959. There have only been two owners since 1959, who have kept it beautifully maintained. There of endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and stunning sunsets.  On clear days, you can see all the way to San Diego’s Coronado Island. This home sits on a large 12,100 square foot piece of property with an oceanfront bluff setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy private gated beach access with a secured cabana. South Laguna Bluffs is on the oceanside of the Pacific Coast Highway. The population of South Laguna Bluffs is approximately 1,304. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with 500 acres of residential development and 300 acres of golf courses. Located at 21 Watercress, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom development.  This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the Porcelonsa chrome tiles, cantilevered glass and chrome staircase, and zebra wood cabinetry.  The gourmet kitchen features second catering kitchen and double floating islands. There are views of the golf course, green belt, and city night lights. This home sits on a very large 47,000 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Residents are within walking distance of the clubhouse. The property has two RV spots, a six-car garage, and an eight-car motor court. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy over 6,000 square feet of courtyards and covered loggias, swimming pool and spa.

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Aug. 1, 2022

Movies on the Lawn August 13th

The next installment of Movies on the Lawn will take place on Saturday, August 13th.  Sing 2 will be the next movie they offer.  Movies on the lawn are held on the Great Park Terraced Lawn. Food trucks arrive at 6:30pm and movies begin at dusk. Sing 2 brings back koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of animal performers. Movies on the Lawn are free to attend. Bring your own chairs and or beach blankets. Picnics are welcomed or you can purchase from one of the on-site food trucks. For more information, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/movies-lawn-sing-2

 

Pelican Hill is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is made up of: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Point and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 20 Shoreline, this 7,200 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1993. In 2009, designer Brian Carroll updated the estate. The home features a wine cellar, cinema room and elevator access to all levels. The gourmet kitchen has professional quality appliances. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picturesque sunsets. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, manicured gardens, and a lush landscape. Residents have direct access to the beach. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 48 custom built estates. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is bordered by the Quail Hill development, Bommer Canyon and the James Irvine Retreat. Located at 21 Watercress, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the lacquered Zebra wood cabinetry, Porcelonsa flooring and cantilevered glass and chrome staircase. The chef’s kitchen features dual islands, pocket doors and a secondary work kitchen. The home has views of the golf course, city night lights and the surrounding hills and canyons.  This home sits on just over an acre of property, with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, large spa, a six-car garage, two RV spots and an eight-car motor court. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated development.

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July 19, 2022

Turtle Rock Nature Center

Turtle Rock Nature Center is in the San Joaquin Hills in the city of Irvine. The center provides environmental classes, information, and a wildlife refuge for the surrounding community. This five-acre reserve has an outdoor classroom where participants and visitors learn about and how to protect the natural environment. Visitors can explore the nature center at their leisure, take a self-guided trail walk, explore the native plant garden, or try the labyrinth during open hours.  Turtle Rock Nature Center is located at 1 Sunnyhill Drive. The nature center is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and 9am to 4pm on Saturday. For more information about the Turtle Rock Nature Center, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/parks-facilities/turtle-rock-nature-center.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is made-up of five luxury developments which surround The Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 10 Fair Harbor, this 7,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2000, the home and property have recently been renovated. Attention to detail can be seen in the limestone fireplace, custom millwork, and honed stone flooring. The chef’s kitchen features Thermador and Sub-Zero appliances.  There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, golf course, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a large 21,600 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, outdoor dining area and fenced in yard. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated community with 140 custom built homes. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is bordered by the Quail Hill development, Bommer Canyon, and the James Irvine Retreat. Located at 76 Golden Eagle, this 12,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community.  This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2007, by architect David Hohmann and built by Fari International and Tony Valentine Construction. The estate features an award-winning home theater, billiards, and poker room and a 1,000 bottle wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features Naica quartzite countertops, a custom mosaic tile backsplash and opens onto a catering kitchen. There is elevator access to all levels. There are views of the golf course, surrounding canyons and hills and city night lights. This home sits on a very large 37,800 square foot piece of property, within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a resort-style swimming pool, spa, driving range, cabana bar, fire pit and commercial oven.

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July 1, 2022

Irvine's Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July at Irvine’s Fireworks Extravaganza. Festivities get underway at 3pm, with the event culminating in a fireworks spectacular at 9pm. All activities are taking place at Irvine High School, located at 4321 Walnut in Irvine. There will food ,music and raffle prizes, in addition to the fireworks. There will be live musical performances, a selection of food trucks and field games for children. Adult tickets are $15, and children and seniors are $10. Single tickets are available at the gate or tickets can be pre-purchased at the Irvine Civic Center. For more information, see either of these websites: http://www.cityofirvine.org or http://www.seecalifornia.com/events/4thofjuly/irvine.html#:~:text=Gates%20open%20at%20the%20Football%20Stadium%20at%20Irvine,kids.%20The%20fireworks%20show%20begins%20at%209%20p.m.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  This 16 square mile city was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 2171 Orange Avenue, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1923. Known as The Pink House the home was originally built in the town of Harper before it became part of Costa Mesa. The home has been carefully maintained to keep its historic charm while modernizing systems. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank Acacia wood flooring, the original living room columns, and the original grand staircase. This home sits on a 10,600 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and spa with waterfalls.  Eastside Costa Mesa is just two miles from the beaches. 

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine.  Shady Canyon is bordered by Quail Hill, James Irvine Retreat and Bommer Canyon. Located at 60 Golden Eagle, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community.  This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2003. Enter the home through a private front courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom millwork, Venetian plaster, and custom carved marble fireplaces.  There is elevator access to all levels, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and library tower. The chef’s kitchen features Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. A butler’s pantry and a large center island. There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons, the golf course and city night lights. This home sits a on a very large 1.4-acre piece of property. The indoor spa and swimming pool pavilion is perfect for year-round entertaining. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a reflecting pool, limestone terraces and an outdoor fireplace. The mature landscape includes olive, Italian cypress, and oak trees.

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July 1, 2022

Irvine's 2022 Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July at Irvine’s Fireworks Extravaganza. Festivities get underway at 3pm, with the event culminating in a fireworks spectacular at 9pm. All activities are taking place at Irvine High School, located at 4321 Walnut in Irvine. There will food ,music and raffle prizes, in addition to the fireworks. There will be live musical performances, a selection of food trucks and field games for children. Adult tickets are $15, and children and seniors are $10. Single tickets are available at the gate or tickets can be pre-purchased at the Irvine Civic Center. For more information, see either of these websites: http://www.cityofirvine.org or http://www.seecalifornia.com/events/4thofjuly/irvine.html#:~:text=Gates%20open%20at%20the%20Football%20Stadium%20at%20Irvine,kids.%20The%20fireworks%20show%20begins%20at%209%20p.m.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  This 16 square mile city was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 2171 Orange Avenue, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1923. Known as The Pink House the home was originally built in the town of Harper before it became part of Costa Mesa. The home has been carefully maintained to keep its historic charm while modernizing systems. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank Acacia wood flooring, the original living room columns, and the original grand staircase. This home sits on a 10,600 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and spa with waterfalls.  Eastside Costa Mesa is just two miles from the beaches. 

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine.  Shady Canyon is bordered by Quail Hill, James Irvine Retreat and Bommer Canyon. Located at 60 Golden Eagle, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community.  This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2003. Enter the home through a private front courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom millwork, Venetian plaster, and custom carved marble fireplaces.  There is elevator access to all levels, a 1,000-bottle wine cellar and library tower. The chef’s kitchen features Sub-Zero and Viking appliances. A butler’s pantry and a large center island. There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons, the golf course and city night lights. This home sits a on a very large 1.4-acre piece of property. The indoor spa and swimming pool pavilion is perfect for year-round entertaining. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a reflecting pool, limestone terraces and an outdoor fireplace. The mature landscape includes olive, Italian cypress, and oak trees.

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June 15, 2022

Dinos in the City at Pretend City Children's Museum

Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting the Dinos in the City exhibit from May 27th through September 2nd, 2022. The exhibit includes interactive animatronic dinosaurs and is filled with educational content. Guests will learn about paleontologists unearthing bones, kids will have an opportunity to dig in a dinosaur pit. Kids will even take-home etchings of different species of dinosaurs. The exhibit was created by Omaha Children’s Museum. The museum is open daily from 10am to 4pm.  Pretend City is located at 29 Hubble in Irvine. For more information about this exhibit or the museum, see their website at: https://www.pretendcity.org/events/summer-dinosaur-exhibit/.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury developments in Newport section of Newport Beach. The five developments which make up Pelican Hill are Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 7 Shoreview, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This six-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2003. The exterior features artisan lamps and custom stonework. In the interior of the home, you will find walnut, stone, and ebony floors. In addition, the home features an elevator to all levels, a media room, and gym. This home sits on a very large, 24,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a pool, spa, covered porticos, pool house, viewing terrace and mature gardens. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 48 custom built homes. 

 

Shady Canyon is a part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre community with 300 acres of golf courses and 500 acres of residential developments, all surrounded by 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary. Located at 20 Black Falcon, this 10,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Custom Community. This six-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2010 by Matt White of W Custom homes and John Henderson of Spectrum Architecture. Attention to detail can be seen in the French limestone floors, Walker Zanger tile and oiled French Oak hardwood floors. There are two kitchens for entertaining. The lower level is designed for entertaining with a game room, bar, and movie theater.  There are breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and canyons, the golf course, and the Pacific Ocean. This home sits on a large 23,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy swimming pool, spa, vineyard, and fruit trees. 

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June 1, 2022

John Beasley's MONK'estra at Irvine Barclay Theater

The Irvine Barclay Theater is hosting a jazz performance by John Beasley’s MONK’estra. On Thursday, June 9th, Beasley will lead his fifteen-piece big band in capturing the spirit of Thelonious Monk, with fresh arrangements ranging from Afro-Cuban to hip-hop.  Beasley is a pianist and composer and in his three-decade long career has played with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan and many more. For more information, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/2021-2022-season-events/john-beasleys-monkestra-.html.

Pelican Hill is part of Newport Coast in the city of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is made-up of five developments: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 7 Pelican Vista Drive, this 11,600 square foot home is part of Pelican Crest. This five-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2005. Enter the home through a mature garden with a water feature. Attention to detail can be seen in the Dennis and Leen rock crystal chandelier, hand-painted Florentine style dome and inlayed floors with Italian limestone. The chef’s kitchen features French limestone floors, quartzite counters and a farmhouse style sink. There is elevator access to all levels. There are far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, white water, city night light and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a large 19,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and mature gardens. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated community with 158 custom built homes. 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village, in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres and is surrounded by 16,000 acres of the natural sanctuary. Located at 50 Boulder View, this 9,700 square foot home is part of theShady Canyon Custom community. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2007. The home features a home theater, wine cellar with attached large wine tasting room, and game room. Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and recessed lighting. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, double ovens, and a six-burner stove. There are views of the Shady Canyon Golf Course, the surrounding hills, and canyons. This home sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy swimming pool, spa, detached guest casita, barbeque area and loggia. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, parks and green space, a clubhouse and much more.

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March 31, 2022

Nat Geo Live at Irvine Barclay

Irvine Barclay Theatre is featuring another installment of Nat Geo Live, on Sunday, April 10th. This installment is Andy Mann – From Summit to Sea. Andy Mann is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and rock climber. In this Nat Geo Live production, he follows scientists to some of the most extreme and remote locations on earth. Spending over 100 days at sea, covering all seven continents, he documents cutting edge marine science. The showing begins at 4pm.  For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/2021-2022-season-events/andy-mann---from-summit-to-sea.html.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.The five developments surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses.Located at 5 Sailview, this 8,900 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This is six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1996. The lower level is perfect for entertaining with a wine cellar, billiards room, full bar, and gym. There near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, the city night lights and the spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a large 18,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, waterfall slide, spa, and landscaped yard. Pelican Hill is home to 140 custom built homes and is a 24-hour guard gated community.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three developments in the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is approximately 800 acres with 400 residences and 1,000 residents and is surrounded by 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary. Located at 50 Boulder View, this 9,700 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2007. The home features an executive office, home theater, game room and large wine cellar. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume and beamed ceilings, multiple fireplaces, and recessed lighting. The gourmet kitchen has stone countertops, a breakfast nook with ocean views and six-burner stove. This home sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a detached guest casita, swimming pool, spa, barbeque area, and loggia. Among the many amenities offered in Turtle Rock are tennis courts, a clubhouse, and a fitness center. Students living in this area attend Turtle Rock Elementary School, Bonita Canyon Middle School, and University High School.

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