The decision to buy a new home is based on many factors. The current home is looking drab. The cracks are becoming noticeable. There just is simply not enough bathroom space for everyone in the family. Maybe the street used to be friendly once, but not anymore. Not to mention the traffic and pollution problems. Perhaps that is why the planned community estate, Ladera Ranch, CA is appealing to new home buyers. It offers more than four walls and a fence. It offers a past that blends beautifully with the present.
Located in south Orange County, CA, Ladera Ranch began life in 1999. 93 homes were sold in that first year. A year later that number multiplied and became 562, and the town celebrated their first 4th of July with fireworks. In 2001 that number tripled again and by 2003 there was almost 4,000 new homes built. A great achievement for the building industry. Today, there are over 6,500 homes and over 23,000 residents.
A critical factor for any family buying a home is the quality of the school their child will attend. It may be the very reason a family is relocating, to give their child a better education. Ladera Ranch has many schools, from elementary right up to high school. One school in particular, Capistrano Valley, has been recognized as a both a California and National blue ribbon school.
The town has another story to tell. A story steeped in American history and one that encompasses both the spirit of the past and the spirit of the present. In 1999, this town was built on portions of a working cattle ranch, Rancho Mission Viejo. The town even has an authentic mission standing outside one the schools as a memory of the bygone era. This past sense of community is as alive as the present, as seen by the many social activities and club houses on offer.
Another factor to consider, when deciding to relocate the family, is safety. For this reason, many traffic speed-reducing measures are put into use, such as roundabouts on smaller intersections. As well, access to club houses, the private water park, skate park, dog park, and many neighborhood pools is accessible only to card carrying residents. For those wanting extra peace of mind or seclusion, Covenant Hills is a village that is secured by gates.
Lifestyle is another reason many families go through the hassle of packing boxes only to unpack them again. Ladera Ranch, CA is well designed with numerous parks, as well as landmarks, such as a rose garden, pedestrian bridge, and natural wetlands. Plus there are miles of hiking trails. For the really active resident there is a tennis court. And for the residents who like their lifestyle by way of retail therapy without the worry of traffic, there is also a shopping center.
A town steeped in tradition need not go without modern technology. Even early on in the design stage, technology was thought about. Many homes are already wired for broadband. And forget commuting. The home office is where hundreds of residents operate their businesses out of, affording them plenty of time to enjoy the lifestyle they relocated for.
Perhaps Covenant Hills village was designed to attract those seeking a reclusive movie star lifestyle. But the other eight villages of Ladera Ranch, CA were designed for families wanting nothing less than quality and community.
Source by Ron Bishop