Known for its stunning ocean views, Marina Del Rey is always steps away from a quick getaway to some smooth sailing. Residents of the area’s luxury homes enjoy a fine coastal lifestyle, the always fresh breeze and close proximity to wetlands nature and wildlife at Oxford Lagoon Estuary & Bird Sanctuary.
Marina del Rey is an unincorporated seaside community in Los Angeles County, next to the City of Los Angeles. Boating and sailing are close to LAX, dynamic and progressive businesses of Silicon Beach and fine sandy beaches with gentle waves in an ideal climate.This neighborhood encapsulates the very essence of inspiring, full service, high rise living. Outstanding amenities and world class services; close to everything worth having near. For discriminating home owners who recognize the value of a tremendous, one-of-a kind trophy asset. | HOMES FOR SALE
Fisherman’s Village offers a view of Marina del Rey’s dominant feature, the Marina, the world’s largest man-made small craft harbor with eight basins having a capacity for 5,300 boats and is home port to approximately 6,500 boats. The harbor is perhaps the county’s most valuable resource. This area also features marina access, world famous beaches, Abbott Kinney, bike paths, dog walk, shops, restaurants, movie theaters, 405 freeway, LAX & more! #marinadelrey #mdr #homesforsale
Sections include Marina Peninsula, Via Dolce and Via Marina. Bordering neighborhoods include: Venice, Playa Vista, Playa Del Rey and Culver City.
The marina itself, a specially designed harbor with moorings for pleasure craft and small boats, is surrounded by high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, shops, and restaurants. The area also includes the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute and the UCLA Marina Aquatic Center.
Chace Park—the Marina del Rey Summer Concert Series is held here on Thursdays and Saturdays from June to August.
Pacific Mariners Yacht Club
California Yacht Club
UCLA Marina Aquatic Center
Lloyd Taber Marina del Rey Library
Marina del Rey High School
Parks and recreation
Marina del Rey has two main parks: Chace Park and Yvonne B. Burke Park, renamed from the original Admiralty Park in 2009 to honor long-time Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
The County of Los Angeles Public Library operates the Lloyd Taber-Marina del Rey Library. The library has a nautical collection to serve small boaters in the area.
Indio (the Spanish word for Indian) is a city in Riverside County, located in the Coachella Valley 23 miles east of Palm Springs, and 127 miles east of Los Angeles. The City of Indio grew into existence, starting in 1876, because of the need for a halfway point between Yuma, Arizona and Los Angeles where the Southern Pacific Railroad could refill its engines with water. The first permanent building in Indio was the Southern Pacific Depot station and hotel.
Although Indio started as a railroad town, the local economy later revolved around agriculture. Today, real estate is among the largest of Indio’s industries. #indio #homes #forsale
Indio developments and neighborhoods include: Bella Vida, Desert Collection, Desert Trace, Foxstone, Fred Waring, Generations, Haciendas, Indio Blvd, Indio Blvd / Jackson Street, Las Brisas, Miles-Clinton, Montecello II, Mountain Estates, North Indio, Pallazo, Paradiso, RCB Resort, Regency Park, Sandhurst Cove, Shadow Hills, Shadow Hills Villas, Shadow Ranch, Silverwood, Sonora Wells, Sun City, Sun Gold, Sun Gold Park, Talavera andTerralago,
The USDA built the “Date Station” in Indio in 1907 and performed scientific research on the fruit that grew to be a major part of Indio culture. This research helped turn the Coachella Valley into the leader of date production with exports shipped all the way to the middle east- the County Fair became known for its theme featuring dates and Middle Eastern styles.
Coachella and Thermal became larger cities than Indio for a time, but Indio retained the name as the “Hub of the Valley”, and by the 1930’s it was a thriving city which outpaced its neighbors and incorporated. On September 6, 1930, storekeeper Fred Kohler received the first official business license from the city. Visiting soldiers from Patton’s training grounds in Chiriaco Summit located 30 miles to the east also helped the city to grow. After the recession of the late 2000s, the local economy has rebounded and wealthier residents have moved in fueling something of a real estate boom.
High mountain ranges on three sides of the Coachella Valley contribute to its year-round warm climate, with some of warmest winters west of the Rockies. Indio has a warm winter and hot summer climate. Low temperatures in the winter average a mild 62°F, but summer highs can reach 120°F during the day time and night lows often stay above 82°F. Average annual precipitation is under 4 inches with at least 348 days of sunshine per year.
Indio has its own police department. The city contracts for fire and paramedic services with the Riverside County Fire Department through a cooperative agreement. Indio has 4 fire stations housing 4 engine companies, 3 paramedic ambulances and 1 truck company.
Year-round agriculture and tourism are the two major sources of revenue for the city with the majority of tourism between October and May. Indio is one of Southern California’s most important agricultural regions, and still grows most of the nation’s crop of dates. The area has seen some decline in agriculture however, as new residential development has pushed the date and citrus groves and vegetable fields to the south and southeast of the city. Travelers from around the world still can stop by Shields Date Gardens though, where a large retail store is still maintained next to State Highway 111 in Indio. Over the past decade, most new jobs have been in the retail and hospitality industries with many hotel and golf resorts being built in the area. There is some light industry in the city dating back to the 1960’s with companies producing ammunition for the U.S. military, train engines for Southern Pacific, and even moon rover and computer parts for the Apollo moon landing program.
Many corporations have also located offices in indio because of the low cost and easy access to major transportation routes. Some of the businesses include fruit packing and shipping firms, United States Filter Corporation, Guy Evans Inc., Dimare Fruit Co., West Coast Turf, Sun World Inc.; and move-in companies such as Borden, Coca-Cola, Ernie Ball, Ernst and Young, Ferguson, Fulton Distributors, Guthy-Renker, Pulte Homes, Sunrise Company, SunScape Tech and Tala Industries.
There are two Native American owned casinos in and near Indio: the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, owned by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, and the Spotlight 29 Casino, owned by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band.
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Arts and culture
The Indio Chamber of Commerce has made the city’s official nickname “The City of Festivals” because of the many festivals and special events held there annually. Two major annual festivals held here are the National Date Festival and the Indio International Tamale Festival.
The Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival are held each February at the fairgrounds, located on Highway 111 in the heart of Indio. Since 1947, this festival has celebrated the the Coachella Valley date fruit crop because of its importance to the regions economy and culture.
The Tamale Festival is held each December on the streets of Old Town Indio and is one of the world’s largest tamale festivals with 120,000 in attendance for the Dec. 2000 event. The festival also once held the record for the world’s largest tamale, over 1 foot in diameter and 40 feet in length!
The Riverside County Fairgrounds also hosts various events year round such as music concerts, 4×4 monster truck rallies, rodeos or other special events.
In 1993, Pearl Jam performed a concert at the Empire Polo Club in Indio and six years later the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was born. Coachella has become an annual event that brings bands and musicians known around the world to the desert, including: AC/DC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N’ Roses, Prince, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Radiohead, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Pixies, The Cure, The White Stripes, Jay-Z, Tool, Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Roger Waters and hundreds more. In May 2007, the promoters of Coachella started Stagecoach, a two-day country music festival held the weekend following the Coachella. Performers have included George Strait, Kenny Chesney, the Eagles, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Kid Rock.
Indio is also the site of the annual Southwest Arts Festival, the Cabazon Indian National Pow Wow, the Heritage Festival at the Coachella Valley History Museum, and many more.
Some other points of interest are the Coachella Valley History Museum on Miles Avenue in Indio which has a two-acre campus, that includes the Smiley-Tyler House, built in 1926, the 1909 Schoolhouse, and the Date Museum dedicated to the history and development of the fruit (the only date museum in the world), plus gardens and archives preserving historical artifacts of the Coachella Valley. Visitors can also find 10 murals around the city, painted on the sides of various buildings in old town and a water reservoir tank on Monroe Street depicting the city’s history and cultural roots.
Indio is served by two public school districts: Desert Sands Unified and on the city’s south eastern corner, Coachella Valley Unified. Indio’s six elementary and two middle schools are highly rated under the California Distinguished Schools program. Because of Indio’s growing population and above-average number of young people with families, the two school districts are expanding, with plans on building more schools, along with remodeling the older ones with new buildings and designs.
Indio Middle School is one of 18 high-performing schools in California recognized as academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success.
Desert Sands Unified School District
ELEMENTARY: Carrillo Ranch, Dr. Reynaldo J. Carreon Jr. Academy, Amelia Earhart International Studies, John Adams, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Herbert Hoover, Andrew Jackson, Lyndon B. Johnson, John F. Kennedy, James Madison, James Monroe, Theodore Roosevelt, Martin Van Buren, and Horizon Elementary (independent studies).
MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS: Colonel Mitchell Paige Middle School; La Quinta Middle; Desert Ridge Academy; Thomas Jefferson; Indio Middle; John Glenn ; and Horizon Middle (independent studies).
HIGH SCHOOLS: Indio High; La Quinta High; Shadow Hills; Amistad High, a continuation school; and Horizon High (independent studies).
ADULT SCHOOL: GED TEST preparation, ESL Beg/Int/Adv classes, Citizenship classes, a Language lab, and more.
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Coachella Valley Unified schools
ELEMENTARY: Mountain Vista Elementary.
MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS: Cahuilla Desert Academy.
HIGH SCHOOLS: Coachella Valley High and Desert Mirage High School, both in Thermal.
Grace Academy (K-8), Indio Christian Center (1-12), River Springs Charter School (K-12), Our Lady of Perpetual Help (PK-8), Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center (PK, K) and Christian School of the Desert (PK-12), located in nearby Bermuda Dunes.
College of the Desert commonly referred to by its initials C.O.D, is the Coachella Valley’s community college. Riverside County has a Regional Occupational Program facility in Indio that provides vocational educational courses in the Coachella valley’s job market.
The California Desert Trial Academy School of Law was approved by the California State Bar as an unaccredited fixed facility law school in Indio and is currently holding classes in the County Law Library in Indio while plans move forward on the school constructing its own campus buildings in downtown Indio.
Bermuda Dunes Airport is on the north-western border of Indio, along I-10 just west of Jefferson Street. It serves small private planes, air carriers and commuter jets. The Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport in Thermal just a few minutes from Indio is used for cargo planes to ship agricultural products. There is also on the four-lane California State Route 86S expressway for international traffic. The closest airport with regularly scheduled commercial passenger service is Palm Springs International Airport, about 20 miles away.
The Greyhound and Amtrak passenger buses have a highly used bus depot in downtown Indio, where buses stop by regularly on the way to stops in Southern California, Arizona and the Mexican border. A recently approved plan for a new transportation center for Greyhound and Amtrak will provide upgraded facilities and services. The city is served by the local bus line SunLine Transit Agency (“SunBus”), which also services much of the Coachella Valley. Highway 111 runs through the city which connects the northern end with the I-10 in Whitewater, CA to the southern end in Mexicali.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital is a General Acute Care Hospital in Indio with Basic Emergency Services. One of three hospitals in the Coachella Valley, JFK expanded services in 2005 adding more surgical rooms, intensive care units and a new concrete emergency heliport.
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Parks and recreation
The city of Indio operates 20 public parks, a community recreation center, a senior center located one block from the new teen center, and a Desert Park wildlife refuge north of 40th and 42nd Avenues.
City of Indio Park
Miles Avenue Park
Doug York Plaza
Downtown Indio Park
Fiesta Tamale Park
Indio Teen Center and Park
South Jackson Park with Pawley Pool facility, a soccer field, a little league baseball stadium and a YMCA/Boys & Girls club
North Jackson Park
DrCarreon-Nobles Ranch Park-Playground with water tower arts mural
George S Patton Park
Mulligan Dog park
Golf Clubs / Courses
The Landmark Golf Club now known as Terra Lago, Plantation, Heritage Palms, Sun City Shadow Hills, Indian Springs, Indian Palms, and the Indio (municipal) Golf Club.
Your Referrals Help the Kids. For every referral I receive, I donate a portion to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With your referrals, you are helping Children’s Hospital ensure that critical life-saving care is available to every child they treat. http://www.ReferralsHelpKids.com
February is about Valentine’s Day, when many of us scramble to ensure that those who are close to us KNOW that we love them! After all – Love is a many splendored thing. While love for our family and friends is the most important, I think it’s also important to express my love for helping people find a home where their heart is. #socal #home #news
My favorite love description is: Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
I could go on with several more examples like – Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, even go all business on you with accolades about how much we love doing business with you, or how much we love your referrals and more – but, the point is we do love helping people to sell and to buy real estate. And those people say that we are good at it!
Also included with this month’s newsletter is a story about a very special 11 year-old boy with a 10 year-old heart! #coreychambers
Please know that my team and I are eager to help anyone you know wanting to make a move, so much so, that we are willing to make an offer that they will LOVE – AND – the Kids at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will love too.
For the month of February, for anyone considering making a move that you refer to me, we will guarantee them in writing their home will sell or we’ll buy it at a price acceptable to them. We just need to agree on the price and possession date with the seller.
Just like we are thankful for you and your business, I am confident your referrals will be thanking you for pointing them in the right direction to getting their home sold fast!
And remember, YOUR referrals really do help Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles…
We are still on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. We do this by donating to them a portion of our income from homes we sell. As you may know, Children’s Hospital of LA does miraculous work in helping kids fight through and survive some of the worst life threatening diseases like cancer and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, leukemia.
BUT — they rely on Sponsorships and Donations to continue providing a uniquely supportive and healing environment. Donations also benefit families by helping to keep overall expenses as low as possible. So, YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THESE KIDS!
We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (we have already raised over $2,500). Kids under the care of Children’s Hospital are more likely to survive serious diseases and cancer. BUT, Children’s survives because of our sponsorships and donations. So, the Corey Chamber’s Team makes it a point to donate a portion of our income from selling homes to help supportthe great work that they do. Your referrals REALLY DO help the kids!
With that in mind — whom do you know that’s considering buying or selling a home? When you refer them to my real estate sales team, not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a substantial portion of our income on every home sale to Children’s Hospital. It’s easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move. Go to www.ReferralsHelpKids.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to those whom you know are considering a move OR you can always call me direct at 888-240-2500.
I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, business associates, or family members considering making a move, so here are some convenient options for you:
Just pass along the internet address, www.ReferralsHelpKids.com, to anyone you know who might be considering a move
Contact us directly at 888-240-2500
I want you to know that you and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and me. As we take great strides in 2018, please know we are extremely thankful for you being a special part of our business.
Why I Support Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
I grew up right here in Los Angeles. Born right nearby at St. Francis Hospital. I remember when I first heard about a young person close to our family suffering from a nasty disease and getting treated for that at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. It was then that I began to pay closer attention to the work they do at that hospital. Since then, I have learned that it is a collection of hard working health care professionals, most making their home right here in the Los Angeles area, all coming together for a common cause. That cause is to help young people overcome unfortunate health issues that life sometimes throws our way. Being a Los Angeles area native, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at Children’s. My team rally’s around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help Children’s in their quest to heal young people when they need healing. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles shares similar commitments to their patients.
And since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.
Remember, I want to make it easy for you to refer your friends, neighbors, business associates, or family members considering making a move, so here are those options for you again:
Your Referrals Help the Kids. For every referral I receive, I donate a portion to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. With your referrals, you’re helping Children’s Hospital ensure that critical life-saving care is available to every child they treat. http://www.ReferralsHelpKids.com
Blending the vibrancy of a charming retail center and the enjoyment of an extensive swim club together with the serenity of miles of walking and biking trails, La Floresta in Brea is the ideal setting for your new residence. When completed, La Floresta is planned to include:
Sub-neighborhoods for people over 60, over 55, and an all-age neighborhood
Meandering trails for walking or biking throughout all of the La Floresta community
Parks, play areas for children, and BBQ areas
La Floresta Swim Club- a 6,100 square-foot resort style amenity for use by residents of the all-age neighborhood
An 87,000 square-foot retail center with indoor/outdoor dining, charming shops, and offices
There will be about 1,100 homes at La Floresta in total, on 120 acres located at the corner of Imperial Highway and Valencia. Current plans for land use estimate about 70% of residences will be for all ages with the remaining 30% being age-qualified.
Standard Pacific Homes (now part of CalAtlantic Homes) designed and built the Paseo Townhomes, Avenida single family homes, and Camino homes. Van Daele Homes designed and built three neighborhoods including Ventanas single family homes and Alterra single level stacked flats, which included some live-work residences, and Castile, a collection of charming bungalows and flats with private courtyards and garages.
Alterra features single-level flats and two-story live/work residences designed with richly detailed, three-story Spanish style architecture and include two-car garages for each home. Four innovative floor plans offers up to three bedrooms and provide open concept living and dining areas, gourmet kitchens with abundant cabinetry and decks or porches.
Castile, currently sold out, is an enchanting village of 30 single-family detached bungalow homes and carriage flats. These unique single-level and two story residences offer two to four bedrooms and up to 3.5 baths, private courtyards for outdoor entertaining and private garages.
Residents of the Olvera and Solana collection of homes will have access to an exclusive private clubhouse with complete amenities and programs to develop your creative, social, physical and intellectual abilities. These 2 collections of detached single and two story homes from approximately 1400 to 3000 square feet will feature the latest trends in new home designs with open living layouts, gourmet kitchens anchored by oversized kitchen islands and entries with built-in bench and cubbies.
The Village at La Floresta is bustling with activity since Whole Foods Market opened its first North Orange County location in February 2017. Whole Foods anchors the new retail hub located in the mixed use master planned community of La Floresta in Brea. The occasion was marked by inviting Brea’s Mayor to participate in a bread-breaking ceremony with Whole Foods team members, city officials and the community. At the event, shoppers received free samples and the first 300 people to enter the store received reusable shopping bags. Kids enjoyed bag decorating with vegetable stamps. There were also food demonstrations, a DJ and a photo booth.
What makes this a special shopping and dining experience at the Village is Oasis, a $2.5 million dollar kinetic sculpture designed by artists Douglas Hollis and Anna Valentina Murch. Located just outside the front doors of Whole Foods, the art piece was celebrated by the community on April 9 where Hollis, local dignitaries and members of the project team including La Floresta Project Manager Ivan Jimenez dedicated the art piece.
La Floresta Swim Club will offer a place for residents of the all-age neighboorhood to meet and play in a one-of-a-kind building with Spanish-Romantic architecture reflective of the residential architecture sprinkled throughout the community.
The expansive private Club offers indoor multipurpose rooms and a catering kitchen, as well as an outdoor pool, spa, showers and a dining patio with barbecues and seating for small parties. The thoughtful designs are reflective of the multi-generational residents who will be using the Club. Residents and their guests can enjoy a recreational lawn, fire pit and interactive water feature for children. The Club is surrounded by beautiful, lush landscaping including mature trees, plants and flowers.
Brea’s nine schools have an excellent reputation in Orange County for academics, athletics, and cultural arts and music. Awards include National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, California Distinguish Schools and several educators have been recognized as California and Orange County Teacher of the Year. Residents living in La Floresta will reap the benefits of the Brea Olinda Unified School District’s commitment to excellence including a newly constructed elementary school within walking distance from their homes.
Athletics are also engrained into Brea’s community culture. BOHS athletic teams have won perhaps more league championships than any other Orange County school over the past quarter century. Team sports, such as basketball, football, soccer, track & field, swimming, softball, baseball, golf and volleyball have enjoyed great success and continue to rank among the top contenders in the Century League.
Outstanding arts and vocational programs are prevalent at all school levels. The School District has a regionally recognized model Photography program and the junior high and high schools’ vocal music classes feed into the United Choir of Brea, an award winning show choir with more than 120 participants.
Capriana, a world-class Continuing Care Retirement Community managed by Oakmont Senior Living, has been completed and features 75 apartment homes, four casitas (individual homes), and a care center for those ages 60+. Residents will have access to dozens of amenities, including concierge and housekeeping services, spa treatments and gourmet cuisine. Assisted care is available in the private residences if needed. Villagio at Capriana provides Resident-Centered Memory Care in Orange County.
Located on a 5-1/2 acre campus at the southeast corner of La Floresta’s 120-acre Multi-generational Master Planned Community, Capriana is dedicated to exemplary service and the highest quality of life for residents with first-rate quality and elegant style.
The new homes at StrataPointe, by TriPointe Homes, were built with the idea to do things a little bit differently. This private gated community brings a new modern style to urban Buena Park, described as Spanish influence with a modern Metro Twist. These three-story town homes will quickly become your headquarters for exploring the vibrant center of Orange County, CA. Adjacent to the I-5 freeway you will find it easy to access everything you need throughout the south-land: schools, shopping, dining, and entertainment.
The property offers 2, 3, and 4 bedroom homes, 2.5 to 4 baths, and 2-car garages with direct access. Every home has an outside deck for sipping your morning coffee, grilling dinner, or entertaining friends. Visiting friends or family can retreat to the downstairs den or you can set it up as a high-tech office space with select floor plans offering a full bath. The overall residences are bright and airy with ideally placed windows and doors. Home layouts are between 1470 to 2000 square feet and feature energy and water saving fixtures.
StrataPointe homes are a fully integrated high-tech environment featuring:
A smart-phone app that allows you to access appliances and other smart devices throughout the home including audio and video entertainment systems, and can easily add additional devices at a later time
Includes two integrated switches to turn lights on or off
You can receive notifications of visitors ringing the front doorbell and a 1080 DPI camera allows you to remotely interact with them
Motion sensors can be programmed to alert you to movement near the front door
The SmartCode™ Entry Lock provides key-less entry into your home. Featuring a back-lit keypad, it only takes a few pushes of the buttons to unlock the door, and one button to lock it. 8 preset codes allow you to decide who can come into your home
A Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat allows remote control of the A/C or heat through a smart device- temperature can be set manually or let it learn your schedule and desired temperature settings
Community amenities include a pool surrounded by cabanas, plus a spa, barbecues, and children’s play area. It’s like being on vacation at a resort except you’re already at home! The Source
Initial prices range from the $500,000s to $600,000s.
Founded in 2009, TriPointe Homes strives to be a new kind of homebuilding company driven by the insight of local homebuilders and a culture of innovation at its heart. With six regional brands, TriPointe designs smarter homes to inspire better lives and is committed to green building materials and technologies.
Araby Cove is a small community of homes tucked into the foot hills overlooking the southern part of Palm Springs. In addition to the view of Palm Springs, there are beautiful views of Mount San Jacinto and the surrounding foothills provide a natural looking backdrop. Araby Cove offers easy access to the Palm Springs area but allows one to enjoy the peacefulness of the natural desert environment. Most homes were custom built and each one features its own unique combination of architectural styles and beautiful landscaping.
Homes range from tiny 1-bedroom 1,000 sq. ft. houses perfect for singles or retirees who don’t want a lot of square feet to clean, to larger estates with four or more bedrooms and 5,000 square feet of living area. Some properties are newer construction with modern features and style, and many homes have been remodeled, adding fantastic luxury features such as a pool, Jacuzzi, gas barbecue grills, tiled out-door entertainment areas, and rock gardens. Architectural styles range from one-story ranch, 2-story Mediterranean, Spanish, Art Deco, and bungalow.
Araby Cove is situated on the south side of Palm Springs near Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert, in Riverside County California. There is easy nearby access to the 111, which will take you to Palm Springs International Airport, or the I-10 which heads south-east to Indio or north-west to Banning and Beaumont.
For those who like to have outdoor fun, especially if you have kids, Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs is about 2 miles away. There is a fantastic hiking trail in nearby Indian Canyons, or if you hike up Southridge Drive you can access the Araby Trail which connects to several other trails. For those who love golf, Palm Springs is a mecca with several dozen to choose from. Tennis is very popular in the area, and you can also find baseball, soccer, and football. Palm Springs has 9 city parks and a skate park. There are 7 public and private schools offering K-12 classes. Palm Springs was home to the late Bob Hope (his estate is right above Araby Cove) and to so many other movie and music celebrities they are too numerous to list! Because it is about a 1 hour drive to Hollywood, many famous movie stars had homes here to give them a nearby get-away from the stress and pressures of Los Angeles and the movie industry.
This new home development by Brandywine Homes, is described by the developer as “…a flawless combination of romantic Mediterranean inspired architecture blended with modern features and designer finishes.”
This small enclave of new homes under construction in Buena Park offers room to grow, for families of all sizes, and create lasting memories without sacrificing location or convenience. With large 3-4 bedroom homes from 1,868 – 2,140 square feet, open room designs, gourmet kitchens, and master suites built around the spa-concept, your interest is well-placed. Enjoy the best of sunny Orange County in beautiful Buena Park nearby to Knott’s Berry Farm, Soak City, Disneyland, Angel Stadium and Honda Center. Buena Park offer top-rated schools and a short drive if you plan to attend either Chapman University or Cal State Fullerton. Easy access to the 5 and 91 Freeways offer direct routes to Los Angeles, Long Beach, the rest of Orange County, and all of Southern California. Construction is planned to begin in the spring of 2018, so get on our interest list before offers start being accepted.
Smooth two-panel interior doors
Rounded wall corners and lightly textured walls and ceilings
Structured wiring system with RG6 cable and CAT5 phone wiring for state-of-the-art communication and networking
Cultured marble counter-tops with integrated sinks
Fiberglass shower surrounds in all bathrooms
Designer selected Moen® plumbing fixtures
Upgraded baseboard and door moldings throughout
Truss Joist® floor system for increased strength and noise reduction
Spacious Gourmet Kitchens
Whirlpool® stainless steel quiet four-cycle Energy Star dishwasher
Whirlpool® freestanding 30” gas range
Whirlpool® built-in microwave oven
Designer selected upgraded granite counter-tops with 6” back-splash
Large kitchen island with breakfast bar
Two compartment stainless steel sink with pull-out spray faucet
White Thermafoil Shaker style cabinets with concealed hinges, adjustable shelves, and 7” appliance pulls in satin nickel
Upgraded ½ horse-power garbage disposal
Pre-plumbed for ice/water at refrigerator space
Inspired Master Suites
Cultured marble counter-top with dual integrated sinks
Elegant oversized soaking tub
Separate shower enclosed with clear-tempered glass
Master baths with separate elongated commodes
Spacious walk-in closets
Inviting Spanish architecture
Finished two-car garage with roll-up door and automatic garage door opener
Auto shut-off motion sensor lights in all baths, laundry and garage
Space saving tank-less water heaters
15 SEER gas forced-air heating with MERV 8 filters
Air conditioning with programmable digital thermostat
Automatic fire sprinklers
Dual glazed white vinyl windows with low-E glass
Highly water efficient toilets 1.28 gpm
Low VOC interior paint
Carbon monoxide detector
Water efficient faucets
Insulation in ceiling areas and exterior walls
Energy Star appliances
Energy efficient LED lighting
Corsica offers many opportunities to personalize your home with a variety of options and upgrades, both inside and out.
Lexington at Parkside is a new construction development now offering personalized homes to fit your wants and needs. Located in the northwest corner of Lake Forest, CA (central Orange County), the Parkside neighborhood features 5 different home designs each with their own unique and charming style. The location within Lake Forest offers easy access to hundreds of retail stores, entertainment venues, and community services. Within less than a mile residents can visit the Lake Forest Sports Park, Etnies Skatepark, and Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park which offers trails for hiking and biking. Close by you will find Wahoo’s Fish Taco, Starbucks (not exactly a surprise), The UPS Store, The Oakley Outlet Store, Round Table Pizza, Thai Garden, and dozens of other restaurants, stores, parks, and beaches.
Homes at Parkside, built by Toll Brothers Luxury Homes, are available with a variety of options to suit your needs and price range:
Spacious homes with 2,500 to 3,700 square feet of living space
4-6 bedrooms including first-floor bedrooms
3.5 – 5.5 bathrooms
Large second floor bonus room
3-story single family home designs with a third story loft and roof deck
Super-wide stacking sliding doors to access your personalized back-yard
Luxurious master bedrooms and baths
Well-equipped modern kitchens with central island breakfast bar
Convenient laundry room
Hundreds of decorative and structural options to personalize your home
Community amenities include: Event/Leisure Lawn Areas, Spas, Cabanas, Pool, Covered Barbecue/Dining Area.
The 241 (Foothill Transportation Corridor) is just across the street and allows fast and easy access to other nearby cities, the 133 (Eastern Transportation Corridor), the I-5, the 405, and the 91. The area is served by the Saddleback Valley Unified School District.
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Located in central LA, Hollywood is known as the home of the US film industry and for its diverse population and cultures. Many of the historic film studio buildings still exist, and the name “Hollywood” has become synonymous for the US movie industry and the people in it. Hollywood was recognized as a growing community in 1870, incorporated in 1903, and became a part of Los Angeles in 1910 as the film industry began to grow and become the most well-known place in the world for film and media. Today the area is home to over 4 million people (US Census estimate, July 2016). Other areas within Hollywood are Franklin Village, Little Armenia, Spaulding Square, and Thai Town.
Hollywood is defined by Hollywood Hills to the north, Los Feliz to the northeast, East Hollywood to the east, Larchmont and Hancock Park to the south, Fairfax to the southwest, West Hollywood to the west and Hollywood Hills West on the northwest side (“Mapping L.A. project” of the LA Times). The street boundaries of Hollywood are Hollywood Blvd. on the north, Western Ave. to the east, Melrose Ave. to the south, and La Brea Avenue on the west.
In 1850’s there were few people living in the area of “Nopalera” (named for the Mexican Nopal cactus common in the area), but an agricultural community soon developed and by the 1870’s it came to be known as the Cahuenga Valley. There is a story that an early property owner and developer in the area, H.J. Whitley, was standing on top of a hill looking out over the valley when a Chinese man in a wagon stopped to greet him. When Whitley asked him what he was doing, the man replied “I holly-wood” although he meant to say “I hauling wood”, and Whitley later decided to name the town he later founded “Hollywood”. Whitley started the “Los Angeles Pacific Boulevard and Development Company” and bought 480 acres of land surrounding Highland Avenue and began building, although it was another land owner, Harvey Wilcox, who officially registered the name “Hollywood” with the LA County Recorder’s Office in 1887. After an initial interest in the area, growth and investment slowed until the early 1900’s.
The first hotel in Hollywood was opened in 1902 by Whitley as the population of Los Angeles reached about 100,000 people, and gradually became known around the world as the home of the stars. There was a single-track streetcar line running from LA to Hollywood, but the trip took two hours if it was running at all. The area’s economy was mostly agricultural, known for its barley fields, citrus groves, and vineyards. Whitley’s company continued to invest thousands of dollars in the area to promote it and attract people and businesses, with improvements such as electricity, street lighting, and a bank.
In 1904, residents of Hollywood voted to prohibit sales and possession of liquor except for “medicinal use”, and in 1910 merged with the City of Los Angeles to gain access to water and the sewage system. Many major motion picture companies began to set up production in the area, partly due to the ideal weather and access to many different settings, in spite of the fact that movie theaters had been banned in Hollywood! This changed after the merger with Los Angeles as they had no such restrictions on theaters (or alcohol). The first film to be made in Hollywood was in 1910 and the first official movie studio, the Nestor Company, opened in late 1911. By the 1920’s, Paramount, Warner Bros., RKO, and Columbia had studios in Hollywood (sometimes also called “Tinseltown”) and movies became the 5th largest industry in the country.
The famous “HOLLYWOOD” sign built on the hills overlooking the neighborhood actually started out as “HOLLYWOODLAND”, and was an advertisement for a housing development of the same name. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce repaired and rebuilt the sign in 1949, and removed the “LAND”. The Hollywood “Walk of Fame” was officially opened in February of 1960, and now contains over 2,600 “stars” embedded in the sidewalk as a tribute to the many stars and contributors of the entertainment industry.
During the 1980’s, Hollywood began to decline and many famous landmarks became threatened by developers seeking to rebuild and update the area. Some of the buildings have been embraced by modern media companies, such as the former home of CBS’s headquarters at Columbia Square (built in 1938) which became offices for MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV. Nonetheless, many areas face continuing gentrification due the efforts of both private developers and public planning commissions who seek to revitalize the area.
The 10 public K-12 schools in Hollywood are operated by Los Angeles Unified School District and there are 2 public libraries.
Notable places include CBS Columbia Square, Charlie Chaplin Studios, Cinerama Dome, Crossroads of the World, Dolby Theatre (originally the Kodak Theater and home of the Oscars), Earl Carroll Theatre (currently Nickelodeon on Sunset), El Capitan Theatre, Frederick’s of Hollywood, and Gower Gulch. Notable events include The Academy Awards, the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, The Hollywood Half Marathon (to raise money and awareness for local youth homeless shelters).
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