While many consider the possibility of living in Irvine out of their reach, there are still a few communities under $500,000 with no mello roos and over 1,000 square feet of living space.
“The Lakes” features tranquil water streams throughout the community along with 2 pool areas and clubhouse. On all of my visits to this community, there was ample guest parking no matter what time or day I had visited. The layout of each floorplan features many of the design elements of today: high vaulted ceilings on the 2nd floor, kitchen islands, and a large sliding door facing your private patio. Most patios overlook the water with an outdoor space for additional storage or private laundry.
Nearby: Marketplace (10 min)
Select floorplans have private direct-access garages.