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New homes for sale in Irvine CA are heating up the real estate market in Orange County. With its great schools, beautiful master planned communities and super low crime rates, Irvine is a desirable place to live and of course for builders to construct new homes.

You can search for new home communities in Irvine or any other SoCal city on our site. This is the perfect place to start your search and get a good feel for what's up and coming in the area. 

Buying new construction is very similar to purchasing a resale home but there are some differences including negotiating strategy and timeline are just a few. Here are 5  facts you need to know as a home home buyer when purchasing new construction, specifically in the Irvine area.

1. Choose your

Irvine is one of the fastest growing luxury markets in Orange County but also offers reasonably prices homes for sale. It is a great city to settle in for families thanks to top rated schools in the Irvine Unified School District, master planned communities with luxury amenities and parks and the city’s distinction as the safest large city in America for the past 9 years. What is unique about Irvine is the fact that so many communities in town have a nice mix of affordable and luxury housing. Several of the neighborhood communities on our list have the most affordable condos for sale in Irvine, CA yet also include homes priced at $1Million dollars and above. These mixed communities afford homeowners the opportunity to get into some of the most coveted…

About Huntington Harbour

Huntington Harbour is a community in the north end of the city of Huntington Beach. The community offers some of the most affordable waterfront Huntington Beach real estate with prices ranging from the high $400,000s to over $2 million. Homes for sale in Huntington Beach, CA within Huntington Harbour include single family residences, townhomes and condos. The area is a total of 680 acres and includes 5 manmade islands and various waterways within zip codes 90740 and 92649.
  • Admiralty Island – First Island constructed in Huntington Harbour. Admiralty Island contains 90 single family homes, almost all with access to the waterfront.
  • Gilbert Island – Gilbert Island includes 100 homes, two thirds of which have boat docks and

About University Park

University Park in Irvine is located along Culver Drive between the communities of Turtle Rock and Woodbridge within zip code 92612. It was one of the first communities built back in the 1960’s, the second village created in Irvine. Irvine homes for sale available in University Park consist primarily of attached and detached single family homes ranging in price from the high $400,000s to the high $900,000s. University Park real estate is broken up into five different neighborhoods: Chancellor, the Village, Village II, Terrace, and Village III. Community amenities include several parks, pools, club houses and more. Also within the community is the Irvine University Park Library located at 4512 Sandburg Way, Irvine. The University…

About University Town Center

University Town Center is an urban style community near the UC Irvine campus located south of University Drive, north of Campus Drive and West of Culver Drive in zip code 92612. Irvine real estate available in the community includes townhomes, condos, and senior citizen housing. Prices range from the mid $300,000’s to the mid $800,000’s. Homes for sale in Irvine University Town Center are popular among college students as well as families. The community has two separate shopping centers for residents and is also a short drive from both the Irvine Spectrum and Fashion Island malls. Community amenities in University Town Center include parks, swimming pools and club houses.

Schools serving University Town Center


About Woodbury East

Woodbury East in Irvine is located from Irvine Boulevard to Trabuco Road between Sand Canyon Avenue and the 133 Toll Road, just across the street from the community of Woodbury. Woodbury East is prime Irvine real estate located just next door to the Great Park in Irvine, walking distance from the Woodbury shopping center and just minutes from the Irvine Spectrum. The community of Woodbury East lies within zip code 92618. Irvine homes for sale in Woodbury East were built as a part of the new “Build It Green” program in the city which means these homes were built to consume 30 percent less water and 10 percent less energy. Woodbury East was also designed to foster a socially active living experience focusing on connectivity and…

About Woodbury

Woodbury Irvine is located from Irvine Boulevard to Trabuco Road and lies between Jeffrey Road and Sand Canyon Avenue. Construction in Woodbury began in 2005 and the final new home tract La Cuesta is being completed now. The community offers Irvine real estate for sale which is lived in and renovated as well as brand new construction, something for everyone. Woodbury’s zip code is 92620. Irvine homes for sale in Woodbury include attached homes, town homes, condos and detached single family homes and range in price from the low $400,000’s to over $1million. The community is broken up into 8 different districts each composed of neighborhoods with individual architectural styles, character and a neighborhood park.

Schools serving Woodbury

About Woodbridge

Woodbridge Irvine is one of the premier large Villages of Irvine composed of single family homes, town homes and condos.  Built over 30 years ago, there is a great sense of community in the neighborhoods of Woodbridge fostered by the fact that individuals and families commonly move up from condo to townhome to family residence within the area. Woodbridge Irvine homes for sale start in the high $200,000's for a condo and to range over $1millon for lake front homes. Woodbridge is centrally located in Irvine and is bordered by Culver Drive, Jeffrey Road, Irvine Center Drive and the 5 Freeway. There are approximately 26 different home tracts each with its own neighborhood park. All of the tracts are connected and built around Yale Loop…

About Westpark

Westpark is one of the largest communities in Irvine including currently around 5,200 homes within 22 different home tracts. The area is bordered by Culver Drive, the 405 Freeway, Irvine Center Drive and Jamboree Road. What used to be strawberry fields is now a thriving community bordering on the Irvine neighborhoods of Irvine Business Complex, Woodbridge, Rancho San Joaquin,  and Columbus Grove. The western portion of Westpark Irvine is located in zip code 92614 and the eastern portion is primarily zip code 92606. These Irvine homes for sale feature Mediterranean inspired condos and rancher-style single family homes ranging in price from the mid $500,000s to $1.5 million. There are several footpaths winding through Westpark leading to…

About Walnut Village

Walnut Village includes the portion of Irvine bordering on the 5 Freeway, Jamboree Road, Culver Drive and Irvine Center Drive. The majority of Walnut Village is located in zip code 92606, however the southwest portion of the community is zip code 92604 and the northwestern corner is within zip code 92782.  The Walnut is popular village in Irvine offering a prime location with easy freeway access, tons of nearby shopping and a plethora of community amenities. If you're interested in homes for sale in Irvine, you'll want to check out this well established community. Walnut community was one of the first areas of Irvine to be back back in the 1970’s and features homes ranging in price from the $600,000’s to $900,000’s. The majority of…