Until recently, those residents who wanted to live in a senior community in Orange County were limited primarily to older communities. Now, however, there is a new option for home buyers.
Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo
One of the newer communities that is gaining in popularity in Orange County, California is the gated senior community of Gavilan in Rancho Mission Viejo. There are three builders who are developing Gavilan, each offering their own styles and price options:
Standard Pacific Bungalows - 2 bd/2 bath/2 car garages - $500,000 - $600,000
Standard Pacific Casitas - 2 bd/2 bath/2 car garages - $600,000 - $700,000
Shea Single Family Homes - 2 bd/ 2 1/2 bath/2 car garages - $750,000 - $850,000
Del Webb Single Family Homes - 2-3 bd/2 1/2 bath/2 car garages - $800,000 - $900,000+
This gives home buyers a variety of options whether they can afford to spend $500,000 or twice that amount.
Amenities at Gavilan
Most of the new, modern homes in Gavilan are one story, with the exception of a few styles for those retirees who prefer the two-story option. Among the green amenities you can expect in your home are: tankless water heaters, Energy Star appliances, water-efficient fixtures, weather sensing sprinklers, extra insulation and high efficiency air-conditioning systems.
The homes in this community surround the beautiful adult rec center known as the Hacienda. Built around a luxurious salt water pool and spa, the Hacienda has a large, open great-room with a giant flat screen TV and a staffed bar, which makes it an excellent spot to mingle with your neighbors. The Hacienda also contains a yoga studio, a fitness center, a barbecue area and bocce ball courts.
The community is located just off the Ortega Highway, a short distance east of the coastal community of charming San Juan Capistrano.
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