Quail Hill is a community in southern Irvine, Orange County, California. It is one of the seven communities that make up Irvine’s University neighborhood. The name of the community is derived from a remarkable rock formation that abuts 2.4 square kilometers (600 acres) of open space. Quail Hill is adjacent to key employment, entertainment, and food districts of the city due to its proximity to Interstate 405.
Quail Hill is one of the nicest places to live in California, with a population of 1,357. The majority of residents in Quail Hill own their homes, giving the community an urban-suburban vibe. There are numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and parks in Quail Hill. Numerous families and young professionals reside in Quail Hill, where political views are often moderate. The Quail Hill public schools are highly regarded.
The architecture of the houses in Quail Hill s a combination of mid-century modern and contemporary Japanese, influenced by the homeowner’s extensive travels around Japan. The owners sought to combine traditional elements of Japanese architecture with an indoor/outdoor floor plan suitable for the California way of life. Massive glass walls and soaring ceilings would accentuate the tremendous views and wide panoramas.
Two stone pillars mark the property’s entry, where a long drive begins its ascent through natural woodlands and redwood trees. A large car court lined by meticulously maintained pine and cypress specimens leads to a walled entrance courtyard. Under pavilions with tiled roofs, a honed slate path leads to the entrance doors. This quiet rock and gravel garden is “dry” and comprises Japanese maples, pines, hinoki cypress, cork oak, cherry trees, azaleas, and forest grasses.
The Southern Ridge and three prominent rolling hills have been conserved and converted into parks and open spaces. These natural forms provide a striking backdrop for the neighborhood and a connection to the city’s open space.
The park system is a vital aspect of the community since it provides landscapes, trails, hiking and relaxation areas, informal activity space, and wildlife. Several portions of the property offer a scenic view of the San Gabriel Mountains, Saddleback Mountain, and Irvine.
Irvine, CA, USA
Get on I-405 S from Quail Hill/Quail Hill Pkwy and Laguna Canyon Rd
4 min (2.0 mi)
Take I-5 S to Alicia Pkwy in Laguna Hills. Take exit 90 from I-5 S
5 min (5.1 mi)
Drive to your destination – Laguna Dental Center 2 min (0.3 mi)
Published on January 16, 2023, Updated on January 17, 2023