KB Home Community Spotlight: Elderberry at Portola Springs in Irvine, CA

Don’t just love the home you’re in, but love the neighborhood as well.

One of the benefits of a master-planned community is that the entire family can enjoy parks, recreation and amenities that will not only keep every member of your family entertained, but will allow you to get to know the neighbors in a fun environment.

Today, we’re dropping by Elderberry at Portola Springs in Irvine, CA.

Down Orange County Way

At Elderberry at Portola Springs you’ll be living in the heart of Orange County. Irvine is a thriving hub for businesses and start-ups. Close to freeways and toll roads, Irvine makes it easy to commute from your home to the office and back again.  In addition to a robust job market, Irvine is also located near premier shopping centers, such as, the Irvine Spectrum and The Market Place in Tustin.

Looking to enjoy all the attractions and fun of Orange County? Grab your mouse ears and spend a day at Disneyland in Anaheim or pan for gold at Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park. Proximity to amusement parks will always win over the kids (and kids at heart). Sports fans can take in a home game at Angel Stadium or skate across the freeway to watch a Mighty Ducks game.

Want to take a walk on the wild side? Monkey around for the day at the Santa Ana Zoo which focuses mainly on wildlife and plants from South and Central America. You can also hop on the freeway or enjoy some coastal scenery from the train, and travel to San Diego to spend the day at the Wild Animal Park and San Diego Zoo.

Whether you’re into surfing at the beach, snowboarding in Big Bear or dirt biking in the desert, you’re just a short drive away from all the action in Irvine.

Making the Grade

Almost as tricky as finding a home to suit your family’s lifestyle, is finding a home in a great school district. Fortunately, Elderberry is in the highly-rated Irvine public school district. Forget rushing for the bus, Portola Springs Elementary School is walking distance from Elderberry. We give the school district an A+ and so does greatschools.org!

It’s no surprise that the school system in Irvine is ahead of the curve, after all it is home to the University of California, Irvine (UCI) that has been consistently ranked as one of the top colleges in the country. If you want to save on dorm costs for your college-bound kids, then in addition to UCI, there are plenty of top universities nearby that will keep your kids close to home, such as Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, to name just a few.


Amenities as Far as the Eye Can See

Wake up to picturesque views from your home at Elderberry. The master-planned Portola Springs community is surrounded by protected open spaces and is in the shadow of beautiful Loma Ridge. Not only can you enjoy the natural wonders surrounding the community but you’ll be able to enjoy eighteen community parks that include such amenities as, lap pools, tennis courts, spas, tot lots and pickleball (yes, we had to look that up, too!) The possibilities for recreation are endless.


Floorplans. Floorplans. FLOORPLANS!!!

Elderberry offers three, two-story floorplans that give your family plenty of space to move around in. Enjoy the warm Southern California weather from the indoor/outdoor comfort of your California Room which is included in all three floorplans. Depending on the size of your family, you have the option of four to five bedrooms. Each floorplan has a ground floor bedroom which is a great option for guests visiting for the holidays or can be used as a mother-in-law suite, so grandparents can have their own private space without straining their knees on the stairs. The huge open floorplan layout will give your family plenty of flexibility and give your home a little added Feng Shui flow. For parents with younger children, the clear sightlines mean that you can read a book on the couch or prepare dinner without wondering what the little ones are up to. An open floorplan is also great for entertaining friends and family who can move freely from conversation to canape tray. Love to show off your culinary skills or just enjoy bulk shopping for snacks? Residences Two and Three have large walk-in pantries for all your grocery shopping needs.


Upstairs enjoy a spa day without ever leaving the comfort of your home. The master bathroom in Residence One will make you feel like everything is Zen with its deep soaker tub and large shower. Not only will you feel refreshed but you can feel good about the EPA WaterSense® approved faucets and fixtures that will keep your water bills low and help you to maximize your water efficiency. In addition to the spacious master bedrooms, the secondary upstairs bedrooms give your kids plenty of room to grow into. Want to enjoy the views from upstairs? You have the option with the Elevations A or C to indulge in some Shakespearean drama with a Juliet balcony in Residence Three, or a full balcony where you can greet the morning sun with a cup of coffee in Residence Two, Elevation B.

Are you ready to call Elderberry at Portola Springs home? Stop by our sales office and visit the models. Our sales counselors would love to walk you through the process of building a home with us, and there is no better way to picture yourself in a KB Home than to take a tour. Enjoy the best of Orange County and make Elderberry yours today! We’ll see you around the Spectrum.

Want to say, “hello neighbor” to some of our neighboring communities? You’ll find them here:

Willow at Portola Springs

Palo Alto at Stonegate

Highmark at Ironridge