Foothill Ranch Realtor, Rana Zand
Foothill Ranch is one of South Orange County’s newest master-planned communities. Encompassing a unique balance of residential, business, & open space; this 2,700-acre community is strategically located near the Santa Ana & the San Diego freeways. Residents of Foothill Ranch enjoy award winning schools, wilderness trails, proximity to the toll road, a community pool and clubhouse, and an exclusive array of shopping, dining, and entertainment options within the area.
My favorite part of Foothill is: Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, which encompasses approximately 2,500 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park as well. It is truly a beautiful place to see. It’s almost like taking a hike through Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings (Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park).
My second favorite part of Foothill Ranch is the City Library (because I love books). The library has a collection of 55,000 books and features a children’s story tower, young adult section, literacy room, “Friends of the Library” used bookstore, and a quiet study area (which I sometimes like to escape to for work).
Foothill Ranch’s school District is: Saddleback Unified School District, Ranked Among Top 100 Districts in the state; and also Saddleback Valley Schools made U.S. News’ 2016 Best High Schools. If you would like the options of private schools nearby, please Contact Me Here for a list. Many of the homes in the Foothill neighborhoods are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999. There are 32 different tracts (30 detached & 4 condo) ranging from a 1 bed / 1 bath 682 sq. ft. model in the Salerno condos to a 5 bed / 4.5 bath Plan 4 with over 3,500 sq. ft. in the Roxford Crest tract. Although, many homes in Foothill have added sq. footage in the form of additional bedrooms and/or lofts as well.
The tranquility and scenic wilderness throughout Foothill Ranch, along with it’s close proximity to some of Orange County’s premier entertainment, education, and retail centers, make Foothill Ranch a beautiful place to live. Foothill Ranch median real estate price is $915,944, which is more expensive than 83.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Foothill Ranch is currently $2,635. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 77.6% of the neighborhoods in California. Foothill Ranch is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density). Real estate vacancies in Foothill are 6.0%, which is lower than one will find in 68.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Foothill Ranch is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood. Foothill Ranch is just North-East of Lake Forest (home of the infamously beautiful Baker Ranch & Parkside. If you are interested in any Toll Brother’s Homes please Contact Me Here and we can schedule a tour together.
Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Foothill Ranch neighborhood’s real estate landscape than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you’ll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 55.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
If you are financially astute, and enjoy keeping up with the Jones’, this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, the Foothill Ranch neighborhood is wealthier than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the US. Residents here are truly in a unique situation, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. In addition, a full 68.8% of the adults living in the Foothill Ranch neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor’s degree. This is a higher rate than 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.