New 2,380-home Baker Ranch Community Prepares for February 8, 2014 Baker Ranch Grand Opening Debut by Shea Homes and Toll Brothers on The Largest Undeveloped Site in Lake Forest, CA
Set within the scenic foothills of Lake Forest and on the City’s largest undeveloped site. At build-out, Baker is expected to offer a three villages encompassing neighborhoods of single-family detached homes, town homes and other attached living residences as well as apartment homes. More than 30 acres of parks and recreational facilities are planned; and Baker Ranch residents will pay NO Mello-Roos taxes.
Since Baker Ranch residents will not have to pay any Mello-Roos taxes, they’ll benefit from a lower cost of living as compared to Great Park communities in Irvine.
During the Saturday, February 8 Grand Opening celebration, Village One at Baker Ranch presented its diverse selection of homes within six neighborhoods and several recreational amenities. Homes are currently priced from the low $500,000s to over $1 million.
Baker Ranch’s impressive recreational amenities, starting with The Grove. Showcased by a large clubhouse complete with gourmet-style demonstration kitchen and dining area, In addition, Baker Ranch Community Park with its lush “ready for play” athletic fields, a community green surrounded by picnic and grill pavilions, an elaborate play structure, and plenty of open space for a relaxing day. And, the pool, wading pool, spa and expansive play area .
From its location atop a broad mesa adjacent to 900 acres of open space, Baker Ranch affords wide panoramas of surrounding foothills, the Santa Ana Mountains, and even distant views of the Pacific Ocean. Baker Ranch’s central location to key highways including the Foothill Transportation Corridor (241 tollroad), the I-5 and I-405 makes easy access for residents.
Baker Ranch is within the acclaimed Saddleback Valley Unified School District, which is ranked among Orange County’s Top 5 Best School Districts. The Saddleback Valley Unified School District features more California Distinguished Schools than any other in the state, including its award-winning El Toro High School which is ranked in the Top 10% in the nation.