Woodbury

Overview

Overview: Woodbury is one of the newest residential neighborhoods in Irvine, California. The community opened in 2005 and has grown exponentially ever since. Woodbury contributes to Irvine, CA’s nationally-ranked standing as one of the best places to live in the United States by emphasizing community, security, and quality of life. Top-tier schools in Woodbury contribute to Irvine Unified School District’s nationally recognized reputation from elementary through high school. The affluent residents of Woodbury typically are individuals who enjoy the benefits of hard work and diligence, as reflected by the average household annual income of $110,000. With a median rent of $3,800, residents of Woodbury contribute greatly to the community’s positive reputation. In Woodbury, family homes are often multi-story, spacious, and welcoming inside and out. Additionally, condominiums and apartments are sleek, modern, and cost-effective. With an emphasis on beautiful landscape and natural landmarks, Woodbury is a breath of fresh air amidst the urban city atmosphere.

Neighborhood Highlights

Top Rated Schools
Spacious Outdoor Parks
Great for Families
Safe Neighborhood
Involved Community
Fast Commutes

Location: Woodbury has Irvine Boulevard as a northern boundary and Trabuco Road to the south. Jeffrey Road makes up the western border of the village, and San Canyon Avenue lies to the east. As a new addition to Irvine’s neighborhoods, Woodbury is surrounded by affluent residential neighborhoods with Stonegate to the north, Cypress Village to the south, and the Groves to the west. Woodbury is a central northeast neighborhood in the city of Irvine and rests at the heart of Orange County.

Commutes: The Eastern Transportation Corridor, a major toll road, is just to the east of Woodbury, which allows for easy access to the rest of Orange County. Additionally, the Santa Ana Freeway is only a ten minute drive from Woodbury. As a central northeast community of Irvine, CA, Woodbury has fast commute times between other neighborhoods and Orange County thanks to fast access to major roadways. With a twenty to thirty minute drive to John Wayne Airport depending on major road traffic, national and international travel is also an easy undertaking for Woodbury’s residents.

Culture: Irvine, CA is known for its cultural diversity and residents ranging from a wide variety of walks of life. Woodbury itself makes up a cultural mix of Asian, Arabic, Tagalog, Hindi, Cantonese, Korean, white, and more. Woodbridge is populated by high-achieving families of many races and backgrounds. Beyond statistics, Woodbridge’s residents can often be found outside at local parks, chatting at the Woodbridge Town Center, and enjoying Woodbridge’s active community events around local hotspots. The culture of Woodbury is one of acceptance, security, and appreciation.

Schools

Overview: As a new community, Woodbury knows the value of setting the right foundations for success. This sentiment is also seen in Woodbury’s emphasis on education as a village of Irvine, California. Irvine as a city has achieved its nationally-recognized status for its number of award-winning Blue Ribbon Schools, in addition to having held the honor of being named a California Distinguished School forty-eight times since 1986. Woodbridge seeks to contribute to the Irvine Unified School District’s reputation through supporting the village’s own campuses. Woodbridge’s educational staff and faculty are building a glowing reputation in their own right through years of continuous service to Woodbridge’s younger residents. Woodbridge’s academic campuses all work towards setting up students for future personal and career success through providing superior learning environments and educational resources.

Schools

Elementary Schools

Woodbury Elementary School

As a part of Irvine Unified School District, Woodbury Elementary School is located at the center of Woodbury. This school lives out its L.E.A.D. acronym: live our values, exhibit respect, act safely, and do your best. With this sentiment, Woodbury Elementary equips its students with the necessary qualities and skills needed to lead great lives.

Middle Schools

Jeffrey Trail Middle School

Jeffrey Trail Middle School opened its doors first in 2013 and now services over 1,125 of Woodbury’s students. This school has a strong collaborative culture for both teachers and students to be their best selves and continuously improve. Known for quality teachers and a supportive environment, Jeffrey Trail Middle School is focused on individual student improvement that leads to overall success.

High Schools

Irvine High School

Irvine High School has a student to teacher ratio of 30:7 with 1,968 students and 60 teachers. Irvine High School has earned the title of a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to being named a California Distinguished School twice in its past.

Portola High School

PHS was added to the Irvine Unified School District in the fall of 2016. With state-of-the-art facilities, multimedia resources, and ample room to grow, PHS is scheduled to add a new grade level for each successive year and will have 9-12 grades open for the 2019-2020 school year.

Private Schools

Great Foundations Montessori

Great Foundations Montessori seeks to give each child the individualized environment necessary for each to reach their full potential. Children between the ages of six weeks and six years are welcome at this educational facility where each will develop physically, emotionally, and socially.

Crean Lutheran High School

Located five minutes away from Woodbury to the northeast, Crean Lutheran High School is a private Lutheran educational institution that focuses on virtue, compassion, and learning. This campus is known for challenging students socially, academically, and spiritually.

Housing

Overview: Woodbury as a village of Irvine, California enjoys a status of being a safe, secure community with a reputation for being one of the best locations in the country to raise a family. Woodbury itself is composed of twenty-one different home tracts built by award-winning architects. The majority of these housing developments are for single family homes, but townhomes, condominiums, and apartments are also on the market. The residential areas of Woodbury mostly consist of mid-sized homes with high market value. Woodbury also features several condominiums options, single family homes, and attached residential options. Being a varied community, Woodbury’s homes showcase architecture in a range of styles and time periods. Traditionally, residences in this neighborhood are valued between $465,000 and $1.9mil with a median of 5.75 acre lots. Each residence comes with a driveway and parking two-car garage.

Housing options

Single-family Homes

Woodbury’s single family homes are multi-story, modern, and high-value. A typical single family home in Woodbury consists of three bedrooms and two baths, but may range to an upwards of five beds and six baths. Each property comes with a driveway and garage space, and many homes feature open-floor concepts and up-to-date appliances.

Condominiums

Located throughout Woodbury, a range of condominiums are available. Usually, a Woodbury condo consists of two beds and two baths, but may range to four beds and four baths. With a variety of residential lot sizes, there is a condominium option for a range of home needs. No matter the square footage, condominiums are modern, space-efficient, and cost-effective.

Apartments

Woodbury apartment complexes are known for luxury and sophistication. Floor plans include one and two bedroom attached or detached homes with private garages, washers and dryers located in each apartment, and hardwood flooring with modern kitchens. With resort style living, each apartment complex offers its own variation of convenience, community, and craftsmanship.

If you’re interested in buying a home in this area, check out currently available Woodbury homes for sale. You can also browse through the entire database of all the available Irvine homes for sale.

Real Estate

Overview: Irvine, California constantly wins awards for being one of the best places to live in the United States, as well as the L.A. area. Additionally, Irvine is ranked as one of the best places to raise a family, and is the reigning winner of the Safest City of 250,000 or more in the United States of America title. These factors make the neighborhoods of Irvine sought-after real-estate opportunities. Woodbridge has an average sale time of 58 days after being listed on the market, and for the last three years averages sales of 50 homes per year. Also for the past three years, the median sales price of a one bedroom residential space has remained largely consistent at $500k. Properties with two bedrooms range between $600k and $700k, and three bedroom properties generally have stayed in the $850 ballpark for the past five years.

Things to Do

Overview: As a new neighborhood surrounded by prime attractions of Orange County, there are many opportunities for making memories in and around Woodbury. Woodbury features a total of eight neighborhood parks with tot lots, swimming pools, barbecue areas, shaded seating, and more. Additionally, there are five neighborhood gardens beautifully kept and maintained year-round. Between the open-space and outdoors-oriented Woodbury Town Center and the beautiful Jeffrey Open Space Trail, the neighborhood’s emphasis on natural wonder is clear. The Woodbury Town Center, the location of several stores, shops, eateries, and more, serves the community’s food, health, and entertainment needs. All in all, Woodbury’s values of good times and pristine surroundings are evidenced by the neighborhood’s retail and entertainment options.

Retail & Entertainment

Visit Woodbury Town Center

With timeless architectural features of Romanesque Revival, Woodbury Town Center is a one-stop-shop for a variety of needs. The center features stores, shops, and restaurants, in addition to a gym, nursery school, and multiple banks. The friendly, open-air atmosphere of Woodbury Town Center makes this a lively destination at all times of the day.

Enjoy The Commons

At the center of Woodbury is The Commons, a thirty-acre social gathering space that the neighborhood’s residential areas were architecturally designed around. At The Commons is a park, recreational amenities like swimming pools and tennis courts, and a large community building.

Walk the Jeffrey Open Space Trail

The Jeffrey Open Space Trail traces Woodbury’s eastern border and features a seventy acre gateway park. With great open spaces and maintained walking trails, the Jeffrey Open Space Trail is a prime dog-walking site, in addition to being a serene, picturesque walking trail for two-legged visitors as well.

Explore Limestone Canyon Regional Park

With hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, mountain biking, and scenic drives, Limestone Canyon Regional Park has something for each nature enthusiast. Only nine miles from Woodbury’s center and around forty minutes by car away, this regional park makes for a memorable solo and group day trip all will enjoy.

Paint with Pinot’s Palette

A fifteen-minute drive away from Woodbury is all it takes to get to Pino’s Palette. With the option to partake in quality adult beverages while participating in painting classes, this location is perfect for a date night, team building field event, or special occasion. After taking a class, you return to Woodbury with a new, original piece of art to commemorate the trip.

Experience Woodbury Community Park

Open to residents and non-residents alike, Woodbury Community Park is a full-access public park. Two baseball diamonds, two basketball courts, a soccer field, and a community center building with a nearby tot-lot can be found on the property. As a part of The Commons, Woodbury Community Park embodies Woodbury’s welcoming spirit.

Volunteer at Trabuco Center

Giving back to the Woodbury community through volunteering for Irvine Senior Services is a fantastic way to spend your time. From participating in Meals on Wheels to fitness instructor opportunities, there’s an opportunity for everyone. From teens to adults, Woodbury’s senior center treasures the opportunity to support the neighborhood’s most experienced residents.

Take a Balloon Ride

Orange County Great Park is situated less than a ten minute drive away from Woodbury. Featuring a small museum, a merry-go-round, and a number of athletic fields, Great Park also attracts visitors thanks to its giant balloon. Their featured hot-air balloon sours 400 feet into the air and can hold 25-30 passengers at a time. Families and friends are sure to make wonderful memories on a trip to Orange County Great Park.

Keep it Local at the Woodbury Community Association

Local residents praise Woodbury Community Association’s location as having everything a visitor could wish for. With a spacious party hall, barbecue grill setups, an indoor dining area, and more, Woodbury Community Association is also available for renting out for special occasions. Check out the pool and kid play area for water-based activities as well.

Take a Cooking Class at Paper Street Parlour

Local resident Tyler April Townley offers cookie decorating classes and cake decorating opportunities out of her home in Woodbury. By the end of your time with Tyler, you’ll have edible art and the skills to decorate your baked goods like a professional. A popular pastime in Woodbury, classes fill up fast, so be sure to schedule in advance.