‘Off-Ranch’ Apartment Community Ready to Start Leasing

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorCosta Mesa, Calif.–The Irvine Co. recently opened 16 units for move-ins at The Enclave at South Coast, an “off-ranch” apartment community built on a 40-acre site in Costa Mesa, Calif. The 890-unit community, expected to be complete by the end of 2008, will contain 46 three-story buildings.The Irvine Co., which will also manage the property, already has about 30 lease agreements and 16 people are moving into the community this month.The design theme of the community incorporates elements of traditional California architecture with landscaped courtyards and boulevard streets. It is located at 400 Enclave Circle, within a mile from the South Coast Plaza, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the South Coast Repertory.There are more than 20 floor plans, ranging from studios to two-bedroom units. Rents range from the mid-$1,500s to the mid-$2,600s.All units will feature full-size Whirlpool washers and dryers, refrigerators with ice makers, range and microwave ovens, white kitchen and bathroom cabinets, granite countertops, high-efficiency central heat and air conditioning, walk-in closets, garages, high-speed Internet and advanced telecommunications wiring system. The community will feature amenities including two resort-style, salt-water swimming pools with private cabanas, three spas, two clubhouses, media room, catering kitchen, a fitness center with strength and cardiovascular equipment with attached television screens, a movement studio, three outdoor fireplace areas, several barbecue and outdoor dining areas, and a business center. The one-acre park has a half basketball court as well as a jogging and biking trail. The community also features am outdoor movie theater, as well as an indoor theater with stadium seating.“Those interested in the convenient, urban lifestyle that South Coast Metro offers can now live blocks away in a new home with outstanding community amenities,” says Max Gardner, president, The Irvine Company Apartment Communities.