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This property at Stanford , Irvine, CA92612 has listed by Robin & Eric  Fenchel but has not been updated for quite some time. Please contact the listing agent and broker for up to date information.

Stanford
Irvine, CA92612

$659,000

Condominium

3 beds3 full baths1413 sqft

Year built: 1985

Sold

123 Stanford Irvine CA 92612

**Just Reduced $20K** Quiet cul-de-sac,greenbelt location for this 3 bedroom,3 bath with a direct access garage,in UTC's Princeton Townhomes;Southerly exposures throughout the day.Limestone Floors in Entry,Kitchen,Baths & fireplace surround;Refaced Kitchen Cabinetry;2 Master Suites up,each with full bath;Main Floor bedroom & bath--perfect for extended families or guests;Large Wrap-Around Backyard Patio!Separate Laundry Room with Washer/Dryer;Top-scoring Turtlerock Elem,Rancho,& Uni High Schools!Walk to U.C.Irvine,Mason Park & upscale shopping.Freeway & Beach close!Hike,bike,jog to the Back Bay

About the Neighborhood

University Town Center: A Community

Near U. C. Irvine's Campus


An Urban, Eclectic Lifestyle--University Town Center, Irvine

The University Town Center, located between the University of California's Irvine campus and William R. Mason Regional Park, was the first of its kind and truly visionary when it was first conceived back in 1981, as an urban community that envisioned the convenience and efficiency of city life, with homes,condos,townhouses shops, parks, services and schools all in close proximity to one another. It remains a community that addresses some of today's important issues: efficient land use, efficient housing, energy conservation.

In the University Town Center, you will find innovative attached town homes, condominiums, and apartments for adults of all ages, from singles to senior citizens clustered in intimate neighborhoods to put the land to its highest and best use. You will enjoy a pleasing blend of shops, services, offices, theaters, and schools within a beautifully landscaped pedestrian Promenade that is a community pathway which enables one to travel easily between the adjacent neighborhoods. In addition to the Promenade, pathways provide opportunities for jogging, bike riding, strolling and other new innovative means of motoring within the community. This is one of the few neighborhoods in which a car is not necessarily an essential mode of transportation. Transit service is provided by the Orange County Transit Authority.

What makes this community even more unique is its location next to the University of Irvine's campus as well as near major employment centers in the City of Irvine. The University Town Center's commercial center such as the Campus Plaza and the University Center offers a distinctive urban environment to residents, shoppers, visitors and office employees.

The Promenade is a pedestrian pathway that winds through the University Town Center, linking homes, condos, town homes and apartments with the community's commercial center. Town homes and parks in the University Town Center are on an urban scale: efficient, compact and functional. A busy, vibrant community, the University Town Center is a place where the experiences of the various scenes of busy city life are planned: people browsing, shopping, strolling; couples talking quietly in softly-lit restaurants; friends gathering to take in a movie; students discussing the latest current events. There are a variety of shops and services for your convenience and your pleasure, from gourmet restaurants, to clothing stores, nestled among attractive malls and plazas. Office buildings and research centers may provide a future business address or employment opportunity for you and your neighbors--all within a short distance of your town home or condominium in the University Town Center. The University Town Center: it's urban, it's exciting, and it's a community designed to answer your lifestyle needs for the future...today.

Near  U. C. I. , including Cambridge Court, Columbia Square, Oxford Court,  and Princeton Townhomes:

 Access to a Multiplicity of Association Amenities

The University Town Center is planned to offer your many choices. It is here in the neighborhoods and communities of condos and town homes surrounding the prestigious University of California at Irvine campus that you will find a multiplicity of association recreational activities from which to choose. The neighborhoods of Cambridge Court and Columbia Square are in close proximity to Cornell Commons each of which contain a park with a variety of recreational amenities.

The condominium and town house communities of Columbia Square and Cambridge Court for instance, include a swimming pool, hot spa, sand volleyball area and multi-purpose court as well as a picnic area and tot lot for children.

Cornell Commons features a Junior Olympic size swimming pool and a large turf play field, in addition to a set of tennis courts.
A short distance from Cornell Commons is Stanford Court among which are apartment homes and the community of  Princeton Townhomes, a neighborhood of condos and town homes surrounded by a park, each of which was named for one of the world's most prestigious universities: Princeton Park and Stanford Park. Each of these parks has it own pool and spa, barbecues, tot lot, and tennis court.
The latest and last phase of the four developments within the University Town Center is the gated community of Oxford Court. This community of condominiums and town houses has its own pool and spa, and borders Harvard, Marquette and William R. Mason Regional Park.

Award-Winning Schools Within the University Town Center Community



One of the reasons for moving to the community of the University Town Center is its locations within the award-winning Irvine Unified School District's Turtle Rock Elementary School, awarded a California Distinguished school in 2002 and highly sought entry for its high scores and special program for gifted children (GATE), for Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, also well rated in terms of school scores, and University High School, consistently ranked one of the best high schools in the country, and which boasts a large number of advanced placement classes, students awarded merit scholarships, and large class admission to the top University of California schools as well as the top private colleges and universities.

So if you haven’t decided whether or not it’s a good time to make a lifestyle change and move to a neighborhood in which you don’t have to spend $30,000 to $40,000+ a year for your high school son’s or daughter’s education, here’s a reason to do so nowbefore the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year:

Newsweek published their annual edition/list of Top 500 U.S. High Schools and Irvine’s University High School ranks #8 in the country. This is quite an achievement and one worth considering if you are planning a move to South Irvine University High School is the neighborhood school for the following villages in South Irvine, CA: Quail Hill, Rancho San Joaquin, Turtle Ridge, Turtle Rock, University Town Center and University Park.


One of the most affordable neighborhoods near University High for purchasing or renting a condo or town home, as well as conveniently located within walking or biking distance, would be those found in the community of the University Town Center. This village offers condos/town homes for lease or for sale in the neighborhoods of Cambridge Court, Columbia Square, Oxford Court, and Princeton Townhomes  as well as those offered by the Irvine Apartment Community (for lease only).


Past experience suggests that you should double check with the Irvine Unified School District’s enrollment map (plug in the actual address) to be absolutely certain that your residence address falls within the school of your choice as neighborhoods may be subject to changing enrollment stats, and your new residence just may be gerrymandered out of the existing neighborhood school area.


In addition to great Irvine public schools, the village of University Town Center is located in close proximity to two Montessori preschools, the University Montessori School located on the U.C. Irvine campus and the Village Montessori School located in University Park, several church-related preschools, and additional private preschools, all within a few minutes commute.


Part of the history of U. C. I. includes the years that the the Farm School  (a private elementary school operated on the campus of U. C. Irvine. However, it is no longer affiliated U. C. I.  The Farm School boasted a history of innovative teaching techniques within a semi-rural environment with its staff of teachers and assistants all drawn from the prestigious U.C. Irvine campus. Because of U.C. Irvine's growing student body, the Farm School was relocated to a facility in Aliso Viejo.


CELEBRATE & PLAY IN WILLIAM R. MASON REGIONAL PARK

Also located across the street on Harvard, bordering Culver Drive and University Drive is William R. Mason Park, well-known for its gathering of friends and family for the festive, annual celebration in the spring of the Persian New Year. Indeed, the regional park is host to many a company and family picnic as well as kite and model plane flying, model boat racing, jogging, biking, strolling or just plain relaxing around the duck pond. In November 2011, the Park's department dedicated a Butterfly habitat by planting native vegetation to encourage the return of the Monarch butterfly as well as other butterflies indigenous to the local area. I encourage the readers to spend a morning, afternoon, or evening ambling, biking, or jogging through the beautiful areas of Mason Park right here in your own backyard.

Bike, Jog, Skateboard, Kayak Along the Upper Newport Bay

For those who enjoy a longer bike ride, jog, or stroll, one can pick up the trail from Harvard and University Drive along the Santa Ana river bed that will take you all along the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve where you will see an amazing array of migratory birds, as well as an occasional, coyote or raccoon, and flora and fauna native to the area. This trail, if taken its length, will lead you past the UC Irvine crew clubhouse and toward the Newport Dunes where you can dine in a restaurant overlooking the bay or rent a kayak or rowboat for a fun-filled boating excursion. The Friends of the Newport Bay often host tours on the weekends throughout the year, if you would prefer something a bit more educational, and, of course, there are various charity marathons and walks in which you can participate that utilize these trails at different times of the year.


University Town Center is Freeway, Airport & Beach Close

As a resident, one is also close to major business and commercial centers and major shopping centers, such as the Irvine Business District, South Coast Plaza,, and Fashion Island, as well as being in close proximity to freeway access (the 405, the 5, and the 55 Freeways, as well as the 73 and the 133 Toll Roads. John Wayne Airport, (Orange County Airport) is within a ten minute drive, and the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve, is a bike ride, jog, stroll, skateboard, or short drive from all the communities within the University Town Center.


Robin: Specializing in the University Town Center Since 1986

Robin Fenchel
Robin Fenchel

Robin has been representing buyers and sellers in their purchase of town homes and condos within the University Town Center's communities of Cambridge CourtColumbia SquarePrinceton Townhomes, and Oxford Court since 1986, and would delight in assisting in any way possible your move to the community. Eric has been involved in the financial, business and investment side since 1979. Together Robin and Eric have raised two children, Luke and Jed,  in the local school district, and are actively involved in the community.

If Robin can further elaborate on anything contained herein or if you have any questions regarding the University Town Center's neighborhoods of Cambridge Court, Columbia Square, Princeton Townhomes, or Oxford Court or any of the adjoining Villages of Quail Hill, Rancho San Joaquin, Turtle Rock, or Turtle Ridge please do not hesitate to e-mail Robin. Robin  and Eric would be delighted to assist in any way possible your move to the community in and around the University of California at Irvine.

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Princeton Townhomes: Close to U. C. Irvine

A Brief History of Princeton Townhomes: A Neighborhood Within the University Town Center in Irvine, California 92612

The community of Princeton Townhomes was developed in 1985-86 by the Irvine Pacific Company and, at the time, was the newest neighborhood built around the University of California's Irvine campus. At its hub, U. C. Irvine's campus, with its extension courses, lectures, sports, and cultural events infused the entire community with its vision and vitality. While Princeton Townhomes is the name of the neighborhood, all of the condos have a Stanford Court street address. Condos are are owned and/or may be leased by the homeowners. These condos are numbered from 1 to 391.


 Nearby Shopping at University Center 

University Center at Campus Drive

In time, the Marketplace, subsequently renamed the University Center (so as to not be confused with the Market Place on the Tustin/Irvine border) became a new dynamic setting for social interaction and commerce.

Across Stanford Street, the main thoroughfare in which the Princeton Townhomes neighborhood is located, was where the Farmer's Market used to reside--becoming a Saturday morning eclectic experience, creating a social as well as a shopping treat with its open air stands laden with produce and a variety of goods and services. As of December 2014, the Saturday Farmer's Market has moved its location and expanded to the parking lot in Mariner's Church.  The remodeling of the University Center has brought a number of cool new places close to U. C. Irvine's campus. There is now a Chipotle, expanded outdoor seating over at In 'N Out Burger, a Tender Greens has replaced Britta's Cafe--adjacent to the Veggie Grill, and another kind of Farmer's Market is now open for business. To see all of the new changes please go to the University Center's website.

In addition to the shops, restaurants and offices in the University Tower Building, there is an Edwards University Town Center 6 movie theater which features independent art films.

You may also enjoy dropping in to Peet's Coffee for that early morning or late afternoon or evening cup of latte, or pick up some groceries at Trader Joe's for your favorite indulgence, or dine at any one of a number of restaurants  from vegetarian fare, Chakra Indian Cuisine, or fast food establishments from In-N-Out Burger to Taco Bell.


Situated Near U.C. Irvine Campus: Many have Views

Princeton Townhomes borders Harvard, Stanford, and University Drive, and has as its backdrop open views toward the University Center, views over either Princeton or Stanford Parks, pastoral views over various paseos or greenbelts, panoramic views across Stanford Street or Harvard Avenue or views over University Drive of the mountains, city lights, sunsets, and Upper Newport Ecological Reserve. There are also apartment homes interspersed within the community of which Stanford and Dartmouth Courts are a part.


Access to a Multiplicity of Association Amenities

Residents of Princeton Townhomes have access to four separate University Town Center Association facilities the closest of which are Princeton Park recreation area in which there is a swimming pool and spa (barbecues at the pool), a soccer field and two lighted tennis courts and Stanford Park recreation area in which there is also a pool/spa/barbecues, and a sand volleyball court, tot lot and picnic area.

Additional recreational facilities are open to residents of the University Town Center of which Princeton Townhomes is a part include Cornell Commons where there is a Junior Olympic size pool and spa, two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, and a soccer field, and Columbia Square park in which there is also a pool, spa (barbecue at pool), a tot lot, sand volleyball court, basketball court and picnic area.


Princeton Townhomes Models Named for Nobel Laureates

The models at Princeton Townhomes were "dedicated to the spirit and mission of the great universities, and embodying that spirit were individuals who have won the Nobel Prize."


The Aston model was named after Francis Aston. Aston's Nobel Prize was earned in 1922 for his work in Chemistry. His primary invention was the mass spectrograph with which he used to discover the isotopes of non-radioactive substances.


The Aston model is 2 bedroom, 1 1/4 baths and is a carriage unit situated over its own single car enclosed garage. It has a large entry deck, a dramatic living room with a fireplace and formal dining room, both of which have volume ceilings, a large master bedroom with volume ceilings, a triple closet and doors leading out to a private enclosed patio deck. The secondary bedroom is of ample size and the overall floor plan gives one an open, airy feeling. Robin & Eric Fenchel recently closed escrow on 10 Stanford Ct.


The Beckett model was named for the author Samuel Beckett who won the Nobel Prize in 1969 for Literature. His best-known work, "En Attendant Godot" ("Waiting for Godot") is a literary encapsulation of existentialist philosophy.


The Beckett model is a 2-story, two bedroom, one and a quarter plus a Powder Room (1/2 bath) with a one-car direct access garage and an additional carport directly in front of the home. This floor plan is quite dramatic with volume ceilings in both the living and master bedrooms. The living room has a fireplace and there is a formal dining room with doors out to a large enclosed backyard patio area. The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closet, and there is an ample sized secondary bedroom as well. Robin and Eric Fenchel recently closed escrow on four Beckett Models at 17 Stanford Ct, and 181 Stanford Ct, 219 Stanford Ct, and 221 Stanford Ct.


The Curie model was named for Madame Marie Curie who won her first Nobel Prize in 1903 for Physics in the discovery of radioactivity. Her second, in 1911, was for Chemistry. Madame Curie was one of only two individuals to win two Nobel Prizes.


The Curie model is a 2-story, 3 bedrooms (or 2 bedrooms + den) and 3 baths with a one car direct access garage plus either an assigned parking space or a carport (depending upon location). There is a main floor bedroom or den downstairs plus a shower, and two bedroom suites upstairs each with their own private full bath. There are volume ceilings in the living room and both bedroom suites. There is a formal dining room with doors out from both living and dining rooms to a large, private enclosed backyard patio area. Robin & Eric Fenchel recently closed escrow on 139 Stanford Ct.


University at California Irvine's Nobel Laureates

It is fitting that these models be named after Nobel Laureates. As the University of California at Irvine has grown and evolved into a world-class institution of higher learning, the faculty has become well-renowned in their own right.

In 1995, F. Sherwood Rowland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone.

In the same year (1995), Frederick Reines won the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of the neutrino. And in 2004, Irwin Rose won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his studies on the breakdown of proteins within cells.


Award-Winning Schools W/In Princeton Townhomes Neighborhood

One of the reasons for moving to the community of Princeton Townhomes is its locations within the award-winning Irvine Unified School District's Turtle Rock Elementary School, awarded a California Distinguished school in 2002 and highly sought entry for its high scores and special program for gifted children (GATE), for Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, also well rated a 10 by GreatSchools.org in terms of school scores, and University High School, consistently ranked one of the best high schools in the country, and which boasts a large number of advanced placement classes, students awarded merit scholarships, and large class admission to the top University of California schools as well as the top private colleges and universities. University High School has been named both a California Distinguished School and a National Exemplary School. As a proud parent whose two boys went through the Irvine public schools including University High School--my older son attended Harvard College, and my younger son attended the University of California at Berkeley.

In addition to great Irvine public schools, the community of Princeton Townhomes is located in close proximity to two Montessori preschools: the University Montessori School located on the U.C. Irvine campus and the Village Montessori School located in University Park, several church-related preschools such as Child's World, and additional private preschools such as Turtle Rock Pre-School--all within a few minutes commute.


Celebrate & Play in William R. Mason Regional Park

Also located across the street on Harvard, bordering Culver Drive and University Drive is William R. Mason Regional Park, well-known for its gathering of friends and family for the festive, annual celebration in the spring of the Persian New Year.

Indeed, the regional park is host to many a company and family picnic as well as kite and model plane flying, model boat racing, jogging, biking, strolling or just plain relaxing around the duck pond.


Bike, Jog, Skateboard, Kayak Along the Upper Newport Bay

For those who enjoy a longer bike ride, jog, or stroll, one can pick up the trail from Harvard and University Drive along the Santa Ana river bed that will take you all along the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve where you will see an amazing array of migratory birds, as well as an occasional, coyote or raccoon, and flora and fauna native to the area. This trail, if taken its length, will lead you past the U.C. Irvine crew clubhouse and toward the Newport Dunes where you can dine in a restaurant overlooking the bay or rent a kayak or rowboat for a fun-filled boating excursion. The Friends of the Newport Bay often host tours on the weekends throughout the year, if you would prefer something a bit more educational, and, of course, there are various charity marathons and walks in which you can participate that utilize these trails at different times of the year.


Princeton Townhomes ~Freeway, Airport & Beach Close

As a resident, one is also close to major business and commercial centers and major shopping centers, such as the Irvine Business District, South Coast Plaza, and Fashion Island, as well as being in close proximity to freeway access (the 405, the 5, and the 55 Freeways, as well as the 73 and the 133 Toll Roads. John Wayne Airport (Orange County Airport) is within a ten minute drive, and the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve is a bike ride, jog, stroll, skateboard, or short drive from all the communities within the University Town Center.


Robin Fenchel: Specializing in Princeton Townhomes Since 1986

Robin Fenchel
Robin Fenchel

In sum, the community of Princeton Townhomes within the greater University Town Center has much to offer. If Robin or Eric Fenchel can further elaborate on anything contained herein or if you have any questions regarding the neighborhood of Princeton Townhomes, or any of the other neighborhoods within the University Town Center including Cambridge CourtColumbia Square, or Oxford Court, please do not hesitate to e-mail Robin.

Robin Fenchel has been assisting buyers and sellers within the University Town Center's community of Princeton Townhomes since 1986, and would delight in assisting in any way possible your move to the community. Eric has been involved in the financial, business and investment side since 1979. Robin and Eric have raised two children in the local school district, and are actively involved in the community. Please feel free to e-mail Robin with any questions regarding real estate. Robin Fenchel would be delighted to assist in any way possible your move to the community in and around the University of California at Irvine.

Robin & Eric  Fenchel

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