The Old Orchard Community is located just east in the Interstate 5 from Lyons Avenue in Valencia of Santa Clarita Valley, California. Easily accessible to freeways and close to schools as well as shopping, restaurants, public transportation, and places of worship. Take a quick video tour of the Old Orchard Community and read below to learn more!
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Old Orchard Community History
Old Orchard was one of the very first Newhall Land and Farming, master planned communities in the Santa Clarita Valley. At the time, the concept of a homeowner’s association was something new to the real estate market, especially for those relocating to Santa Clarita from Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley. A home owners association is created as a part of the original real estate development so it’s actually in place, before a home is even sold. The idea of a homeowners association was primarily intended to help keep the community maintained and the home values maximized. The other benefits for homeowners were the shared community amenities such as the swimming pools, spas, picnic areas and clubhouse buildings. It appears that this HOA idea turned out to be a huge success! We know some homeowners dislike HOA’s, but if the intended result is to preserve property values, this one is a success! The Valencia Old Orchard communities are about 45 years old but the homes and the neighborhoods look absolutely wonderful. Yes, these are older and established homes, streets and sidewalks but they look well maintained and inviting. I would challenge anyone to show me a community of similar age in another area without an HOA, and compare. Only those living in these communities can judge if the restrictions imposed by HOA rules and regulations are worth it. If you’re considering buying Valencia real estate, we can help! Contact Valencia Real Estate Agent, Matt Gregory at 661-713-4799.
The Valencia Old Orchard Community was built in the mid 1960’s and actually consists of three beautiful and well established neighborhoods, Old Orchard 1 (438 homes), Old Orchard 2 (389 Homes) & Old Orchard 3 (no HOA). The famous Valencia Paseo System runs right through the neighborhoods and connects to the beautiful, Old Orchard Park as well as the local Old Orchard Elementary School. The Paseos are basically concrete pathways surrounded by greenbelt type landscaping and lighting. They are beautiful and typical in most Valencia communities. Old Orchard 1 and 2 each have their own homeowner’s association as well as amenities which include pools, spas, clubhouses and picnic areas. Old Orchard 3 does not have a HOA so if you’re not a fan of HOA’s Old Orchard 3 might be just right! How about a tour of the neighborhood and a visit to some homes on the Valencia real estate market? Contact Matt Gregory, Managing Broker for iRealty of Santa Clarita. 661-713-4799.
We love the classic floor plans of these older homes and there are not many newer homes with floor plans like these. There’s wide variety of one and two story homes of all sizes and they all appear to be quite roomy. You can even find that occasional one story with four bedrooms which is very rare these days. Generally, all the homes have nice back yards and it’s likely they’re put to good use. Like to take a look some of these wonderful Valencia homes? Sign up for our guided tours! Once every two weeks we host a fun guided tour of various neighborhoods Santa Clarita. There’s never any sales pressure of any kind and it’s just a good time. Also, it’s a great way to learn about the community from a Santa Clarita longtimer with firsthand experience! After stopping by the local Starbucks we usually go view a couple vacant homes, all just for fun! No pressure and absolutely no obligation!
Old Orchard Schools
Old Orchard children have three public schools available to them, Old Orchard Elementary, a California Distinguished School, Placerita Junior High, a California Distinguished School and William S. Hart High School. All the schools are conveniently located within walking distance. Valencia is also home to College of the Canyons, a wonderful community college, California Institute of the Arts, and Masters College, one of the top evangelical Christian colleges in the country.
We hope you found Old Orchard Community information to be helpful. If you’re considering buying or selling a home anywhere in the Santa Clarita Valley please contact us here at the Gregory Real Estate Group. Your consideration of our services is sincerely appreciated! 661-713-4799