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How-To Guide: NorthWalk Grand Openings

Looking for a rundown of everything you’ll need to know for the upcoming NorthWalk Neighborhoods Grand Openings? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s our guide on how to get the most out of your grand opening experiences.

Join us from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, October 22nd to explore three of our nine new NorthWalk Neighborhoods!

On October 22nd, you’ll have the first chance to see what all the buzz is about as we kick off the first celebration in a series of grand opening events for our nine NorthWalk Neighborhoods. Named for its location along the northernmost point of Esencia, the NorthWalk Neighborhoods are expected to be priced from the mid $300s to over $1 million. Homes available on October 22nd will start in the $500s.

Important – The NorthWalk district will be the final phase of new homes in the hillside village of Esencia at Rancho Mission Viejo. So, if you’ve ever considered moving to The Ranch, this is an event you don’t want to miss!



Which neighborhoods will be opening and when?

Opening October 22nd:

–  Modena by Meritage Homes, from the $500s

–  Vida (55+) by Del Webb, from the $600s

–  Alma (55+) by Del Webb from the mid $700s

Opening November 12th:

–  Azure by The New Home Company, from the mid $300s

–  Cobalt by The New Home Company, from the low $500s

–  Vivaz by CalAtlantic Homes, from the high $600s

Opening in December: 

–  Avant from CalAtlantic Homes, from the mid $700s

Opening Early 2018:

– Reverie by William Lyon Homes, from the low $700s

– Topaz by The New Home Company, pricing TBD


How do I get to the NorthWalk Neighborhood Grand Opening?

As a new community, some of Esencia’s new roadways may not be available on your GPS. So, please use the directions below.

–  From the 5 freeway, head East on Ortega Hwy.

–  Turn left and head North on Antonio Parkway.

–  Turn right on Cow Camp Road.

–  Turn left on Chiquita Canyon Drive.

–  Once in the community of Esencia, look for our team to direct you to the designated event parking lot.

Where should I park on October 22nd?

Once you turn onto Chiquita Canyon, simply look for our team to direct you to event parking on the corner of Chiquita Canyon and Airoso Street. From there, you’ll be invited to board one of our air-conditioned shuttles, which will take you to your NorthWalk neighborhood of choice.

Don’t forget the shuttle will also take you to The Hilltop Club. Here, you can listen to live music, enjoy refreshments and talk to a RanchLife representative about the activities and amenities offered to all Ranch residents.

What’s available to tour during the October 22nd NorthWalk Grand Opening?

Modena by Meritage Homes
With four unique plans to choose from, home shoppers can tour model homes with designs that range from 1,479 – 1,962 square feet and offer 2-3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 2-car garage.



Del Webb’s Two 55+ Neighborhoods
Guests will also be able to explore the only two Gavilan 55+ neighborhoods to open in NorthWalk. Vida and Alma by Del Webb both offer sweeping views of Chiquita Ridge and feature one- and two-story designs. Vida’s homes range from 1,279 to 2,006 square feet and start in the $600s. Alma’s homes range from 1,827 to 2,476 square feet and start in the mid $700s.


The Hilltop Club
During the grand opening, we’re thrilled to introduce you to The Hilltop Club, an extension of every resident’s home. Recently named the “Best Community Amenity Feature” by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, The Hilltop Club is situated atop some of the highest elevations at Esencia and offers breathtaking views. Think indoor and outdoor fitness spaces, open-air bar with lounge seating, table-top shuffleboard, fire pits and BBQ pavilion, swimming pool and spa, classic gaming arcade and more.



Will there be food?

Yes! There will be two gourmet food trucks at The Hilltop Club where you can purchase fresh cuisine. Want to start browsing their menus now? We get it. We love good food too! Choose between:

–  SOHO Taco, where you’ll find traditional Mexican tacos with a gourmet edge.

–  Nostimo Greek Mediterranean Cuisine, where you can’t go wrong because the name Nostimo itself means “delicious.”

Will there be entertainment?

We know you’re coming for the model homes. . .but on The Ranch that’s only one part of the story. We love to bring our community together and have a little fun along the way.

If you don’t know about WestSide 6 yet, you’re in for a real treat. This Los Angeles-based band covers all of the artists you know and love from Adele to Stevie Wonder, Lake Street Dive and more. We invite you to come hang out, kick back and soak it all in.

What should I bring?

Just bring yourself and your family members. We’ll do the rest! Hospitality is just a way a life on The Ranch. Have questions? Let us know. We are always happy to help.

Looking for information the day of? Like us on Facebook and follow the hashtags #TheRanchRocks and #NorthWalkGO on Twitter for up-to-date information.