The Community

Nested in the San Joaquin Hills, The Highlands is located in the beautiful Turtle Rock area of southern Irvine, California.

Our hillside community sits on 11 acres of gorgeous views and tranquil expanses surrounded by parks, a scenic wilderness preserve, bike and hiking trails. As Charles Bren Park winds through the community, The Highlands’ 192 homes with their all-wood exterior elevations blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment.

Located within Irvine’s renowned school district, The Highlands is within walking distance of award-winning schools including Turtle Rock Preschool, Bonita Canyon Elementary School, Turtle Rock Elementary School, and University High School.

Concordia University is also within easy walking distance and the University of California, Irvine, and Irvine Valley College are minutes away.

With easy access to the 405 freeway and the 73-toll road, The Highlands is close to world-class beaches, shopping centers, major employment centers, entertainment, and dining areas of Irvine.

A great location, top-rated schools, open hills, green spaces, and nearby beaches, make The Highlands the ideal community to raise a family and enjoy the outdoors.

Highlands’ Corner Beautification Project is one that is designed to be “one with nature”. It includes new signage and tasteful monuments with native, drought resistant plants (with an efficient drip irrigation system), small to medium sized boulders, and a few small pine trees, all subtly lit using solar panels. It’s a perfect visual entrance and exit from our beautiful community.


The Highlands is a 192-home neighborhood located in the southern part of Irvine, Orange County, California.

Located within Irvine’s renowned school district, The Highlands is within walking distance of award-winning Bonita Canyon and Turtle Rock elementary schools, University High School, and Concordia University. The University of California, Irvine and Irvine Valley College are no more than a five-minute drive.

We’re close to neighborhood shopping centers, shopping malls, major employment centers, entertainment, and dining. Easy access to the 405 freeway and 73 toll road is about two miles away – close for convenience but far enough to be out of sight and away from the noise. The Irvine Business Complex and Irvine Spectrum are just a few miles away.

A great location. Top-rated schools. Close to the beach, jobs, and major transportation corridors, The Highlands is surrounded by the San Joaquin Hills, nature trails, and parks making this a perfect community to raise a family and enjoy outdoor activities.


Residents of The Highlands have access to the community’s private pool and spa.

Charles Bren Park weaves through the community making it the perfect place to enjoy a casual stroll, walk the dog, or connect with neighbors.

Just across the street is Irvine’s Turtle Rock Community Park, which offers tennis, volleyball, basketball, picnic tables, community activities, and a nature center. (It’s all free.)

Located in the San Joaquin Hills, The Highlands is surrounded by nature trails, open hills, Quail Hill Preserve, Shady Canyon Golf Club, Bommer Canyon, and Rancho San Joaquin, making this is a perfect community to enjoy outdoor activities.

Yet even with our beautiful outdoor setting, The Highlands is only minutes away from the 405 freeway and the 73 toll road. Neighborhood shopping centers are just down the street. The beach is minutes away and we’re close to major shopping malls, employment centers, professional sports sites, entertainment, dining and the John Wayne airport (SNA).

All of this, plus Irvine’s acclaimed schools, makes The Highlands the perfect place to call home.


Irvine, located in Orange County, California, is a planned city of unique villages each with their own shopping areas and schools. Mainly developed by the Irvine Company beginning in the 1960s, the 66-square-mile city now has a diverse population of over 250,000.

Consistently ranked as the safest city in the United States with a population over 100,000, Irvine is home to a number of corporations, particularly in the technology, semiconductor, and service sectors.

A vibrant city, Irvine is home to several higher education institutions including the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Concordia University, Irvine, and Irvine Valley College.

The city also features a bustling arts culture, which includes seasonal fairs and festivals. Due to its scenic urban landscape, more than 30 blockbuster movies have been filmed in Irvine and the near-by Irvine Spectrum Center is one of North America’s most-visited entertainment venues.

Like most of coastal Southern California, Irvine has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm-to-hot, and winters are cool-to-warm, rarely falling below freezing. Precipitation in Irvine occurs predominantly during the winter months.

For more information:

City of Irvine
1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92623
(949) 724-6000


Orange County’s 3 million residents enjoy a nearly perfect climate in which parks and beaches provide abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.

Home to professional sports, a wide range of tourist attractions, and world-class venues for visual and performing arts, Orange County boasts a thriving business economy and a well-educated work force.

For more information:

County of Orange Official Website
(855) 886-5400


Fire Department
911 or (949) 644-3309

Police Department
911 or (949) 724-7000

The Highlands
For non-life threatening emergencies pertaining to Association property –, broken water lines, a problem at the pool, etc. – please contact the Association’s Property Manager by clicking here.

For after-hour emergencies, please call 949-833-2600.


The Highlands is located in the award-winning Irvine Unified School District (IUSD).

IUSD educates a diverse population of more than 30,000 K-12 students in 24 elementary schools, six middle schools, four comprehensive high schools and one continuation high school.

Nationally recognized schools that serve The Highlands community include:

Bonita Canyon Elementary School

Turtle Rock Elementary School

Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

University High School

Tarbut V’Torah

The University of California Irvine (UCI)

Concordia University

Irvine Valley College

Each of these top-rated schools are located within minutes of The Highlands.

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