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Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

October 31st, 2017

If you are looking for a great place to buy a new home with a wonderful climate throughout the year, Santa Ana may be the ideal place for you to call home. Ventana Walk, a new community of contemporary townhomes, is the latest offering by The Olson Company. Ventana Walk combines the comforts of urban living with the splendor of Spanish architectural designs. With attractive interiors and eye-catching exteriors, you will enjoy everything in your new dream home.

Ventana Walk is just minutes from many popular attractions in the area. This new community offers quick and convenient access to shops, malls, restaurants, parks, schools and more. Here, you will relish a community experience with serene streets and sparkling gathering areas. Downtown Santa Ana is just a few minutes away, providing you with easy and convenient access to plenty of amenities such as nearby playgrounds, parks, walking trails, swimming pools and more.

Each townhome at Ventana Walk features three bathrooms and three bedrooms. These highly sought-after homes come with energy efficient appliances, energy saving toilets & faucets, tankless water heaters which save space, and low voc interior. The townhomes at Ventana Walk offer many customizable options that are designed to suit your unique style. Olson Homes’ high quality craftsmanship, extraordinary designs and years of experience help to ensure that you and your family will be happy here for years to come. Whether you prefer to live near downtown or have easy access to natural recreation, near a golf course or with close access to the beach, this brand new community of homes has something for everyone.

From the unique and beautiful interior and exterior, to the feel of the neighborhood that you will find next to your front door, this is the perfect place to call home. Come and see us today at our welcome center, open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at 1506 W 1st Street in Santa Ana. Your dream home awaits, give us a call at (562) 370-9545 or visit our website for more information.

Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

October 27th, 2017

Get your clubs ready, and come out to the 2017 Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held this Monday, October 30, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club on 12442 Tustin Ranch Road. The Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament is an exciting event that aims to build on the pride of our community by enlisting the support of private individuals, companies and organizations. Proceeds from the event help to make an impact on our area’s economic health by providing funds for the chamber’s continuing efforts toward economic development.

This tournament offers area residents a great opportunity to tee off on beautiful greens with magnificent views in all directions. Since its inception, this event has become one of the leading golf tournaments in the area and a much awaited social event. Some of the sponsors of the event include AT&T, Tom’s Truck Center, Wells Fargo Bank, MainPlace Mall, California State University Fullerton, Chevron Corporation, Net Development Company and Waste Management, Inc.

Fan-favorite activities are scheduled to run throughout the tournament, including $5K hole-in-one contests, straightest drive, the 19th hole $100,000 shootout drawing, and much more. Many amenities will be available including the TLC Food Truck and Bloody Marys, Citrus Marmelade Taco Cart, Jimmy Johns Sandwiches, among many others.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, which also features a breakfast, putting contest, and the opening of the driving range. The shotgun start for a 4-player team scramble starts at 9:00 AM. This wonderful day will wrap up with the clubhouse reception at 2:00 PM. For all the details about this golf tournament, visit their website:

Apart from this tournament, locals find that living in Santa Ana is wonderful because they get to enjoy all that the area has to offer, from coffee shops, to fine restaurants, to shopping malls to numerous entertainment options. Attractions from Bowers Museum, MainPlace Mall, and the West End Theater are just a few of what keep people flocking to Santa Ana. Excellent schools and career opportunities are also among the many things that makes Santa Ana such a great place to call home.

If you have been considering relocating to Santa Ana, check out Ventana Walk. One of the newest communities of modern townhomes by The Olson Company, Ventana Walk combines the latest in modern amenities and comforts with beautiful traditional Spanish styled architectural design. Contact us today or stop by our visitor center at 1506 West First Street in Santa Ana to say “Hi” and to see all that your dream home at Ventana Walk can be for your family.


Halloween Spooktacular Celebration

October 26th, 2017

Family fun will be the name of the game during the annual Halloween Spooktacular Celebration! Organized by The Anaheim Indoor Marketplace, the event takes place this Sunday, October 29, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the La Placita Festival Hall. The Anaheim Indoor Marketplace is located at 1440 South Anaheim Boulevard. Be sure to bring the whole family out to this wonderful opportunity to get your “spook” on! Plenty of fun activities will be available, including face painting, pumpkin decorating, and various exhibitions offered by local businesses and organizations. Carnival games, live music, and arts and crafts will also be part of this exciting celebration.

Free pumpkins will be given to the first 300 children who arrive at the festival. A costume contest will be held with age categories 0-5, 6-12, 13-18, and adults. Everyone from toddlers to grownups can enjoy all of these activities. So bring all your little ghouls, ghosts and goblins to have great fun together at this Halloween Spooktacular Celebration.
The Anaheim Indoor Marketplace is one of the largest indoor swap meets in the country featuring over 200 stores, offering items at bargain prices. This Marketplace also provides several other special events throughout the year in a fun and exciting environment.
The Anaheim Marketplace opened originally in 1990. It began with only twenty businesses, yet now is the largest swap meet held indoors within Orange County. The building, located right in the heart of the city of Anaheim, has over 100,000 square feet of space and a parking lot that is even larger. In 2005, the Orange County Register voted The Anaheim Indoor Marketplace as the “Biggest and Best” of the indoor swap meets in all of Orange County.

So, if you are looking for a way to mark this Halloween season in style, the Anaheim Indoor Marketplace is the place to be. Kids and adults can enjoy all of the various exciting activities available during the event. Kids of all ages can trick or treat through the venue while experiencing spooky fun throughout the Marketplace.

For more information about the event, check out the details on Eventbrite’s webpage:

This is just one of many great community events that you can take part in when you live at Tapestry Walk by Olson Homes, a modern upscale community of townhomes in South Anaheim. Check us out when you are in the area, and visit our website today for details about amenities and availability.


Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

October 24th, 2017

Located in the South Anaheim area of California, Tapestry Walk is a new gated community of modern urban townhomes proudly offered by the Olson Company. Strategically located close to plenty of shopping, entertainment, and dining options, with Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, and the Honda Center nearby, Tapestry Walk offers a haven of tranquility to the residents of South Anaheim. The very best of all that Orange County has to offer is available at your leisure when you live at Tapestry Walk.
This magnificent gated community consists of 3 story townhomes that integrate an eclectic mix of both traditional and contemporary architecture. For example, the exterior detailing of these townhomes feature the influence of Spanish architectural design, with exquisite archways and tile roofs. On the other hand, the interiors of these homes have a delightful modern touch.
While living at Tapestry Walk, you will be able to explore many locally owned eateries, experience the always popular Outlets at Orange, or check out the many nearby attractions such as Knott’s Berry Farm. Outdoor adventures can also be had nearby at several local parks, and the San Gabriel Mountains or the many beaches are also within an easy day trip.
All of the townhomes at Tapestry Walk are designed with security and energy efficiency in mind. Olson Homes are constructed to the highest standards of environmental green building practices. This results in the benefit of reducing your environment footprint as well as impacting your bottom line in a great way through substantial energy cost savings.
You will feel like you are part of this welcoming community from the first day you move in to your new dream home at Tapestry Walk. The community swimming pool and the streets lined with artful landscaping are part of what gives Tapestry Walk such a close-knit neighborhood feel.
Floor plans are available with 11 different options to choose from. These range from 2 bedroom units covering between 1,296 square feet to 1,301 square feet to 3 bedroom homes with up to 1,741 square feet of living space. Energy efficient features such as air conditioners with programmable thermostats, SEER gas forced-air heating, tankless water heaters, high-efficiency toilets, water-efficient faucets, ceiling and exterior wall insulation, automatic fire sprinklers, and Energy Star household appliances are all standard with every Olson Home.
For more information about Tapestry Walk, including current availability, visit our website today and contact us to let us know you’re ready to explore more in-depth this beautiful South Anaheim community:

Halloween & Mourning Movie Night

October 19th, 2017

The Heritage Square Museum will be hosting Halloween & Mourning Movie Night on this Saturday, October 21. The museum is located at 3800 Homer Street in northeast Los Angeles. The highlight of this event will be viewing the classic scary movie adapted from Ray Bradbury’s 1953 hit sci-fi story “It Came from Outer Space.” The Heritage Square Museum will again partner with 3-D SPACE to showcase this film in 3-D. 3-D glasses will be available for all guests. Popcorn, soft drinks as well as snacks will be available for sale. The admission fee is $10, but members will gain admission for free. Gates will open at 6:30 PM, with the movie showing at 7:00.

Heritage Square Museum is a well-known Southern California “living history” museum. Built at the height of the Victorian era, it was preserved when leading personalities of the day wished to leave a lasting heritage of the wondrous architecture of that period for posterity. The architecture of the museum has been highly acclaimed for integrating gable roofs with complex and extremely detailed woodwork and windowed turrets.

Over a span of 40 years, the Heritage Square Museum has being privileged to purchase and initiate restoration work on a grand total of eight different buildings. All of these are of significant historical importance to Southern California. Some of the most prominent of these restorations include the Longfellow – Hastings Octagon House, which was highly renowned for its unparalleled simplicity, and the William Perry Mansion, known for its unmatched extravagance and elegance. Through these high profile building restoration projects, the Heritage Square Museum has provided the general public with a glimpse of the perspective of that era.

Other upcoming events at the Heritage Square Museum include their annual Halloween and Mourning Tours on October 28-29, and the Holiday Lamplight Celebration held December 2-3. The museum is open 11:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and federal holiday Mondays. Guided tours are available departing from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. For more information about the Halloween & Mourning Movie Night event and the museum, click here:
Within just five minutes of the Heritage Square Museum is Fig & Fifty Walk, a modern community of urban townhomes offered by Olson Homes. Located in Highland Park, residents of Fig & Fifty Walk enjoy access to many eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, museums, and many other unique local attractions. Visit our site for more info on this unique community:

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

October 17th, 2017

Conveniently located in the trendy Highland Park area of northeast Los Angeles, Fig & Fifty Walk offers a new level of everyday luxury and sophistication to its residents. As part of the famous Figueroa Corridor, Fig & Fifty Walk offers a range of unique coffee shops, eclectic boutiques, and diverse eateries minutes from your front door. It’s easy to see why the townhomes at Fig & Fifty Walk are so highly sought after.

Fig & Fifty Walk is a vibrant and diverse community with a small town feel. This iconic community is perfect for people from all walks of life, and each home can be personalized to suit your individual lifestyle. With many floor plan options to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the home of your dreams here. Homeowners with growing families will enjoy living in a modern townhome with up to 2,111 square feet of living space, including up to three bathrooms and three bedrooms. What’s more, the homes at Fig & Fifty Walk come equipped with energy-efficient features such as water efficient faucets and toilets, tankless water heaters and Energy Star appliances, among others.

The community of Highland Park offers many stylish shops, artistic galleries and fine dining restaurants nearby. While in the neighborhood, step out to discover all the many wonders along Figueroa Street, York Boulevard, and the connecting streets, including the popular Donut Friend donut shop, Civil Coffee and Cafe De Leche coffee shops, and the majestic Highland Theater. Other community favorites include Highland Brewery, Highland Bowl and an assortment of boutiques.

Fig & Fifty Walk is the latest addition to the ever-growing, more highly sought after real estate in Highland Park. Residents will enjoy being just a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, and within very close proximity to Pasadena. Homeowners at Fig & Fifty Walk also have easy access to the famed Metrolink Gold Line.

Fig & Fifty Walk offers a modern day, urban lifestyle for growing families, couples and career-minded individuals. This community’s unique personality and close proximity to so many local attractions make Fig & Fifty Walk a great place to call home. Give us a call at (562) 370-9502 to setup an appointment to stop by our welcome center or so that we can answer any questions you may have. We look forward to speaking and visiting with you soon!


The Olson Company Partners with County of Los Angeles to Provide Unique Affordable Housing Solution

October 5th, 2017

On Monday October 2nd The Olson Company broke ground on Magnolia Walk, the most recent addition to our community pipeline. The ceremony celebrated yet another example of Olson partnering with municipal adjacencies to enhance communities and provide solutions for fighting blight and providing affordable homeownership. Magnolia walk will provide 94 new single family detached homes, 30 of which will be Affordable units for qualified households earning incomes at low and moderate levels. The Olson Company is honored to have been selected as LA County’s partner in supplying this kind of new homeownership product at a time when it is so desperately needed in Los Angeles County.

Magnolia Walk will be constructed on the currently vacant 9.5 acre former redevelopment agency site located at the corner of Salinas and 131st Avenue in the unincorporated South Los Angeles Willowbrook neighborhood. The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission and the office of County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas selected Olson to purchase and develop the site approximately 2 years ago. Since then, Olson and the County have worked tirelessly to transform this blighted vacant lot into a beautiful new community. This groundbreaking marks the latest exciting milestone as that vision moves closer to full realization.

The dream of homeownership has become increasingly challenging in Los Angeles County, but with the start of Magnolia Walk that dream, unattainable to most, will now be within grasp for dozens of low income households. While the majority of current affordable housing supply in the Los Angeles area is made of rental units, Magnolia Walk offers a rare affordable for-sale option. As opposed to rental units, the single family detached homes at Magnolia Walk will provide affordable home ownership opportunities in a walk-able neighborhood and will serve to provide homeowners a direct investment in their community, leading to vested interest in its future success.

In addition to affordability, Magnolia Walk is also set to spark economic stimulus in the area through the Local Worker Hiring Program. The Olson Company and Supervisor Thomas hope to utilize local residents for the construction of the project. Local contractors and construction professionals are encouraged to apply for the Local Worker Hiring Program at

Aside from Magnolia Walk’s homes themselves, the location is also sure to be a defining element to the community’s success. Located conveniently to the 110 and 105 freeways and LA Metro, the community will benefit from direct access to regional employment centers including Downtown Los Angeles, South Bay and beyond. The adjacent enterprise park puts 10 acres of paths, open space and recreation facilities, a wide array of children’s recreation programs within direct reach of community residents. All of which will be accessible to community members and the greater neighborhood via an entry pathway installed through the Magnolia Walk community. In addition, a proposed $45 million Renovation of the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Park, just one block north of Magnolia Walk, is set to begin in 2018.

The Olson Company has a long and successful track record of partnering with local governments to provide residents with quality homes in desirable locations, and Olson stands with its communities for the years to come. Earlier this year Olson was honored for the second year in a row by the Eliant Homebuyer’s Choice Awards as the top ranked homebuilder for “The Overall Purchase and Ownership Experience.” Magnolia Walk will be another opportunity for The Olson Company to not only deliver at its high standards, but to also help in the fight against one of the region’s greatest challenges, housing affordability.