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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk

February 27th, 2018

Come out this Saturday, March 3, for the Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk. The Artwalk is a popular carnival style event in Downtown Santa Ana that has been celebrated every first Saturday of the month since 1999. This event is the epicenter of creativity, inspiration and expression for artists, art lovers and others who want to be engaged in a vibrant city that is filled with culture. The Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk is a great experience where attendees get a chance to visit galleries and restaurants as well as enjoy live performances and other special events. The Artists village is centered at the corner of 2nd Street and Broadway in this historic city.

The Santa Ana Artists village has many historical buildings that are occupied by dozens of creative businesses. It’s a pleasant city to stroll through with your family and visit different galleries that are open to visitors. The artists village features many restored historical buildings alongside other buildings designed using Spanish architecture with streets lined with palm trees, fountains and sidewalk cafes. Apart from its eclectic art scene, Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk is widely known for its wonderful restaurants, bars and night spots. One of the popular eateries is the Gypsy Den, where you’ll enjoy affordable priced food under the beautiful glow of Moroccan lanterns.

Art is a critical part of the Santa Ana community which sets this city apart from a number of Southern California neighborhoods. Every month more than 40 galleries open their doors for thousands of visitors to enjoy a variety of avant-garde artwork. As the sun sets, Downtown Santa Ana springs to life with gorgeous twinkling lights along the street and musicians entertaining the visitors. While in Santa Ana, stop by the CSUF Central Art Center which is among the first arts organizations to open its doors in this village. The center has three galleries that contain edgy works by both local and international artists.

For more details about the Artwalk, including a list of participating galleries, vendors, live performances, restaurants/bars, and available activities, visit their official website:

If you’re in the market looking for new home in Santa Ana, be sure to check out Ventana Walk, a new development of modern urban upscale townhomes brought to you by The Olson Company. Contact us today for more information:

Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

February 22nd, 2018

Find your dream home at Ventana Walk

Ventana Walk is the latest community development by Olson Homes in Santa Ana that many homebuyers are now talking about. The new residential homes are blended with comforts and elegance of contemporary home design together with timeless class of Spanish architecture. The brand new community is located in a vibrant neighborhood where residents mingle freely. Ventana Walk is just a few miles away from the beautiful downtown Santa Ana. This city has streets lined with numerous shops, retail stores, restaurants and many other amenities. If you’re looking for a place where your family can enjoy all the conveniences of a modern lifestyle while keeping the traditional comforts of  home, then Ventana Walk is the perfect choice.

Ventana Walk comprises of modern townhomes that are designed and fitted with energy-efficient and healthy features. Some of these include tankless water heaters, heating and air systems that have digital customizable thermostats, carbon monoxide detectors, water efficient toilets and faucets, and low-voc interior painting among others. In addition, each home has certified energy star household appliances to ensure safety and efficiency. Other notable features in these homes include a spacious master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, chrome faucets, compartmentalized toilet area, and a cultured marble dual vanity, just to mention a few.

The beautifully designed Ventana Walk townhomes are characterized by classic furnished living spaces with multiple carpeted floor options. Each home is pre-wired for cable TV in each bedroom, pre-wired for CAT5e Voice in the master bedroom and kitchen, and pre-wired for a universal network in the living room. When it comes to exterior styling, these townhomes have Spanish influenced courtyard design, garage doors with 2 transmitters, and exterior decks among others.

The new townhomes at Ventana Walk come in five floor plan options, which have between 2 and 4 bedrooms. Each plan allows the homeowner to enjoy modern luxury with designer finishing touches. Ventana Walk provides a great opportunity for individuals and families to grow and connect with a community that brings the best of modern urban life closer to them. Get in touch with us today at:

Join us for a Sweet Saturday February 24th at Village Walk!

February 22nd, 2018

Join us for a sweet Saturday this weekend at Village Walk in Downtown Downey! Get your shopping done at the Downey Farmers Market and then walk over to Village Walk to tour our model homes, enjoy a cup of coffee from the Cappuccino Man and snack on treats from Porto’s Bakery.
You’ll love relaxing in the spacious living room of your impeccably designed home or spending your days walking from your front door to local shops and restaurants. With public transportation options nearby, you can easily take an adventure or get to work. In this neighborhood, you’ll truly have everything you want and need within reach. We are now selling our final homes, so don’t miss your chance to call Village Walk home!

Food Truck Tuesdays

February 20th, 2018

Yes, today is the day, Food Truck Tuesday is here! This is one of the most anticipated events where people are treated with a variety of mouthwatering food supplied by food trucks every Tuesday. Food Truck Tuesday brings the heat in this neighborhood by offering awesome food. More than 15 food trucks will roll into the parking lot of the Good Shepherd School in Highland Park, located at 6338 N Figueroa Street.

This Food Truck Tuesday event features many food trucks that have mobile kitchens, catering, and canteen areas where you’ll be served with appetizers, side dishes, main dishes and desserts. This is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy the excellent food served from the trucks from 5pm to 9pm. Most of the menus are kid-friendly, feel free to bring the whole family. For more info about Food Truck Tuesday, click here:

There is a lot to enjoy in Highland Park, especially when you walk through the iconic Figueroa corridor. You will notice many antique shops, coffee shops, record stores and restaurants. If you’re looking for home goods, there are numerous furniture stores, vintage shops and small boutiques that are lined up along the main streets. For art lovers, check out The Juicy Leaf where you’ll find succulent plants created by local artists. After shopping, you can recharge at some of the best coffee spots in all of SoCal.

Highland Park has gone through an impressive transformation over the years. Today, this community has turned into a very vibrant and pleasant place to live with trees lining the residential streets. There are a number of eclectic art galleries, along with several trendy gastropubs where you can enjoy your favorite drink. In Highland Park, you’ll feel the balance of the historical influence and modern hip cultural excitement. Some even say, this community has become a microcosmic slice of LA.

If you’re looking for a hip community with a little bit of everything to buy your new home, then Highland Park just may be the perfect spot for you. Highland Park is a thriving up and coming community that is full of great nightlife and a variety of unique entertainment spots. Fig and Fifty Walk by Olson Homes is located in the heart of Highland Park, at 118 South Avenue 50. Reach out to us today through our website, we will be happy to help you find your next dream home!

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

February 15th, 2018

The Figueroa Corridor in Highland Park is home to the thriving Fig & Fifty Walk, a new community of 3-story townhomes that are meticulously crafted for your comfort. This urban community ushers you in to all the delights of greater Los Angeles. The neighboring amenities and attractions are unmatched, from the Highland Theater to local eateries like Tierra Mia Coffee, there is always something to do in Highland Park.

Fig & Fifty Walk is conveniently is less than 10 minutes from downtown LA, and within easy access of the Metrolink Gold Line and the 110. Living at Fig & Fifty Walk, your commute to the major employment centers of LA and Pasadena is quick and painless!

Each home at Fig & Fifty Walk is spacious and versatile to fit your needs. With up to 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, Fig & Fifty Walk gives you access to an urban lifestyle without compromising on space.

Fig & Fifty Walk features homes that are energy efficient, giving you peace of mind and saving on energy bills. Each Fig & Fifty Walk home comes outfitted with low voc interior paint, carbon monoxide detectors, Energy Star appliances, automatic fire sprinklers, space saving tankless water heaters, auto shut-off motion sensors, and other such details to help conserve energy and water.

In the living areas, you can expect nothing less than elegance and style. From designer inspired carpeting to modern lighting and vinyl plank flooring, a Fig & Fifty Walk home offers all that you could ask for in terms of style. From the exterior, the community’s crisp and refreshing architectural design brings a distinctly modern taste to the historic Highland Park.

Nestled comfortably into Northeastern Los Angeles, Fig & Fifty Walk truly gives you access to all that you could ask for in urban living. If you’re interested in becoming a Fig & Fifty Walk homeowner, we invite you to take a visual tour on our website and contact us today to let us assist you make your dreams a reality:

Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

February 13th, 2018

Imagine living in a beautiful townhome with a serene environment and all the modern amenities to spoil you. At Tapestry Walk, for you this isn’t a daydream: it’s a reality. This South Anaheim gated community has so much to offer, from excellent homes, to a picturesque neighborhood, to a convenient transport network. The community features 3-story townhomes with up to 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with flexible and spacious floorplans to fit your needs. The architecture is the perfect balance between traditional and modern. If you are looking to make an elegant statement with your next home, this is the community for you.

Tapestry Walk features tasteful landscaping making for beautiful walks, as well as a community pool and lounging area where you can make the most of the California sun. Tapestry Walk also features a community center where members can enjoy each other’s company. It is indeed modern, urban living without compromising on a strong community spirit.

Tapestry Walk homes are available in a variety of floorplans to fit your needs, with fourteen variations as unique as you are. With up to 1,741 sq ft of space, Tapestry Walk townhomes offer urban living without the compromise of cramped, unpleasant lodgings. The interior of each home is customizable to your preferences. Pick your window coverings and paint packages, upgrade countertops and backsplashes, and upgrade to the best in modern appliances.

Tapestry Walk is located in the heart of South Anaheim, giving you access to everything that Orange County has to offer. When it comes to entertainment, you can’t do better than living in Orange County. Modern bars and restaurants line the streets, there is a myriad of unique shopping opportunities, and of course Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center are right at your doorstep.

In addition to these great entertainment opportunities, Anaheim offers a robust transportation system and a variety of job opportunities that let you wave goodbye to your long and grueling commute. Tapestry Walk is located just off the Santa Ana Freeway, making getting anywhere you need to go a breeze.

Whether you’re looking for a place to grow your career, your family, or both, Tapestry Walk in South Anaheim is the place to be. Explore Tapestry Walk in depth, check which homes are still available, and contact Olson Homes today to let us know you’re interested in becoming a Tapestry Walk homeowner today at:

LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show!

February 8th, 2018

The LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show is back, now bigger than ever. After having sold out consistently for its first three years running, this two-day event is being moved to the Anaheim Convention Center to handle a bigger crowd! The event is happening this weekend, February 10th and 11th, 2018. Come on out for a weekend of warm cookies and enough goodies for any sweet tooth.

The LA Cookie Con is for anyone and everyone that loves baking. Grab your friends, spouse, or children, and come on out for an experience you won’t forget. With guests like Ace of Cakes’ Duff Goldman, master baker Ron Ben-Israel, and Nerdy Nummies host Rosanna Pansino, the attendance list is packed with faces familiar to any baking aficionado.

Sharpen your baking skills with demos covering topics such as fondant and sugar flowers, buttercream, puff pastry, chocolate, pie crust, vegan/raw desserts and more. Visitors will also enjoy free samples and tastings from the finest in culinary and confectionery arts. Dietary restrictions need not be a problem: there are plenty of allergen-friendly, vegan, gluten-free, and low-sugar options, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

As it’s easily the biggest baking and sweets convention on the West Coast, at the LA Cookie Con you can expect to meet thousands of West Coast sweets lovers. If you’ve been in the past, you know how fun this event can be, and you won’t want to miss out on the new vendors and activities the larger venue will host!

This year’s event will also attract pro bakers and confectioners from different countries who will display their entries to compete for the top prize in the World Dessert Table Championship. The theme of the 2018 competition is ‘ Disney’. This competition is open to the public and is included with your admission.

For more information on the LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show, visit the official website at:

Living in Anaheim means having access to events like these every week of the year. If you’re looking to make the move to Anaheim, consider the beautiful community of Tapestry Walk. With three story modern upscale townhomes ranging up to 1,741 square feet, Tapestry Walk is your ticket to everything Anaheim has to offer and more:

Azusa River Wilderness park

February 6th, 2018

The Azusa River Wilderness Park is the best way to indulge in the natural offerings of the San Gabriel River and Canyon. This park is the gateway to the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument. To say that it is attractive is an understatement: the natural appeal is like no other.

The history of the River Wilderness Park is an interesting tale. In the past, the park was occupied by a popular restaurant called El Encanto. This beloved restaurant by the locals was constructed in the early 1920s. Today, this location hosts the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the Watershed Conservancy Authority offices.

Today, the already beautiful park is seeing somewhat of a renaissance. Stakeholders including the local government, NGOs and other agencies have come together to envision a new River Wilderness Park with more amenities and facilities.

The Watershed Conservancy Authority (WCA) has been established to create sustainable watershed projects for the area to address the needs of residents as well as the local ecosystem. In this regard, the River Wilderness Park will be upgraded to restore native habitats, expand trail systems, have a special pavilion and an outdoor classroom. In addition, the park will host a modern adventure play facility to provide children with great natural experiences.

Many are excited for the park’s expansion, as it will be a one-stop recreation facility overlooking the San Gabriel canyon. The facility will have multi-purpose dining amenities, merchandise, and a section to offer information to visitors about the River Wilderness Park and the National Monument. Other exciting additions include river bike trails, foothill trails, a day use picnic facility, an expansive camping area, and new overlooks.

The River Wilderness Park will inject new life into the city of Azusa. Conserving nature and its resources has always been a priority for the community, making this project truly reflective of the Azusa mindset. Azusa residents will enjoy excellent facilities anchored in nature for full recreation with this revitalization effort.

More information on this project is available on the WCA’s website at:

Azusa truly is and always has been a community which cares deeply about cultivating and preserving its natural beauty. If you’re looking to move to Azusa, take a look at Metro Walk, a brand-new community of modern townhomes waiting for you to discover:

Metro Walk Community Spotlight

February 2nd, 2018

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of Metro Walk in Azusa, California!

This Saturday, February 3rd, is the Grand Opening of Metro Walk, Olson Homes’ newest townhome community in the heart of Downtown Azusa! Come on out and join us in celebrating this unique, 30-home community.

If you’ve ever been to Azusa, you’ll know how pedestrian and transit-oriented the city is. Much like a European city, living in Azusa means you’re perfectly able to take one of the city’s many options for public transport rather than pull your car out for every situation. Located just off of the Gold Line Station in Downtown Azusa, Metro Walk makes getting around easy, whether by car, along Azusa’s well-developed transit system, or by foot. As a homeowner, you will enjoy walkable streets and vibrant downtown area, perfect for entertainment and employment alike.

Metro Walk offers 30 brand new homes with modern, stylish architecture and energy efficient appliances. Each home is built with a modern twist on the classic Spanish architectural style, offering a spacious garage and gorgeous optional outdoor decks. With up to 3 bedrooms, each spacious floor plan is flexible to suit your lifestyle and will grow with your needs. Every Metro Walk home features granite kitchen countertops, a tile entryway, stainless steel appliances, energy-efficient features, cable/internet wiring and bathrooms fitted with marble countertops.

Metro Walk is designed to deliver style and elegance. Azusa provides endless opportunities to its residents, making it easy to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for a day of hiking, shopping, or unique local dining, Azusa has you covered!

A pet friendly home with transit options that make commuting a breeze, this community is ideal for young professionals and families alike. Life at Metro Walk in Azusa offers both opportunities to grow your career and a safe, healthy environment for families to grow.

If you’re in the market for a home in Azusa, come explore Metro Walk this Saturday between 11am and 2pm. While you’re exploring your next dream home, enjoy complimentary ice cream, live music, and treats from the Grilled Cheese Truck! For more information, or to join our Metro Walk interest list, visit us today at: