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Olive Walk in La Mirada Spotlight

October 25th, 2016


Located in historic La Mirada, California, Olive Walk is one of the newest communities of townhomes by The Olson Company coming available in the spring of 2017. Residents will enjoy the very best of modern living in an area with deep historical roots. By bringing the best of both contemporary and classic influences together, Olive Walk truly is a gateway to urban style and sophistication within the historical context of La Mirada.

La Mirada has been recognized as one of the “Best Places To Live” by CNN Money Magazine. La Mirada has a rich history in olive oil production and also citrus fruit harvesting and distribution. Andrew McNally, known for founding the map publishing company Rand McNally, purchased land in the late 19th century that included what is now La Mirada. He established Windermere Ranch as an olive grove and citrus farm then turned that over to his daughter and son-in-law. The ranch became famous for producing what was often said at the time to be the finest olive oil in the United States. As homes were built in the community, the McNally family asked that the new homeowners each plant an olive tree in their yard. Today one olive grove remains on the campus of Biola University in La Mirada, which is considered to be a historic landmark, as these olive trees date back to the 1890’s.

It is this rich and storied tradition that Olson Homes seeks to honor through the naming and development of Olive Walk. Today, La Mirada is home to many corporations, including U.S. Foodservice and Staples, which, along with Biola University, provide ample employment opportunities. There are many eagerly anticipated community events each year in La Mirada, including children’s carnivals, concerts under the stars, the polar bear plunge, and a father-daughter dance, just to name a few. La Mirada boasts an award winning theater which brings a wide variety of entertainment to the community. Performing musicals and Broadway shows, along with teen oriented productions and concerts, the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is one of the area’s true gems.

Olive Walk is situated in a prime location in Los Angeles County, California. It is within just thirty minutes to downtown LA, forty-five minutes to the beach, and an hour and half to the mountains. The two story paired and single family homes in Olive Walk range up to 2,200 square feet of living space and have up to 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

Join our interest list today, or call or visit our website for more information:

BCWC Annual Craft Fair

October 20th, 2016


This Saturday, October 22, the Barber City Women’s Club of Westminster will be holding their annual craft fair. The event will take place at their clubhouse at 14046 Rancho Road in Westminster from 9 AM to 2 PM.

All of the crafts are made by hand and will include knitted and crocheted items, photographs, jewelry, cards, holiday decorations and much more! The BCWC craft fair provides an excellent opportunity to buy items for Halloween as well as thoughtful Christmas gifts.
A chili lunch will be available with all the trimmings, including cornbread and lemonade, for only five dollars per person! Delicious homemade baked goods, including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and baked breads, will be for sale, all priced between just 1 and 5 dollars. Be sure to come out to this wonderful community event, your friends and neighbors will be there too so you can meet them here!

A non-profit organization which provides service to the community originally founded in 1927, The Barber City Women’s Club has been a member in good standing of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) for 86 years, since 1933. The club operates with the motto “We Live for Those Who Love Us and the Good We Can Do.” The BCWC is dedicated principally to the advancement and promotion of charitable, educational, philanthropic, cultural, and welfare activities in the Westminster and Orange County community and providing service to others. The club is both non-political and non-sectarian.

Among the many charities that have benefited from the programs of the Barber City Women’s Club are the Midway City’s American Family Housing shelter, the S.H.U.E Project (seniors mentoring primary grade students at Westminster’s senior center), the Veterans Hospital of Long Beach, The Pet Food Bank, the Interval House, Collette’s Children, and Nadine’s Patio. The club also raises money for three educational scholarships for young Westminster women to provide assistance for them to pursue their educational aspirations.

In addition to the craft fair, other ways of raising funds by the BCWC include monthly bunco on the third Friday of each month, their used book sale held each year, various fruit and bake Sales, a fall dinner, and by selling baked goods and hot drinks at the Westminster tree lighting event in December.

More information about the craft fair is available here:

Westminster is a close knit community that cares about its people as evidenced by the good work being done by the Barber City Women’s Club and other similar organizations. Pacific Walk is a group of townhomes offered by The Olson Company which shares this same spirit of community pride. Visit our website today to learn more:

Pacific Walk Spotlight

October 18th, 2016


Olson Homes is pleased to offer new townhomes at Pacific Walk in Westminster, California. With the perfect blend of charm and modern amenities, this community offers its residents a level of privacy, ambience and contemporary comforts that are unmatched. Located in Orange County, Pacific Walk is perfectly suited for a wide range of lifestyles.

Each townhome at Pacific Walk comes standard with your personal selection of appliances, backsplashes and counters, as well as paint and finish options, among many other personalized features. Being a pleasant community within reach of a big city, Pacific Walk provides all the comforts of small town living along with easy access to Orange County, with Los Angeles just minutes away.

The homes of Pacific Walk are breathtakingly stunning, both inside and on the exterior. Spanish architectural style sets the tone in this community, and each townhome is adorned with an exterior deck and double paneled front doors with aged bronze hardware.  Homeowners at Pacific Walk also appreciate the hand placed ceramic tile in the entry way and designer chosen lighting within the interior. Great care is taken in attention to every detail in Pacific Walk so that the aesthetics result in a picturesque quality.

The interior of a townhome at Pacific Walk is ideal for parties and gatherings hosted in the home. The floor plans are open so that the kitchen and living and dining spaces are connected. The designer influenced decor brings a sense of style that is chic and relaxing to all.

Every Pacific Walk home has 3 bedrooms on the top level. A spacious walk-in closet is in the master bedroom. The bathroom includes a compartmentalized area for the toilet, a tiled shower, and a dual vanity consisting of cultured marble.

Environmentally responsible building methods are standard at Pacific Walk, as all of these homes are designed with energy efficiency in minds in order to meet the demands of the modern home buyer. Pacific Walk homes all exceed California title 24 requirements by at least fifteen percent. Some of the features of these homes include auto shut-off sensors in the restrooms, dual glazed low e glass white vinyl windows, tankless water heaters, water efficient faucets and toilets, Energy Star appliances, and insulation in the exterior walls and ceiling.

To see all of the floorplans, area information, features, and currently available homes in Pacific Walk, call us at (562) 370-9503 or visit us at:

First Sales Release at Arroyo Walk!

October 7th, 2016

It’s finally here…..
The first homes at Arroyo Walk will be released
This Saturday, October 8th
The sales release will take place at our nearby community, Mission Walk. If you are already prequalified, please join us at 9:30 am when the sales event will start.
If you need more information, the sales office will open at 10am. Our Home Advisors will be able to answer all of your questions at that time.
The temporary sales office for Arroyo Walk is located at Mission Walk. The address for Mission Walk is:
808 E. Santa Fe Ave
San Gabriel, Ca 91776
Please call (562) 370-9512 for more information.

Construction Tours at Arroyo Walk This Saturday October 1st!

September 29th, 2016

October 1st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm you will be able to meet with our sales team and have them give you a tour of our homes under construction!

Closed toed shoes and appointments are required. For safety reasons children under the age of 5 will not be able to tour the homes.

Arroyo Walk offers up to 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and up to approximately 1,886 square feet and is the perfect place to call home.

Please call 562-370-9512 to schedule an appointment today.


Aldea Walk Community Spotlight

September 27th, 2016


Looking for a new home to get a fresh start on life? Look no farther than Aldea Walk, located in the blossoming city of Buena Park, California. Located within easy access to the best dining, entertainment, and employment opportunities that Buena Park has to offer, Aldea Walk is perfect for anyone starting the next exciting chapter in life.

The unique two- and three-story floor plans of Aldea Walk homes are very spacious, making them perfect for growing a family or embarking on a new adventure. The versatility of an Aldea Walk home allows it to adapt to any lifestyle and change with your needs.

Aldea Walk’s proximity to many major employment centers is one reason why so many people love living in the community. By living in Aldea Walk, you can minimize your commute and spend less time on the road, and more time with your family. The City of Buena Park is lively, as well, and you can always find unique entertainment, shopping, and dining within a few minutes’ drive of Aldea Walk.

What makes Aldea Walk so refreshingly unique, however, is that the community allows you to live a modern, urban life without giving up the comforts of home. The word “Aldea” comes from the Spanish word for small village. The community truly does live up to its name, as the atmosphere in Aldea Walk is like a small town perched in the midst of the much larger Buena Park. In Aldea Walk, you really can have the best of both worlds: access to everything that urban life can offer alongside of the warmth of a small town.

Aldea Walk has just released its final phase this August, and homes are going fast. If you’re interested in moving to Aldea Walk, now is the time to act. Schedule a tour of Aldea Walk and explore what makes it so beloved by its residents, or sign up for our interest list and let us know you’re thinking about joining this vibrant community today:

Autumn Nights at The Plaza Presents Post Mortem

September 22nd, 2016


Grab your deerstalker and your friends and get ready: the game is afoot this weekend in Buena Park, as Autumn Nights at the Plaza presents Post Mortem, a tribute to the great Sherlock Holmes by playwright Ken Ludwig! Fans of Doyle, as well as anyone with an appreciation for the stage, will love this unique production.

Post Mortem is a rather nontraditional tribute to Sherlock Holmes, in which the protagonist is not the detective himself, but rather an actor, William Gillette, who is widely known for playing Holmes on Broadway. The play is set in Gillette’s medieval castle on a bluff, where the cast of his “Sherlock Holmes” play is gathered, and where he learns that there is a plot against his life. Gillette, ever the method actor, assumes the Holmes persona and takes it upon himself to root out who among his guests is planning a murder. What follows is intrigue and humor that rivals Dr. Watson’s own narrations.

There are only two remaining showings of this wonderful production, this weekend September 23 and 24, both at 8pm at The Plaza at Ehlers Event Center in Buena Park. Tickets are $21 for General Admission, and there will be beverages and light refreshments available for purchase should you wish.

Autumn Nights consists annually of two parts: a theatrical performance in the beginning of the fall, and a concert approximately a month later. Be on the lookout in October for the Desperados, an Eagles cover band you won’t want to miss.

For more information on the Autumn Nights at the Plaza production of Post Mortem, visit:
Buena Park is more than just another city in Orange County. Events like these are what show Buena Park for what it truly is: a unique and cultured city where there is never a dull moment, and always an opportunity for the community to come together.

If you’re looking to move to Buena Park, you simply have to check out Aldea Walk, a welcoming community of modern townhomes that create a small town atmosphere you wouldn’t think was possible in such a big city. Check out what makes Aldea Walk so special at:

Arroyo Walk Spotlight

September 20th, 2016


Nestled in the picturesque, historic city of San Gabriel, is one of Olson Homes’ newest communities: Arroyo Walk. The distinctive, modern townhomes of Arroyo Walk are within convenient access of urban life, yet the community retains the comforts of a small town atmosphere. Arroyo Walk is a serene and welcoming community unlike any other.

San Gabriel is a city known for its scenic nature, as well as its intricate and robust history. Founded on September 8th, 1771, San Gabriel is one of California’s oldest cities, predating not only California’s annexation to the United States, but the founding of the United States itself! San Gabriel has grown into one of Los Angeles County’s most vibrant cities since its founding as a Spanish Mission.
Not only does living in Arroyo Walk put all of San Gabriel at your feet, but it also allows you to retain a healthy connection to the natural world. If you are ever feeling overwhelmed by busy urban life, take a day trip to the San Gabriel mountains, unplug the family with a picnic at the Santa Anita Canyon, or relax in the Los Angeles Arboretum and Botanic Gardens.

The best part about Arroyo Walk, however, is that all of these beautiful and exciting features don’t just exist outside of Arroyo’s reach. Arroyo Walk is designed to incorporate all of the best features of the San Gabriel Valley into every inch of the community. From the Spanish Architectural Style townhomes hailing the city’s rich cultural history, to the emphasis on scenic natural embellishments, such as the community pocket park, living in Arroyo Walk is like living in a serene retreat.

Another way in which Arroyo Walk pays homage to the majesty of the San Gabriel valley is by respecting the environment and having as little impact as possible. Each Arroyo Walk home exceeds California’s strict energy-saving Title 24 guidelines by 15%, is painted with low VOC interior paint, and is equipped with water efficient faucets. Green living is at the heart of Arroyo Walk.

Visit us to explore the available floorplans, check out which features come standard in an Arroyo Walk home, and sign up for our interest list to be notified about new phase releases today! Visit us at:

Featured Home of The Week at Aldea Walk – Lot 1

September 16th, 2016

Homesite 1, Plan 1

  • 2 Story Townhome
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 baths
  • 1,512 sq.ft.
  • 2 car garage
  • Gated community
  • Open floor plan
  • Private patio
  • Personalize your flooring and cabinets
  • Ready for February/March move-in
  • $540,990
New Townhomes in Buena Park are Selling Fast!
Don’t miss out on this featured home of the week! Stop by Aldea Walk today for more details. Sales office is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Yari Moré Latin Band at Mission Walk Playhouse!

September 15th, 2016

Need plans for a family or friends Friday night out? Look no farther than the Mission Playhouse in San Gabriel, where tomorrow night you can enjoy a free concert featuring the Yari Moré Latin Band! Come on out and join this festive celebration of Mexican Independence Day!

This fun, exciting concert begins at 6:30 Friday evening. The band will be performing everything from salsa to cumbia, merengue to cha-cha, and of course the romantic bolero. Along with having performed at the House of Blues, Hollywood Bowl, and on the Jay Leno Show, among other notable venues, the Yari Moré Latin Band has worked in the past with the “Mambo King,” Tito Puente, and the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz. You don’t want to miss this free, talented performance.

This concert is the latest feature of Engage!, the Mission Playhouse’s program aimed at facilitating the engagement between San Gabriel residents and the Arts community. Past Engage! features include plays such as Toypurina and In Juliet’s Garden, along with free concerts like tomorrow night’s event.

Engage! and the Mission Playhouse is just one part of what makes the city of San Gabriel such a strong, unique community. San Gabriel, though a large city in fact, and complete with all the amenities that are characteristic of urban areas, really is a small-town at heart. San Gabriel’s rich cultural history dates back centuries, to the time of its founding in 1771.

For more information on the Yari Moré Latin Band, as well as tomorrow night’s free concert at the Mission Playhouse, visit the official Mission Playhouse website at:

While you’re in San Gabriel for this fun and exciting Mexican Independence Day concert, we at Olson Homes invite you to take a tour of Arroyo Walk, a bright new community of distinct, modern 3-story townhomes in San Gabriel. Arroyo Walk takes everything that is great about San Gabriel: the closeness of the community, the beautiful scenery, and the cultured atmosphere, and emphasizes it in every way, from the Spanish style architecture to the spacious, green site plan to the warm, welcoming community.

The true heart of San Gabriel can be felt in Arroyo Walk. Explore Arroyo Walk’s available floorplans, siteplan, and more at: