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Old Towne Orange

January 25th, 2018

Old Towne Orange has lately become a favorite spot for many people who are looking for a place to enjoy their day with an eclectic array of modern shops in a traditional setting. Old Towne Orange has been voted repeatedly as a favorite downtown destination within Orange County. Its streets are lined with art galleries, antique and collectible shops, restaurants and other specialty shops. Other notable features here include public fountains, secret gardens and old California-style designed buildings. The central plaza park has been a common gathering place for the residents of the city of Orange as well as tourists to the area for more than a century.

In the last several years, Old Towne Orange has attracted unique restaurant concepts from hand-crafted Mexican cuisine served at Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen to delicious waffle and chicken sandwiches served at Bruxie. If you’re a barbeque person, check out Smoqued California Barbeque on Glassell Street and you won’t be disappointed. The great aroma says it all and will delight the senses when your BBQ platters come filled with deviled eggs, smoked meats, homestyle mac and cheese, and brown sugar bacon. These restaurants and others have helped to turn Old Towne Orange into a premier dining destination.

If you enjoy antiquing, there are lots of vintage shops located in Old Towne Orange. You will be sure to find a variety of unique treasures that you can add to your own collection. In addition to all of the many eclectic variety of shops in town, you can also visit the Old Towne Orange Flea Market. This takes place every second Saturday of each month.

Saturdays also feature the Orange Home Grown Farmers and Artisans Market. Here you can buy local organic foods, discover many interesting unique products, and also enjoy live music performed by local artists. On the 3rd Saturday of the month, additional activities are available for kids, and various cooking demonstrations are provided by Orange area culinary enthusiasts.

However, there is so much more that has put Old Towne Orange on the map such as the International Street Fair that is celebrated on Labor Day weekend and car shows which are held regularly. One of the biggest gems of this community is the great collection of historic homes that are located around the city center. You’ll find many styles imaginable, from Victorian, indigenous Craftsman bungalow, to French Country and everything else in between.

For more information about Old Towne Orange, check out this webpage hosted by the City of Orange:

While visiting Old Towne Orange, be sure to swing by Orchard Walk, a new community of modern upscale townhomes by Olson Homes. Located at 4700 E. Washington Avenue in Orange, our welcome center is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Give us a call at (562) 370-9544 or contact us through our website today!

Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

January 23rd, 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:

Santa Ana Zoo

January 18th, 2018

Entertain your family at the Santa Ana Zoo!

The Santa Ana Zoo is undoubtedly one of the great jewels in all of Orange County. It features many animals and plants from South America along with  many other species including endangered species from different parts of the country. The land where this zoo is located was donated by Joseph Prentice for the purpose of maintaining more than 50 forlorn monkeys. He made an unusual request that the zoo must always have at least 50 monkeys. So be sure to look out for them while you’re here! Today, the Santa Ana Zoo keeps an extensive primate collection from different parts of the world.

The primary focus of the Santa Ana Zoo is education, recreation and conservation. The Santa Ana Zoo features more than 80 species of animals which includes the smallest monkeys commonly referred to Pygmy Marmosets. Visiting the zoo will allow children and adults to spend their time together learning more about all of the animals and plants. Another popular section of the Santa Ana Zoo is the children’s farm and a train ride popularly known as the Zoofari Express. The train is well maintained and covers a distance of around 1,850 feet around the park. Recently, the train was installed with a new environmentally-friendly electric engine. It travels throughout the entire Crean Family Farm including the northern section of the zoo for approximately 6 minutes.

The Santa Ana Zoo also has a Conservation Carrousel where children learn the importance of environmental conservation by preserving endangered animals while at the same time enjoying a classic carrousel. In addition, each rider is given an educational collector’s card that describes an animal and the reasons why it is endangered. This area of the zoo brings a lot of enjoyment to the children of Orange County and visitors who are delighted to ride one of the carrousel’s 33 animals in the lineup which include the Giant Panda, Hummingbird, Giraffe, African Elephant, Zebra, Panther, Jaguar, Lowland Gorilla, Seal, Eagle, Sea Otter and a custom-made Anteater.

The Santa Ana Zoo is located at 1801 E Chestnut Ave. in Santa Ana. For more about hours of operation and special programs at the zoo, visit their website here:

Santa Ana is home to many great entertainment spots and is a great place to live. The Olson Company is pleased to offer Ventana Walk, a new upscale modern community of urban townhomes, located at 1506 West 1st Street in Santa Ana. Be sure to stop by our Welcome Center while you are in town visiting the Santa Ana Zoo. For full details on amenities and availability, visit our website and contact us today:

Tapestry Community Spotlight

January 16th, 2018

An Upscale Community of Urban Townhomes for Inspired Modern Living

Tapestry Walk is one of South Anaheim’s newest, most vibrant gated communities. If you are looking for a serene and inviting location to call home, then Tapestry Walk may be your dream come true. These modern townhomes exhibit a fusion of traditional Spanish and modern architecture. The roof and archway detailing are meticulous to showcase elegance.

These are 3-story spacious townhomes with a variety of floor plans to choose from. You can choose two or three bedroom plans that come with intricate offerings to make the home attractive and modern in every way. These homes include elements to save energy with features such as automatic sprinklers, tankless water heaters, carbon monoxide detectors, Energy Star appliances, and water efficient faucets, among many others.

The living areas include designer selected lighting, designer carpeting, pre-wired cable TV in all bedrooms, ceramic tiles for the kitchen and all entries, and many more attractive features. On the exterior, you will find stylish steel garage doors, exquisity Spanish influenced architecture, and much more!

Tapestry Walk is close to all of the modern amenities that Orange County has to offer. Shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities are plentiful thanks to close proximity to venues including The Outlets at Orange, Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, and the Honda Center, just to mention a few. Anaheim hosts top cafes, restaurants and theaters that will spice up your daily experiences when you live here.

Tapestry Walk also has a community pool and beautifully landscaped streets that will inspire you every single day. Easy access to public transportation is provided, and many freeways are also close by allowing for an easy commute to and from work.

If you are looking to for the ideal place to bring up your young family that you can proudly call home, then this gated community may be the perfect choice for you. Or if you are upwardly career oriented, the ideal setting of Tapestry Walk close to many employment opportunities in a major urban area is perfectly suited to the needs of today’s worker.

Explore our website and contact us today by phone at (562) 370-9543 or through our contact page Let us guide you towards acquiring your new dream home in South Anaheim!

2018 MLK Day Servathon

January 11th, 2018

Join with the community for the 2018 MLK Day Servathon

A community Servathon is an excellent way to bring together students and other volunteers for the purpose of serving our community. This event involves activities such as writing notes and making paracord bracelets for our troops overseas, stuffing teddy bears for patients at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and many more. The 2018 MLK Servathon is targeting individuals to help manage 100 students from Ball Junior High School in Anaheim to complete different community service projects.

The 2018 MLK Day Servathon is a wonderful event for young people, as they gain appreciation in our community while learning valuable lessons on generosity, giving and serving others. The impact of these lessons will definitely create a positive impact in the lives of many students and volunteers. This activity will help to strengthen the culture of generosity and focusing on people who need our help within our community. By engaging in enhancing our local community through service, activities and skilled volunteerism, this will go far beyond fundraising and food aid to develop a common bond among all in the community.

By showing love in this way to the kids who are in Children’s Hospital of Orange County, this can be one of  the most fulfilling activities one can get involved with in all of Orange County. This is one of those opportunities to participate in a worthwhile cause that you can feel good about giving your time for the service of the local community. It’s also a perfect opportunity for students and other volunteers to get to know each other while making a difference in our community.

The 2018 MLK Day Servathon is being held this Monday, January 15, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ball Junior High School, located at1500 W. Ball Road in Anaheim. For more information about this event, click here:

It is events like these that help to bring our community together. When you live at Tapestry Walk in South Anaheim, you will be part of a close-knit neighborhood feel, while having close access to all of the excitement and attractions of Anaheim and Orange County. Check out Tapestry Walk by Olson Homes today, a modern upscale community of urban townhomes.

Fig & Fifty Community Spotlight

January 9th, 2018

Choose Fig & Fifty Walk for Upscale Urban Stylish Living

For today’s savvy homebuyer, a person’s dream home is often conceived to be modern, elegant and stylish. Top-end facilities and amenities are a must. Thankfully, Highland Park is home to Fig and Fifty Walk, a stylish upscale community of modern townhomes by Olson Homes. These homes come in an eye-popping contemporary architectural design that will leave you breathless. The 3-story townhomes are spacious and fitted with designer elements to make your house feel like a home. Up to 3 bedrooms and 3 baths are available at each residence. In total, there are 29 homes in the community.

If you are looking to enjoy great nights about town and to live the ultimate LA lifestyle, Fig & Fifty Walk is an ideal place to do so. The homes are designed with your health and wellness in mind. They are also energy efficient to save you money. Therefore, many components featured in the homes are not just for aesthetic purposes, but they also play a role in making your home healthy and efficient in every way.

Check out the many available floor plans to give you a clearer picture of what you can expect at Fig & Fifty Walk. In addition, you can take a virtual tour on our website to experience first-hand an example of what your new home may look like. This gated community is located in an up and coming exciting neighborhood exploding with fun and activity. Nearby, you will find York Boulevard – complete with elegant coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and other attractions.

If you simply appreciate good quality workmanship and love the convenience and excitement of urban living, you’ll find everything you could ever want at Fig & Fifty Walk. Here, you’ll reside near public transportation as well as amenities like job centers, schools, hospitals and recreational facilities. These townhomes are built with your needs in mind, while also being dedicated to providing attainable urban living with state of the art modern conveniences in a serene setting you’ve been dreaming about.

This is exactly what you will find at the townhomes of Fig & Fifty Walk. Check out our website and see everything this community has to offer. Contact us today and let us help to make you our next happy home owner in Highland Park!

Visit the Heritage Square Museum

January 4th, 2018

Learn about the History of Southern California

The Heritage Square Museum allows visitors to learn more about the history of Southern California life in the early 20th century. This museum consists of eight historic structures that were constructed near the close of 19th century. The Heritage Square Museum has become a very popular tourist attraction due to its unique story about the first 100 years of California statehood. The museum was saved from demolition and now serves as one of the best places to educate visitors about the everyday lives that the people of Southern California lived in the early 1900’s.

Each building on the museum grounds provides a glimpse of how Southern Californians lived in this era, and those who tour the site will see some of the items that were in use at that time such as furniture, wallpaper and appliances. Visitors will also have the opportunity to explore the architecture and culture that dates back to the Victorian Era.

The guided tours around the museum provide guests the opportunity to experience living history performances, hands-on training, exhibitions, educational programs and special events. Public tours are allowed on the first levels of the museum’s buildings. Visitors can schedule a private tour if they wish to visit the upper levels of the buildings.

The Heritage Square Museum is located at 3800 Homer St. in northeast Los Angeles. The museum is open 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Heritage Square is a non-profit museum that is funded by donations, site rentals and admissions. Tickets are $10 for adults (age 13+), $8 for seniors (age 65+), and $5 for children (age 6-12). Children under 6 years old are admitted free. For more information and to plan your visit, check out their website:

While you are in the northeast LA area visiting the Heritage Square Museum, be sure to stop by Fig & Fifty Walk, conveniently located at 118 South Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA in the heart of the Figueroa Corridor in Highland Park. If you’re planning to move to the area, we are here to ensure that you will find the best new modern townhome for you and your family. Contact us through our website, we look forward to hearing from you!

New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl 2018

December 28th, 2017

The time to bid farewell to 2017 has come and you can party like a movie star in the best bars in Hollywood. Register for your ticket to join the amazing Pub Crawl along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The fun starts at Outpost Hollywood, and then you can work your way into other fun places. Inexpensive drink specials are available, including champagne and many others.

This year there will be lots of festivities along the Walk of Fame including the official New Year Countdown. It will be an opportunity to see the beautiful LA skyline while dancing the night away with the best DJs. Spend your New Year’s Eve in style this year. Saying farewell to 2017 with your friends will make it even more special.

At this New Year’s Eve party you can get wild and crazy, while saying goodbye to what’s behind you and ushering in the great times ahead. With over 10 hours of great music, the 2018 Hollywood New Year’s Eve bash will definitely be a legendary night you and everyone involved will always remember. In addition, there will be very attractive art installations, digital fireworks and many guests that will be waiting for the countdown show.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame will be the central gathering place with many guests from across the globe ringing in the New Year. The focus will be on music, drinks and dancing to celebrate the coming of 2018. Your ticket will give you access to drink specials in multiple spots along Hollywood Boulevard. A big fireworks show will start from midnight fired off from various locations to usher in the New Year. Exciting live party celebrations, midnight champagne and complimentary desserts will ensure that all guests are fully entertained.

Check-in is at Outpost Hollywood, located at 1624 N. Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The hours for check-in are 6pm to 10pm. The closing time for check-in is firm at 10pm, there will be no exceptions for late arrivals so be sure to be there on time. Once you have signed in you will receive a map with all of the locations of the participating bars along with the times they are offering drink specials. Participants must be 21 years of age or older, you will be required to present your ID. Do not drink and drive, if you attend the Pub Crawl be sure to take a taxi, walk, or arrange for a designated driver. For full details visit the official Pub Crawls website:

Wouldn’t it be great after a great night of fun ringing in the New Year to return to your lovely new townhome by Olson Homes? Fig & Fifty Walk in Highland Park is close to all of the excitement in LA while providing a respite from the big city to relax and enjoy the good life. Call us today at (562) 370-9502, visit our Welcome Center at 118 South Avenue 50, or contact us through our website:

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

December 26th, 2017

Fig & Fifty Walk is one of the latest collections of sleek and modern townhomes in Highland Park, Los Angeles brought to you by the Olson Company. This vibrant community is designed to bring together the unique history and hip culture of Highland Park. Fig & Fifty Walk is only 8 minutes away from downtown LA and a short drive from Pasadena. Living in this new community will allow you to experience the best of modern urban life in a serene and warm-hearted community.

Highland Park is a historic area, which is highly sought after today by young families, artists and anyone who’s looking to live in a modern and innovative community. Highland Park has many unique attractions such as The Lummis House, York Park, Highland Theaters, Galco’s Soda Stop and Highland Park Bowl, among many others. There are only a few places around LA that have this kind of history, culture and tradition that has been incorporated into the architectural design at Fig & Fifty Walk. Highland Park has many features that give it the feel of a quaint small town, including local boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants, which are just a few minutes away from your front door.

All homes in this gated community are well tailored to suit today’s modern lifestyle. There are many floorplan options available with each 3-story home, which include 2-3 bedrooms with more than 2,000 square feet of living space, which makes these homes spacious and highly versatile. Homebuyers planning to settle in northeast Los Angeles will be excited with the new opportunity provided at Fig & Fifty Walk.

Fig & Fifty Walk homes are sustainably built with features which help to take care of your health and the natural environment. Here you will find energy efficient appliances which come together with water efficient faucets. Low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints are also used in each home. Laminated panel floors are standard in all living areas.

Situated along the iconic Figueroa Corridor, these 2 dozen townhomes have hit the local housing market with a bang. All models have at least 2 bathrooms with on-trend marble countertops. In addition, the master bedrooms have spacious walk-in closets. These townhomes also have tandem 2-car garages.

Highland Park is becoming home for many up and coming artists where you’ll find creative art galleries, trendy shops and ethnic restaurants. Fig & Fifty Walk is conveniently located near the heart of it all. You will instantly fall in love with the new townhomes here and the cool neighborhood vibe of this community and all of Highland Park. Contact us today, we are here to serve you!

Knott’s Merry Farm

December 19th, 2017

‘Tis the season of Joy at the Knott’s Merry Farm event at Knott’s Berry Farm. Now through January 7, 2018, Knott’s Merry Farm is the ideal backdrop for all of your family’s best holiday memories, as the park transforms to surround everyone with the wonderful sights, scents, and sounds of this holiday season.

Visitors of all ages will embrace the unbridled joy of the Christmas season at Knott’s Merry Farm. Each winter, the Knott’s Berry Farm commemorates the merriest of all seasons with a Christmas celebration perfect for all ages called Knott’s Merry Farm. You and your family will enjoy this most wonderful time of every year at Knott’s Merry Farm. There are thrilling attractions, lavish holiday decorations, festive food, live entertainment, and snow every night in Ghost Town.

Classic shows such as the Holiday Ice Show with Snoopy, the whole Peanuts Gang, along with world class ice skaters, The Christmas Carol, and a nightly ceremony lighting the tree are among the many wonderful attractions at this event. In addition to these shows, guests will delight strolling along the streets of Calico to get seasonal treats that are very unique. Santa’s Christmas Cabin, the Christmas Crafts Village, live Christmas Carolers singing traditional holiday tunes, and an enchanting show of Snow and Glow are still more exciting wonders of the season available for all who attend Knott’s Merry Farm.

Those with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed at the Knott’s Merry Farm. Mrs. Claus is at the North Pole supervising all the elves as they prepare to deliver toys and goodies to all of the good children. She has been sure to leave her trusted bakers to be in charge of making all the sweet treats at Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen at the Knott’s Merry Farm. Children can help to decorate any of the delicious cookies made by Mrs. Claus and her elves for just a small cost so they can bring their wonderful new creations home. The cost is just $5.99 for each cookie decorating kit.

While enjoying this event, by sure to stop by nearby Tapestry Walk in Anaheim, a new community of spacious modern townhomes brought to you by The Olson Company. Models are now open at our location at 2337 South Manchester Avenue. Reach out to us today for more information: