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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: http://www.lacookiecon.com/.

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: http://www.tapestrywalk.com/contact-us/.

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: http://www.wca.ca.gov/river_wilderness_park.

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: http://www.metrowalkhomes.com/contact-us/.

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: http://www.metrowalkhomes.com/contact-us/.

Orchard Walk Community Spotlight

January 30th, 2018

A charming gated community in the heart of Orange County

Orchard Walk is the newest gated community by Olson Homes located in the city of Orange, California. If you are looking for the ultimate in urban living without compromising on space and serenity, this is the place for you. Featuring brand new single-story townhomes of 2 and 3 bedrooms, Orchard Walk is a great place for anyone searching for a neighborhood full of life and beauty. This thriving community is located just beneath Panorama Heights to provide an exquisite scenic backdrop.

Orchard Walk has a number of community amenities and facilities that you will find very appealing. There is a wonderful community garden where you can relax and enjoy the aesthetics. For any parties or work engagements you may wish to host, you can take advantage of the events lawn. The village lounge also featured as part of this community will provide you, your family, and friends with a pristine place to unwind. When you check out all or our website, take a look at the variety of floor plans that are available. For plan 2 and plan 3 there is a virtual tour which allows you to check out the interior of the townhome from many angles, giving you a unique peek into all the potential for how you can customize and decorate your new dream home!

With so many plans to choose from, you will be sure to find the home of your dreams. Many windows are part of the design to boost natural light. Modern spacious kitchens are featured to allow you to explore your creative culinary talents. The island is elegant with designer finishes. The master suites are huge with an accompanying walk-in closet as well.

The surrounding area provides access to many schools, unique shopping venues, cafes, restaurants, and libraries, among others. Public transportation is also convenient nearby. Some of the most notable hotspots nearby include the Outlets at Orange, Honda Center, California Adventure, Old Towne Orange, and many others. Hart Park, the Orange Circle and Orange Groves are other good places to explore in the area.

Once again, Olson Homes is delighted to offer Orchard Walk as a tranquil and serene place to call home in Orange County. These townhomes are designed with your needs in mind to ensure access to the convenience of urban living. Call us today at (562) 370-9544 and let us discuss how we can help you to find your next home. We have been in the business of matching people with their dream homes for many years. Allow us to make your dreams come true. http://www.orchardwalkhomes.com/contact-us/

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: http://www.cityoforange.org/1636/Old-Towne-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! http://www.orchardwalkhomes.com/contact-us/

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: http://www.ventanawalk.com/contact-us/.

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: https://www.santaanazoo.org/.

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: http://www.ventanawalk.com/contact-us/.

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 http://www.tapestrywalk.com/contact-us/. 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-mlk-day-servathon-tickets-40954211148

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. http://www.tapestrywalk.com/contact-us/

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! http://figandfiftywalk.com/contact-us/