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First Saturday Artwalk

August 3rd, 2017

Are you looking for a fun, free way to spend Saturday Night? Explore your artistic side with the Santa Ana First Saturday Artwalk, a fascinating way to get to know and support local Santa Ana artists.

The First Saturday Artwalk is a chance for Santa Ana’s diverse artistic talent to shine bright, with the participation of 20 galleries and museums, live art performances, and many local art and artisan vendors lining the streets. Whatever your interest, the First Saturday Artwalk is sure to inspire your creative side and is a great opportunity to choose unique decor pieces or artisan products for your home while supporting local artists.

Established in 1999, this monthly tradition attracts over 3,500 attendees on average. The Santa Ana Artwalk is a favorite of artists and enthusiasts alike, attracting people from all over Orange County and beyond! With so many people, vibrant artwork, and a welcoming atmosphere, the Second Saturday Artwalk is the perfect introduction to Santa Ana for anyone considering moving to the area.

During the Artwalk, you’ll see why many consider Santa Ana to be a hidden gem among Orange County urban centers. While you’re exploring the arts scene, stop by one of Santa Ana’s many renowned locally owned restaurants with your family or explore the robust craft beer scene with friends. Wherever you go in Santa Ana, you’re sure to find a diverse and intricate cultural landscape unlike any you’ve seen before.

Come on out to Santa Ana this Saturday to join in this celebration of local art! More details on this fun event are available at: http://www.downtown-santaana.com/artwalk/.

Looking to take part in this cultural experience and call Santa Ana your home? While you’re in town for the Artwalk, why not stop by Ventana Walk, Olson Home’s newest townhome community only a few miles from downtown Santa Ana built for modern living. Explore Ventana Walk today and see how you can take part in the best that Santa Ana has to offer with the serenity and security that comes from neighborhood living. Reach out today and let us know you’re interested in Ventana Walk at: http://www.ventanawalk.com/.

Ventana Walk Community Spotlight

August 1st, 2017

Are you looking to relocate to Santa Ana in the near future? At Olson Homes, we are proud to introduce Ventana Walk, a brand new townhome community in the heart of Santa Ana that perfectly pairs the classic and the modern, the urban and the serene, making for the ideal neighborhood with easy access to all that Santa Ana has to offer.

In your new Ventana Walk home, you can rest assured that all of the comforts of home are waiting for you at the end of the day. Homes in Ventana Walk offer both porches and decks, large master suites, and spacious floorplans that are as versatile as they are gorgeous. Open kitchen, living and dining room plans offer a spacious and welcoming place for entertaining as well as family bonding, and each home comes with a two-car garage for convenience and security.

Each Ventana Walk home is built to high standards, crafted to reduce energy consumption as well as provide a clean and safe environment for your family. Each home in Ventana Walk comes with energy star appliances, ample insulation, dual glazed white vinyl windows with low e glass and much more, as well as low voc interior paint and carbon monoxide detectors, allowing you to breathe easy.

Ventana Walk incorporates modern design concepts with traditional Spanish architecture, perfectly blending the contemporary with the rich history of Santa Ana. With detailed landscaping and community gathering spaces, Ventana Walk makes it easy to get to know your neighbors, resulting in a true neighborhood vibe. Only minutes from downtown Santa Ana shopping, dining, and employment opportunities, Ventana Walk living merges serenity and security with all of the conveniences of urban living.

Having just celebrated its Grand Opening, Ventana Walk is on the cutting edge of modern urban living. If you’re looking to move to Santa Ana, this welcoming community just might have exactly the home you’ve been dreaming of. For more information on Ventana Walk, visit us to explore the available floorplans, nearby amenities, or schedule a tour of a model home today! Reach out and let us know you’re interested, and we will send you more information on this upcoming Santa Ana community and help you find the right home for you: http://www.ventanawalk.com/.

Ventana Walk Grand Opening Celebration This Saturday!

July 28th, 2017

The Ventana Walk’s Model Grand Opening is happening this Saturday, July 29th! Come out to tour the beautiful new model home and learn all about this exceptional new community in Santa Ana!

Stop by between 11:00 am & 2:00 pm to enjoy lunch from Dos Chinos, ice cream from Front Porch Pops and music.

Ventana Walk will offer up to 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and up to approximately 2,132 square feet.

For more information on Ventana Walk please call 562-370-9545 or visit the Welcome Center.

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema

July 20th, 2017

Have you had a chance to check out the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema yet? The largest free open air film festival in all of California, the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema offers screenings of high quality, much loved films all free and open to the public. With a variety of films to choose from, it’s the perfect option for a free date night, family night, or friends’ night out!

Screenings for Old Pasadena Summer Cinema are held in both open-air and indoor environments. Central Park and One Colorado offer spacious, outdoor venues, while the Distant Lands Travel Bookstore and Flower Pepper Gallery on Union Street offer indoor screenings.
In need of last-minute plans for tonight? Come on down to the Flower Pepper Gallery and catch Kubo and the Two Strings, a meticulously animated 2016 film from LAIKA Animation, the studio behind hits such as Coraline and The Boxtrolls. This creative piece follows the coming-of-age story of Kubo, a young boy who must follow in the footsteps of his late father, a legendary samurai, in order to fend off vengeful spirits and save his village.

If you can’t make it out tonight, don’t worry! There are seven more screenings before the festival comes to a close, including classics such as Mamma Mia! and Doctor Strange, as well as modern hits like Inside Out.

Check out the screening schedule, read more about the history of the Old Pasadena Summer Cinema, and plan your free movie night at: https://www.oldpasadena.org/visit/events/signature-events/summer-cinema/.

Pasadena, a community-first city, is located in the beautiful and lively San Gabriel Valley, one of Southern California’s finest treasures. This valley, known for the iconic cities of Pasadena and Pomona, has so much more to offer than just these famous urban centers. Living in the San Gabriel Valley is daily exposure to unparalleled natural beauty and rich cultural heritage.

If you’re looking to move to the San Gabriel Valley, take a look at Blossom Walk in Temple City. Blossom Walk is a flourishing community of newly built townhomes, located just south of Pasadena; close enough for easy access to all that the city has to offer, with just enough distance to give you peace of mind and create a serene, quiet atmosphere. Explore Blossom Walk today at: http://blossomwalkhomes.com/.

Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

July 20th, 2017

Located in the heart of picturesque South Anaheim is Tapestry Walk, a welcoming community of three-story townhomes just waiting for you to move in and begin your new life. A serene community juxtaposed perfectly with the bustling urbanity of Orange County, Tapestry Walk is the place to be for anyone looking for a slice of home in the midst of the big city.

Tapestry Walk brings together the best aspects of Orange County: beautiful, cultivated landscape perfected with architecture that blends the modern and the traditional and easy access to all of the exciting opportunities of South Anaheim. In Tapestry Walk, you have the peace-of-mind that a gated, close-knit community offers you while never having to give up the comforts and opportunities of living in the heart of the city.

Living in Tapestry Walk, you can spend your free-time exploring locally owned restaurants or strolling along the ever-popular Outlets at Orange, or head down to Disneyland! If you’re feeling particularly adventurous or just have to satisfy that itch for the great outdoors, the San Gabriel Mountains to the North and the Pacific Coastline to the West are both an easy day trip to make. There’s never a dull day to be had in Anaheim.

After a full day of hiking, shopping, or exploring “The Happiest Place on Earth,” rest assured that you can always find comfort and relaxation in your beautiful Tapestry Walk home. Enter through the sturdy gates, pass neighbors chatting across decks or lounging together by the community pool, and enter into your tastefully designed, three-story townhome. From the first day of moving in, the warm, welcoming environment of Tapestry Walk will truly feel like home.

In addition to all of this, a Tapestry Walk home offers you state-of-the-art modern structural components which will put your mind at ease and keep your wallet happy, as well as your environmental footprint minimal. With energy and water efficient appliances and plumbing, along with health and safety features such as carbon monoxide detectors and low voc paint, living in Tapestry Walk makes healthy, happy living easy.

For more information on Tapestry Walk, to explore the different floorplans and check availability, visit us today and let us know you’re interested in taking part in this beautiful and serene South Anaheim community: http://www.tapestrywalk.com/details/.

Fig & Fifty Walk Community Spotlight

July 13th, 2017

Located in Highland Park’s distinctive Figueroa Corridor, Fig & Fifty Walk is a community like no other. A young community nestled into a historic, cultured part of town, Fig & Fifty Walk offers the best in modern construction while putting you in the heart of a unique and established neighborhood.

Fig & Fifty Walk is a unique community built with modern, urban living in mind. With auto shut-off motion sensors, energy star appliances, and low voc paint, each home is built to be both environmentally and economically sustainable, as well as to provide you with a healthy home atmosphere.

Aesthetic and comfort were also primary considerations in the building of Fig & Fifty Walk. Each three-story home in Fig & Fifty Walk offers an open floor plan with customizable features to suit your lifestyle and tastes. With a spacious master suite and walk-in closet, three bedrooms and a robust, heart of the home kitchen complete with stylish quartz countertops and a stainless steel 30” gas range, each Fig & Fifty Walk home is a dream just waiting to be yours.

Along with a short commute to Pasadena and an even shorter, 8-minute drive to downtown LA, Fig & Fifty Walk’s ideal location puts you just steps from Highland Park’s York Boulevard, a unique street of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants just waiting to be explored. Shopping local in Highland Park isn’t just easy, it’s fun and rewarding, with so many unique corners of the neighborhood to eat, relax, and meet with friends! Fig & Fifty Walk is a perfect home for anyone looking to embrace all that urban Southern California living has to offer.

Owning a new home in one of LA’s most treasured neighborhoods doesn’t have to be a dream, you can make it a reality. With prices starting in the upper $500’s, a home in Fig & Fifty Walk is an opportunity like no other. Explore floor plans, home details, and availability today, or reach out to let us help you find your dream home at: http://figandfiftywalk.com/.

Eat at Fig

July 11th, 2017

Looking for last-minute dinner plans that the whole family can enjoy? Come on out to Highland Park tonight for the weekly EAT at Fig, a food truck extravaganza you don’t want to miss. With a wide variety of styles huddled together in one venue, there’s something for everyone at EAT at Fig!
EAT at Fig is a free community event that began in 2011 as a way to bring together the citizens of Highland Park. Held at Good Shepherd School every Tuesday evening from 5pm to 8:30, the event highlights not only the area’s best food truck cuisine, but also the bustling but tight-knit community of Highland Park.

Over the last six years, EAT at Fig has featured cuisines ranging from Korean Fusion to Southern Comfort Food, Indian Street Fare to fresh lobster, and included every type of taco you can imagine. Whether you’re yearning for an old favorite or looking to expand your culinary horizons, EAT at Fig and you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re looking to explore the iconic and diverse culture of Highland Park, EAT at Fig is a great introduction to the welcoming atmosphere that permeates the neighborhood. In many ways, Highland Park is like a small-town within the Los Angeles area, allowing residents the unique opportunity of living in the midst of urbanity while retaining the comforts and security of a small town.

Meet the community of Highland Park tonight at EAT at Fig! More information on this fun event available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-at-fig-tickets-30868032115?lang=en-us&locale=en_US&last_touch=1496764405&view=listing.

Once you set foot in Highland Park, you’ll understand why so many people have decided to call this neighborhood home. If you’re looking to move to Highland Park, Fig & Fifty Walk may be the right community for you. With contemporary designs based on classic style, proximity to the best shopping and dining that Highland Park has to offer, and modern builds that offer the best in energy-efficiency and structural integrity, the newly built townhomes at Fig & Fifty are perfect for anyone looking to live a modern, urban life without sacrificing security or comfort. Read more about Fig & Fifty Walk, explore availability, and get in contact with us today to find your next dream home: http://figandfiftywalk.com/.

Monarch Walk Community Spotlight

July 6th, 2017

Considering a move to the dynamic city of Huntington Beach? At Olson Homes, we’re proud to offer you our final home in a collection of elegant townhomes, perfect for a young family looking to move into a new home that combines all of the benefits of modern construction with the stability and security of an established, thriving community.

This home, the only one remaining in this community, is a two-story, three-bedroom and three-bathroom model, with approximately 1,847 square feet of space and complete with a versatile loft perfect for a family room, game room, or home office. The ground floor is the perfect spot for entertaining, with a spacious, open floor plan allowing you to make the most out of your living space.
Homes in Monarch Walk have been designed to create a safe environment for families, with low voc interior paints, automatic fire sprinklers, and state-of-the-art security systems. Energy efficiency is also a priority in Monarch Walk, saving you money and reducing your environmental footprint with features which meet and exceed California’s strict Title 24 energy-saving requirements.
In addition to owning a home that you know is safe, secure, and aesthetically beautiful, by moving into Monarch Walk you have the rare opportunity to obtain all of the benefits of a newly constructed community that has already established a full and thriving community, with neighbors all around and no empty homes waiting to be filled.

The tight-knit, small town feel of the Monarch Walk community is complemented wonderfully by the busy but welcoming city of Huntington Beach, providing residents with the perfect blend of hometown comforts and urban conveniences. Monarch Walk is also protected from the natural isolation that cities often entail by the robust Huntington Central Park as well as access to miles and miles of coastline, offering a variety of beaches to choose from.

With only one home left in Monarch Walk, now is your last chance to take part in this beautiful, thriving community. Take a closer look at the floorplan and explore all of the amenities offered today, before this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is gone: http://www.monarchwalk.com/.

 

Tapestry Walk Community Spotlight

June 27th, 2017

Tapestry Walk in southern Anaheim, California, is a beautiful community of elegant, newly constructed townhomes waiting to welcome you with open arms. This growing community offers all of the comforts and privacy of home while providing easy access to urban entertainment and conveniences.
At Tapestry Walk you’ll find a serene neighborhood aesthetically tuned to offer an oasis of comfort in the midst of urban life. Everywhere you look, landscaping and architectural design will combine classic ideas with modern notions: see the elegant archways of the townhomes, the sleek silhouettes and tiled roofs. Pass by the community pool and you’ll find neighbors catching up, relaxing by the water and chatting away. In seconds, Tapestry Walk will transport you from the busy streets to a place of serenity.

Each home in Tapestry Walk is designed with this feeling of serenity and security in mind. Homes are built to the highest standards of energy efficiency and are designed to reduce environmental impact, both for the benefit of the environment and for energy cost savings. To reduce harmful fumes, low voc paints are used, and to avoid water wastage automatic sensors are installed in all baths to shut off water flow after a certain level is reached. Carbon monoxide detectors and automatic fire sprinklers are also pre-installed in all homes to keep you safe in case of an emergency.

In addition to safety and energy-saving features throughout the home, each home is outfitted with elegant decor. There are 6 spacious open floorplans to choose from, each with variations and customizable features so that each home can be tailored to the preferences and needs of your family.

Living in Tapestry Walk is an experience like no other, combining all of the comforts and joys of living in a small, tight-knit community with the social and employment opportunities of urban Southern California. Anaheim is a robust city with endless entertainment venues and offers the best that Orange County can boast.

If you’re in the market for your next home, and are considering relocating to Anaheim, Tapestry Walk very well could be the right place for you. Tapestry Walk is a community you can trust, built into a space that offers serenity and seclusion from the rush of urban life. Read more about Tapestry Walk, explore the diverse floorplans available, and schedule your visit to our Welcome Center today at: http://www.tapestrywalk.com/.

 

8th Annual VidCon

June 22nd, 2017

It’s that time of year again:  time for the 8th annual VidCon in Anaheim, California! This four day event celebrates the virtual communities created via YouTube, bringing content creators and fans together for concerts, panels, and even a day at Disneyland! Whether you’re there for a crash course in online video production or a chance to meet your favorite creators, VidCon offers something for the whole family.

In 2010, VidCon was started by Hank Green of VlogBrothers, a channel co-run by Hank and his brother John Green, best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars, as a place for vloggers, or video bloggers, to network and learn from one another, as well as for the communities that were starting to crop up around them to have a place to gather in person. In the past seven years, as YouTube has seen a boom in popularity, VidCon has grown from an event that attracted just under 1,500 people in the basement of a Hyatt hotel to a major conference in the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing in upwards of 25,500 people in 2016.

Major stars in attendance this year include Dan Howell and Phil Lester, Lilly Singh of IISuperwomanII, and Mark Fishbach of Markiplier. There are two main tracks for attendees: the community track and the creator track, both of which offer an opportunity to see these stars and others in person. The community track is for fans and casual convention goers looking to meet their favorite creators or attend concerts, shows, and fan meet-ups, while the latter is for those interested in the creation of online video and growing one’s social media presence, whether for business or for personal pursuit. VidCon culminates on Sunday in Disney Day, in which for a discounted price, guests can join the VidCon community for a day at Disneyland.

VidCon is a wonderful chance to expand your horizons, meet up and coming online celebrities, and, for families with children who have grown up with YouTube, a perfect opportunity for family bonding that everyone can enjoy. Read more about this year’s VidCon at: http://vidcon.com/.

Between the Anaheim Convention Center, Disneyland, and everything that Orange County has to offer, there’s never a dull day living in Anaheim, California. Explore Anaheim today and you’ll understand why so many people are relocating to the area. If you’re in the market for an Anaheim home, look no farther than Tapestry Walk, a secure, gated community of spacious newly constructed townhomes in the heart of South Anaheim: http://www.tapestrywalk.com/.