When you buy an Olson home, life changes for the better

You join a vibrant community of neighbors that care. You take back the hours you spend behind the wheel or commuting to work. You get to experience the daily perks of an urban lifestyle where walking is the norm, restaurants, parks, and retail experiences are your new backyard, and everything you love is just minutes away.

How we
walk the walk

Our commitment goes beyond the promise of a new home

Each Olson community starts with a simple question. How can we give homeowners the best quality of life possible? The answer starts with where we build. Committed to seeing the potential of the urban landscape, we re-entitle, rezone, and develop underutilized parcels, building energy-efficient homes that are close to jobs, key transportation links, and numerous recreational and entertainment options. Since most of our communities are in mature neighborhoods, they require minimal infrastructure, helping to keep construction costs low, taxes reasonable, and home prices attainable. Each Olson community name includes the word “walk” because our vision is for homeowners to be able to exit their front door and walk to shopping, restaurants, cafes, and schools, engaging with their neighbors and becoming part of the fabric of their cities. 

Partnerships for Good

We believe that investing in our cities through responsible land use improves life for everyone.

Our impact would be impossible without the productive partnerships we’ve enjoyed with more than 100 California cities and communities throughout our history. Our approach to development is always to listen first; to seek to understand the social, cultural and aesthetic qualities that make the cities we build in special. Often funding and spearheading critical housing studies, we work with city planners and officials to deliver creative solutions that prioritize community empowerment and vitality.

CITIES • Alhambra • Anaheim • County of Alameda • Arcadia • Azusa • Baldwin Park • Benicia • Brea • Buellton • Buena Park • Burbank • Camarillo • Carlsbad • Cerritos • Carson • Chula Vista • Claremont • Compton • Concord • Costa Mesa • Covina • Cypress • Downey • East Palo Alto • Emeryville • El Monte • El Segundo • Fairfield • Fountain Valley • Fullerton • Garden Grove • Gardena • Glendale • Glendora • Hayward • Huntington Beach • Irwindale • La Habra • La Mesa • La Mirada • La Palma • La Verne • Lakewood • Lomita • Long Beach • Los Alamitos • Los Angeles • County of Los Angeles • Montebello • Monterey Park • National City • Newport Beach • Orange • Oxnard • Oakland • Pacifica • Pasadena • Paramount • Placentia • Pleasant Hill • Pittsburg • Pomona • Port Hueneme • Rancho Mirage • Richmond • Riverside • Rosemead • San Diego • San Dimas • San Gabriel • San Jose • San Juan Capistrano • San Lorenzo • San Marcos • Santa Ana • Santa Clarita • Santa Fe Springs • Simi Valley • Temple City • Torrance • Tustin • Upland • Ventura • Vista • Walnut • Watsonville • West Covina • Westminster • Whittier • Yorba Linda • COMMUNITIES OF • Corona del Mar • Hacienda Heights • Jefferson Park • La Puente • Leimert Park • Mayflower Village • Playa Vista • San Pedro • Sandalulz • Sylmar • Valencia • Valinda • Van Nuys • Walnut Park • West Carson • Westchester • Willowbrook SCHOOL DISTRICTS • Centralia School District (La Palma) • El Monte School District • Fountain Valley School District • Pacifica School District • Santa Ana Unified School District • Ventura Unified School District • UNIVERSITIES • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona • Pepperdine University • University of California, Santa Barbara • WATER DISTRICTS • Golden State Water District • Rancho Dominguez Water District • Suburban Water Company • TRANSIT AUTHORITIES • Alameda Contra Costa Transit District • Bay Area Rapid Transit System • MetroLink • Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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No one knows us better
than our homeowners

Verified by the survey experts at Eliant, our homeowner reviews and ratings speak for themselves.

Our mantle is pretty full, but we’ll always make room for excellence.

Nationally recognized for delivering extraordinary customer experiences in homebuilding, we’ve won first place awards at the Eliant Homebuyers’ Choice Awards for the last seven years.


Best Overall Home Purchase and Ownership Experience (Single Division)
Best Purchase Experience (Large Volume Builders)
Best First-Year Quality (High Volume Builders)
Best First-Year Customer Service Experience (High Volume Builders)
Best Customer Communication
Design Representative of the Year
Customer Service Representative of the Year


Best First-Year Customer Service Experience (High Volume Builders)
Best First-Year Quality (High Volume Builders)


In town, in depth

Read more about the Olson story in our latest edition of In Town Living. The magazine includes an extensive Q & A with our Founder Steve Olson in which he discusses California’s housing crisis and his roadmap for improving affordable housing in the state.