Ultimate Guide to Laguna Altura’s Nature and Architecture

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Introduction to Laguna Altura

The coastal community of Laguna Altura is a fully gated enclave that offers four tracts of development – Toscana, Cortona, San Remo, and Siena.

Masterfully built by Irvine Pacific between the years of 2011 and 2014, this 74-acre community features 156 homes and resort-style amenities, including pools, parks, a spa, a clubhouse, a sports club, and more.

The Essence of Laguna Altura

Laguna Altura Irvine offers a tranquil suburban lifestyle while providing convenient access to busier, larger cities.

Residents find peace and relaxation in their beautifully landscaped homes while enjoying access to deluxe amenities within this master-planned community and proximity to various retail, entertainment, recreational, and dining establishments.

The Geographic and Cultural Tapestry

Laguna Altura is located on the east side of Irvine, CA, on the ocean side of the 405 and 133 freeways. The neighborhood is also conveniently located near the coastal beauty of Laguna Beach, which is just a short drive down the fabled Laguna Canyon Road.

Despite its proximity to these interstates, the streets of this neighborhood are quiet, and this tranquil environment is made even more relaxing by scenic canyon views. Neighbors easily become friends and their children feel like they belong to one big family.

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Explore the Four Neighborhoods in Laguna Altura

Laguna Altura consists of four neighborhoods – San Remo, Siena, Cortona, and Toscana.

San Remo

In San Remo, homes have three to four bedrooms and range in size from 1,830 square feet to 2,061 square feet. There are three floor plans offering 2 car garages, gourmet kitchens, and master suites, with the largest floor featuring a full third bathroom. Home sale prices range from $1.75 million to $2.2 million.


Homes in Siena have three bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,618 square feet to 1,788 square feet. All properties come with 2-car garages, gourmet kitchens, and master suites. Home sale prices range from $1,600,000 to $1,875,000.


Cortona residences feature three to five bedrooms and range in size from 2,380 square feet to 2,951 square feet. Properties have 2 car garages, gourmet kitchens, and master suites with large walk-in closets. Home sale prices range between $2.5 million to $3.2 million.


Toscana offers the largest home options in Laguna Altura, with sizes ranging from 2,806 square feet to 3,123 square feet. Floor plans feature three to four bedrooms, 2 car garages, gourmet kitchens, and master suites with large walk-in closets. Toscana homes are priced between $2.9 million and $3.4 million.

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The Architectural Marvels of Laguna Altura

The lushly landscaped master-planned community of Laguna Altura is comprised of 156 two-story detached single-family homes built by Irvine Pacific Homes, a premier home builder in Irvine, CA.

Influences and Styles

Homes in Laguna Altura are designed with Tuscan, Classical, and Italianate architectural styles. There are several floor plans available, so homebuyers can find the perfect home.

Siena homes have modern features that provide comfort and style. Homes in San Remo have glass walls allowing for scenic views of the surrounding canyons and city nightlights.

The floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor spaces of Cortona homes make the most of the natural beauty that envelopes the neighborhood. For larger households, Toscana homes offer the most spacious floor sizes, with bedrooms on the second level that come with private balconies.

Exploring Laguna Altura's Natural Beauty

Aside from the scenic preserve that surrounds Laguna Altura, this master-planned community is close to several places that encourage residents to enjoy the outdoors.

Breathtaking Landscapes

This tranquil neighborhood is surrounded by breathtaking canyon views offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, with beaches, parks and green spaces, and wildlife sanctuaries nearby.

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Coastal Vistas and Beachfronts

The coastal community of Laguna Beach is a favorite destination for residents of Laguna Altura, with 7 Miles of coastline consisting of over 30 coves and beaches.

Main Beach, with its iconic lifeguard tower and shallow, calm waters is the perfect spot for swimming and paddle boarding. Victoria Beach is popular for its historic Pirate Tower, a man made swimming pool filled by the ocean water.

Treasure Island Beach is the best destination to go snorkeling because of its clear waters. Crescent Bay Beach is an excellent beach for bodysurfing or gazing at sea stars and anemones in tide pools.

Green Spaces and Parks

Within the gated community, there are several playgrounds with swings, slides, a full basketball court, and plenty of green spaces like parks, hiking paths, and a golf course.

Strawberry Farms Golf Course is one of the top-rated golf courses in Southern California. This par-71, 18-hole golf course is situated near a 35-acre reservoir and is surrounded by picturesque hills, granite boulders, and natural waterfalls.

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Wildlife and Natural Habitats

The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary is a hidden gem in the heart of busy Orange County. This 300-acre freshwater marsh features several ponds and over 11 miles of nature trails, providing hours of appreciation for wildlife and natural beauty.

This sanctuary offers a nurturing habitat for avian life, including geese, herons, eagles, egrets, ducks, and cormorants, making it an ideal place for families to spend an afternoon together.


Laguna Altura is an amazing place to live, with all four neighborhoods offering beautiful homes, luxurious amenities, and stunning views of nature.

If you’d like to explore your home options in this coveted master-planned community, give me a call today at (949) 235-8614 or send me an email at pat@patparryhomes.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Homes in Laguna Altura homes are designed with Tuscan, Classical, and Italianate architectural styles.

The coastal community of Laguna Beach is one of the favorite destinations of Laguna Altura residents.

Within the gated community, there are several playgrounds, a full basketball court, parks, hiking paths, and a golf course. There’s a clubhouse with a junior Olympic-sized pool, a kids’ splash pool, a 12-person jacuzzi, picnic areas, and barbecues.