A RESIDENTIAL LOVE STORY:
MESMERIZED BY MESSINA
Whether it’s your first home or your fourth home…when it’s the one, you can feel it. Just ask Jae Kim and his wife, Francis, who found their dream home at Messina at Orchard Hills. We recently talked to Jae about his TRI Pointe experience, and what we found was a residential love story that started at first sight (or “love at first home site” as we like to say).
THE HOME THEY COULDN’T FORGET
Jae and his wife, along with their three children, have lived in Irvine since 1997. They had already lived in three Irvine homes, and were content where they were. That is, until…
One relaxing weekend, Francis asked if Jae wanted to take a look at the model homes at the recently-opened Messina at Orchard Hills. He agreed. It was one quick decision that would change their lives.
According to Jae, they originally had absolutely “no intention of buying a new home”; that is, until they stepped into Residence 2 at Messina. For them, they knew it was love at first sight! He said they had never seen anything like it before, and two to three days later, they wrote a check to purchase their new TRI Pointe home!
Not only did Jae and Francis love the design of their new home; Jae said he visited nearly every day to see the progress as it was being built.
THEIR ORCHARD HILLS “LOVE LIST”
For Jae and Francis, their Messina home was the number one reason they decided to move, but their excitement didn’t stop there. They couldn’t say enough good things about the community itself. What were the top four things on their Orchard Hills “Love List”?
- The beautiful avocado groves at Orchard Hills
- The secluded feel of the area adds to the serenity of their Messina home
- Gated entry for privacy and exclusivity
- The area schools were part of Tustin Unified School District
HIGH HONORS FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS
For Jae, the fact that they live near Orchard Hills School, part of the Tustin Unified School District (TUSD), was a huge plus.
“Many people think that the Irvine School District is better, but since we’ve lived in Irvine since 1997, we know that Tustin is just as good, if not better,” said Jae.
Residents of Messina at Orchard Hills are assigned to the TUSD. TUSD’s SAT scores continue to outperform California and the nation. Not to mention, TUSD offers enriching Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) programs at the middle and high school levels.
READY TO START EXPLORING MESSINA AT ORCHARD HILLS?
From approximately 3,531 to 3,801 square feet, with 4 to 5 bedrooms, 4.5 to 6.5 baths, and 2- to 3-car garages, Messina’s collection of floor plans offers ideal options for homebuyers looking to live near a great school district in Orange County. Prices for these new homes in Orange County begin in the mid $1 millions. Click here to learn more about Messina at Orchard Hills.