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Offline kurapika168

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Good and bad of Cypress Village
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:01:51 AM »
We are looking to move to Cypress Village. Would like to know the good and bad of CV. Your honesty appreciated  :)

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 11:06:03 AM »
Good:

Proximity to freeway - convenience

Nice amenities: 4 pools, 2 large parks (one from HOA the other from
City, close to JOST, club house)

Elementary and Middle school in neighborhood

Strong community - people posting a lot on Village FB Group Page

Bad
Proximity to freeway - some people prefer to be further away

Roosevelt is a busy street w/ traffic lights and divides village.  Safety concerns

Zoned to Irvine High instead of NW or Portola High

As w/ newer villages, pockets of birthing homes seen in neighborhood

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 10:23:43 AM »
I think the proximity issue is a big one.  it's not just the freeways.  CV is central to many parts of Irvine, such as the Marketplace, Spectrum, and south of the 405. 
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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2019, 10:59:44 AM »
Like Woodbury, Stonegate and Northwood II... a bit too north for us.

It's also a bit dense like Woodbury, but most hoods in Irvine are like that.

Like scubasteve mentioned, the proximity of both elem and middle schools is great, but then it's a hike/bike/drive once your kids get to high school.

I believe CV is the birthplace of the California Garage. How is that working out for anyone who has one?
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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2019, 03:19:25 PM »
I've always felt CV felt a little cramped (but better than woodbury density).  Have you considered Cypress Village East (CVE)?  Obviously not a great choice for kids, but it feels so much less crowded here than in CV.  Tristania has some new homes leftover.

Also a big plus for us picking CVE was the low MR.  MR = 1700/yr with no increases.  Cheapest MR by far compared any of the newer homes we toured.

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2019, 04:07:52 PM »
I think the density is pretty much all the same for these newer homes. Preferably buy one with less neighbors on the sides/front/back.

As long as the home is far away enough from I-5 freeway and Sand Canyon, it's fine. At that point, it will be just like Stonegate or Eastwood since most homes there have similar floor plans/looks with elementary schools inside the village.

I'm not really getting the hype of NW High school zone thingy so if that's your thing, CV kids will go to Irvine High.

CV also has many Asians which is also the case for SG, EW, GP, PS, and pretty much all the newer Irvine villages so if you don't like that, you probably should buy in Baker Ranch, Lake Forest. Woodbury and Northwood have a little more ethnicities, but Asians are still the predominant which I don't see any problem like some do (oops :o).

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2019, 08:05:27 PM »


As long as the home is far away enough from I-5 freeway and Sand Canyon, it's fine. At that point, it will be just like Stonegate or Eastwood since most homes there have similar floor plans/looks with elementary schools inside the village.

 (oops :o).

what's considered to be far enough?


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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2019, 07:47:07 AM »
Pros: Close to Da Luau and Shik Do Rak
Once you go 3-car garage... your junk can never go back.
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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2019, 01:09:36 PM »
I've always felt CV felt a little cramped (but better than woodbury density).  Have you considered Cypress Village East (CVE)?  Obviously not a great choice for kids, but it feels so much less crowded here than in CV.  Tristania has some new homes leftover.

Also a big plus for us picking CVE was the low MR.  MR = 1700/yr with no increases.  Cheapest MR by far compared any of the newer homes we toured.


Still loving my California Garage.  Small but fully functional!

CV doesn't feel as dense to me because of the big park/CV elementary being right in the center of the neighborhood.

https://imgur.com/a/Z0CGshj
« Last Edit: July 16, 2019, 01:17:07 PM by scubasteve »

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2019, 06:41:42 PM »
Good:

Proximity to freeway - convenience

Nice amenities: 4 pools, 2 large parks (one from HOA the other from
City, close to JOST, club house)

Elementary and Middle school in neighborhood

Strong community - people posting a lot on Village FB Group Page

Bad
Proximity to freeway - some people prefer to be further away

Roosevelt is a busy street w/ traffic lights and divides village.  Safety concerns

Zoned to Irvine High instead of NW or Portola High

As w/ newer villages, pockets of birthing homes seen in neighborhood

Pardon my ignorance, what are birthing homes?

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 06:48:20 PM »

I believe CV is the birthplace of the California Garage. How is that working out for anyone who has one?

Mm.. what is a California Garage?

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 09:53:59 PM »
Still loving my California Garage.  Small but fully functional!

https://imgur.com/a/Z0CGshj

So when I can swing by for a workout?  :)  I doubt you remember me, but I met you at your open house in Stonegate when you sold. 

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2019, 11:14:37 PM »
Good:

Proximity to freeway - convenience

Nice amenities: 4 pools, 2 large parks (one from HOA the other from
City, close to JOST, club house)

Elementary and Middle school in neighborhood

Strong community - people posting a lot on Village FB Group Page

Bad
Proximity to freeway - some people prefer to be further away

Roosevelt is a busy street w/ traffic lights and divides village.  Safety concerns

Zoned to Irvine High instead of NW or Portola High

As w/ newer villages, pockets of birthing homes seen in neighborhood

Pardon my ignorance, what are birthing homes?
Birthing Homes - Wealthy chinese visit US for the sole purpose of giving birth to babies and ensure citizenship of US for the child. They stay in these home for 6 months and then leave after baby is born. The child will return to US later in life as they are US citizen by birth. My nextdoor condo in Eastwood village is one such home...already seen 3 couples come and depart  with babies.
. The very surprising thing for me was that the couples seem to be pretty aged (almost in 50s) but yet able to have babies...sometimes twins. I mistook them to he grandparents initially but no, they are new parents. I guess they have too much money to go for expensive fertility treatments. Some young women come in pregnant...wonder how they escape immigration check.
Anyways, hope this info helps. Quite common in newer irvine neighbourhoods! You will see 2-3 pregrant chinese women walking slowly with an older lady.

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2019, 05:14:47 AM »
Still loving my California Garage.  Small but fully functional!

Never lived in SG...
https://imgur.com/a/Z0CGshj

So when I can swing by for a workout?  :)  I doubt you remember me, but I met you at your open house in Stonegate when you sold. 

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Re: Good and bad of Cypress Village
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2019, 11:37:22 AM »

I believe CV is the birthplace of the California Garage. How is that working out for anyone who has one?

Mm.. what is a California Garage?

It's a garage with extra space in the back that you can use for different things... ie scubasteve set up his own 24hr Fitness there.
Once you go 3-car garage... your junk can never go back.
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