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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #120 on: October 03, 2020, 08:08:45 AM »
Superfund site and asphalt factory aside, I still prefer older neighborhoods in Irvine to GP. The weather difference is something I rarely hear ppl talking about, I live in Turtle Rock, but go to GP at least once a week. On hot days, north Irvine in general is noticeably hotter and a lot more unpleasant to walk around than south Irvine which is closer to the ocean. Same as colder days, it's at least a few degrees colder. I didn't used to think it's a deal killer either, but everytime I go to GP, it reminds me of how different it feels from Turtle rock or woodbridge....

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #121 on: October 03, 2020, 08:56:47 AM »
Superfund site and asphalt factory aside, I still prefer older neighborhoods in Irvine to GP. The weather difference is something I rarely hear ppl talking about, I live in Turtle Rock, but go to GP at least once a week. On hot days, north Irvine in general is noticeably hotter and a lot more unpleasant to walk around than south Irvine which is closer to the ocean. Same as colder days, it's at least a few degrees colder. I didn't used to think it's a deal killer either, but everytime I go to GP, it reminds me of how different it feels from Turtle rock or woodbridge....

The asphalt factory is near Orchard Hills, not Great Park.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #122 on: October 03, 2020, 02:54:11 PM »

The asphalt factory is near Orchard Hills, not Great Park.

Lol sorry for my ignorance, north Irvine kinda all blend in together for me....

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #123 on: October 04, 2020, 12:35:00 PM »
Superfund site and asphalt factory aside, I still prefer older neighborhoods in Irvine to GP. The weather difference is something I rarely hear ppl talking about, I live in Turtle Rock, but go to GP at least once a week. On hot days, north Irvine in general is noticeably hotter and a lot more unpleasant to walk around than south Irvine which is closer to the ocean. Same as colder days, it's at least a few degrees colder. I didn't used to think it's a deal killer either, but everytime I go to GP, it reminds me of how different it feels from Turtle rock or woodbridge....

The temperature difference from Turtle Rock to GP and beyond is sometimes 10 degrees. I'm surprised I haven't seen more people talk about the weather differences, but to some that's a non-factor I guess.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #124 on: October 04, 2020, 02:05:51 PM »
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I'm surprised I haven't seen more people talk about the weather differences, but to some that's a non-factor I guess.

It's because this forum is mainly made up of people who live on the hot side of town. 
The new home smell + tesla panels > something as silly as ten degrees :)

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #125 on: October 04, 2020, 10:19:14 PM »
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I'm surprised I haven't seen more people talk about the weather differences, but to some that's a non-factor I guess.

It's because this forum is mainly made up of people who live on the hot side of town. 
The new home smell + tesla panels > something as silly as ten degrees :)

Different strokes for different folks. I guess it's possible that this forum has mostly people from that side of town, but I've also been here since IHB (you probably have too given the number of posts). I suppose there has probably been a shift as time goes on since most of the new construction popped up on that side.

Also, you're right! There are some people who don't care. I have a friend in Stonegate that prefers the warmer temps in the summer.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #126 on: October 04, 2020, 10:42:30 PM »
Weather difference is big... which is why I didn't end up in Tustin Ranch... or Portola Springs.

GP is cooler... but not as cool as TRock, Quail or Laguna Woktura.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #127 on: October 16, 2020, 01:43:34 PM »
I'm in south and north Irvine because of the nature of work I do. Turtle Rock home construction is definitely better than the new and newer construction, such as in North Irvine. Walls seem thicker and stucco is higher quality. Not sure about framing.

We have house and dog sat for friends in 2 different areas in Quail Hill and evenings were extremely cold for both of us. So as far as temperature, I prefer north Irvine.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #128 on: October 16, 2020, 06:04:29 PM »
I'm in south and north Irvine because of the nature of work I do. Turtle Rock home construction is definitely better than the new and newer construction, such as in North Irvine. Walls seem thicker and stucco is higher quality. Not sure about framing.

We have house and dog sat for friends in 2 different areas in Quail Hill and evenings were extremely cold for both of us. So as far as temperature, I prefer north Irvine.

I definitely agree with the first part of your post. For the second part, I guess it depends on the season. On winter nights, North Irvine seems much colder to me.

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #129 on: October 16, 2020, 06:25:05 PM »
If there is a crowded basketball court near IHO or he doesn't like the people there I assume he drives a bit farther to play at a gym or court he likes, it's not a big deal.

I understand what you are saying here but there is a factor of time spent at said location. If I'm going somewhere just to be there 5 minutes to half an hour... I prefer it to be closer by... if I'm going to spend a few hours there... it can be farther.

I would prefer everything to be danger close... but if I had to choose... it would be the things that I most often frequent or would need to frequent out of necessity.

That's why it's too bad Ridge Valley doesn't cross over and hit Technology. That would be awesome to get to Costco and Walmart faster.

That's where qwertustin has an advantage, Lowes/Target/Costco/Walmart just a calf length away. :)
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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #130 on: October 17, 2020, 12:21:26 AM »
It is pretty nice to be able to go to Costco/target/Lowe’s in about a 4-5 minute drive.

I can leave for Costco at 9:25 on Saturday’s and be home by 10am  with the stuff for the week.

Staters is even faster. I can go and come back in less than 10 minutes

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2020, 09:49:27 AM »
It is pretty nice to be able to go to Costco/target/Lowe’s in about a 4-5 minute drive.

I can leave for Costco at 9:25 on Saturday’s and be home by 10am  with the stuff for the week.

Staters is even faster. I can go and come back in less than 10 minutes

That new Stater Bros is nice.
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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #132 on: October 17, 2020, 11:16:52 AM »
Which Stater Bros? Lake Forest one?

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #133 on: October 17, 2020, 02:07:50 PM »
It is pretty nice to be able to go to Costco/target/Lowe’s in about a 4-5 minute drive.

I can leave for Costco at 9:25 on Saturday’s and be home by 10am  with the stuff for the week.

Staters is even faster. I can go and come back in less than 10 minutes

That new Stater Bros is nice.

Yeah not your average stater bros that’s for sure

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Re: How does everyone think of Greatpark?
« Reply #134 on: October 17, 2020, 02:08:02 PM »
Which Stater Bros? Lake Forest one?

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