May I know what is good about OH location?
Take a look at these homes.https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/100-Knob-Crk-92602/home/143911612https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/186-Leafy-Pass-92602/home/143911559https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/123-Lanzon-92602/home/143911519
You don't get these high end homes anywhere else on this side of Irvine.
So what's good about OH location? While I personally prefer older side of Irvine in terms of location, many people prefer the newer side for lots of reasons. They're NEW. You get the home with upgrades you want right away. While Shady and Turtle are nice, they most likely will require so much renovations. Hidden Canyon is new also, but some people just don't prefer that location. I personally would choose Hidden.
Schools, demographics, more kids, even easier access to other side of OC such as Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, and so on are also big reasons. Buyers of this price range wouldn't bother so much with it being either TUSD or IUSD. They most likely will send them private schools for their kids. The important thing is there are other kids as their kids' ages as a community. This area usually has more K-12 than other side of higher end Irvine homes.
I know PS can be close to how OH feels, but we all know OH is another step up. OH is surrounded by mostly high end homes with a few alright homes whereas PS is almost the other way. OH also has closer proximity to plazas and malls and easier access to shop around. Since everyone now knows the asphalt factory and landfill smells are all fake rumors, we don't need to count those in as negative facts.
I'm just listing pros of this community including the location. I personally would buy somewhere else if I could afford such pricey homes though.