Living Here – One Ford Road


Introduction to the Enclave: One Ford Road embraces a strong sense of community spirit and that secure feeling of the neighborhoods of the past, combined with every amenity for modern luxury living. The gorgeous landscaping, impeccably maintained grounds and immaculate homes give the neighborhood an almost “Disney-like” feel. The neighborhood is picturesque in style, the homes rich with the finest appointments, and the neighborhood thrives with a sense of community spirit.


Bordered By: Jamboree Road to the west, MacArthur Boulevard to the east, Ford Road to the south and Bison Avenue to the north.


Views: A few of the homes along Crooked Stick Drive boast views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.


Homes: There are 372 homes in One Ford Road. Interior square footage ranges from approximately 2,500 to 5,100 sq. ft. Lot sizes range from 3,500 to 16,000 sq. ft. There are five different models in the neighborhood: Balboas, Carmels, Stonybrooks, Summer Houses and Providences. There are also seven lots for custom home sites, located on Troon Drive, where the homes range in price from $10,000,000 – $22,000,000.


How the Community Has Evolved: One Ford Road was built by Pacific Bay in three phases, from 1998 to 2000. Since then, many of the original homeowners have stayed in the neighborhood, choosing to either move into a large model or downsize based on their needs. So many people fall in love with the neighborhood, and find it impossible to leave once they are there!


History: Prior to 1958, the area of One Ford Road served as the site for the annual Orange County Boy Scout Jamboree. After that time, it was used as the Ford Aerospace Corporation site. Recently, Beemus Landscaping received the John Redmond Memorial Award from the California Landscape Contractors Association for the best overall entry from among eight different maintenance categories.


Community Features/Amenities/Special Events: The amenities offered by One Ford Road are endless! The community features two swimming pools and a kiddie pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a children’s playground, professional putting green, a half-court basketball court, volleyball park, croquet park, rose garden, reflection pond, outdoor fireplace, common barbecue areas, an on-site full-time activities coordinator and two 24-hour guarded entrances into the community. In addition, there are constant organized neighborhood events, such as holiday parties, parades, concerts in the park, swim team, block parties, wine tastings, a book club – even occasional yoga classes!


Why I Love Living Here:

It’s the neighbors! It is such a wonderful group of people and it’s a very friendly environment for all – kids, parents, grandparents, singles and pets. The activities in the neighborhood make it easy to meet your neighbors (if you’re inclined). There are poolside concerts, cocktail parties, wine tastings, art shows, BBQs, yoga classes, Mother’s Day Croquet, Father’s Day putting, 4th of July Parade & Parties, Halloween costume contests, Easter Egg Hunts, Teenage Scavenger Hunts, a Christmas Party, Hanukah celebrations, movie nights by the pool, campouts on the lawn, and Mommy & Me events. Many of the homes have front porch areas, making it fun to visit with neighbors. Everyone keeps up their property nicely – there’s a “Disneyland” feel. It’s safe with the friendly gate guards, and it’s so convenient to everything (freeway, shopping, airport, schools, etc.) I enjoy working with great people right in my own neighborhood, and feel very fortunate to live & work in a great environment!


Current Market Activity:

There have been 10 sales in the past six months in the neighborhood. The average sales price per square foot for sales of all plans in the past six months is $ 571.08. Teri Armstrong Hardke has been involved in six of those 10 sales.


Information provided by Teri Armstrong Hardke with Coldwell Banker Previews International. Contact her at 949.689.1008, or by email at