The community of Columbia Square was one of the first subdivisions created within the village of the University Town Center. It was developed beginning in 1981 across from the University of California at Irvine and, at the time, was an innovative concept in the City of Irvine’s new urban community, as this intimate neighborhood offered residents the comfort and convenience of an urban lifestyle.
All the Columbia Square condos and town homes come with a 2-space covered carport (even the one bedroom model), and many of them are situated on Columbia Square park or wide greenbelts, or quiet interior streets.
Because they were built back in the early ’80’s, (between 1980 and 1983), the area is lush with greenery, mature trees, and flowering bushes that offer a quiet respite from the hustle-bustle of today’s active lifestyle. Here you will find singles, roommates, college-age students, young families, and seniors living and enjoying the wonderful urban environment that Columbia Square has to offer its residents.
Indeed, many people envision Columbia Square as a haven for one age group only, i.e., college students. However, look beyond the surface and one will discover that there are many seniors living in the neighborhood who enjoy the youthful, eclectic environment that the University Town Center has to offer. On many occasions, you will find young and old carrying (or pushing in shopping carts) groceries from the local Albertson’s supermarket in the Campus Plaza.
There are caution crossing signs on Harvard and Columbia within a few blocks of Columbia Square for motorists to slow down for the “senior citizen crossing.” And, of course, there are also housing specific to seniors, i.e. the assisted living residences of Regent’s Point, across the street from Columbia Square, at Harvard and California, and the Brookdale Inn at the Park, located a few blocks away at 10 Marquette, across from the University Center. For more information on this community click here.Read More ▾
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