It’s Orange County’s least populated city, but Villa Park, surrounded by the city of Orange, has some of the top-value real estate in the area. Claiming barely more than two square miles and about 6,000 residents, it has a median home value of $1.15 million. That’s nearly twice the countywide value of $617,700 and comparable to those in Newport Beach, where February 2015 Zillow data puts the median price at $1.3 million.
The city’s neighborliness might help its home values. “I can easily say there’s a real sense of community and closeness in Villa Park,” says Bill Baker, a resident since 1979. An attorney who has served on boards for the Villa Park Elementary School and other local organizations, he says the homes have gotten bigger and the number of horse trails has gotten fewer.
This traditional Villa Park home has 6,000 square feet of living space, which includes 1,650 square feet for the master suite. The 1972 house with a 2006 addition has four other bedrooms, three full baths and a half-bath, as well as a kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinets. Listed at $2.7 million, the two-story residence occupies more than an acre on Mesa Drive, has a swimming pool, a spa, an outdoor barbecue and fireplace, fruit trees, a koi pond, and a three-car garage. Listed by Jeff Jones, 714-914-3338