Lake Forest News & Events

Lake Forest Promotes Literacy with a “Little Free Library”

Free Little LibraryThe City’s first Little Free Library’s “Take a Book, Return a Book” program was made possible through the efforts of three local Girl Scouts, Jenna Brown, Astha Parmar, and Kaitlyn Schisler, of Cadette Troop 1859, Foothill Ranch. Located directly behind the Recreation Center at the Sports Park, the blue dollhouse structure holds a variety of books for your reading pleasure. If you are looking for something to read, stop by and pick up a book. And don’t forget to bring something back next time to help keep the Library fully stocked.

Lake Forest Family Campout July 16-17, 2016

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Family Camp Out is scheduled for the weekend of July 16-17 at Lake Forest Sports Park. – Pack up your family and your tent and camp out in our Sports Park backyard! The evening will be filled with pizza, campfire songs, games and activities, and a delicious early morning breakfast at the park. Children must be 4 years or older and must be accompanied by a parent. Check in at 5:30 pm to set up your tent before dinner. Participants must provide their own tents and sleeping bags, and any personal items. Fee: $7 per resident and $12 per non-resident.

Live! Work! Play! Photo Contest

lfconcertThe city of Lake Forest wants to showcase how you live, work, and play in Lake Forest every day. They’re asking readers to submit up to five photos along with an article (250 words or less) showing how they live, work or play in the City. Resident-submitted articles will be featured in the next five issues of The Leaflet. The City is accepting stories and photos (emailed to chon@lakeforestca.gov) through April 2016 with the first deadline date of Monday, August 10.

Summer Is Coming!

lakeforestcitylogoEvery summer our City hosts awesome programs and events. This summer is no exception! They have super-fun concerts, exciting new classes, and, of course, the annual Independence Day Parade! Plan to take advantage of all that our Community Services Department has to offer!

Summer Leisure Times and Summer Registration

The new summer brochure has been printed and has arrived in resident mailboxes. This brochure is filled with info on our summer programs, camps, and classes. We urge you to take some time to browse through the new Leisure Times and choose your favorites. Sign ups for all summer courses begin Tuesday, May 12 at 8 am for Lake Forest residents; non residents can register beginning Tuesday, May 19.

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***It is very important to have your family account info in place prior to registration. If you are not sure whether you have a family account set up, please call us at (949) 461-3450 as soon as possible so we can give you your login ID and account PIN number. This will be a real timesaver! ***

22252 Anthony Drive, Lake Forest: GRAND OPENING OPEN HOUSE Pizza Party May 18th, 12-5pm

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SEE ALL THE PHOTOS by clicking link above.

Exquisitely-upgraded Sun & Sail Club, Parkwood Estates 4-bed, 3-bath, 3-car garage, 600 SF bonus room culdesac home shows like a model!   Huge upper master with 2-person Jazuzzi tub & travertine 4’x6’ double shower AND Downstairs Master/in-law ‘wing’ with travertine fireplace, ¾ bath & multi-purpose craft/ food storage/exercise/sewing room.  Upgrades include travertine flooring, patterned Berber carpeting, raised-panel doors, recessed lighting, 2” white slat blinds, & cat-5 outlets. Spacious kitchen/great room has walk-in pantry, expansive center island with double O.G. Granite counter tops & pull-out trash bins/recycle center, pull-out drawers, double deep & wide sink with ‘touch 20’ pull-out faucet & stainless steel appliances including Bosch dishwasher & G.E. Monogram 5-burner induction cook top.  All bedrooms have walk-in closets. Baths have granite counters, new cabinets, tubs, toilets & mirrors.

Brighter Sun  Sail from jacuzzi to fountain and Sailboat reducedYour family will love what nature offers you surrounding this cul-de-sac home.   Grassy front, side & back yard with patio, landscaped slope & mini orchard! Short stroll to woodsy walking trails or the fabulous Sun & Sail Club & it’s lovely lake, 4 pools, spa, saunas, tennis, volleyball, state of the art fitness center, youth center, snack bar, lounge,  & more.  You can even launch your own kayak for a sunset cruise. 

The home will be priced in the $750,000-775,000 range. Call me at 949-583-1331 ASAP if you have been waiting for this lifestyle to become a reality.

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NOT selling more Homes, BUT Selling Homes for MORE! 

This business model has made my sellers successful for over a dozen years.  While other agents may be listing 4 homes a month, I generally accept one listing and spend 4 times as long preparing and marketing it to sell for MORE… and to sell faster!  That is why you don’t see my open house signs around town week after week.  Highly marketing one seller’s home at a time with hands-on service…

…Come see the difference it makes.

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Grand Opening Open House- Sat., March 23, 12-5pm …………………Outback Steakhouse Luncheon at noon

$599,900-$625,000. Expansive 5-BED, 3-BATH home w/ Dual Master Suites is a part of Lake Forest’s highly desirable Beach & Tennis Club (down the street off Ridge Route). Located on a private culdesac street, this home is surrounded by greenbelts & has a rural, country feel. Upper master suite has large living/office/ sun room while Lower master has living area/retreat & adjacent bathroom – perfect for extended family living. Stained glass double door entry has hardwood flooring & step-down living room w/ soaring wood cathedral ceilings, fireplace & plush carpeting. Recent upgrades include newer roof, skylights, HVAC system, scraped ceilings, paint, baseboards, TV/Ethernet outlets. Kitchen, family room & lower master suite open to private backyard with newer covered patio & fire pit. Low taxes & no mello roos.

Beach & Tennis Club membership includes 2 swimming pools, swimming lagoon, wading pool, indoor spa, lighted 6 tennis courts, tennis pro, outdoor volleyball & basketball courts, fitness center (with Star Track Pro recumbent and Treadmills & elliptical machines), a billiards room and lake view lounge with bar and large screen TV. They also offer a preschool program on-site. This community is also surrounded by forests where you’ll find seasonal creeks & shady walking trails. Seller bought another. . If you do NOT have a Realtor you have committed to and want the best chance of getting your offer accepted, call lender, Tom Testerman at (949) 422-4497 on Friday to start working on your preapproval… then bring your financial paperwork to the open house to meet him in person. An offer will be accepted from one buyer who visits the open house on Saturday. Will it be you?

To see the amazing floor plan, click here: JeronimoFloorPlan003

Video Tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi_7X1s1gdc

 

Wild about Wild Rivers

In April, Bisnow Orange County reported that about how 100 acres of county-owned land at the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station was a unique blank slate. Now hear this: Wild Rivers is coming back, and plans for the rest of the site are being formulated.

Over the summer, the Orange County Board of Supervisors entered into a 25-year lease with Wild Rivers Irvine to construct a new water park on 17 acres. Orange County manager of land development and renewable energy initiatives James Campbell tells us that the goal is to have the new water park open in May 2014 (James, right, is with Wild Rivers’ Mike Ridel at the site, along with an inner tube, a little ahead of schedule). Before the original Wild Rivers was closed to make way for apartment development, the park was the largest employer of high school students in Orange County (naturally parents of OC teens want it back).

The Board also selected Lowe Enterprises as master development partner for the remaining 85 acres of county property at El Toro. The County and Lowe are negotiating a contract and intend to take it to the board in December, James says. Late last year, JLL and the Planning Center prepared a preliminary conceptual site plan and market assessment that evaluated residential, flex-tech/business park, hospitality, mini-storage, and educational/recreational uses. (If you fall asleep on an inner tube, does that count as residential?)

FREE $500 Gift Certificate Toward Escrow or Moving Costs

By now if you live in the City of Lake Forest, you should have received a Shop and Dine Passport with coupons for deals all across the city.  I have a Real Estate coupon in the book for a $500 certificate toward escrow or moving costs.  

If you would like the certificate (and a valuable stamp in your  “passport”) this is all you have to do:

1) View one of these four short videos and comment on what you like best about my real estate methods.

Selling SFRS for Top Dollar in One Day

Selling Condos for Top Dollar in One Day

Client Testimonial

Lake Forest Community Video

 

2) Email me at Jenean@JeneanHill.com and give me your name, address and phone number so I can get you your $500 certificate (which will be good for the next year).

3) For an added bonus, “like” me on my Facebook business page, Jenean Hill’s “Live in Lake Forest” and you will receive a Starbucks gift card, and if you share me with your friends, I will put you in this month’s drawing for 2 SeaWorld Tickets.

Thanks, and I look forward to serving you in the future.

Jenean Hill  – (949) 583-1331
Broker Associate, First Team Real Estate
Director, Orange County Association of Realtors, 2006-2011, 2013-2015
Lic# 01312003

Fun Fall Events coming up in Lake Forest

The new Fall Leisure Times is out!  If you are one of my Lake Forest homeowners, please check your mailboxes for this handy program guide. The new brochure includes info on new classes, fun fall events and all City recreation programs. After seeing all that Lake Forest has to offer, you may want to give me a call (if you don’t already live here) and I will help you buy a home in Lake Forest.

To view the new Leisure Times online, please click here.

Fall registration will begin on Tuesday, August 14 for all Lake Forest residents. (Non-residents can register beginning Tuesday, August 21.) Be sure to sign up for all of your favorites before they fill up

Haunt at Heritage Hill

Friday, October 19 – Dare to be scared! – Join us for our 5th Annual “Friday Night Fright”, this year from 6 to 10:30 pm. Teens 12 years and older, as well as adults, will enjoy a truly haunted adventure featuring Sleepy Hollow Scare Zone, Fright Maze, Haunted School House, and a viewing of the classic movie “Frankenstein.” Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris Karloff, will be at the event to meet her dad’s fans and give them inside info on this legendary actor. Admission is $5 per person. For the most current info on the Haunt, check out facebook.com/LFhaunt.

Autumn Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20 – We invite you to our annual Autumn Harvest Festival, to be held again this year from 4 to 9 pm at Heritage Hill Historical Park (25151 Serrano Rd). Kids love this opportunity to show off their costumes and trick-or-treat in a safe, fun environment. We will have a glow party, Princess Pumpkin Patch, Pirate Adventure Maze, costume parade, and so much more. Admission is $4/adults, $3/children 12 and under. Certain attractions and games are an additional fee. For more info, call Community Services at (949) 461-3450.

20th Anniversary Celebration Party

Saturday, September 15 – Come and celebrate our 20th year of Cityhood as we dine and dance under the stars! This special event will be held at Oakley Headquarters (1 Icon in Lake Forest). The celebration will begin with cocktails at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner at 8 pm. Attendees must be 21 and older. Fee for this event is $50 per person and pre-registration is mandatory. (Limit of 4 tickets per person.) To register for this event, please visit our online registration site beginning Tuesday, August 14 at 8 am. Walk-in and mail-in registration is also acceptable. For all the details, see page 4 in the new Fall Leisure Times brochure. For more info, call Community Services at (949) 461-3450.

Hallow’s Eve Bowl Jam at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest

Friday, October 26 – This awesome Bowl event returns for its 9th year and is sure to be the best yet! It is consistently a favorite for crowds and skaters alike. Participation is open to all ages. The $20 registration fee includes a contest t-shirt. Registration takes place the day of the event beginning at 3 pm. The event begins at 4 and ends at 10 pm. For more info call the Skatepark at (949) 916-5870 or visit EtniesSkatepark.com.

NEW Teen Music Festival

Saturday, November 3 – This brand new event, to be held from 6 to 10 pm, will allow aspiring teen musicians to showcase their talents at Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest (20028 Lake Forest Dr). Opportunity prizes will be given, food will be available, and art will be on display during the entire evening. Entry fee is $5 per person (band entries are free). For more info, please call (949) 461-3446 or email charris@lakeforestca.gov.

July 4th Fun in Orange County

Check out this great site for what is happening in Orange County.  There are a lot of great 4th of July venues to select from for your family.  Let me know if you go to one that you find spectacular!

http://www.ocbuzz.com/?utm_source=July++2%2C+2012+w%2FGoodwill&utm_campaign=Newsletter+07.02.12&utm_medium=email

There is a link to Free Events Newlsetter.  I receive this throughout the month so I can stay on top of what is happening all around the area.