Baker Ranch Debut Stirs Up Interest in Baker Ranch

Scores Turned Out to 'Eat, Tour and Explore' at OC's Newest Master-Planned Community

LAKE FOREST, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2015) - More than two thousand visitors turned out to get a taste of central Orange County's newest master-planned community, Baker Ranch. The Eat, Tour and Explore event, featuring the culinary talents of Bravo's Top Chef Richard Blais, was a huge success, allowing the public to see and experience everything Baker Ranch offers its residents.

Hosted by renowned homebuilders Shea Homes and Toll Brothers, guests were treated to poolside massages, delectable food tastings and kid-themed activities and games at The Arbors Club.

"What a great day for families to experience the Baker Ranch resort lifestyle of fun, sun and family," said Janet Benavidez, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Shea Homes. "We are very pleased with the response to this community. Last weekend, we unveiled our newest community, The Peake and this Saturday we have five homes available for purchase. Already we are experiencing a high volume of interest," Benavidez said.

Built by Shea Homes, The Peake will overlook the city lights and sun-drenched canyons of Orange County with a backdrop of majestic mountains. The Peake joins six other communities currently offered at Baker Ranch including three other neighborhoods by Shea Homes, Ridgewood, The Knolls and Brookland.

Three communities by Toll Brothers include Parkview, The Heights and The Highlands are also experiencing strong sales success. Parkview community has sold 17 homes in just two weeks. The Heights is currently in their last phase, prior to build outs and interest is swirling around The Highlands for its sweeping city lights views.

Baker Ranch, open for just one year, has already sold nearly 400 homes. In all, Baker Ranch has welcomed nearly 60,000 visitors who have been drawn to the community's thriving lifestyle and award-winning, resort-style amenities that include acres of open space, biking paths and scenic walking trails, two recreation centers called The Arbors Club and The Grove Clubhouse, recently named Southern California's BEST Community Amenity by the Building Industry Association of Southern California, featuring resort-style big party room, lagoon-style pool, spas, splash area, quiet pool and expansive veranda. A total of six parks include the sprawling Promenade Park with walking paths throughout the length of the park, bocce ball, climbing walls and ropes, hammocks and benches, barbecues, and features a bridge across Alton Parkway to an additional park.

"We are very proud to see the kind of excitement happening at the communities. Homebuyers immediately see just how special Baker Ranch is for families of every age and stage," says Brian Harrelson, Toll Brothers' Assistant Vice President for California.

Children who live at Baker Ranch will attend schools in the Saddleback Valley Unified School District boasting an impressive record of educational excellence. The community will be primarily served by nearby Foothill Ranch Elementary School, Serrano Intermediate School and El Toro High School which make frequent appearances on the list of California Distinguished Schools.

The public is invited to tour the beautifully appointed models at Baker Ranch. With six neighborhoods and 18 distinctive floorplans, the homes boast a variety of stylish exterior architectural appointments, range up to 3,200 square feet and showcase contemporary kitchens, luxurious master suites and numerous energy-saving features.

Baker Ranch is situated in Lake Forest, considered one of the premier locations to live an active life in central Orange County with its many parks, equestrian trails and the Whiting Ranch Regional Wilderness Park. Laguna Beach and Newport Beach are just a breezy 20 minutes away. Baker Ranch is located just off the 5 Freeway at Bake Parkway and Dimension Drive in Lake Forest, Calif. For complete information regarding Baker Ranch visit

Shea Homes Southern California is a division of Shea Homes Limited Partnership, one of America's largest privately held homebuilders. As a member of the Shea family of companies, which is celebrating its 134th anniversary in 2015, Shea Homes has won numerous prestigious awards for quality, integrity, innovation and customer satisfaction. For more information, please visit the company's website at

Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 1000 company founded in 1967, embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Toll Brothers is currently building nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TOL). The Company was named America's Most Trusted Home Builder ™ 2015* by Lifestory Research, receiving the highest numerical score among the largest 133 home builders in the country in a study that measures, among other things, perceptions of quality, price, reputation, and trust. Toll Brothers was also recently named national Builder of the Year by BUILDER magazine, and was twice named national Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazinee. For more information, visit

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Fran Bangert
Kovach Marketing