Are you still looking into El Camino Real area. I'm a residance in that area since 1990. To be honest in Irvine for that area you get more for your $ for per sq. ft. price. Rooms are bigger than some of the new built, homes are not that close to each other, backyard space is reasonable,schools are close by like elementary, middle & HS. Call me directly .
Please let me know if I can help you any further. You can look through the MLS just like I do at this area by clicking on my web link below.
Realtor Since 1996
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