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East Lake Village in Yorba Linda

A short visit to East Lake Village in beautiful Yorba Linda, California is all it takes to show why this community is one of the most talked about in region. Situated around a beautiful lake and home to a slew of amenities, East Lake Village is sure one of the best places to settle in Southern California.

For home buyers in the market for luxury homes in a family friendly community, it doesn’t get much better than Eat Lake Village. With premium homes located in a number of attractive locations around the lake, many individuals are attracted to the Village for its stunning natural beauty. Others prefer to take advantage of the junior Olympic pool and spa made available to residents. Or perhaps it is the excellent school districts that bring in residents. Whatever the reason, homes located here don’t stay on the market long.

Far from the fast paced life of the city, it is more of a a relaxing, serene environment. Whether you’re retiring and looking for to enjoy some comfort or looking to start a family somewhere traditional, this community is perfect for taking the stress out of your life. Many residents enjoy a quiet afternoon fishing or boating around the lake or simply walking the streets and taking in the quiet beauty that surrounds this neighborhood.

Yorba Linda itself is often one of the main draws for buyers in East Lake Village. With both fine dining and family restaurants as well as parks, movie theaters, and other forms of entertainment. The community also offers its very own shopping center, featuring coffee shops, supermarkets, movie rentals, and other comforts.

For anyone looking to turn the page on the old, East Lake Village offers the perfect start to a new chapter. This luxurious community features all the natural beauty of a lake without sacrificing any of the comforts of suburban living. Anyone looking to enjoy the finer things in life will agree; East Lake Village is the full package.

Tuscan Village – Resort Style Living For Seniors

The beautiful, Italian-inspired homes of Tuscan Village offer residents 55 years and older a luxury living community in serene, park-like surroundings; in fact, the heart of Tuscan Village is itself a park that features waterfalls, streams, and abundant green space. Residents in this Lakeway, Texas community enjoy the best of lakeside living on the shores of Lake Travis. Abundant recreational activities and natural beauty make this well-designed development a desirable choice for buyers looking for something special.

Tuscan Village offers unique amenities to residents, including a 10,000 square-foot clubhouse with a fully-equipped fitness center that features a dedicated cardio workout room. A bar and bistro are also located on-site, along with areas for socializing and meeting up with neighbors. The private outdoor pool is heated for year-round fun, and concierge services are included as a benefit of ownership. The development contains a number of gorgeous walking paths along scenic Lake Travis and through planned green space that connects with local trails, providing an outstanding hiking, biking, or walking experience. Cobblestone streets and custom-stained driveways provide visual interest for walks through the neighborhood; the community also sponsors a number of events and activities including concerts, lectures, and social events for the benefit of the residents here.

Property owners at Tuscan Village also enjoy membership at the Rough Hollow Yacht Club and Marina, which allows them to take advantage of the outstanding fitness and yoga center and facilities and provides an additional social outlet for residents. The club features an outdoor amphitheater and open-air pavilion perfect for entertaining, while offering access to one of the most complete marina and supply stores in the area; the marina offers 267 slips for the convenience of its members. Homeowners at Tuscan Village also enjoy significant discounts for membership at the Hills of Lakeway Club, which includes one of the top golf courses in all of Texas and the renowned World of Tennis sports complex.

A variety of home plans are available in Tuscan Village, including single-level homes with no steps required; energy-efficient designs and features ensure low utility bills and offer an additional level of comfort for residents. Two- and three-bedroom villas and attached townhomes are available in the development, with open, spacious floor plans that feature luxurious amenities like granite countertops, custom floor treatments, and a deluxe appliance package from Kitchen Aid. Crown molding and ceramic tiles at entryways add a touch of elegance, while deep, oversized bathtubs are available depending on what plan is chosen.

Tuscan Village is designed to provide the best aspects of luxury living to older adults. As part of the resort community of Lakeway, residents enjoy some of the best recreational opportunities and public parks in the area, including four PGA golf courses, sailing on Lake Travis, and numerous shopping centers. With the ample employment opportunities of Austin just a short commute away, homeowners in Tuscan Village truly have the best of both worlds. Residents can enjoy relaxing at home in front of the fireplace, taking a hike through some of the most beautiful country in all of Texas, or taking a drive to the city to enjoy some of Austin’s famous nightlife; whatever the preference, Tuscan Village has a little something for everyone.

French Villages

I wasn’t expecting a view of the Marquis de Sade’s chateau from my terrace. But then, his neighbours weren’t expecting someone who would violate community standards by violating the community!

No Expectations

What I was hoping for, (not expecting), was a quiet WARM refuge for the Winter. To continue these scribbles, and work on “The Film.” What was to eventually morph into “Bicycle Gourmet’s “Treasures of France.”

BG Scores

Once again, luckier than smart, I met a Dutch Woman who was ga-ga for “The Arts,” and had a vacant gite. So, as she was terminal “arts n’ crafts”, and I was a terminal artist – the die was quickly cast.

This, dear reader, was a big score. For a number of reasons. Within the Luberon National Park(ie -heart of provence, but minus the “action”) off road, wild(as in untended Cherry trees(Bings, I might add) left, right, and center -  equally wild, and plentiful salad goodies on and around my “atelier”, one of the best caves in the region, 100 metres away, and ringed by  hilltop villages.

Beauty and Disappointment

Bonnieux, to the left(and UP, bien sur), Gordes, (further left and equally up) Lacoste (Former home of the Marquis (behind.) Sadly, like so many things in life that are exquisitely beautiful at a distance, (often at night) the Marquis’ “tough love” palace(in daylight) was a dogs breakfast of authentically old, inauthentically “enchanced.” Exuding all the charm of a burnt brick.

Lacostes’ major claim to (provencal, at least) fame – is an annual Summer Classical Music festival presented by Pierre”designing is my drug” Cardin. Otherwise, it’s yer basic ancient, hilltop village with a view of the Luberon plains.  Curiously, tucked into it’s moldy chic-ness is a Frence outpost of the Savannah(as in Georgia,USA) College of Art. (And you thought French people had an accent!)

The village of Menerbes (past Lacoste, heading toward Cavaillon) has long been a classic hang-out for artists, renegades and other assorted deadbeats without a real job.Peter Mayles, the noted English scribbler was in residence there, until he pissed off the locals by making them the butt of his literary humor, and was forced to shift to Lourmarin. On the other side of the Mountain.

Waaaaay back….when he was looking into his crystal ball,(and when was he not?) Nostradamus proclaimed: “Menerbes floats on a sea of vines.”Menerbes has only one main street, and severely limited parking. works for me. Howsabout you?


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