How to Visit Pacific Ridge Homes?

If you’re in the market for a new home in Southern California, you owe it to yourself to check out Pacific Ridge Homes. As an award-winning homebuilder with developments across San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties, we have an impressive collection of thoughtfully designed communities that combine prime locations with resort-style amenities.

I’m excited to give you an inside look at what you can expect when you visit a Pacific Ridge Homes community. In this guide, you’ll discover how to locate our neighborhoods, what to expect on a model home tour, how the design appointment process works, details on our streamlined buying experience, and answers to some frequently asked homebuying questions. Let’s dive in!

Locating a Pacific Ridge Community

With over 50 communities spanning 5 different counties in Southern California, Pacific Ridge has options to fit just about every homebuyer’s wishlist. But with so many to choose from it can be tricky to narrow down which neighborhoods you’d like to explore first. Here are some tips for locating Pacific Ridge communities in your target city or county:

Use the Community Finder on Our Website

The easiest way to see all of our current and upcoming neighborhoods is to use the community finder search tool on our website. Simply provide details like your target city, county, price range, bedrooms/bathrooms and it will pull up matching communities in your area.

Check Out Our Regional Landing Pages

We also have designated regional pages for San Diego County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Bernardino County. Each provides an overview of popular communities in that region along with links and contact info to learn more or schedule a tour.

Drive Around Target Neighborhoods

Some of our communities can be tucked away in desirable pockets of cities and towns. If you have an area you’d love to live in, take a drive and be on the lookout for Pacific Ridge signs and models. I’m certain you’ll come across some of our charming communities.

Head to The Discovery Sales Center

The Pacific Ridge Discovery Sales Center in Irvine provides a unique opportunity to view floor plans and designs from many of our top communities all under one roof. Meet with knowledgeable advisors who can help match you to neighborhoods that fit your wishlist across Southern California.

Attend a VIP Event

Keep an eye out for Pacific Ridge VIP events happening in different communities. These are excellent opportunities to tour models before we open to the general public. Chat with sales teams and designers to get the inside scoop and enjoy complimentary food and drinks. Just provide your contact info online to get invites to these exclusive events.

Schedule a Model Home Tour

Once you’ve identified some potential neighborhoods, the next step is to schedule a model home tour. Tours are available 7 days a week by appointment and last 60-90 minutes. Here’s an inside look at what you can expect when you sign up for a model tour of your preferred Pacific Ridge community:

Greeted by a Knowledgeable Guide

When you first pull up to the community sales office, you’ll be welcomed by one of our New Home Advisors who will serve as your guide. They will give you an overview of the neighborhood and models before heading out. Having an advisor along ensures all of your questions get answered along the way!

Walk Through Gorgeous Model Homes

The exciting part comes when you get to explore the professionally decorated model homes. This gives you a chance to check out floor plan layouts, view design finishes and get design inspiration first-hand. Expect to spend about 15-20 minutes touring each model.

Review Available Inventory Homes

In addition to models, we also open up quick move-in homes that are at various stages of construction for tours. If you are hoping to move soon, be sure to ask your guide which inventory homes are available to browse that day.

Discuss Personalization Options

Your guide can provide insight into what design studio customizations are available in the community to make homes uniquely your own. This includes things like kitchen cabinetry, countertops, flooring, paint colors and more that are offered during the design appointment.

Get All Of Your Questions Answered

I know buying a home comes with loads of questions, so we encourage you to ask anything on your mind during the tour. Our knowledgeable advisors are there to provide info to help you make the most informed decision that fits your lifestyle, timing and budget.

What to Expect at a Design Appointment

Found a home plan you love but want to put more of your personal stamp on it? At Pacific Ridge, we encourage homebuyers to customize homes to their unique tastes during a complimentary design appointment. Here are the typical steps during this 90-120-minute studio meeting:

Review the Base Home Plans

Your design advisor will start by providing home buying basics and give you an in-depth review of the floor plans and base finishes included in your chosen home. This ensures you fully understand all of the designer details it comes with before making customizations.

Share Your Design Style

Next comes the fun part! Your advisor will learn more about your personal style, discuss how you plan to live in and utilize the space and suggest custom options suited to your vision through an interactive questionnaire.

Select and Price Upgrades

After covering goals and initial ideas, you’ll be lead through the design studio showroom where you can pick out upgrades like cabinetry, countertops, flooring and more. Your advisor will price and record selections in real-time so you know the investment as choices are made.

Review 3D Renderings

Before finalizing decisions, you’ll get to see digital 3D renderings that bring together all of your finishes and features into a snapshot of the completed home. It makes visualizing the end result simple!

Leave Feeling Confident

By the end, all selections will be priced out and paperwork completed so there is nothing left to decide later. Expect to leave feeling excited about making the house a home through personal touches.

Inside Our Streamlined Home Buying Process

I’m sure you’ve heard that purchasing a newly constructed home can come with its headaches. But at Pacific Ridge Homes, we think buying a home should be simple every step of the way. Take a look at how our streamlined process makes finding and closing on your dream home easier than ever:

Start Your Research Online

Let the search begin right from your computer or phone! Our website makes filtering communities by location, price, size and more simple from the comfort of home so you can easily compile a list of possibilities.

Take Self-Guided Digital Tours

If you see a home you like, take advantage of digital tools like video home tours, 3D model tours and photo galleries to get a closer virtual view before you visit communities in person.

Lean on Knowledgeable Guides

Our on-site New Home Advisors serve as partners and coaches each step. Count on them to simplify the buying process by answering all questions promptly and transparently.

Tour Model & Inventory Homes

Walking through homes in various stages gives you a complete picture of what living in the neighborhood and home designs will really feel like.

Personalize with Design Appointments

Work one-on-one with a professional design advisor to choose custom finishes that fit your unique lifestyle through an enjoyable, no-pressure process.

Buy With Confidence

Because pricing is established upfront and homes are built to code, purchasing new construction comes with less stress and fewer hidden costs or unwelcome surprises after move in.

Stay Updated on Progress

Check the status of your home anytime via homeowner portals and receive proactive progress updates from your builder along the way so you always know what to expect.

Seamlessly Handle Details

Count on dedicated builder teams to professionally coordinate details like final walkthroughs and closing to minimize demands on your time when getting keys.

Settle Into Your Personalized Home!

Once complete, celebrate moving into an ideally located home, thoughtfully designed by professionals and customized by you from day one!


How much are the application and closing costs for Pacific Ridge Homes?

We make the financing process hassle-free by connecting you with preferred lenders who can provide competitive rates and rebates. When working with approved lenders there are no application fees.

Are there annual HOA fees and Mello Roos taxes for these communities?

The majority of Pacific Ridge homes do come with HOA fees that cover enhancements in the community like pools, parks, community centers and more. These range from about $25 – $200 per month depending on amenities. 

How can I determine availability and timing for certain floor plans?

The availability of quick move-in or to-be built homes varies by community and can sell quickly in popular neighborhoods. The best way to understand what’s available in your preferred floor plan is to connect with a New Home Advisor. 

Are there options to buy move-in ready homes?

We do have a selection of inventory homes that come available at different times across communities. These homes allow buyers to skip the build timeline and settle into a personalized property 60-90 days out once interior selections are made. 

What steps are taken to ensure quality construction?

You can trust you’re investing in a quality built home backed by a 10-year structural warranty. Some of the proactive ways we guarantee excellence across build sites include multi-level inspections at critical checkpoints, utilizing construction software to adhere to plans.

Head Into Your New Lifestyle at Pacific Ridge

I hope this glimpse into the Pacific Ridge difference has shown what sets us apart not just as an award-winning homebuilder, but also as a trusted guide helping ease the transition into your dream home.

Take the first step by browsing communities or scheduling a model tour today. Our amazing on-site teams across Southern California stand ready to assist you in finding your perfect fit location and floor plan to welcome you home to Pacific Ridge!

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Jennifer Robert

Jennifer Robert

Jennifer Robert is a home design blogger with a passion for creating beautiful, functional spaces. She shares her tips and tricks on her blog, and she's always on the lookout for new trends and ideas.

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