The Palencia model at Travata in Irvine, CA. Courtesy of CalAtlantic Homes.

The Palencia model at Travata in Irvine, CA. Courtesy of CalAtlantic Homes.

Active adults in Southern California have some good news coming their way. CalAtlantic has announced it will be building the first 55-plus community in the master-planned city of Irvine, California.

Travata will feature three low-maintenance home models: Castillo, Palencia, and Aldea. Not only will the community feature amenities active adults have come to love, like an expansive clubhouse, saltwater pool, and sports courts, but its location in Irvine will mean residents are always close to great shopping and dining options.


Homes in the community will start at 1,281 square feet and go up to 2,657 square feet. Two single-family plans – Castillo and Palencia – are now selling. Castillo runs from 1,281 to 1,973 square feet. Buyers can choose from single-story or two-story plans that include two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Palencia plans are 1,848 to 2,567 square feet and include two bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two-car garages. Aldea models are not on the market yet, but are coming soon. These attached homes offer 1,417 or 1,910 square feet, one or two bedrooms, one-and-a-half or two bathrooms, and one or two-car garages.


Once complete, homeowners in Travata will enjoy a long list of private amenities offered in the community. The centerpiece of the amenities is the clubhouse, The Travata Club. Inside, residents will find a fitness center, great room, California room, office space, bar and lounge, catering kitchen, and meeting rooms. It will be a great community hub for neighbors to meet, chat, and host clubs or events.

Outdoors, residents will have ample space and opportunity to stay fit and active. The community will feature a saltwater pool with lap lanes, spa, bocce ball court, pickleball court, yoga lawn, and dog park. One of the biggest appeals of Travata will be its location in the city of Irvine, one of the largest master-planned cities in the country.

Local Attractions

Irvine is split up into over 40 villages and Travata will be located in the Cypress Village section of Irvine. Cypress Village provides homeowners with various shopping, dining, and entertainment options within walking distance of the community.

The Cypress Village Shopping Center is a one-stop shopping and dining destination for residents. It includes a Kohl’s, Honey Pig BBQ, Starbucks, Albertsons, and much more. Just a mile away is Woodbury Town Center, which boasts a Trader Joe’s, Pet Supply, HomeGoods, and The Home Depot among its tenants.

Also nearby is Irvine Spectrum Center, which has over 130 retail options as well as an ice rink, an LED-lit Ferris wheel, IMAX theater, and entertainment plaza. Travata will give homeowners the best of the Southern California lifestyle.

Besides the wide array of amenities and entertainment in Irvine, homeowners in Travata are always a short trip to Laguna and Newport Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles. To the east of the community are several excellent natural spaces like Red Rock Canyon, Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, and Santiago Peak.

Travata is sure to be one of the most popular 55-plus communities in Orange County so active adults interested in Irvine should act fast as construction continues.