Great Park Neighborhoods – Cadence Park Overview

Cadence Park is now open in the Great Park Neighborhood. Located east of Beacon Park, this newest enclave will have 14 different home collections. The neighborhood is bordered by Irvine Blvd on the north side, Pusan on the east, Cadence on the south, and the Upper Bee park area on the west. An 8-acre park sits in the center of the Cadence Park neighborhood and the new K – 8 school is just south of it. Residents will have access to all of the Great Park Neighborhood facilities, including pools, parks, clubhouses, sports courts, and more. HOA dues will be approximately $215 per month at buildout for the Great Park Neighborhood Association. There are seven different builders in Cadence Park, with Lennar building eight of the collections and the others each building one. All of Lennar’s models are now open and selling. The other builders haven’t opened their models yet, but they do have a team on site each weekend and are actively selling.

Cadence Park is part of the Irvine Unified School District. The new K – 8 school, also named Cadence Park, is scheduled to open in August 2018 with grades K – 6. It will add 7th grade in 2019 and 8th grade in 2020. Until those grades are added, middle school students will attend Beacon Park School, which will serve grades K – 8 in the 2018-19. The neighborhood is served by Portola High School, which will have grades 9 – 11 in 2018-19 and will add 12th grade the following year. Seniors moving in this year will attend Northwood High School.

The 14 home collections range in size from 1,616 – 4,585 square feet and 2 – 5 bedrooms.

Collection Square Feet Beds Baths Builder Estimated Base Price
Deco 1,616 – 2,230 2 – 4 2.5 – 3.5 K. Hovnanian $700,000s
Chorus 1,651 – 2,408 2 – 3 2 – 2.5 Lennar Low $700,000s
Lyric 1,667 – 2,346 3 – 4 2.5 Tri Pointe Homes $800,000s – $900,000s
Muse 1,867 – 2,017 3 – 4 2.5 – 3.5 Taylor Morrison Low $700,000s
Prado 1,733 – 2,766 3 – 4 3.5 – 4 KB Home N/A
Adagio 2,080 – 2,393 3 – 4 2.5 – 4 Lennar $1.06 – $1.2 mil
Cabaletta 2330 – 2,450 3 – 4 2.5 – 3 Richmond American Homes High $800,000s
Duet 2,338 – 2,900 3 – 4 2.5 – 5.5 Pulte Homes $1,000,000s
Encore 2,826 – 3,116 4 3 – 4 Lennar $1.2 – $1.35 mil
Cantata 3,026 – 3,507 3 – 4 3.5 – 4.5 Lennar $1.37 – $1.53 mil
Marcato 2,891 – 3,575 4 4 – 4.5 Lennar $1.47 – 1.58 mil
Serenade 2,983 – 3,432 4 – 5 4 – 4.5 Lennar $1.44 – $1.56 mil
Capella 3,740 – 4,097 4 – 5 4.5 – 5.5 Lennar $1.67 – $1.78 mil
Crescendo 4,102 – 4,585 4 – 5 4 – 5 Lennar $1.85 – $1.98 mil

Resort Amenities
Cadence Park features several community buildings. The main information center is located in the Performing Arts Building, a very large room currently furnished with assorted tables and chairs, iPads, and a book exchange. There is a courtyard behind the building with more seating options.

The Studio sits on the other side of the courtyard and is currently filled with open cubbies. I expect it will become an art studio.

The Gallery building is to the right of the courtyard and is where the home builders (aside from Lennar) have their sales teams set up. A few tables and chairs are set up behind the gallery.

There is a half-basketball court behind the studio and some open areas next to it.


The Cadence Park pool is to the left of the Performing Arts building. It is a large pool area with a spa and a big deck. A building on the outside edge had doors labeled “catering kitchen” and “office.” There are shuffleboard courts within the gates of the pool area.

A wide lawn sits between the pool and the playground. The park is divided into a section designed for kids ages 5 – 12 and one for kids ages 2 – 5. The older kids area has a rubberized surface with hills built into it and seating around the edges. It has a main climbing structure with one slide and assorted small areas for climbing and playing.

The tot lot for younger kids has a playhouse and logs to climb on. In keeping with the music theme of Cadence Park, it also has dance chimes, babel drums, and Cajon drums.

This side of the park has sports courts, including another half basketball court, a sand volleyball court, and two tetherball poles. A series of tall mirrors form a small maze behind the tetherballs.  A sign points to a bocce court somewhere across the street.

The Cadence Park map I picked up at the info center lists an Art Walk running between the Deco and Muse home collections. The estimated completion date for the art walk is October 2020. There will be unique artwork along the paved path and an amphitheater.

Upper Bee Park runs between Cadence Park and Beacon Park. Upper Bee is a series of paved walking paths and native plantings that separates the two neighborhoods. It stretches from Irvine Boulevard south to Great Park Boulevard and is designed so you never have to cross a street. This walkway connects the Great Park Neighborhoods to the Orange County Great Park.

As I mentioned earlier, Cadence Park residents have access to all of the Great Park Neighborhood amenities, including the pools and parks located throughout Pavilion, Beacon, and Parasol Parks. The newest park, and the one receiving the most attention right now, is The Pools, an 8-acre oasis between Beacon and Parasol Parks. The area features an outdoor fitness and training area, family pool, an 8-lane junior Olympic pool with BBQs, great lawn, sand volleyball courts, a children’s activity building, clubhouse with two outdoor kitchens that can be rented for parties, a large playground, a shallow-water children’s pool, and three spas.

Over the next few months, I will visit and review the 14 home collections in Cadence Park.