Single story or single level detached homes in Orange County, CA are desirable for many reasons. The number one reason is the lack of stairs. For many people a staircase is an obstacle or a headache. Because they are generally smaller, single story homes are also generally lower in maintenance. The single floor makes these homes easier to keep clean. One story homes are also more energy efficient because they cost less to heat and cool! Single level homes are often the choice for first time homebuyers as they are generally more affordable than comparable two story homes. They also popular with buyers looking to down size, empty nesters, retired people, buyers seeking low maintenance rental and investment property, and buyers who want easier access within the home due to the single level and lack of a stair case. If you are interested in downsizing and are over 55, you may even be able to keep your existing property tax rate. See OC proposition 6o information here .
Single level homes are less plentiful in newer communities because home builders generally prefer to construct higher cost, two-story homes on a given piece of land. They are far more common in older cities and areas of Orange County, California. Many people are familiar with the ranch style homes that were largely constructed during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. These homes are plentiful in cities like Fullerton, Yorba Linda, Brea, Mission Viejo, Orange, and other areas in Orange County. Large single level ranch homes are also very prevalent in equestrian areas like Orange Park Acres and other Orange County horse property areas. The typical large expanse of an equestrian property naturally accommodates a large single level range style house. The following links are for single story and single level detached homes for sale and lease in Orange County, CA. You can search by city, area, or price range.
If you are looking for a lower maintenance home, you may want to consider a condo or town home. For a complete list, please visit my new web page here: Condos and town homes in OC
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Two story homes with a main floor master bedroom (see links below)
|Aliso Viejo||Irvine||Rancho Santa Margarita|
|Anaheim||Ladera Ranch||Robinson Ranch|
|Anaheim Hills||Laguna Beach||San Clemente|
|Brea||Laguna Hills||San Juan Capistrano|
|Corona del Mar||Laguna Niguel||Santa Ana|
|Costa Mesa||Lake Forest *||Trabuco Canyon|
|Coto de Caza||Mission Viejo||Tustin|
|Dana Point||Newport Beach||Villa Park|
|Fullerton||North Tustin||Yorba Linda|
|Huntington Beach||Orange & Orange Park Acres|
* Lake Forest includes Portola Hills and Foothill Ranch
Following are home searches that include special features such as a private pool, ocean view, gated community, golf course views, large lots, horse property, or 55+ communities. If you are looking for a single level home with a pool, use the link below. New - Homes with 3 or more garage spaces. Also, brand new single level homes in Orange County. I have had many calls from buyers who would prefer a brand new one story home. While there are not many being built, there are a few in cities like Irvine, San Clemente, Rancho Mission Viejo, and Brea, Use the link below to view the homes for sale. New - homes with an open floor plan.
I have been receiving many client requests for this search. Two story, single family homes that have a ground floor or main floor master bedroom, are often an alternative for many buyers who would otherwise be searching for a single story home. The search links below are for homes in south OC, north OC, and beach areas.
Single level homes in Orange County for sale or lease. If you would like a specific list of single level detached homes in your price range and in a specific city or area, just call or e-mail me. I can also set up an automated MLS search for you that will e-mail you with new listings or price reductions.