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Healthy Living in Landsea Homes Communities

The great outdoors is just past your doorstep. At Landsea Homes, we're committed to designing healthy communities where you can truly live in your element, and to us, that means harmony between the outside environment and inside livability. We choose to build homes in places where you'll have ample opportunities to connect to nature, with many of our communities located close to prime hiking spots and outdoor recreation.

Family hiking

Research has shown that just two hours a week spent in outdoor or green spaces can help lower stress and decrease blood pressure among other health benefits. Or if you're keeping track of your daily steps, 10,000 steps a day has proven to strengthen your heart, help you store less body fat, stabilize your blood sugar and improve your brain's performance while reinforcing ongoing healthy habits. With parks, trails and beautiful natural landscapes close to all our new home communities, we make it easy to get nature time in each week, giving our Landsea Homes residents everything they need for happier, healthier living.

ARIZONA

All of our Arizona communities embody the beauty of the desert, and the awe-inspiring vistas encourage you to get outdoors and experience the terrain. Our Verrado communities in Buckeye are nestled into the foothills of the White Tank Mountains, where you can explore the nearby hiking trails at White Tank Mountain Regional Park on foot, bike or even horseback. You'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains and the valley below. Or get an invigorating workout by running up the Verrado Stairs, an exciting new fitness addition to the community that's quickly becoming a favorite of many of the locals. Made of railroad ties, the stairs lead you to the top of a hill, where you can then hike two loop trails and enjoy views of the community and mountains beyond.

When you live at Centerra in Goodyear, you're just minutes away from Estrella Mountain Regional Park. With over 33 miles of trails suitable for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding plus a 65-acre grassy picnic area, there's something for everyone. Closer to Phoenix, you can indulge your competitive side with a hike up Camelback Mountain. You can even post your hike time on this website to try to get on the leaderboard! Whatever nature experience you're in the mood for, you're sure to find it nearby when you live at a Landsea Homes community in Arizona.

Lady running | Cactus

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

California's East Bay region is one of the world's most desirable places to live because there are so many exciting places to work, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors. Our communities of Abigail Place in Danville and Skylark in Newark are close to some of the most beautiful natural areas in the state, with peaceful green spaces, great trails and the beautiful California coastline all nearby. Plus, the active, nature-loving lifestyle of Northern California will inspire you to get out and explore. Discover over 30 miles of trails at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, where you'll see plenty of wildlife and 15 different habitat types in a protected area. Birdwatchers will love visiting in spring and fall during the migrations, when millions of birds pass through the area. Spend a relaxed Saturday at Joaquin Miller Park in the Oakland Hills for a restorative walk among the redwoods. Or head to the Leona Canyon Open Space Regional Preserve for hiking, running, biking and dog walking in a lovely wooded canyon. Visit Mount Diablo State Park to see the wildflowers and be sure to download the audio tour beforehand for a unique, multi-layered hiking experience. This is just a small sampling of the many hikes near Landsea Homes communities in the East Bay – check out this list for more wonderful places to hike and enjoy time in nature.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The award-winning community of IronRidge in Lake Forest has it all, including tons of nearby trails and regional parks to explore. Visit the "Grand Canyon of Orange County" at Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve or go hiking and biking at O'Neill Regional Park. In north Los Angeles County, the stunning community of Crestley in Chatsworth offers gorgeous trails right in the community, and it's just minutes from the well-known Browns Creek Park and Stoney Point Park. Explore the scenic landscape with this hand-curated trail map. And if you're really feeling adventurous, plan a visit to the Channel Islands National Park, where you can hike, camp, snorkel, kayak, birdwatch and more!

Desert cliff | Kids in the desert

As you can see, Landsea Homes places special importance on quality of life when building our communities. Access to nature is always a priority, and we are proud that our communities are all thoughtfully planned so that residents can live in their element throughout Northern California, Southern California and Arizona. Visit the website to explore our newest communities and Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram for all the latest news.