Nellie Gail is a unique equestrian community in the heart of Orange County that spans almost 1,400 acres. It can be described as “the country in the city.” The neighborhood is well known for its equestrian center and riding trails. Numerous Nellie Gail homes for sale even include their own stables and riding rings. This is the perfect neighborhood for people who love riding horses but still want to be close to the action of south Orange County.

The custom estates in Nellie Gail offer home buyers a wide range of choices. Homes in Nellie Gail most commonly stick to the ranch theme of the community, however, there are numerous Mediterranean, Contemporary, French, and Tudor style homes available. Some homes offer a blend of various styles as well. You are bound to find a home that fits your own unique style in the Nellie Gail community.

The Nellie Gail equestrian center includes almost 100 stalls, multiple sand arenas, sun/round pens and grooming stalls. The equestrian staff are some of the best in the industry. They have a lengthy track record of success in equestrian competitions around the nation and train Olympic riders. The equestrian center offers programs for all levels of riders and hosts equestrian camps in the summertime.

Even if owning horses, chickens, and goats is not your thing, a house in Nellie Gail is still a great place to raise a family. The community has a large clubhouse area with a Junior Olympic sized swimming pool and tennis courts. The highly competitive “Gators” swim team practices in the Nellie Gail pool and some of the best swimmers in the area have come from the program. There are also swim lessons available for beginners and even an adult swim program called “TriLaVie.” The program is designed to prepare adults for the swim portion of Triathlons.

The tennis side of the clubhouse is very active as well. I spent several summers as a kid participating in their tennis summer camp and really enjoyed the experience. Fun fact: the only other “Bud Davis” I have ever met is a tennis instructor at Nellie Gail and has been there for many years! The club hosts numerous USTA tennis tournaments throughout the year, has weekly clinics for adults and kids, and offers several tennis teams for adults of all levels.

The Nellie Gail community is very active with scheduling events throughout the year. There’s a holiday decorating contest and winter wonderland event during the Christmas season. In the spring, they have a big Easter egg hunt. In the summer, they host three different camps for kids and have a summer concert series in the park. Nellie Gail also recently hosted a home security fair to educate the neighborhood on ways to increase the security of their home.

I asked my friends, Leslie and Grant, who are raising their two kids in Nellie Gail, what it is like to live in the neighborhood. They said, “For being in the middle of Orange County, Nellie Gail is very secluded, quiet, with lots of parks and trails. It is a great neighborhood and we have great relationships with our neighbors.” Grant is an avid trail runner and uses the 25 miles of trails in Nellie Gail to prepare for marathons and triathlons. One day, I joined him on what he called “a fun, but moderately challenging” run in the neighborhood’s trails. It was an arduous four mile run up and down numerous steep hills, which he called “little bumps.” It took me several days to recover, meanwhile, he ran the same route for three days in a row. During the run we both noted the beauty of the trails that weave throughout the community.

Nellie Gail is in a great location in south county and is close to everything a city offers. It is located just off the 73 Toll Road and is a close drive to the 5 Freeway for easy commutes. Crown Valley Parkway is just down the road and takes less than 15 minutes to get to the beach. There is also a Costco nearby and the Mission Viejo and Kaleidoscope malls are less than 10 minutes away.

If you are interested in looking at Nellie Gail homes for sale, give us a call at the Jerri Davis Group. We would like to help you find the home that is right for you.

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