Local Lifestyle

April 21, 2022 By Julie Turner

Ridge Neighborhood Opens to Rave Reviews

When the sun rose on March 17, 2022, it signaled the dawning of a beautiful day. It was the ever festive St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The bright blue sky was only equaled by the ideal outdoor temperature. By Northern California standards, it couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon to celebrate the official grand opening of Paradise Valley Estates’ brand-new neighborhood, The Ridge.

Since the groundbreaking in March 2019, the all-inclusive Life Plan Community had been working to bring the state-of-the-art 70-residence, eight-acre expansion to life. The neighborhood, honored by the National Association of Home Builders with a Best of 55+ Housing Award, was noted for the new collection of cottages and villas that brought nature-focused biophilic design and contemporary style to everyday life.

The grand opening celebration invited local community leaders and the public to immerse themselves in the master-planned lifestyle for adults 60 and older that includes fitness, dining, social events and more as part of the residential experience. Guests sampled entrees and appetizers prepared by the community’s culinary team. They toured new, furnished model homes and community-wide amenities including the new art studio, woodworking shop, outdoor fire pit with seating, two new dining venues and the sprawling Flight Deck outdoor patio.

More than 300 guests attended the opening of The Ridge which included live jazz by the Brian Gerard Jazz Band, a color guard presentation by the Fairfield High School AFJROTC,  and a presentation to the Solano Land Trust.

The community is surrounded by Vacaville Open Space Reserve, and each villa, cottage and penthouse features outdoor living spaces to savor protected hillside views. To ensure continued preservation of the area surrounding the Life Plan Community and beyond, Paradise Valley Estates presented a $5,000 donation during the grand opening event to Solano Land Trust, which has permanently protected over 22,000 acres of natural areas and agricultural lands throughout Solano County.


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