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Olsen Announces Two Communities for LA Commuters

By Allison Halliday | July 30, 2011

Olsen has just announced two new residential communities which are ideal for Los Angeles commuters, being just a twenty minute commute from downtown LA.

Olsen company's Citrus Walk development

Citrus Walk by Olsen. Image courtesy of Lansner

Rio Walk is in Montebello, which is just 8 miles from LA Civic Center, while Citrus Walk is ideally located in downtown Covina, and it's an easy walk to MetroLink and the local shops and restaurants. Both of these communities are designed with urban living in mind, and all the homes are LEED certified.

The Citrus Walk community will have 37 townhomes as well as 8000 ft.² of retail space, and there will be another 12 flats over the new retail stores. Each of the townhomes will be three stories high with either two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and one or two powder rooms, giving around 1580 ft.² of space. All will have two-car garages.

Rio Walk is ideal for anyone wanting to live close to the action, as it is near to employment centres, entertainment and recreation, shopping and dining. It's aimed towards young,  home buyers seeking an active and urban lifestyle, with prices starting at less than $300,000.

Olsen company's Rio Walk community in LA

Rio Walk in Los Angeles. Image courtesy of Lansner

Both communities have been constructed to be eco-friendly and have a number of energy efficient features including water efficient toilets, Energy Star appliances, built-in recycle bins and space saving tankers water heaters.

The Olsen Company was established in 1988 and its headquarters are in Seal Beach, California. Over the last 22 years the Olsen Company has created many successful developments within urban environments that embraced the concept of urban living and an active lifestyle. In doing so it has won many awards which include winning Eliant Awards in six separate categories in 2010. These include awards for design, construction, quality and customer services. The company has also won Builder of the Year award from Professional Builder Magazine and the National Association of Home Builders.

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.
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