As you enter the gate, a private landscaped courtyard that wraps around to the back patio welcomes you, a perfect place to unwind and entertain. Open the door to this model-like townhome, which was recently renovated in 2016, and be impressed with the upgrades and pride the homeowners placed in the home. This move-in-ready home showcases recessed lighting, plantation shutters, and wood flooring throughout. Plenty of natural light streams through windows to the spacious living room with a gas fireplace and stunning vaulted ceiling, to the adjoining multi-purpose room, and to the dining room that leads to the kitchen. The kitchen boasts granite counters, stainless steel appliances including a brand-new stove and microwave, and a reverse osmosis water filtration system. The laundry includes a full-size front load LG stainless-steel washer and dryer. All 2 ½ bathrooms are upgraded with granite and with porcelain floor tiles. The upstairs bathroom features a bathtub and shower combo, while the master bathroom offers a spacious shower with a shaving ledge. The lovely ensuite master bedroom offers a ceiling fan and sound-proof window inserts to enhance precious ZZ’s. Both bedrooms have roomy closets with mirrored sliding doors. The garage features epoxy flooring, large custom storage cabinets, and a 240V outlet that supports rapid electric vehicle charging and all other higher power needs. Hillcrest Village is a quiet and conveniently located community near Saddleback College, The Shops at Mission Viejo, Mission Regional Hospital, and a variety of restaurants. Residents will appreciate that the 5 freeway and 73 toll road are just minutes away. This lovely, manicured community offers a pool and 2 spas for your enjoyment. Moreover, outdoor activities abound with your Lake Mission Viejo membership for boating, paddle boarding, fishing, kayaking, sandy beach, and summer concerts! Low Property Tax Rate and NO Mello Roos!