Northwood is one of Irvine’s largest villages and offers one of the widest selections of single family homes in Irvine. These home generally feature larger than average lot sizes. Northwood is also known for the prominent rows of eucalyptus trees that envelop its neighborhoods and line its major roadways, such as the Northwood Loop. Northwood Community Park, known as Castle Park amongst locals, is another key feature of this community. This park houses a playground modeled after a medieval European castle and is a favorite amongst children. In addition to the ten other parks in Northwood, Hicks Canyon Trail runs the entire width of the northern part of the village.