The Quail Hill neighborhood of Irvine is located south of the 405 between Sand Canyon Avenue and Highway 133. South of Quail Hill is a nature preserve and the exclusive Shady Canyon. The primary access is from Sand Canyon and through a unique roundabout. The community increases in elevation from the entry point at Sand Canyon and the 405 to the southernmost portion of the site. The hill gets steeper as you go south, and many of the larger homes on top of the hill have spectacular views of Orange County.