IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/08/13 -- As model construction moves ahead for The Branches in the Village of Woodbridge and Willow Bend at University Park, excitement is building around these coveted Irvine addresses in anticipation of their SPRING 2013 grand openings. With these new neighborhoods dramatically coming to life from the ground up, buyers can start looking forward to the models' big debut in the coming months. Those who have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to buy brand new in Woodbridge or University Park and enjoy the added benefit of no Mello Roos fees and low HOA dues should visit www.lyonthebranches.com and www.lyonwillowbend.com to register their interest today and stay tuned for timely updates -- the best is yet to come.
"With the framing and other important construction stages well underway for The Branches and Willow Bend, it is exciting to watch the models take shape as we prepare for their respective grand openings," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Both of these neighborhoods will debut the first new homes in many years at two of Irvine's most prestigious communities and we want interested buyers to know that the models are progressing and we are on track to introduce these eagerly awaited new homes in the near future."
The Branches, which will showcase Early Californian and Traditional architecture, will represent the first new home neighborhood in more than 15 years within the established Village of Woodbridge. A limited opportunity of just 48 residences, three beautiful, two-story floorplans will range from approximately 2,209 to 2,542 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to three baths and two-car garages. The Branches will be surrounded by meandering streets and nestled in a tranquil corner of North Lake adjacent to Fallbrook Park; a single entrance will greet homeowners. Prices are anticipated to start from the $900,000s.
Homeowners at The Branches can dive into the good life right away, with immediate access to beach clubs, lagoons, tennis courts, parks and miles of trails. The newly improved Fallbrook Park and neighborhood schools within the top Irvine Unified School District are also within walking distance. A premium location near business, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, as well as John Wayne Airport will offer an important benefit for buyers with busy lifestyles.
Willow Bend, an intimate enclave of just 58 residences, will reflect California Ranch and Craftsman exterior styles. The only new home offering of this size to be built for 25 years in University Park, Willow Bend will offer three beautiful, two-story floorplans from approximately 2,209 to 2,556 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to three baths and two-car garages. Prices are anticipated to start from the $900,000s.
Residents of Willow Bend will have access to the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District, a priority for many families. Students will attend the highly ranked University High School, which was listed among the top 10 in Newsweek's ranking of the nation's Best High Schools in 2011; Willow Bend is also located near University of California, Irvine. Homeowners will be within easy reach of William R. Mason Regional Park, a 345-acre natural sanctuary with its own nine-acre lake, biking paths, model boat sailing and wilderness hiking area. Nearby community parks have opportunities for soccer, tennis, sand volleyball and picnicking; golf enthusiasts can hit the links at nearby Rancho San Joaquin or Strawberry Farms Golf Clubs. Two nearby retail centers offer convenient shopping and Willow Bend will be just minutes away from Fashion Island and Corona Del Mar, the 405 Freeway and Orange County's major business and leisure destinations.
The coveted Irvine settings of The Branches and Willow Bend will reinforce to future buyers the exceptional lifestyle they will experience as residents here -- the city of Irvine was ranked sixth by CNN Money as one of America's best small cities, with 44 miles of bike trails, 20,000 acres of parks and preserves, and a beach 10 miles away. CNN Money noted in a recent article that "Thanks to smart planning, this big city can feel surprisingly small. The 40-year-old community is divided into 40 'villages,' and a minimum of five acres of park space is added for every 1,000 newcomers."
To get on the inside track for special preview events, pre-qualifying and early pricing information, visit www.lyonthebranches.com or www.lyonwillowbend.com; buyers are also encouraged to Like the neighborhoods on Facebook.
It matters who your builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. They build each and every home as if it were their own and have earned a solid track record for constructing quality homes backed by a solid customer service program since 1954. Learn more by visiting www.lyonhomes.com for updated information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.
The Resmark Companies is William Lyon Homes' partner in developing The Branches. Founded in 1995, Resmark is a leading national private equity firm focused on real estate and powered by core foundational discipline and focus. A fully integrated real estate investment group, The Resmark Companies' divisions -- Resmark Land and Housing, Resmark Apartment Living and Resmark Shopping Centers -- finance, acquire, develop and manage real estate in California and the Western United States and other select major metropolitan markets nationwide.
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