SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

March 08, 2013 17:40 ET

Model Homes Nearing Completion at William Lyon Homes' Willow Bend in University Park

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - The April grand opening of Willow Bend in University Park is almost here and William Lyon Homes is putting the finishing touches on the professionally decorated, landscaped models in preparation for this highly anticipated event. The only new home offering of this size to be built in 25 years within this prestigious Irvine community, Willow Bend will soon debut single-family designs that offer the rare financial benefit of no Mello Roos fees or CFD and low HOA dues. Interested homebuyers who are ready to take the first step towards homeownership are encouraged to visit, where they will find the box on the right side labeled "Take the next step at Willow Bend" and click through to start the pre-qualification process. Buyers are also invited to Like the neighborhood on Facebook.

"There is growing excitement as the beautiful models near completion and as Willow Bend gets ready to unveil its three spacious floorplans in an established master plan that is among the most coveted for an Irvine address," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Prospective homebuyers who are watching the development of Willow Bend and who have been waiting to personally explore the spacious two-story designs showcased within this limited edition will have the opportunity to choose the home of their dreams in just a few weeks. University Park has not welcomed a new home neighborhood for decades and Willow Bend is poised to become an exceptional choice for buyers who desire the advantages of new construction, elegant craftsmanship, the commitment of an established homebuilder and the rewards of an Irvine lifestyle."

Set amidst wide-open streets, mature trees and a pedestrian pathway system, Willow Bend homeowners will experience the unique ambiance of University Park. Well-suited for a diversity of lifestyles and expectations, this intimate enclave of just 58 new homes will range from approximately 2,209 to 2,570 square feet, with three to five bedrooms, 2.5 to three baths and two-car garages. Exteriors will showcase California Ranch and Craftsman exterior styles. Prices are anticipated to start from the $900,000s.

Family-oriented buyers who are focused on great schools, nearby recreation and a convenient location will find Willow Bend the ideal setting to plan for the future. Students will attend 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 desirable Irvine setting of 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."

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 for updated information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.

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