SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

March 25, 2013 11:49 ET

Save the Date for the Model Grand Opening of William Lyon Homes' Willow Bend in University Park on April 6th

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 25, 2013) - A new era of Irvine luxury will begin on Saturday, April 6th, when William Lyon Homes hosts the Model Grand Opening of Willow Bend in University Park. This neighborhood will introduce a limited edition of brand new single-family detached designs for sale, the rare financial benefit of no Mello Roos fees or CFD, and low HOA dues. Representing the only new home offering of this size to be built within University Park for 25 years, homeshoppers are encouraged to take the next step towards homeownership today by logging onto, find the box on the right side labeled "Take the next step at Willow Bend" and click through to start the pre-qualification process. They are also invited to Like the neighborhood on Facebook.

"If there was one date this month that has the potential to change someone's future, the model grand opening of Willow Bend is it. As the models near completion and with interest growing by the day among consumers who recognize how truly rare this opportunity is, we invite homebuyers to mark their calendars for April 6th, when guests can enjoy leisure tours of the professionally decorated models," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Willow Bend will showcase three stylish, spacious floorplans that offer the rewards of all new construction, elegant amenities and the privileges of University Park. These factors, coupled with the neighborhood's access to one of the nation's best high schools and nearby recreation are destined to capture the imagination of buyers who want the best of everything for their families. The upcoming grand opening is the perfect introduction to Willow Bend, when visitors can experience the unique qualities of each new home design and also meet with the sales team who can answer any questions they may have, and we are looking forward to a very successful event in the weeks ahead."

An intimate enclave of just 58 residences, Willow Bend will be located amidst University Park's wide-open streets, mature trees and a pedestrian pathway system. Well-suited for a diversity of lifestyles and expectations, beautifully appointed floorplans 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 low $1 millions.

Residents of Willow Bend are included within the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District, a priority for families who value an excellent education. 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, 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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