SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

October 29, 2012 19:46 ET

Take a Sneak Peek at William Lyon Homes' The Branches at Woodbridge and Willow Bend at University Park

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - William Lyon Homes has two beautiful new neighborhoods planned and they want homebuyers like you to be the first to get a sneak peek. The Branches in the Village of Woodbridge and Willow Bend in University Park will open in early 2013, but there is no waiting required to get a glimpse of the floorplans offered at each neighborhood. The connection to a brand new home in a coveted Irvine master planned community with no Mello Roos fees and low HOA dues is right here by visiting and Now is the perfect time to get acquainted with The Branches and Willow Bend, and enjoy a personal view of the single-family detached floorplans thoughtfully created to fit today's lifestyles and individual aspirations for an Irvine address.

"We believe that all good things come to those who wait. And now, the wait is over for interested home shoppers who have been eager to enjoy a first look at the spacious designs that will be showcased at The Branches and Willow Bend neighborhoods," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "The websites are an easy, convenient way to become familiar with the different floorplans and to help determine which one best matches a buyer's personal lifestyle needs. It really is the first introduction to the neighborhoods' single-family architecture and a great opportunity to explore online how the homes' living spaces, bedrooms and customizing options fit one's vision for their next Irvine home."

The Branches will represent the first new home neighborhood for more than 15 years in the established Village of Woodbridge. This limited opportunity of just 48 homes 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, creating a sense of residential privacy. This neighborhood will offer three beautiful, two-story floorplans that 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. Prices are anticipated to start from the $900,000s.

Residents at The Branches will have abundant opportunities for fun and recreation from day one. Established beach clubs, lagoons, tennis courts, parks and miles of trails are instantly accessible for playing, walking and socializing. The newly improved Fallbrook Park and neighborhood schools within the top Irvine Unified School District are also within walking distance. Well-suited for busy homeowners who demand easy accessibility throughout Orange County, the neighborhood will showcase a premium location near business, shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, as well as John Wayne Airport.

Willow Bend will debut the only new home offering of this size to be built for 25 years in University Park, one of Irvine's most respected master planned communities. This intimate enclave of just 58 homes will present three beautiful, two-story floorplans that will range 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.

Access to the Irvine Unified School District and close proximity to family recreation and popular retail centers will enhance the quality of life for Willow Bend residents. 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, an exceptional institution for higher learning. Residents 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 the world-class boutiques of Fashion Island and Corona Del Mar, the 405 Freeway and Orange County's major business and leisure destinations.

The desirable Irvine locations 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."

Home shoppers can get on the inside track for special preview events, priority list policy and early pricing information by visiting or; 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 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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