SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

October 16, 2012 20:14 ET

Two Choices for a Coveted Irvine Address, the Opportunity, Once in a Lifetime -- William Lyon Homes' The Branches at Woodbridge and Willow Bend at University Park

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Early next year William Lyon Homes will debut brand new neighborhoods amidst two coveted Irvine master planned communities -- The Branches in the Village of Woodbridge and Willow Bend in University Park. As homebuyer interest builds, get connected now to these limited and rare opportunities by joining the growing interest list today. With the financial advantage of no Mello Roos fees and low HOA dues, the benefit of living within Irvine's most established communities and access to the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District, The Branches and Willow Bend will offer two amazing choices that come around just once in a lifetime. Get on the inside track now for special preview events and early pricing information by visiting and; buyers are also encouraged to Like the neighborhoods on Facebook.

"The Branches will represent the first new home neighborhood in the established community of the Village of Woodbridge for more than 15 years and Willow Bend will offer the only new home offering of this size to be built in University Park for 25 years, so there is a tremendous sense of history and the future surrounding both of these residential opportunities," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "For those who have waited for the chance to achieve homeownership in a coveted Irvine address, The Branches and Willow Bend will introduce two modern collections where they can enjoy the home of a lifetime. Judging by the early interest we are currently experiencing, I would highly recommend that prospective homebuyers get registered so they are well-informed regarding important dates and events as these neighborhoods prepare to open in the near future."

The Branches will offer a limited opportunity of just 48 single-family detached homes in the Irvine Village of Woodbridge. Enveloped by meandering streets and nestled in a tranquil corner of North Lake adjacent to Fallbrook Park, a single entrance will greet homeowners, enhancing a sense of residential privacy. This single-family detached 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 enjoy a recreational lifestyle second to none with instant access to beach clubs, lagoons, tennis courts, parks and miles of trails. The newly improved Fallbrook Park and neighborhood schools 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 offer a coveted address within University Park, one of Irvine's most respected master planned communities. This intimate enclave of just 58 single-family detached 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.

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."

Homeshoppers are encouraged to get connected today by placing their name on the interest list by visiting or

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.