SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

September 16, 2015 14:00 ET

William Lyon Homes' Dual Model Grand Openings for Aurora and Vireo Happening This Sunday, September 20th at Esencia on The Ranch

RANCHO MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 16, 2015) - The highly anticipated dual Model Grand Opening celebrations for William Lyon Homes' Vireo and Aurora neighborhoods is this Sunday, September 20th, giving homebuyers a first opportunity to explore these two exciting new-home opportunities at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo. Guests attending this momentous event are invited to bring family and friends for a fun-filled day touring Aurora's array of garden court townhome designs, Vireo's Gavilán 55+ crowd neighborhood that offers low-maintenance single-level homes and enjoy grand opening festivities at The Canyon House. Set in the dynamic Village of Esencia, these new collections offer buyers of every generation an opportunity to share in an epic lifestyle with elevated settings that afford spectacular foothill and ocean views; community events that turn neighbors into friends; and extraordinary amenities that range from exclusive recreational opportunities to on-site schools and farms. Buyers looking for fresh architectural styles in one of Orange County's most vibrant, lifestyle-oriented communities should stop by the Model Grand Opening events this Sunday, or for immediate information, visit the neighborhood websites at or today.

"A great part of what makes Aurora and Vireo so appealing to buyers is the way these neighborhoods are so seamlessly integrated into the Esencia lifestyle, enabling generations of families to live within the same community while enjoying their own brand of recreation and leisure," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Join us this Sunday to experience this inclusive, multigenerational community where all residents get what they want."

Aurora and Vireo further William Lyon Homes' reputation for building the best homes in the most desirable locations with a variety of architectural designs crafted in Esencia's interpretive Farmhouse style. With prices anticipated from the high $400,000s, the garden court townhome neighborhood of Aurora showcases traditional Americana architecture with five well-appointed floorplans that comfortably suit different lifestyles and preferences. Home interiors span approximately 1,340 to 1,931 square feet with two to three bedrooms; two and one-half baths; spacious kitchens with Maytag® stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and white thermofoil raised-panel cabinetry; decks or patios per plan; and two-car attached garages. Residence Five includes a versatile den, while Residence One offers an optional wine bar.

As Esencia's most attainably priced 55+ crowd Gavilán neighborhood, Vireo's four paired-home designs offer low-maintenance living with two single-level plans and two with second-floor den spaces and decks. Homes range from approximately 1,456 to 1,950 square feet with two bedrooms, two and one-half baths and two-car garages, as well as an elevated setting that affords breathtaking coastal and backcountry views. Design elements distinguishing the collection include large great rooms and dining rooms; gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and white thermofoil raised panel cabinetry; spacious master bedrooms with walk-in closets; and private courts with private rear yards. Prices are anticipated from the mid $500,000s.

Esencia on The Ranch is located just 2.3 miles from downtown San Juan Capistrano and five miles from San Clemente and Doheny State Beach, with easy access provided to the employment and retail centers of Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Rancho Santa Margarita and other Orange County areas. To learn more about Rancho Mission Viejo and Esencia as well as all the plans for the Sunday, September 20 grand opening, please visit

Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC is a privately held, family-owned and -operated company responsible for the ranching, farming, planning, development, and financial management of the remaining 23,000 acres of Rancho Mission Viejo, situated in unincorporated South Orange County, CA. Since 1882, members of the O'Neill/Avery/Moiso family have owned and managed The Ranch which once exceeded 200,000 acres and now includes the family-developed cities and communities of Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita as well as such important places as Caspers Wilderness Regional Park, the Starr Ranch Audubon Sanctuary, O'Neill Regional Park and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. 

To visit Aurora from I-5 south, exit for Ortega Highway/CA-74 and turn left. Turn left on Antonio Parkway, right on Cow Camp Road, left on Esencia Drive, right on Andaza Street, right on Tierno Road, then right again on Patria and follow the signs to the sales gallery. For more information, call 949.396.4488.

To visit Vireo from I-5 south, exit for Ortega Highway/CA-74 and turn left. Turn left on Antonio Parkway, right on Cow Camp Road, left on Esencia Drive, left on Andaza Street, left on Fogata Street, then left again on Listo Street and follow the signs to the sales gallery. For more information, call 949.230.5035.

It matters who your builder is and William Lyon Homes is a company built upon a legacy of pride and integrity. A team of visionaries who are passionate about homebuilding and committed to providing a high quality homebuying and homeownership experience, William Lyon Homes has earned a solid track record for outstanding construction and customer service since 1956. The company continues to expand its well-respected brand beyond California, Arizona and Nevada and into other market areas across the Western region with the acquisition of Polygon Northwest Homes, its newest division in Washington and Oregon, and its Village Homes division in Colorado. William Lyon Homes' shares are publicly traded on NYSE under the symbol WLH. For updated information and to learn more, visit

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