SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

February 14, 2013 21:49 ET

William Lyon Homes' Willow Bend at University Park Will Offer Buyers a Coveted Irvine Lifestyle

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 14, 2013) - Willow Bend, the only new home offering of this size to be built in 25 years within University Park, will offer homebuyers the rare opportunity to achieve homeownership in a sought-after address within one of Irvine's most respected master-planned communities. Spacious, well-appointed designs for family living, along with the added benefit of no Mello Roos fees or CFD and low HOA dues will make Willow Bend a must-see neighborhood when it celebrates its model grand opening this spring. Visit to register one's interest and get connected for the latest updates on upcoming events.

"New homes in this prestigious Irvine community have not been introduced for more than two decades, and there is considerable interest among buyers who want to experience the advantages of established University Park which includes access to nationally ranked University High School," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "With nearby recreation that includes miles of bike paths, trails for exploring and local parks for soccer games, coupled with inclusion in the Irvine Unified School District and a freeway-close location, Willow Bend will embrace the best of an Irvine address. We encourage buyers who have been watching the progression of this highly anticipated
University Park neighborhood to stay tuned and know their wait is almost over and the best is yet to come."

Willow Bend will present the residential intimacy of just 58 new homes that will range from approximately 2,209 to 2,570 square feet of two-story living space, 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.

Homebuyers whose priorities are focused on a well-rounded, family-friendly lifestyle will find Willow Bend the neighborhood of a lifetime to accommodate their expectations. 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 coveted 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."

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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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