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William Lyon Homes Unveils Willow Bend in Prestigious University Park This Saturday, April 6th

Willow Bend celebrates its model grand opening this Saturday, April 6th in University Park, Irvine. Click here for high-resolution version

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 1, 2013) - William Lyon Homes is unveiling Willow Bend's three beautiful model homes in University Park this Saturday, April 6th at 10 a.m. Offering a limited edition of only 58 single-family residences and the first brand new homes for sale in nearly 25 years within this prestigious Irvine setting, do not miss the excitement when Willow Bend hosts its highly anticipated Model Grand Opening. With the financial benefit of no Mello Roos fees or CFD, and low HOA dues, Willow Bend is destined to captivate buyers who have eagerly waited for brand new homes in University Park and they are strongly encouraged to attend this Saturday's opening celebration. For immediate information, visit www.lyonwillowbend.com.

"New home opportunities this special happen once in a lifetime and the Model Grand Opening of Willow Bend has the potential to be a very important and meaningful event for buyers who have always envisioned their futures in University Park," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "We are committed to delivering a superior product for homebuyers in the places they want to live and Willow Bend's beautiful architecture, modern amenities and coveted Irvine location is a reflection of the outstanding opportunities our homebuyers can experience. We want everyone to know that the wait is over to get their first glimpse of the professionally decorated and furnished models that showcase Willow Bend's elegance and smart planning."

"During a tour of the different floorplans, guests can see for themselves the fine detailing and quality features that have been incorporated throughout each Willow Bend home. They will also have the chance to personally experience the unique ambiance and different room configurations of all three models to decide which home is best suited for their priorities now and in the years to come."

Willow Bend is located amidst University Park's wide-open streets, mature trees and a pedestrian pathway system. Beautifully appointed floorplans 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 showcase California Ranch and Craftsman exterior styles. Prices are anticipated to start from the low $1 millions.

Top schools, nearby recreation and a convenient location near favorite destinations highlight the residential appeal of Willow Bend. Homeowners are included within the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District and 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 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 centers.

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 www.lyonhomes.com for updated information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.

To visit the models and sales gallery for Willow Bend, travel the 405 Freeway, exit Jeffrey Road, which turns into University Drive and head south. Turn right on Michelson Drive and follow the signs. Willow Bend is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 949-387-1865 and also Like the neighborhood on Facebook.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. Pricing is approximate and is subject to change without prior notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.