Design, Location And Lifestyle Deliver Desirable New Home Ownership
Frank and Elizabeth are transplants from New York who moved to the Santa Clarita Valley about 6 years ago. As their household grew to include their son (now 5), one dog and two cats, the desire to own a permanent home also grew, and FivePoint Valencia was a front runner from the start of house hunting.
“We wanted to stay in Santa Clarita for a lot of reasons, and we like this side of town,” said Frank. “We thought this new development would be perfect for proximity to shopping and dining, and we knew we wanted a detached home, so checking here was a logical choice.”
They took an early look at Valencia, when the land was being graded, new homes were still on the horizon and community amenities were colorful renderings. “We came and looked in February of last year and then waited a bit before making the decision to shop as serious buyers,” said Frank.
Clover by KB Home emerged as the best choice for this family, and Frank and Elizabeth picked Plan 3, the largest home of the Clover collection. “We wanted detached, we wanted a bit of private yard, and we liked this floorplan,” said Elizabeth.
Providing approximately 1,738 square feet, Plan 3 is a two-story home that welcomes visitors at the front porch. A foyer entry opens to the home’s great room layout, where the island kitchen, dining and lounge spaces share views and natural light, with sliders off dining adding easy access to the side yard. The two-car garage at rear provides secure owner entry, close to the stair and powder room.
Expansive retreats define Plan 3’s second level. At front are two bedrooms and full bath. At rear, the secluded primary suite features a compartmented bath, two walk-in closets, a linen closet and views to side and rear yards. A full laundry and spacious loft separate the two retreat areas.
“The loft space was a definite plus, away from the social hub and privatizing all three bedrooms,” said Elizabeth. “It’s also roomy and can easily handle various roles as needed.”
The family moved into their new home late last December, and are comfortably settled, enjoying additional advantages of their new spot. Convenient travel time to work is one of the pluses. Frank is an air traffic controller in Palmdale, and Elizabeth is a nurse employed in the San Fernando Valley. “Our commutes are about the same, and very doable,” said Frank.
Quality schools also made the grade for this young family. Elementary school children will be part of the Newhall School District or the Saugus School District, and the Wiliiam S. Hart District will serve junior and high school students.
Residence in the Santa Clarita Valley was already a draw, with its multiple parks, trails, paseos and preserved open space. The City of Santa Clarita also offers libraries, a skate park and many sports and recreation programs.
Valencia enriches these choices, with its walkable site plan, tree plantings and wide sidewalks inviting neighborly activity. With a vast array of leisure choices for all ages and occasions, award winning Confluence Park adds to the new community’s delightful lifestyle. It features open lawn areas, an adventure playground, pools complex and a striking indoor/outdoor clubhouse.
With Frank serving on the first Board of Directors of the Valencia Homeowners Association, community commitment is clear. “We are very glad to be staying in Santa Clarita as homeowners, and I want to help make our new community special as it grows,” said Frank. “This is also a really great way to get to know our neighbors.”
FivePoint is a California company that designs and develops mixed-use planned communities in the state’s most dynamic coastal markets. FivePoint is noted for integrating residential, commercial, retail, schools and entertainment and recreational elements, including civic areas for parks and open space. Also see www.valencia.com and www.fivepoint.com.
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