The Desert Season, Quality Designs & Premium Location Beckon New-Home Buyers To University Park In Palm Desert
January 19, 2024
Rebecca Hardin | Open Line
Peak season in California’s desert has begun, with the arts, culture, food and lifestyle that make this region so desirable. For new-home shoppers seeking top value, University Park by Woodbridge Pacific Group (WPG) is a top choice, with three distinctive neighborhoods and an alluring lifestyle setting in Palm Desert. Pricing from the $500,000s, a wide range of design choices, and financing assistance make ownership here even more attractive.
Rose and Dan Arguin are pleased with all aspects of their move from San Diego to University Park. “It was the best decision we ever made,” said Rose. “We owned and rented homes in San Diego, and we wanted something fresh and attainable, in a place we could enjoy. “Nova, University Park and Palm Desert combined to make the perfect choice.”
Premium Location—University Park is near the 10 Freeway, and the intersection of Gerald Ford Drive and Portola Road offers easy access to WPG’s Nova, Verve and Esprit neighborhoods. Area work centers are within easy reach, including Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.
Abundant retail and dining choices are also convenient, and so are hiking trails and other recreational options. Signature destinations include El Paseo Shopping District and the new Acrisure Arena, which hosts sports and entertainment events.
For family buyers, strong schools are another plus. The Desert Sands Unified School District and Palm Springs Unified serve University Park with quality schools for K-12.
Close To Home Pleasures—Leisure fun is close at hand in nearby parks that include one dog park and one with a covered play area, basketball court and lawn. Additional choices await at The Grove, the master plan’s amenity center, which is slated for a spring opening. Here, residents can enjoy a resort pool, a lap pool and a kiddie pool. A shaded playground, pickleball court, a stage area, lawn areas for events and games, a firepit and a BBQ area add to enticing leisure time venues. See more by flying over https://woodbridgepacific.com/locations/palm-springs/verve?tab=interactiveMap#explore
Compelling Designs—Modern Spanish, Boutique and Contemporary styles create distinctive character at Nova, Verve and Esprit, and many homes feature layout options and other personalizing opportunities. Pricing begins in the high $500,000s, and move-in ready and under-construction homes are available, many with multiple upgrades.
Nova—5 plans provide 1,880 to 2,304 square feet of living space, with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. These two-story designs feature great rooms, covered outdoor living space and two-car garages. Per plan highlights include den, lounge, project room and optional loft. Nova’s homes are priced from the high $500,000s.
Verve—At Verve, shoppers can explore 4 two-story plans with 2-car garages and 1,871 to 2,490 square feet of living space, with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2.5 to 4.5 baths. Great rooms highlight the designs, which also offer such per plan distinctions as loft, dual primary suites and a cabana/game room. Pricing begins in the high $500,000s.
Esprit—this 4-plan collection features one single-story design. Plan sizes range from 1,992 to 2,925 square feet, with 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 3.5 baths. All homes provide great rooms, covered outdoor living space and 2-car garages. Among Esprit’s per plan highlights: loft, optional den, lounge and outdoor lounge. Pricing starts in the high $600,000s.
Expert Financing Assistance—WPG preferred lender Jeff Weirsma of U.S. Bank can provide thorough and expert assistance to all buyers who secure their loan through U.S. Bank, including reduced interest rates for qualified buyers. “Jeff’s ability to navigate today’s purchase process is exceptional, and is especially helpful for shoppers tapping incentives and interest rate reductions,” said Chad Ross, WPG Community Sales Manager at Nova.
The Arguins agreed. “Since I was no longer working, I could devote my time to deal with the financial details, and U.S. Bank was super helpful,” said Rose. “They explained each step, told us what to do and what not to do, and all went as smooth as silk!”
Customer-Centric Builder—Before purchasing, the Arguins reviewed their possibilities carefully. As they studied floor plans, architecture, homesites and neighborhoods, WPG designs and reputation for quality and customer service kept University Park in first place.
“Rose and Dan clearly did their due diligence before buying with us, and we are delighted to have them at home in University Park,” said Todd Cunningham, WPG President. “They add to the mix of singles, couples, families and empty nesters who have chosen one of these homes—exactly what we hoped to see when we started these neighborhoods.”
Settled in for more than a year, Dan and Rose appreciate their new friends and neighbors. “We love living here,” said Rose simply. “We love the house, the area and our neighbors, and we will never move.”
University Park’s 10 model homes are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The address is 35779 Lasuen Street in Palm Desert, 92211. Call 760-280-6883 or visit wpguniversitypark.com. For U.S. Bank, call Jeff Weirsma at 949-515-1205 or 714-403-0329, or email Jeff.wiersma@USBank.com.