University Park In Palm Desert Offers Excellent Ownership Opportunities In Choice Locale
July 13, 2023
Rebecca Hardin | Open Line
For new-home shoppers seeking top value, University Park in Palm Desert is a top choice. This planned community by Woodbridge Pacific Group features three distinctive neighborhoods, a lifestyle setting and convenient location. Pricing from the $500,000s and financing assistance make new-home ownership here even more attractive.
“Shoppers find superb choices in this thriving lifestyle enclave, and they can easily explore financing options, interest rate reductions and incentives with our preferred lender,” said WPG President Todd Cunningham. “We find that this is useful to all home shoppers, and especially helpful to renters seeking their first home.”
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 collections. This location also puts area work centers within easy reach, including Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. Abundant retail and dining choices are convenient, and so are hiking trails and other recreational options.
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.
Signature destinations include El Paseo Shopping District and the new Acrisure Arena, which hosts sports and entertainment events. See more by flying over https://woodbridgepacific.com/neighborhoods/verve/interactive-map/open
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 that features a basketball court and lawn. Additional choices are taking shape at The Grove, the master plan’s amenity center.
At The Grove, plans include 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.
Compelling Designs—Modern Spanish, Boutique and Contemporary styles create distinctive identity and character at Nova, Verve and Esprit. Many homes feature layout options and other personalizing opportunities.
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.
Todd Rous and Maria Carlucci chose Nova’s Plan Two. “We found just what we were looking for,” said Maria. “Our floorplan is great, the architecture is modern and fresh, the location is exceptional—the vibe is super positive!”
Single professional Rahsaan Tilford chose Nova Plan One, which includes a den and powder off entry. The home’s great room features an expansive seating/media area, with views and access to covered outdoor living. Dining and a roomy island kitchen also feature outdoor views.
Upstairs, the secluded primary suite features a walk-in wardrobe, luxe bath and overlook views. Also on this level are two bedrooms with shared bath, and a loft can be selected in lieu of one bedroom.
“I wanted to own a new home, and I wanted to get a place I could really love, as opposed to settling for just OK, “said Rahsaan. “I liked this layout, and the size of my yard is just right—large enough to enjoy but not too big to manage. I finally found a place that I truly love.” “
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.
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 per plan highlights: loft, optional den, lounge and outdoor lounge.
A Vibrant Community—Maria and Todd moved from California’s Bay Area to their new Nova home. “We have a very walkable environment, a major selling point,” said Maria. “This location will only get better as it matures and adds more retail, dining, and other leisure choices. It’s terrific now, and after I retire, it will be a super place to stay engaged.”
“With family in the desert and the Silicon Valley, we expect to make full use of our guest spaces—and our backyard pool,” added Todd. “My 87-year-old father lives just down the street—a plus for us all.”
“The immediate neighborhood is really beautiful, and most of my close neighbors have moved in,” said Rahsaan. “We are a mix of locals and people from LA, and from far away, like Chicago. We’ve started to get to know each other and have exchanged phone numbers. It’s nice to walk around and say hey to your neighbors!”
Rahsaan also noted convenience to work, shopping, dining and leisure choices. “It’s all easy from here,” he said.
Customer-Centric Builder—Before buying at University Park, Maria and Todd scouted their prospective builder by touring other Woodbridge Pacific Group neighborhoods in the desert area. “We liked what we saw,” said Maria. “We appreciated the designs and the quality they deliver, and both of these factors kept University Park at the top of our list.”
WPG preferred lender Jeff Weirsma of US Bank can provide thorough and expert assistance to all buyers who secure their loan through US Bank, including reduced interest rates for qualified buyers.
“Jeff’s ability with navigating today’s purchase process is exceptional, and his expertise is especially helpful for shoppers tapping incentives and interest rate reductions,” said Chad Ross, WPG Community Sales Manager “Jeff welcomes calls at 949-515-1205 or 714-403-0329, and you can also email Jeff.wiersma@USBank.com.”
Rahsaan agrees. “Jeff Wiersma and his team were terrific, every step of the way. Everything about choosing my home, buying it and moving in was smooth, start to finish.”
“Joining our interest list ensures timely information on what’s available and what’s coming up,” Ross added. "Shoppers who also pre-qualify can take quick action when the time is right.”
University Park’s 10 model homes are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The address is 35779 Lasuen Street in Palm Desert, 92211. Call 858-882-7881 or visit wpguniversitypark.com for more information.