You know that Grossmont Center is a terrific place to shop for groceries, clothes, home goods, gifts, books, and much more. But did you also know it is a great place to shop for a new house? KB Home, one of the most reputable builders in Southern California, has a preview center here, so prospective buyers can learn more about the potential home of their dreams.
“We have developed communities throughout San Diego County that people are proud to call their home,” says Magdalena Passentino, home finding specialist at KB Home. “With more than 60 years of experience, KB Home is a leader in helping people find the right neighborhood and home to match their lifestyle, and we partner with them every step of the way, from build to move in.”
When a potential buyer decides to work with KB Home, it is the start of a fruitful collaboration. KB Home sales associates help people explore the various communities. In addition to San Diego County, the company has developments in Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Once a location has been pinpointed, the next step is choosing a lot and a floor plan. During this exciting part of purchasing a brand-new home, owners get to select the all-important details that will customize the look of their house to meet their specifications. This process is made even easier thanks to the KB Home Design Studio, where homebuyers can choose flooring, lighting, appliances, countertops and cabinets, plumbing fixtures, smart home devices, and other amenities with the help of a personal consultant. It is what KB Home calls a Build to Order™ experience that is the epitome of personalization. On top of that, all homes are ENERGY STAR® certified and designed with energy efficiency in mind, featuring high-quality Whirlpool® and KitchenAid® appliances, double-pane windows, efficient insulation, and top-of-the-line heating and cooling systems.
Once construction begins, KB Home keeps buyers updated on the progress of the build. Owners can schedule walkthroughs as their home takes shape, and the company also sends out notifications as the project nears completion. Once that is done, all that is left for owners to do is move in and make themselves at home!
Currently, KB Home has five new communities in San Diego County. These highly desirable neighborhoods may differ in size, scope, and location, but they all share KB Home’s trademark attention to quality and detail. The communities:
This Vista enclave offers lovely contemporary townhomes inside a gated neighborhood that boasts a community pool and barbecue. It has both convenient freeway access (to Highway 78 and Interstate 5) and 10-minute proximity to beaches in Oceanside and Carlsbad.
KB Home has three floor plans in the Sierra neighborhood. All are two stories with three bedrooms, two and a half baths, and two-car garages. Home sizes vary between 1,679 and 1,913 square feet. Amenities can include upstairs laundry rooms, gourmet kitchen islands, and spacious great rooms for family gatherings or entertaining guests.
Set among a picturesque terraced hillside, the Viewpointe neighborhood in San Marcos is billed by KB Home as one of “North County’s most affordably priced new home communities.” Viewpointe is near several schools, including Mission Hills High School, Palomar College, and California State University San Marcos. There is plenty of open space in the area, thanks to San Marcos’s 34 parks and 63-mile trail network. And commuting is a snap: Viewpointe is close to Highway 78, the 5 Freeway, and the SPRINTER light-rail station.
KB Home has crafted two floor plans for Viewpointe townhomes. The first, at 1,237 square feet, has two bedrooms and a two-car garage, while the other offers three bedrooms and a two-car garage, encompassing 1,455 square feet. Both plans include first-floor garages, second-floor balconies, and adjoining baths for each bedroom.
Buyers looking for a comfortable hideaway may find just the thing in Oak Creek, a community of single-family homes near Felicita County Park in Escondido. While the neighborhood may feel set apart from the hustle and bustle of a large city, it is close enough to modern-day conveniences such as freeway access, restaurants, and shopping at the local mall. For an easy day trip, the area’s wine region is just minutes away.
Oak Creek has an intimate, neighborly feel with only 65 homes inside the gated community. The three floor plans are one- or two-story, with expansive square footage ranging from 2,066 to 2,745. Depending on the floor plan, buyers can have three to five bedrooms and two and a half to three and a half baths; all homes come with three-car garages.
This exclusive neighborhood of 47 homes is situated in Valley Center, one of the more unique places in San Diego County. It has a rich agricultural legacy, as seen in the area’s many farms and ranches that grow crops from avocados to lavender, but it is keeping up with the times thanks to several commercial building projects that are underway. It is also a short jaunt away from many top destinations for visitors, such as resorts, casinos, and San Diego Zoo® Safari Park.
Bear Peak’s three residential home floor plans are spacious, for the utmost in liveability. Ranging from 1,635 to 1,927 square feet in size, the two-story homes have charming exteriors; inside, there are three or four bedrooms and two and a half or three baths, depending on the floor plan.
The latest new KB Home community in San Diego County can be found in Spring Valley and is located near the 94 and 125 highways, Cuyamaca College, Sweetwater Summit Regional Park, and the historic Bancroft Ranch House Museum. Homeowners can also look forward to the addition of a proposed community park, complete with an amphitheater, picnic spots, and a playground.
Sweetwater Place homes come in three layouts between 1,854 and 2,095 square feet. They are perfect for growing families, with four to five bedrooms, two and a half to three baths, and two-car garages. Depending on the floor plan, amenities include a loft, upstairs laundry, and a downstairs bedroom with a full bath.
If you are looking for a place to call home, stop by Grossmont Center and visit the KB Home preview center. You may just find the house you have been dreaming of!