Sunday, September 24, 2006 – A few photos and thoughts while browsing various new home developments in both Riverside and Corona.
The trip begins with the Alta Cresta development in southeastern Riverside. In most respects, Alta Cresta is the second major phase of the city’s master-planned Orangecrest development, both of which actually began as a county projects prior to annexation into Riverside. New neighborhoods taking shape include those at Mission Ranch: Windsong, Hawksbury, Ardenwood and Turnbridge. Each tract offers large homes (2,600 – 4,304 sq. ft.) with many on large lots (10,000 sq. ft.). However, most also come with hefty price tags ($555,000 – $769,000).
Next up are new home developments in the La Sierra area of southwestern Riverside, namely those along the reconfigured Dufferin Avenue (now McAllister Parkway). Homes in the Bridgeport and Stone Harbor communities are also quite large, (3,200 – 5,100 sq. ft.) and likewise tend to also be on larger lots. The optional casita is a novel idea found at a Stone Harbor model. Prices range from $728,000 – $923,000. Similar homes are on the horizon at the Sierra Estates tract.
Finally, we end with two developments in southern Corona: Dos Lagos and The Retreat. Both are master-planned communities and both include championship golf courses (and championship golf course prices – upwards of $1,000,000 at The Retreat). In particular, we again found the optional “walk-up casita” at one of The Retreat models a nice touch and the elevation styles at Dos Lagos uniquely different.
Not to be overlooked, Dos Lagos also includes an outdoor lifestyle center — The Promenade Shops at Dos Lagos — which is set to open October 6th. It will be Corona’s first large-scale, mall-like development. Tenants include Coach, Talbots, Coldwater Creek, White House | Black Market, Banana Republic, Z Gallerie and Wood Ranch BBQ among others.
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