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Coastal-close living choices abound at Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Country Highlands

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Beautiful new homes, master-planned communities, great schools and a coastal-close location are still a reality in San Diego for homebuyers who have discovered the six new neighborhoods by Pardee Homes in Pacific Highlands Ranch and Carmel Country Highlands. Although growth throughout San Diego County has for the most part spread eastward from the coast, these two communities offer new homes within minutes of the beaches of Del Mar.

Elegant architectural design and old-world charm grace Plan 2 at Saratoga by Pardee Homes.

Pardee Homes makes it possible to embrace the coastal North County lifestyle in six dramatically different, yet luxurious ways in two master-planned communities that provide the best of what San Diego has to offer. Pacific Highlands Ranch is the natural choice for home and habitat. This premier stretch of land, just east of I-5 off Carmel Valley Road, has been reserved as a future safe haven for family and wildlife. A collection of ecologically sensitive neighborhoods provides sanctuary to conscientious families with stunning and distinctive homes designed to conserve precious resources and to achieve significant energy savings. In addition to the three new home neighborhoods now selling, the community will include a village center, a private recreation center and a network of biking, hiking and equestrian trails set amongst nearly 1,300 acres of canyons that have been designated as permanent open space.

For those ready to make the move to Pacific Highlands Ranch today, the best of early California architecture awaits, with three new home neighborhoods in a choice of price ranges and styles to accommodate buyers in every stage of life.

"First-time buyers, or those getting ready to make the move from condominium ownership to single-family detached, will fall in love with Portico," said Rachel Collins, director of sales for Pardee Homes. "Priced from the high $600,000s, these unique homes include four floor plans with three to four bedrooms and approximately 2,165 to 2,408 square feet. An inviting street scene is enhanced with alley-entry garages, green-belt lined streets and homeowner association-maintained yards that ensure carefree living and plenty of time for residents to enjoy all the wonderful recreation amenities of North San Diego County."

Homes at Arabella are ideal for young families, featuring three to five bedrooms, two or three-bay garages and square footage up to approximately 2,453 square feet. Spacious and elegant floor plans are accented with stone, wood and iron detailing. Equally as important for California living today, Arabella offers solar electric systems on a backyard trellis or integrated into the roof on select homes, providing the opportunity for unprecedented energy savings. Pricing is from the mid $700,000s.

Move-up families will be enchanted with the spacious two story floor plans at Santa Rosa. These award-winning homes have four to five bedrooms, approximately 2,961 to 3,622 square feet and three bay garages. Courtyards, porte cocheres, fireplaces, optional loggias and bonus rooms offer incredible options for enjoying the coastal lifestyle of Pacific Highlands Ranch, and the early-California inspired architecture offers lasting richness in design and curb appeal. Like at Arabella, buyers will find solar electric systems to help achieve greater energy efficiencies. Pricing is from the high $900,000s at Santa Rosa.

"Pacific Highlands Ranch has so much to offer families, and topping the list is access to some of the best school districts in San Diego, including elementary schools in the Solana Beach and Del Mar Union School Districts and San Dieguito Union High School District," Collins said.

Other community features will include a four-acre private recreation center, slated for completion in 2007. The facility will serve as the focal point for the community and have a swimming pool, spa, children's water play area, clubhouse with multi-purpose room and state-of-the-art fitness center.

Encompassing more than 800 acres just southwest of Pacific Highlands Ranch, scenic Carmel Country Highlands welcomes residents to a world above Carmel Valley. Carmel Country Highlands is perched high on a spectacular piece of property amongst neighboring horse trails and surrounding open space. Well known for its premier schools, the community also offers enriching amenities, inspiring canyon vistas and an abundance of everyday conveniences. Today, there are three new home neighborhoods that allow the discriminating buyer to make their home in this coveted coastal locale.

The desirability of Carmel Country Highlands is revealed at Carriage Run, an amazing new neighborhood surrounded by numerous hiking trails and opportunities for adventure. Many first-time buyers have made this their entrée into the home buying market, selecting from three two-story floor plans with up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and two-bay garages in up to approximately 2,402 square feet. Distinct features include a great room, den and teen room, along with optional decks and built-ins. Pricing is from the high $700,000s.

The Ridge at Saratoga is a lovely ensemble of luxurious homes, tucked away in the heart of Carmel Country Highlands, yet close to schools and a park. This limited edition, hilltop neighborhood enjoys scenic views of the canyon below in a choice of three spacious floor plans with three to five bedrooms, two- and three-bay garages and square footage ranging from approximately 2,556 to 2,769 square feet. Exquisite Mediterranean architectural styling is complemented by practical and sophisticated technology and energy-saving features. Pricing is from the mid $900,000s.

The ultimate in coastal living can be found at Pardee Homes' award-winning Derby Hill. This breathtaking enclave of master estates is perched high above the scenic surrounds of Carmel Country Highlands, where three sophisticated designs combine beautiful architecture with expansive, family-oriented floor plans. Generous home sites begin at approximately 6,000 square feet and floor plans have up to five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and approximately 3,505 to 4,611 square feet. Current pricing is from $1.1 million.

In addition to the benefits of coastal living, all six of these neighborhoods share another common amenity -- Pardee Homes' exclusive LivingSmart program of earthy friendly features and options. A LivingSmart home by Pardee helps each and every homeowner to do their part to preserve the land and its precious resources, while also making that home environment more comfortable and efficient. The LivingSmart program is a comprehensive package of earth-friendly features and options that include items that support healthy indoor air or water quality, encourage conservation or use recycled or sustainable resources, minimize water consumption and reduce energy consumption, possibly lowering energy bills.

The savings at each Pardee-built home begins with EnergyStar, and includes features such as sealed ducts, spectrally selective glass windows, energy-efficient lighting and a well-designed high-efficiency climate system. Optional LivingSmart features allow homeowners to go one step further in making their new home even more efficient, with amenities such as roof integrated solar electric power systems, tankless water heaters and low-VOC paint.

To visit Pacific Highlands Ranch take Interstate 5 to state Route 56 east. Exit at Carmel Valley Road and turn left, then follow the signs to the models. To visit any of the three new home neighborhoods by Pardee Homes in Carmel Country Highlands, take I-5 to SR-56 East. Exit at Carmel Country Road, go right to Carmel Mountain Road and turn right. Follow the signs to Derby Hill and Saratoga off Harvest Run Drive or continue west to Canter Heights Drive to the sales office at Carriage Run. For more information visit www.pardeehomes.com.

Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is one of the largest building companies in California and noted for energy-efficient building practices, quality construction, customer satisfaction and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds.

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