Design, Location & Quality Draw Selective Buyers To Three New Home Neighborhoods

PALM DESERT, CA, April 06, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — University Park delivers top value and enticing choices in three distinctive neighborhoods. A choice selection of move-in ready homes adds to today’s ownership opportunities, and builder Woodbridge Pacific Group is offering reduced interest rates for buyers working with U.S. Bank.

University Park features 13 distinctive designs, many with layout options and other personalizing opportunities. “Shoppers can consider a range of home sizes, configurations and homesites,” said Todd Cunningham, President of Woodbridge Pacific Group. “Buyers will also secure an inviting lifestyle environment, and a builder who is committed to customer satisfaction.”

Design Distinction—Pricing is from the $500,000s at University Park, where three stylish collections provide 13 floorplan choices. Modern Spanish, Boutique and Contemporary styling enhances arrival identity and streetscape variety.

Nova—5 plans provide 1,880 to 2,304 square feet of living space, with 3 to 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. All plans are two-story, and 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 a Nova Plan Two, well before model homes were built. “We found just what we were looking for when we reviewed these designs,” said Maria. “Our floorplan is great, the architecture is modern and fresh, the location is exceptional—the vibe is super positive!”

Verve—4 two-story plans offer 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. All homes include 2-car garages.

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.

Location, Location, Location—University Park is near the 10 Freeway just off the Cook Street exit. The intersection of Gerald Ford Drive and Portola Road is the handiest for accessing WPG’s collections of Nova, Verve and Esprit.

For University Park residents, area job centers are within easy reach, along with abundant retail and dining choices, hiking trails and other recreational options. Signature destinations include El Paseo Shopping District and the brand new Acrisure Arena, which will host sports and entertainment events. To fly over University Park and its surroundings, visit

Rahsaan Tilford chose a Nova home, citing convenience to his work, shopping, dining and leisure choices as a leading factor. “It’s all easy from here,” he said.

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.

Leisure fun is close at hand. Established nearby parks include one dog park and one with a covered play area that features the popular a basketball court and lawn. Additional choices for recreation and leisure are taking shape at The Grove, the master plan’s amenity center. Plans call for 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 are also part of the enticing array of leisure time venues.

A Vibrant Community—”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!”

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.”

Customer-Centric Builder—As they considered University Park, Maria and Todd scouted their prospective builder by touring several 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.”

Or as Rahsaan put it, “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.”

“Our buyers have been quick to secure their new home here, and they are glad they did,” noted Chad Ross, WPG Community Sales Manager at University Park. “Pre-qualifying helps you choose your top picks and take quick action when the time is right. You can also become part of our interest list, making you among the first to know what’s available and what’s coming up.”

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 help with navigating today’s purchase process is exceptional,” said Ross. “Feel free to call Jeff at 949-515-1205 or 714-403-0329, or email”

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.”

“University Park reflects our company’s steadfast commitment to excellence,” said Cunningham. “This is an outstanding place to make your home, and we look forward to seeing more new residents contribute to the neighborly dynamics here.”

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 for more information.

WPG is a privately held, selective developer/homebuilder with an excellent track record and a growing roster of prestigious design and planning awards. These include 22 honors last year alone, bestowed by judges of the SoCal MAME Awards, Gold Nugget Awards and The Nationals. University Park is among WPG’s award winners, Flair at Miralon, The QUE and Skye in Palm Springs.

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