Barratt's City Square Debunking Market Trends


ESCONDIDO, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Contrary to cooling market trends, Barratt American's City Square neighborhood in downtown Escondido has sold an astounding 18 homes in the month since its grand opening, it was announced by President of Barratt American's Urban Division Larry Clemens.

“The overwhelming sales success confirms the desire for affordable and attractive homes in inland North County, especially in downtown Escondido where great efforts have been taken to establish a self-sufficient live-work community,” said Clemens. “The neighborhood is literally a block from the heart of downtown Escondido. Smart development of under-utilized land is what urban redevelopment is all about.”

The neighborhood will eventually include 102 attached townhomes in eight buildings. The first two buildings encompassing 18 homes have been completed and construction is now underway on the next two buildings. Construction completion for these buildings is anticipated for April 2008.

City Square, with contemporary architecture featuring steel and glass accents and bold colors of brick red, sage green and cornflower blue, will feature three floor plans encompassing 1,198 to 1,903 square feet with two or three bedrooms and two or 2 1/2 bathrooms possible.

All homes feature spacious walk-in closets, decks and a two-car tandem garage with an insulated metal roll-up door on the ground level. Inviting and comfortable, interior spaces are completed with plush wall-to-wall carpet, laundry closets with shelving, recessed can lighting, tankless energy-saving water heaters and forced heating and air conditioning.

The creative kitchens feature LG Viatera countertops with 6″ backsplash, gas range, self-cleaning microwave, under-counter dishwasher and stainless steel, double sink with Badger waste disposal. The space is further accessorized with a Delta brushed stainless steel faucet, contemporary hand-crafted cabinetry with stainless steel hardware and durable ceramic tile flooring.

Designed by award-winning architects KTGY, the homes are priced from the high $300,000s.

With its charming boutiques, antique stores, cultural arts center, movie theater and family-owned restaurants, downtown Escondido is full of life and vitality and yet still maintains its small-town atmosphere with tree-canopied streets, grass-covered medians and pedestrians taking part in this thriving business community.

Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, Escondido is famed for its year-round mild weather and is home to the renowned Wild Animal Park. The city offers a handful of wineries along with multipurpose trails that are used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and capturing honorable views of the picturesque city.

For more information on City Square, please phone (760) 746-2733 or visit the Barratt American Web site at

SOURCE Barratt American

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