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Posted on 20 Mar, 2018

Weston, now open in Santee, will feature 415 single family homes that will include solar for purchase or lease, helping homeowners increase energy efficiency and save money.

Weston is spread across 204 acres and includes four neighborhoods — Sandstone and Lake Ridge by Pardee Homes San Diego, and Prism and Talus by TRI Pointe Homes Southern California. Sales at Weston’s four neighborhoods are currently underway with 14 model homes available for touring.

Buyers can choose from a variety of home sizes and price points unique to each neighborhood. Homes at Weston range from 1,789 to 3,743 square feet and are priced from the high $500,000s to the high $700,000s, depending on the neighborhood.

While master plan developer Pardee Homes San Diego has offered solar options to buyers in its communities for more than a decade, this is the company’s first master-planned community in which each of the homes in all four neighborhoods will include solar for purchase or lease. The all-solar plan was created to meet growing demand from energy-conscious buyers and the State of California’s zero-net energy goals.

The environmentally conscious Weston community adheres to Title 24 regulations ensuring new buildings are energy efficient and preserve environmental quality. Pardee Homes San Diego and TRI Pointe Homes have partnered with San Jose-based SunPower to equip every home at Weston with state-of-the-art, energy-efficient solar panels. SunPower, celebrating its 10-year anniversary of building solar communities with Pardee Homes San Diego, manufactures the components of the systems at Weston with a 25-year warranty.

Homes will come with a range of 3- to 5- kilowatt SunPower systems based on their designated plan’s square footage. Annually, these 3- to 5-kilowatt systems generate up to 8,000 kilowatt hours based on home orientation. While the level of savings will be dependent upon a family’s energy usage, it’s been shown that a SunPower system can provide up to 80 percent of a home’s electricity needs. Buyers at Weston have the option to purchase or lease the solar system. A 30 percent federal tax credit is available to buyers who purchase the systems and are exempt from California property taxes.

Beyond solar, Pardee Homes and TRI Pointe Homes offer LivingSmart®, TRI Pointe Group’s signature energy-efficient program, in all homes across the four neighborhoods. Greater comfort, better efficiency, and more savings are just some of the added benefits to buyers. LivingSmart includes the design, development, construction and ongoing operation of high-performing homes that provide healthier, more comfortable living environments while lowering operating costs, and includes five specific areas of advancement: EarthSmart®, HealthSmart®, EnergySmart™, WaterSmart® and HomeSmart™.

Outside the home, Weston is focused on catering to residents’ healthy and active lifestyles with a number of outdoor amenities, including a private 2,700-square-foot recreation center that will provide a hub for community life fit for the outdoor enthusiast. Additionally, Weston features a four-acre public park, and nearly one-half of Weston’s site will be preserved as permanent open space dedicated to Mission Trails Regional Park.

Residents also have easy access to the area’s lush surroundings in the heart of Southern California. Multiple trails for hiking and active-use parks including West Hills Park, which boasts sports fields, play equipment, gazebos and a gateway to Mission Trails Regional Park, are just outside the community. Weston is also a short distance from Santee Lakes, a 190‐acre park with seven recreational lakes ideal for fishing, boating, camping, special events and hiking.

Learn more about Weston’s neighborhoods here.