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More model homes open in new Citrus Heights housing development

Model homes in the Oaks at Mitchell Village opened this month in Citrus Heights, off Arcadia Drive. // M. Hazlip

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KB Home this month opened a new pair of model homes for buyers to tour in the 260-home Mitchell Village housing development near Sunrise Mall.

The newest homes are the first to open in the “Oaks at Mitchell Village,” which is KB Home’s third community located in the 56-acre development off Arcadia Drive and Fair Oaks Boulevard. Each community features different floor plans and price points, to appeal to different buyers.

KB Home spokesman Craig LeMessurier told The Sentinel that floor plans in the “Oaks” community feature up to five bedrooms and three baths, and range in size from approximately 1,400 to 2,200 square feet. He said the biggest distinctive is that “they are cluster homes built on smaller home sites and accessed via private streets.” Pricing for the homes is from the mid $450,000s.

Homes in the development’s “Canyon” community begin at a slightly lower price and include several two-story floor plans with up to four bedrooms, three baths, two-car garages and range from approximately 1,300 to 2,200 square feet. LeMessurier said the homes are considered “paseo homes” which he said are “smaller and narrower with the garage in the rear, accessed via a private alley.”

Canyon homes also have side yard areas, instead of a traditional backyard. Pricing starts in the $440,000s, LeMessurier said.

The largest and most expensive homes are located in the Heritage at Mitchell Village community, accessed off Fair Oaks Boulevard. The traditional single family homes built on larger lots are one or two story and feature up to five bedrooms and three baths, ranging in size from about 1,600 to 2,300 square feet.

Pricing for homes in the Heritage community start in the $520,000s, LeMessurier said.

A popular aspect of the expansive Mitchell Village project, formerly called Mitchell Farms, has been the large amount of open space incorporated in the development, as a large swath down the middle of the acreage must remain undeveloped due to a 100-year flood plain associated with Arcade Creek. Under an agreement with the Sunrise Recreation and Parks District, the undeveloped acreage is managed by the parks district.

A meandering trail through the park will also connect with a future 2.9-mile trail the city is planning, and residents will be within close walking distance to shopping in the Sunrise MarketPlace business district.

Related: Construction to begin this year on new 2.9-mile trail in Citrus Heights

As previously reported, streets in the Mitchell Village development all feature names highlighting local history. For example, visitors turning off Fair Oaks Boulevard to enter the subdivision are met with a pair of new model homes on Neff Court.

The court’s name hails back to the Gold Rush Era, where D.S. Neff owned and operated the 17 Mile Road House on Auburn Boulevard, a once-popular teamster stop for those traveling from Sacramento to Auburn.

Related: Street names in new Citrus Heights subdivision rooted in local history

Tours of homes can be made by appointment, or on a walk-in basis, LeMessurier said. Live video tours are also offered during the pandemic.

Although home sales are currently underway, construction is still continuing and residents have not begun moving yet. The first move-in’s are expected later this year.

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