Del Webb Grand Opens Second Community In Raleigh-Durham Carolina Arbors by Del Webb to Host Nearly 1,000 Baby Boomers on Saturday, July 20

Unveils 12 Consumer Inspired Home Designs

DURHAM, N.C., July 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Del Webb, the leading builder of active adult communities in the nation, is hosting its public grand opening for its second Del Webb community in the Raleigh-Durham area on Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Carolina Arbors by Del Webb will offer baby boomers the highly sought-after active lifestyle for those ages 55 and better.

Nearly 1,000 baby boomers are expected to attend the event, which will feature beer tastings, food truck rodeo lunch, live beach music, giveaways and model tours of 11 newly fully decorated homes.

According to Matt Goss, vice president of sales for Del Webb in Raleigh-Durham, baby boomers represent more than 16 percent of the Raleigh-Cary-Durham MSA's total population, and are the single-fastest growing segment of the state's population.

"We are seeing a good mix of local Triangle area buyers, as well as boomers from the Midwestern states," said Goss.  "Since we began pre-selling earlier this year, about two-thirds are still working and/or are purchasing in pre-retirement.  Many of these boomers don't want to delay any further their enjoyment of an active lifestyle.  They want to take advantage of all the amenities, programs and activities offered in a Del Webb community."

The weekend of July 20, Carolina Arbors will officially be open for selling.  Located in the city of Durham near Brier Creek, off TW Alexander and ACC Boulevard, the community will include approximately 1,275 homes on nearly 460 acres with a much-anticipated, state-of-the-art 30,000-square-foot amenity center.

Consumer Inspired Home Designs
Del Webb is introducing 12 new floor plans at Carolina Arbors that are the result of extensive consumer research and reflect the way boomers truly live in their homes.  The innovative consumer inspired designs feature spacious living areas with generous storage spaces, large kitchen islands, raised dishwashers, flexible living spaces to fit a specific buyer's needs, several outdoor living options, loft options, and an option for fixed stairs in the garage to safely access storage.

According to Goss, these new floor plans have been completely redesigned after the company's extensive consumer research and analysis of buyer feedback.   

"Several years of research, thought and creativity have gone into the design of these homes to ensure they support what boomers are telling us they want: spaces for personal rejuvenation, social interaction, entertainment, and easy, effortless living," Goss said.  "These new home plans represent an exciting, fresh direction in home design, blending the concepts of universal design for ageless living with higher energy efficiency and connectivity."

Potential homebuyers will tour the new sales center and model park, which features 11 designer-decorated homes.  The community offers all single-story ranch homes, ranging from 1,109 to 3,469 square feet.  Prices start from $198,990.

Carolina Arbors by Del Webb
Carolina Arbors is in close proximity to the vibrant Brier Creek area which is best known as the premier outdoor shopping mall in the Raleigh-Durham market with more than two million square feet of retail space.  Additionally, there are more than 40 restaurants within a two-mile radius of Carolina Arbors.  Carolina Arbors is in the heart of the Triangle and convenient to Duke, UNC and Wake Med hospitals, as well as the Raleigh-Durham (RDU) International Airport, boating, biking, hiking, fishing, continuing education, cultural events, plays, shows, collegiate sports and the Carolina Hurricanes NHL team.

According to Goss, the Carolinas are a booming retirement destination.  One of the company's most successful Del Webb communities in the country is Carolina Preserve at Amberly by Del Webb and is the first Del Webb in North Carolina. It is expected to be built-out by the end of 2013.

Amenities at Carolina Arbors
The 30,000-square-feet Residents Center will feature a fitness center, billiards room, demonstration kitchen, arts and crafts room, indoor pool and spa, library and commons lounge. The outdoor amenities will feature pickleball and tennis courts, a croquet lawn, bocce courts and a community garden with outdoor pavilion and other amenities.  Additionally, a full-time activities director will be on-site, orchestrating social events, clubs and even courses offered by nearby colleges and universities.

Carolina Arbors is one of more than 50 Del Webb active adult communities currently for sale across the country.

For more information about Carolina Arbors, visit delwebb.com/carolinaarbors or call 877-266-0297.

About Del Webb
Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).  Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America's leading builder of new homes targeted to pre-retirement and retiring boomers.  Del Webb builds consumer inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement.  For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com

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