First-Time Homebuyers Find Perfect Place to Bring Home Baby

by Rosedale on 9/6/2012 12:00 AM

First-Time Homebuyers Find Perfect Place to Bring Home Baby

This year, Mathew and his wife Valerie started a new chapter in their life. They purchased their first home and weeks later, welcomed their first child. Formerly West Covina apartment dwellers, the couple now enjoys a four bedroom, 2.5 bath Mapleton home at Rosedale in Azusa.

“It took about a year for us to find the right place,” noted Mathew. “We kept our eyes on Rosedale, and after seeing KB Home’s Mapleton neighborhood the day before it grand opened, we fell in love with the models and appreciated the price point.” No walls attached to neighbors, plenty of parking, and a great design were quite the upgrade from a one-bedroom apartment, noted Mathew.

The Biller’s were also attracted to Rosedale’s location, near Mathew’s hometown of Diamond Bar, and providing quick freeway access to Los Angeles. “Location!,” exclaimed Mathew. “Rosedale’s perfectly located. Plus, my wife grew up a few blocks from here, and it’s special knowing that we’ll raise our family here, too.”

Other than cherishing their new bundle of joy, Mathew and Valerie are parents to three cats. “It seems like residents are all issued a four-legged companion in the Azusa foothills,” said Mathew. “We go for walks every night. I’ve never done that in my life, but I love doing it here. We’ve got amazing sunset views of the city. I take pictures on my cell phone almost every night.”

Located on more than 500 acres of land, Rosedale offers residents various opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Current and future amenities at Rosedale include 10 neighborhood parks, equipped with picnic tables, play structures, gardens, shade pavilions and barbecues; 5.5-acre Promenade Park equipped with youth sports fields, basketball and multi-use courts; and access to over 100 hiking trails, including Garcia Park that has hiking trails more than two miles long, as well as access to Azusa Peak, reaching 2,081 feet.

The community strikes a perfect balance between enjoying natural surroundings and having access to modern amenities. Community gem, The Resort at Rosedale features a 4,500 square-foot private clubhouse and two-acre recreation center with a fully equipped fitness room, Junior Olympic swimming pool, spa, wading pool and outdoor fireplace. Also, adjacent to Rosedale is a Metro Gold Line boarding station, scheduled to open in 2015. The Gold Line will provide homeowners access to rail transportation to Downtown Los Angeles, and Orange and San Bernardino counties.

Rosedale has 20 model homes to tour, by builders Brookfield Homes, KB Home, LA Urban Homes, TRI Pointe Homes and William Lyon Homes. Neighborhoods at Rosedale offer a variety of floor plan designs that range from townhomes popular among many first-time buyers, to luxury residences popular among many move-up buyers. Homes range from the low $300,000s to the low $700,000s.

Boasting more than 200 sales year-to-date, Rosedale is among the top-selling master-planned communities in Southern California. To learn more about Rosedale, visit or call (800) 928-1275. To see what’s going on in the community, visit

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