Thousands of visitors from Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah are expected in Mesquite today and Sunday for the grand opening of Del Webb’s newest age-qualified community, according to Nick Parks, director of marketing for Del Webb Nevada.
Sun City Mesquite, located about 90 miles northeast of Las Vegas near the Nevada-Arizona border, will open 12 all-new model homes to the public today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“If there is one weekend to make the drive to Mesquite from Las Vegas, this is the weekend,” Parks said.
“This is the most anticipated grand opening of the year in our company and it will not disappoint. The event will be spectacular. The models are complete and look stunning. The sales office is an interactive museum full of new and innovative information — all set against the dramatic natural backdrop of flat top mesa.”
Entertainment and refreshments will be part of the festivities throughout the weekend, including a live DJ and free gifts for all who attend while supplies last. There will be information booths on local services and demonstrations on the energy efficiency of the Sun City Mesquite homes.
“Thousands of people have been waiting for this day for a very long time,” said Sasha Jackowich, public relations and marketing manager for Del Webb Nevada. “Ground-breaking was in April of last year and interest began to build long before then.”
“Sun City Mesquite will be among the premier Sun City communities in the nation due to its favorable location,” Jackowich said. “In addition to the Nevada address sought after by many active-adult home buyers, Mesquite provides a leisurely, small-town lifestyle; medical, retail and entertainment facilities; and great access to both the excitement of Las Vegas and the quiet beauty of some of the most beloved national parks. This is Del Webb’s newest community and we consider it our best to date.”
As many as 14,000 registrants enrolled on Sun City Mesquite’s Pioneer VIP interest list, with more than 4,000 prospective buyers attending the five informational seminars held recently in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Mesquite.
Many seminar attendees reserved one of the first 100 homes released for sale in the community. The first residents are expected to move into their homes next month.
“We’re entering our grand opening weekend at Sun City Mesquite having already sold many homes in our first release,” Jackowich said. “The demand for the lifestyle and location of this community has exceeded all of our expectations. Seeing it come to fruition is very gratifying for us.”
Sun City Mesquite is a 2,014-acre community with a host of amenities designed for recreation and social interaction, including a 30,000-square-foot community recreation center with fitness facilities, rooms for club activities, a computer lab, swimming pool area and sports courts, including pickle ball, bocce and tennis. The community recreation center is scheduled to open in October of this year.
The homes are all single-story designs, ranging from 1,200 to 3,100 square feet with two- or three-car garages. Prices start in the $220,000s.
Central to Sun City Mesquite is an 18-hole golf course designed by the award-winning firm of Gary Panks & Associates of Scottsdale, Ariz. Upon completion, the community will comprise as many as 3,400 homes.
Most of the community amenities in Sun City Mesquite are expected to be complete by the time the first residents move into their homes in July. A series of walking trails will link outdoor amenities and open space areas to the homes.
“We want all of our residents to enjoy the full benefits of the Sun City lifestyle from the beginning,” Jackowich said. “We often hear comments about Mesquite being ‘the next Palm Springs’ due to parallels of weather, golf, tranquility and location. We think we are about to change the way people see Mesquite forever. This is an exciting time for the entire city.”
Sun City Mesquite is the flagship development of Del Webb’s Anthem Mesquite master plan. For more information, including regular updates regarding the community and the city of Mesquite, including photos and a timeline, visit suncitymesquite.com.