Former Texans choose home in Solera at Stallion Mountain

Five-year Southern Nevada residents and first-time homebuyers Paul and Connie Parton said they searched across the Las Vegas Valley before finding their home in Del Webb’s age-qualified Solera at Stallion Mountain community in the southeast.

The Partons, who are originally from Dallas, Texas, initially came to Las Vegas to be close to their son, who had already been living here for several years. The couple rented for their first five years in town and then thought they might return to Texas, before a series of events changed their minds.

“When the lease was up on our former apartment, we decided to return to Texas,” said Paul Parton, who is employed with Access Technologies. “We essentially sold everything … in preparation for leaving Las Vegas.

“While living in the southeast valley, we found a church in the area that we really liked — a place where we made many wonderful new friends and associations,” Parton said. “Then, we changed our minds and decided to stay in Las Vegas. At that point, we decided to rent another apartment and began looking for a permanent home here. We searched all over town and looked at all kinds of new and resale homes.”

A local Realtor suggested the Partons visit Del Webb’s Solera at Stallion Mountain.

“Once we drove into Solera at Stallion Mountain and saw the homes and community, we knew this was the place for us,” Parton said. “We visited the community center; viewed the quality of construction in the homes and the overall value, and decided to buy our home that same day.”

Solera at Stallion Mountain is a community designed by Del Webb specifically for adults age 55 and older.

Priced from the $160,000s, the community offers homebuyers a selection of five single-story home designs that range from 1,155 to 1,716 square feet with up to three bedrooms and two full baths. All have attached two-car garages.

The privately gated neighborhood is within the guarded gates of the Stallion Mountain Country Club.

Amenities include a private, 10,000-square-foot recreation center that houses a fitness center, club and hobby rooms.

Outside, residents have access to a pool and spa, tennis and bocce courts and abundant open space areas.

The Partons chose the Shire model. The one-story home features a covered entry and rear-yard patio. The 1,252-square-foot residence also has an open floor plan design with a great room, kitchen with a dining nook, three bedrooms (including a master suite with a walk-in closet), two baths and an attached two-car.

“The Shire design was just the right size and floor plan for us,” Parton said. “It has three bedrooms and a good separation between the bedrooms and the living and entertaining areas. We were also impressed by the long list of included features, such as the covered backyard patio and the extensive prewiring throughout the home.”

The couple said the Del Webb reputation for building energy-efficient homes was another attraction for them.

“As one example, we moved into our home last September and were told that when we set the air conditioning temperature on our thermostat, the room temperatures would be consistent throughout our entire home,” Parton said. “We have found this to be 100 percent true and I can also say that on a square-foot-to-square-foot comparison, our utility bills in our Solera at Stallion Mountain home are about a third of what they were in our former apartment,”

The couple also said they appreciated the services they received from the Del Webb sales and customer service staff,

“Our sales associate, Marie Linford, did an absolutely outstanding job for us throughout the entire process of buying our home,” Parton said. “In fact, everyone we dealt with from Del Webb was very friendly, helpful and responsive, every step of the way. There were no high-pressure tactics, in terms of selling us our home and everything we were promised was delivered.

“We are very pleased with our decision to buy at Solera at Stallion Mountain and, based on our experience, we’d do it all over again,” he said.

All homes built by Del Webb are constructed with Environments for Living building technology with blown-in cellulose insulation, conditioned attic spaces, 15 SEER-rated air-conditioning systems and dual-paned, vinyl-framed low-e windows.

Linford said this technology affords homeowners with decreased internal and external contaminants; increased indoor air quality; decreased heating and cooling usage and increased comfort, durability and tightness.

Additionally, Del Webb offers its Signature Standards, which includes brand-name amenities as standard features, Linford said.

They include Corian countertops, York heating and air-conditioning systems, Mohawk carpet, Dal tile, Sherwin-Williams paint, Moen faucets, Kohler plumbing fixtures, G.E. appliances, Schlage door hardware, Sea Gull lighting and Leviton multi-media wiring, Linford said.

To visit, take U.S. Highway 95 to Flamingo Road and go east, past Nellis Boulevard, to the entrance of Stallion Mountain Country Club.

The security officer at the gate will direct visitors toward the model homes and sales pavilion, which are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For more information call 866-339-9322, or visit delwebb.com.

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