Military family finds home in William Lyon’s community

Military transfer leads to discovery of The Commons by William Lyon Homes

Military life can lead to many interesting places around the world. For Forrest Sisson and his family, it has led to the other side of the Pacific Ocean and back.

When the Sisson family received notification that a 5,000-mile-plus transfer from Japan to Las Vegas was in order, their long distance search for a place to call home began. Their search eventually led to the northwestern Las Vegas Valley and The Commons by William Lyon Homes. And, in January they said “sayonara” to life as renters and became first-time homebuyers.

“This is our first home that we have ever bought. Before we had been in military living or rented, most recently outside of Tokyo,” Lailani Sisson said. “I love our new home and The Commons. Our home is much, much bigger than where we lived in Japan. With four bedrooms, everyone has their own space and our children don’t have to share bedrooms. My favorite part is the kitchen because it is big and open with a lot of countertop space and cabinet space.”

Forrest Sisson likes the overall layout of the home. “I like all of the space that our home has, the home’s layout, the size of the backyard and the three-car garage where I can set up a shop area,” he said.

The family of five selected a 2,747-square-foot, two-story home with four bedrooms and 2½ baths.

The location of The Commons also appealed to the Sissons. “We also like the location of our neighborhood. There’s an elementary school and middle school nearby and it’s close to shopping and the 215 (Las Vegas Beltway),” Lailani Sisson said. “I also like that the area is really quiet and doesn’t feel congested.”

According to sales agent Maria Bengston, the 37-home neighborhood’s location off of North Decatur Boulevard, north of the Beltway, has garnered the attention of many home shoppers, especially those who utilize the Beltway for commuting and those with ties to Nellis Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base.

“The Sissons are not the only home shoppers with military ties who have looked into The Commons. We’ve had quite a few families visit who are looking for spacious brand-new homes on big lots and who also need to commute to Nellis or Creech. Our access to the 215 makes that possible,” Bengston said.

She said that a second phase of homes have recently been released, offering summer move-in dates. Three models priced from $207,000 are available.

Residence One features a great room design, three bedrooms, 2½ baths and a den. The floor plan selected by the Sissons — Residence Two — features four bedrooms and 2½ baths. Residence Three includes a great room, five bedrooms and three baths with options for a den, loft or master retreat in 2,727 square feet.

To visit the neighborhood, take the northern Beltway to Decatur Boulevard, head north toward Grand Teton Drive and follow the signs. The sales office and model homes are open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily except, Monday, when it opens at noon.

William Lyon Homes is constructing six additional neighborhoods in Southern Nevada where homes measure from 1,335 to 3,068 square feet.

Other neighborhoods include West Park Courtyards in Summerlin, The Crossings in the northwestern valley, Fields in the Aliante master-planned community, The Cottages at Centennial Ranch, Tularosa in Mountain’s Edge, and Series I in the Mountain Falls master-planned community in Pahrump.

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