By Mike Hazlip—
Less than 20 homes remain available to buyers, just 18 months after the first model homes opened in the Mitchell Village housing development in Citrus Heights.
The three communities of Heritage, Canyon, and Oaks at Mitchell Village initially had a combined total of 260 units, development plans show. Regional Vice President of Public Relations and Communications for KB Home, Craig LeMessurier, told The Sentinel about 200 families call development home.
“The residents are enjoying their new homes and KB Home is proud to have delivered an amazing community in this prime location,” LeMessurier said, noting that some homes remain under construction.
Home prices range from the $460,000s to more than $600,000 in the 56-acre development, borders Arcadia Drive and Fair Oaks Boulevard. The development has transformed a former golf course into a community with three distinct housing models and a green space.
Canyon at Mitchell Village features three and four bedroom homes starting at $485,460. The square footage ranges from 1,500 to just under 1,800. Heritage at Mitchell Village offers 1,680 to 2,385-square-foot homes starting at $513,605. Oaks at Mitchell Village has homes available in the 1,432 to 2,233-square-foot range starting at $497,990.
Related: New 23-acre nature park, trail in Citrus Heights nearing completion
The green space running through the center of the development was required to stay undeveloped due to a 100-year flood plain associated with Arcade Creek. Under an agreement with the Sunrise Recreation and Parks District, the undeveloped acreage now includes a meandering trail with five bridges and two soon-to-be play structure areas. The trail system will be managed by the parks district.
The trail will connect with a future 2.9-mile trail system the city is planning, documents show.
Paved trails through the area are nearing completion, however several access points from the development remain under construction during a recent visit by Sentinel staff.
“The trail system should be completed by end of year the parks will be finished in early 2023, weather permitting,” according to LeMessurier.
Related: Street names in new Citrus Heights subdivision rooted in local history
As previously reported, streets in the Mitchell Village development all feature names highlighting local history. For example, visitors turning off Fair Oaks Boulevard to enter the subdivision are met with a pair of new model homes on Neff Court.
The court’s name hails back to the Gold Rush Era, where D.S. Neff owned and operated the 17 Mile Road House on Auburn Boulevard, a once-popular teamster stop for those traveling from Sacramento to Auburn.
LeMessurier expects the last homes to be completed by next summer, inviting potential buyers to visit the model homes saying “the last handful won’t last long.”