Ladera Ranch Introduces 360 Degree Living at Terramor Village

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Terramor Village's green-oriented lifestyle is part of the Ladera Ranch new homes. Read why families are embracing Terramor's green-designed and green-built homes in Ladera Ranch. Be a part of these green living neighborhoods.

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To Erik and Tracy Rogers, buying a home in Ladera Ranch's new green-oriented village of Terramor was "an eye-opening experience." Michelle and Scott Peters see their Terramor home purchase as a major step toward fulfilling their desire "to leave our environment as we found it." And for Ray and Yen Kwan, Terramor's green-designed and green-built homes are the "icing on the cake of living in Ladera Ranch."

The enthusiasm expressed by these homebuyers-all second-time Ladera Ranch purchasers-is shared by other families in Terramor, the largest eco-oriented village of its kind in the nation. Terramor is planned to ultimately offer a total of 1,260 residences in 12 distinctive neighborhoods, encompassing an exceptional variety of attached and detached home designs. Model homes are currently open for touring and a series of new phase releases are underway. Homeshoppers still have the opportunity to purchase at this one-of-a-kind village.

"Not only does the incredible response to Terramor demonstrate how today's families are embracing green living, but also once people move to Ladera Ranch they are here to stay," said Anne Marie Moiso, director of marketing for Rancho Mission Viejo, master planner and developer of Ladera Ranch new homes.

According to Erik Rogers: "We are extremely excited to reap the benefits of living in a green village. With two children, it is also important for us to have access to parks, trails and pools without crossing major streets."

Terramor has been designed around a network of paseos, arroyos, courtyards, greens, gardens and activity areas, highlighted by a Central Paseo that will run the length of the village. Residents can leave their cars at home and walk or bicycle almost anywhere in the village without crossing a major street.

Rogers also enthusiastically noted some of the eco-friendly building materials that are part of his family's new orange county green home, including photovoltaic panels for clean energy and Cocoon® insulation, which consists of at least 80 percent recycled material and is fire retardant.

Terramor Village homes are being built to conform with a number of design and construction guidelines in the areas of site/landscape design, water conservation, energy efficiency, materials and resources, and indoor environmental quality. In addition, each homebuilder must choose two other green innovations to further enhance the extensive list of green-oriented features.

Ray Kwan, a self-proclaimed "research nut" said, "The more I read about green homes, the better it gets. We wanted a larger home in Ladera Ranch and became interested in all the eco-amenities when we toured the Terramor model homes. You get the full package with purchasing a Terramor home, including Ladera Ranch's architectural diversity, great schools, extensive trails for hiking and jogging, clubhouses for hosting parties, water play parks for the kids, the LaderaLife community intranet and so much more. With a new home at Terramor and all the family-oriented aspects of Ladera Ranch, we can't see living anywhere else."

While the Rogers family and the Kwans have already moved into their new Terramor homes, the Peters are eagerly anticipating their summer move-in date.

"We wanted to be a part of Terramor's green-oriented lifestyle so much that-in order to be non-contingent buyers-we sold our existing home before the Terramor models were even completed and moved into a two-bedroom Ladera Ranch apartment with our three children, two dogs and an iguana," said Michelle Peters. "It's important to us for our kids to grow up green. We teach them about recycling and often go to the beach to pick up trash. Living in Terramor will be a good learning experience for them."

The Peters' upcoming move to Terramor Village has even got them thinking about purchasing an environmentally friendly GEM (Global Electric Motorcar) vehicle since every Terramor home comes with electrical-vehicle garage recharging stations. Through a partnership created by DaimlerChrysler and Rancho Mission Viejo, Terramor homebuyers can save up to $1,000 on a GEM vehicle purchase at Tuttle-Click Dodge in Irvine.

Observed Moiso: "Green design is one of six key points included in Terramor's blueprint for 360° Living, in which every aspect of village, home and lifestyle co-exist within the ideals of a shared world. This is a wonderful opportunity for people to bring their deeply held personal values into their homebuying decision."

The 4,000-acre Ladera Ranch hometown is designed as a complete master-planned environment, offering a range of homes priced from the high $300,000s to more than $1 million, enhanced by public and private schools, parks, recreational facilities, shopping,services and places of worship.

Terramor will consist of 12 distinctive neighborhoods, offering a total of 1,260 homes. With prices anticipated from the high $300,000s to more than $1,000,000, the various neighborhoods feature condominiums, townhomes, courtyard homes, cluster homes, and a variety of detached single-family residences. Sized to meet the needs of a diverse group of buyers, the homes range from approximately 920 to 4,330 square feet of living space.

Master-planned by Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC, the Ladera Ranch property is co-owned by Ladera Development Company and DMB Consolidated Holdings, LLC. Both Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC and Ladera Development Company are owned by the O'Neill and Moiso families and other non-family individuals. Phoenix, Arizona-based DMB Consolidated Holdings, LLC is a diversified investment company with interests in a variety of real estate, manufacturing and business endeavors.

To visit Ladera Ranch's Terramor village, exit the I-5 (San Diego Freeway) at Crown Valley Parkway and proceed east across the Crown Valley Parkway Bridge, following the signs to Terramor. Or, exit Ortega Highway in San Juan Capistrano, proceed inland to Antonio Parkway and turn left, then follow the signs. For directions to the Ladera Ranch iGallery, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, call (949) 388-8100. Additional information is available at

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