Villa Metro, The Newest Neighborhood in Awesometown

This post is sponsored by Villa Metro.

view at villa metro

The first thing I thought when I walked through a model home in the new Villa Metro community in Valencia was “I want my parents to move here.” Every home, when the community is ready for move-in in December, will be brand new, custom-made to each owner’s liking, and have minimal yards. Several of the models have mini apartments on one floor. Perfect for empty-nesters whose grandchildren would love to come and stay overnight and use the community park or pool or rec center.

beach house kitchen

The second thing I thought was “I would like to move here.” That is, when my husband and i have our own empty nest. Even the smallest model home – the Plan One version of the Aqua neighborhood – felt spacious and roomy. All of the nine different home designs are bathed in light from the many large windows, even in some of the big walk-in closets! So 1,081 square feet with a huge open kitchen/living area above a second bedroom and garage below? The whole thing felt like a beach house and seems perfect for an empty nester couple who spends more time exploring the world than at home, but when they are home they want lovely comfortable digs. That, obviously, is how I imagine my life after the kids leave home.

custom choices

But I’m getting ahead of myself here.

Villa Metro, like many of the new communities in Valencia, is what it would be like if your neighborhood was built by Disneyland. By that I mean that everything is planned. The main road into the community will be lined by “light professional” buildings – you can buy one of these homes and live on the top floor and use the bottom as a retail or work space. At the end of that road is the community rec center, or Villa, where you can have parties and gatherings, behind which is a lovely pool and spa area that overlooks the starkly beautiful Santa Clara River wash. Off to the sides are the gated parts of the community, with three neighborhoods arranged along a wedge of land that stretches along Soledad Canyon Road north of the Santa Clarita Metrolink station and just east of Golden Valley Road. Homes are arranged in courtyards. There will be a “Tot Lot,” a community garden, and easy access to Valencia’s paseos, the much touted network of bike/hiking paths.

villa metro exterior

Most notably, though, is that everything is pristine. Of course, because it’s brand new, and many parts aren’t even finished yet. But the attention to detail is what struck me. There are iron balconies with window boxes on the upstairs windows. Beautiful heavy front doors inside arched porticoes. Planters flank each garage door.

sol plan three

Inside, the models are staged with bright colors and tasteful decor and even details like a teen boy’s backpack and baseball capped tossed “casually” on the daybed in a bedroom. I stood in each kitchen, assuming my normal position in this imaginary household, and looked out over each fiefdom, easily picturing my boisterous, messy family inhabiting the spaces. But with way nicer appliances than than ones I have now. It’s an easy daydream, too, because the prices of these homes all start in the $300,000’s. Even the largest home, Plan Three of the Sol neighborhood at 1,998 square feet (pictured above), starts in “the High $300s.” Of course, all of the different options are upgrades, from the floor coverings to the countertops you can choose your own adventure. You can even have the second-floor bonus room turned into a fifth bedroom!

You can see it for yourself this weekend: from 10AM to 4PM each day the model homes will be open and there will be refreshments, giveaways, music, and even a Mediterranean street festival on Saturday. Villa Metro will be taking orders soon, with the first move-in’s expected to happen in December. Great schools are nearby, and plenty of outdoor adventure, shopping and entertainment facilities, the Metro to take you into the city for work, and of course, Magic Mountain, where the whole world of Valencia started.

For more information about Villa Metro and Valencia (aka “Awesometown”) visit


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