Lennar Set to Build Homes in Bella Casa Community in Apex, North Carolina

Homebuilder Continues Growth in Market with New Homes Priced from the $290s in Wake County.

Raleigh, NC, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com)-- In Italian it means beautiful home, but in the town of Apex located in Wake County, North Carolina it means a beautiful brand new community. Lennar, one of the Triangle’s leading homebuilders, is set to debut homes at the master-planned Bella Casa community.

Lennar will introduce seven single-family floor plans at Traditions at Bella Casa. The plans include one and a half to two-story homes with four or more bedrooms, two and a half to four bathrooms and two-car garages. The homes will range from 2,586 to 3,422 square feet with prices starting from the $290s.

At the Traditions at Bella Casa, the homes have an array of quality features and designer upgrades included as standard in the home purchase price. Some of these features include hardwood flooring, granite countertops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, tray ceilings and heavy trim details.

In addition, all of the homes will be built to both ENERGY STAR® and Environments For Living® certification. In order for homes to receive these certifications, the builder must meet stringent requirements that surpass what is required under current conventional building codes.

Certified homes offer more efficient windows, appliances, insulation and heating and cooling systems. Homebuyers will experience a noticeable difference in energy and water efficiency, durability, indoor environmental quality and overall monthly utility costs.

Within the community, amenities will include a clubhouse with interior and exterior gathering areas, a Jr. Olympic size swimming pool and tennis courts.

Located adjacent to the community, Apex Nature Park consists of 165 acres with proposed soccer fields, multi-use fields, nature trails/cross-country course, disc-golf course, a terraced amphitheatre and a dog park.

“We are very excited to be building homes in this spectacular community,” said Trish Hanchette, President of Lennar’s Raleigh Division. “Traditions at Bella Casa is close to all of the lifestyle amenities today’s homebuyers look for when searching for a community in a tranquil park-like setting.”

Bella Casa is less than two miles away from major thoroughfares including US 1, US 64 and I-540. This provides convenient access to Research Triangle Park, Cary, Western Wake Medical Center, North Carolina State University and downtown Raleigh.

Beaver Creek Commons, the largest retail center in Apex, is less than five minutes away and provides shopping at major retailers including Old Navy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, HH Gregg, Super Target and Border’s Books. Downtown Apex offers a quaint atmosphere filled with a variety of boutique shopping and dining venues.

Prospective homebuyers interested in this community can get in on the ground floor by visiting www.LennarRaleigh.com to find out about VIP exclusive offers and events or call 919.303.1960.

The community is located at 1908 Lazio Lane in Apex.

About Lennar Corporation
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is headquartered in Miami, Florida and is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and retirement homes in Communities that cater to almost any lifestyle – such as urban, golf course, Active Adult or suburban Communities. Currently the company builds homes in 17 different states in some of the finest markets across the country.

Brandi McDonald