Century Communities announced late Thursday that East Garrison, a new master planned community in the Monterey Peninsula, will host a model grand opening Saturday, Jan. 19 at Sales Center East, 19234 Coliseum Lane.

The celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes tours of the model homes along with music and food from Paddy Wagon Sliders, raffle prizes and fun activities for the whole family.

New models located in the new Phase 3 section of East Garrison start in the mid $500s to the low $600s:

The Grove Collection of two-story homes features open designs with kitchen, living and dining areas—ideal layouts for entertaining. The homes also offer a private master suite. The designs include front porches with cozy side yards and two-car garage access from the rear. Home buyers can choose from up to 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and up to 1,866 square feet of thoughtfully designed space.

The Monarch Collection of two-story homes offers three easy-living designs which merge indoor and outdoor living spaces and detached two-car garages. These homes range in size from 1,575 to 1,870 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5-3 baths. Home buyers will enjoy al fresco dining on the large front porch and central courtyard. The homes feature gourmet kitchens, island seating, private master suites with large walk-in closets, with optional lofts—ideal for office, media rooms or study areas.

Century Communities' Hemingway model from the Monarch Collection starts at $648,000.
Century Communities' Hemingway model from the Monarch Collection starts at $648,000.

"This is an inspired setting on 244 acres with distinct neighborhoods all within easy strolling distance of a planned town center and arts district in re-purposed historic buildings which promise to be a vibrant cultural asset. The Monterey Peninsula is not only unique and historic but a world-class destination. We're proud to have developed East Garrison and I encourage potential homeowners to come visit and envision your future here," said Century Communities' Northern California Division President James Fletcher.

Developed by Century Communities, this master planned community is in the heart of the Monterey Peninsula and on land formerly known as Fort Ord, a U.S. army base that closed in 1994. Homeowners living in East Garrison have easy access to downtown Salinas; the white sand beach, shops and restaurants, performing arts and gallerias at Carmel-by-the Sea; the Monterey Bay Aquarium at world famous Cannery Row and Old Fisherman's Wharf; the annual Monterey Jazz Festival; 20 spectacular golf courses including Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and more; the 90-mile coastland of Big Sur, which is popular for hiking, camping and unspoiled mountain and ocean vistas.