The New Home Company (NYSE: NWHM) today announced that Richmond American Homes has been selected as the latest guest builder at Bedford, the a gated village in South Corona, California.

According to NEW HOME, master developer of Bedford, more than 100 sales have been recorded in the community since the start of the year.

Richmond American Homes will build Atwood, a collection of 59 single-family detached residences that will complete the first village in Bedford. In response to buyer demand, the homes at Atwood, designed by SDK Atelier, will feature three, one-story floor plans ranging from 1,946 to 2,210 square feet with three to four bedrooms and options including gourmet kitchens, private guest suites, and more. All three plans include spacious master bedrooms with large walk-in closets, dining areas, kitchen islands for casual dining and large loggias for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The grand opening celebration for Atwood is anticipated in early December 2019.

Amenities at Bedford.
Amenities at Bedford.

Bedford, which is planned to include more than 1,600 homes upon completion, is the first residential community of this scale to arrive in Corona in more than 15 years. The village is set in a scenic location southwest of the Cajalco Road and I-15 interchange, which is currently being improved as a six-lane bridge with easy access to a new toll lane, on the site of a former citrus grove near the Santa Ana foothills. Early next year, NEW HOME will join officials from the City of Corona to celebrate the completion of the interchange, an important transportation milestone that will benefit drivers in the Inland Empire as it continues to grow.

“Riverside County, where Bedford is located, added more than 30,000 new residents last year, making it the fifth fastest growing county in the United States,” said Leonard Miller, president and CEO for NEW HOME. “This is largely due to families leaving coastal areas, such as Orange County, who are looking inland to purchase more attainable homes without sacrificing design and lifestyle. That was our mission at Bedford: To create something special that stood apart in quality and design. The fact that we are welcoming homebuyers from all over Southern California demonstrates to us that we got it right.”

Atwood will join Parson by NEW HOME, Citron by Tri Pointe Homes, Nova by Woodside Homes and Whitney by NEW HOME, all of which are actively selling and have residents moving in now. Collectively, the five neighborhoods offer a wide range of home styles that fit various lifestyles from first-time buyers to growing families to those looking to move down into a turn-key, low maintenance residence.

Bedford offers a range of amenities to its homeowners. These include a recreational complex called the Hudson House, several conveniently located parks and on-street bike lanes. Open to the public will be a multi-purpose trail along the restored Bedford Canyon Wash, and pathways for walking and cycling. The Hudson House serves as the Bedford social hub, featuring three pools and spa, lounge areas overlooking the natural open space, multi-purpose room, Sidecar Bar, barbecues, Kiwi Corner tot lot and a collection of indoor/outdoor spaces for events.

An estimated 10 acres have been earmarked for new retail, office, entertainment, lodging and other commercial businesses in the Bedford Marketplace, planned to open by 2021. In addition, The Crossings at Corona and The Shops at Dos Lagos, offering premier restaurants, shopping and entertainment, are just minutes from Bedford.