When you drive down Sierra Highway and look up to the west, the new homes you see on the ridge are part of the Skyline development, which held its grand opening last fall.
There are approximately 1,200 home sites, according to Lyndsay Fuller, Pardee Homes director of sales and marketing. At press time there were about 150 homes sold and 20 are already occupied.
“We just did a survey of buyers so far and it was staggering how many people responded about the location and views,” Fuller said. “Also, the open space and having breathability.”
Some of the advantages to Skyline, Fuller said, is the presence of a community center, which was ready on opening day.
“It’s like having a resort amenity in your backyard,” she said, “with cabanas, a state-of-the-art gym with Peloton bikes. The gym is about 1,200 square feet.”
Like a lot of housing developments, residents have access to a clubhouse they can rent out for parties. There is an outdoor area with built-in barbecues totaling 3,800 square feet of common space. There’s a coffee bar on site and the coffee bar doubles as a welcome center for the home sales office.
The Lookout is a community space for recreation, fitness and entertaining and a second recreation area is planned for 2021/2022. People can connect with the neighborhood at pools and playgrounds, a bocce ball area, as well as the workout room and coffeehouse.
“You can go to the coffeehouse and get information about all four neighborhoods,” Fuller said. “We staffed it with a barista who is also a licensed sales professional for home buyers starting their home search.”
The neighborhoods are:
Sola: 1,882-2,225 square feet
Celestia: 2,001-2,596 square feet
Mystral: 2,600-3,132 square feet
Lyra: 2,861-3,506 square feet
“Skyline is unique,” Fuller said. “We took home a silver award at the (California Building Industry) Gold Nugget Awards.”
There are several dry creeks, one near the gym, and their focal points use reclaimed water. In the children’s area there’s a splash pad near the pool and a water tower system with buckets.
Fuller explained that Skyline has progressive features that appeal to millennial home shoppers. For instance, there is a butterfly garden you can only access through the paseo system which you “stumble upon while on a hike,” she said.
The paseos connect all the way down to the proposed elementary school, which will be the newest addition to the Sulphur Springs School District when it opens in the future. And the road for vehicle use connecting Whites Canyon to Sierra Highway is set to open this fall.
To visit Skyline you can drive to the office at 29049 Stratus Street in Santa Clarita. It opens every day at 10 a.m. except Wednesdays, when it opens at 1 p.m. It includes access to the model homes and the amenities.