Name of First Del Webb in Houston Unveiled: Del Webb Sweetgrass

HOUSTON, Oct 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

The Houston operations of Del Webb announced today the name of the first Del Webb active adult community in the Greater Houston area, which will grand open in early 2011.

Del Webb Sweetgrass is located in the city of Richmond about 25 miles south of downtown Houston, and will include approximately 1,500 homes on more than 500 acres, with a much-anticipated multi-million dollar, state-of-the-art amenity center with indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, new walking trails, outdoor pavilion with fishing pier, and other amenities.

"The name imparts the community's place within Fort Bend County. The community is named after a native grass that implies a design that will allow the community and our resident's to blend in to the rustic surroundings with an invigorating outdoor recreation and indoor lifestyle that is deserving of the engaging and active lifestyle that Boomers want today," said Jim Rorison, division president for the Houston operations of Del Webb.

"With its natural, rolling topography, the community's design takes advantage of beautiful country-like views of the area with plenty of opportunities to view wildlife in its natural habitat. With curvilinear streets, abundant cul-de-sacs and meandering thoroughfares, Del Webb Sweetgrass will incorporate the natural beauty of the Richmond area, showcasing native and planted landscaping and significant water features," added Rorison.

The model park will feature a total of nine designer-decorated model homes. Del Webb Sweetgrass will feature all single-story homes, ranging in size from 1,500-2,500 square feet with 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms.

Additionally, construction has already begun for the new 8,000-square-foot sales pavilion and model park; with a target grand opening date of early Spring 2011. First residents are expected to move into the community in summer 2011.

There are 60 Del Webb active adult communities currently open for sale across the United States. Under its Del Webb brand, PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM) is the nation's leading builder of active adult communities for people age 55 and better.

For more information about Del Webb Sweetgrass, visit or call (866) 232-6072.

About Del Webb

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, award-winning Del Webb active adult communities provide a vibrant, enriched lifestyle for those ages 55 and older, creating an unmatched experience for "retirement." Del Webb communities began with the original Sun City which opened outside Phoenix, Arizona in 1960 and have grown to include more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 21 states. Del Webb is the best-known brand of active adult communities in America and draws on its 50 years of experience of providing residents an engaging life which fulfills their creative, physical, mental, and social needs. For more information on Del Webb, see

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