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Canterbury Lane in Moorpark offers no games, no gimmicks, no mello-roos

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 / Shea Homes

MOORPARK, CA – At Canterbury Lane in Moorpark, Shea Homes is addressing the needs of today's home buyers with no games, no gimmicks and no Mello-Roos taxes...just the facts that  make the distinctive and spacious paired homes of Canterbury Lane one of the best choices anyone can make.


The facts are compelling:

  • In addition to having no Mello-Roos, the property tax rate is a low 1.25%.
  • HOA fees are also low.
  • Mortgage interest rates are at all-time historic lows.
  • Buyers will receive a $10,000 California tax credit, and first-time buyers will receive an additional $8,000 federal tax credit.
  • Gourmet kitchens, including some with large islands, rival those in detached homes.
  • Moorpark has ranked as the safest city in Ventura County for the past seven years.
  • Shea Homes' Job Protection Program will make your mortgage payments for you for six months if you involuntarily lose your job.


“Canterbury Lane is truly an exceptional value,” stated Heather Stevenson, vice president of sales and marketing for Shea Homes Southern California. “We encourage home buyers to look around and compare value per square foot. When you do, we're confident you'll choose Canterbury Lane, and that's a fact.”


With its ideal location in a community that offers abundant recreation, excellent schools and a safe environment for every family, Canterbury Lane combines the carefree convenience of townhome living with the spaciousness that families need and the luxurious amenities that appeal to mature couples. Enhanced by quiet cul-de-sac locations and private yards, the community's stylish residences range from approximately 1,629 to 1,921 square feet, including three to four bedrooms and two and one-half baths plus a two-car attached garage with storage space.  Prices begin in the high $300,000s.


Design highlights include fireplace-warmed family room/living rooms, gourmet kitchens, luxurious master suites with large walk-in closets, elegant master baths with dual sinks and separate tub and shower enclosures, and upstairs laundry rooms. Plan Two takes on the added distinction of a separate living room and family room, while the large kitchen island is perfect for food preparation and serving. All residences feature handy tech centers in centralized locations to be shared by everyone in the household.


Moorpark’s charming and friendly character is enhanced by 16 community parks and a brand-new 27-hole golf course that combine to offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities.


Moorpark Unified School District is well-known for its educational excellence. Moorpark High School’s Academic Decathlon Team earned the National Championship Title in 1999, 2003 and 2008.


In addition, Moorpark is home to Moorpark College, which provides an accredited two-year program in business, science, performing arts, and vocational studies. Students in the school’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program operate an expanding on-campus zoo facility, which is open to the public, and the physics and astronomy departments also boast Ventura County´s only public observatory.


For everyday convenience, Canterbury Lane is within walking distance of grocery stores and other retailers and just a 10-minute drive from fashionable shopping and dining at the new Simi Valley Town Center. For commuters, the Moorpark Metrolink station is also within walking distance, and the community is close to the 118 Freeway as well.


To discover all the facts that make Canterbury Lane one of Southern California's best new-home values, travel the 118 Freeway west or the 23 Freeway north and exit westbound on Los Angeles Avenue. Make a U-turn at Park Lane and head back toward the community, turning right into the Canterbury Lane neighborhood. The Information Center and furnished models are open Saturday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The community is closed Thursday and Friday. For more information on Canterbury Lane, please call 805-529-2243.


An award-winning builder of new homes throughout Southern California, Shea Homes is a division of Shea Homes Limited Partnership, an independent member of the Shea family of companies, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006. Over the past 128 years, members of the Shea family and their companies have accomplished many extraordinary milestones, including completing work on the foundation of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge, working on San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) and serving as a managing partner for the construction of the Hoover Dam. Yet Shea Homes’ most satisfying achievements continue to revolve around listening to its customers’ needs and satisfying those needs by providing an extensive selection of new home floor plans and quality workmanship in the finest neighborhoods and communities available today. Honored in 2005 as one of “America’s Best Builders” by the National Association of Home Builders, and in 2007 as “Builder of the Year” by Professional Builder Magazine, Shea Homes is also investing in the future of children and communities across America by sponsoring a multi-faceted literacy awareness program that urges parents to "Read With Your Child 15 Minutes a Day." For more information, please visit the company’s website at




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