20071210 hometown aurora celebrates a small town christmas by JF009l


									December 10, 2007


FROM: Jean Van Rensselar, McElroy Associates, 630-363-8081
      Joe McElroy, McElroy Associates, 630-355-3151

RE:       HomeTown Aurora Celebrates a Small-Town Christmas

      HomeTown Aurora is a place where residents always carry the sentiment, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but
never more so than at Christmastime when the community turns into a living model of the movie’s
small-town Christmas setting.
      Every year the tree-lighting ceremony brings Santa and Mrs. Claus and a host of carolers to Town
Center Park, which is decked with lights and wreaths. Sometimes the HomeTown Cafe hosts a breakfast
with Santa. Neighbors exchange cookies, children perform a Christmas pageant and work on special
projects, and the spirit of Christmas hangs in the air like the aroma of a cinnamon candle.
      “We like spending the holidays where we live without having to travel to be with friends – our
neighbors are our friends,” said Christine Walker, HomeTown’s community life director.
      And this year, there is special reason to celebrate – the developer recently opened a new phase of
HomeTown with eight home designs, six new models and prices ranging from $169,903 to $266,109.
      Homes range from 1,263 to 3214 square feet, with two to five bedrooms, 2 to 3 1/2 baths, and include
features and options such as larger garages, attic storage space, and driveways long enough to
accommodate visitor parking. In addition to an attached two-car garage and a professionally landscaped
yard, all homes include Bigelow’s unrivaled heating guarantee: if heating bills exceed $400 a year in any of
the first three years, the developer will pay the difference.
      Christmas at HomeTown highlights everything that is special about this community. It’s a place that
has walkable destinations such as 19 beautiful parks and a quaint downtown. It’s a place where everyone is
treated like family and parents can send their children out to play in a safe environment.
      Award-winning, environmentally friendly HomeTown Aurora with its classic American architecture,
includes small-town features such as large, inviting front porches; white picket fences; big bay windows;
six-foot wide sidewalks that accommodate side-by-side strollers; living courts; private cul-de-sacs; and
streets designed to keep traffic under 15 mph. There is also a daycare center on the premises and an
elementary school close by.
      Because of the success of HomeTown Aurora and the grand opening of the new phase, the models in
the original community are now for sale. These homes are in the heart of the community and are across
from Holiday Park and the HomeTown Café.
      Buyers will get the furniture at an 80 percent to 90 percent discount over buying it new and can expect
many extras and upgrades such as higher quality appliances, wall coverings, custom paint, decorative
moldings, custom window treatments, walkways, and fully mature landscaping.
      These homes have always been immaculately maintained inside and out and come with the proven
track record of seasoned construction. There are currently four single-family models to choose from, with
prices ranging from $184,819 to $212,825.
      The two-bedroom-plus-loft to three-bedroom, 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 bath homes with 1,168 to 1,428 square
feet all have attached garages. They are smartly planned inside and out and feature front porches, large
eat-in kitchens, high-quality oak kitchen cabinets and laminate countertops, built-in kitchen pantries,
General Electric kitchen appliances, king-sized bathroom mirrors and cultured marble vanities, and luxury
carpets with 7-year stain resistant warranties.

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     HomeTown Aurora is within three miles of the Westfield Fox Valley Shopping Center, Oakhurst
Forest Preserve, Phillips Park Golf Course, Phillips Park Zoo, and the Eola Community Center, which
includes a public library. The East-West Tollway and public transportation are 10 minutes or less away.
      To get to the community, take Route 59 to Ogden Avenue, west to Montgomery Road, then north one
mile. The models are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, noon to 6 p.m. on Fridays, and closed on
     Those looking for more information on the model homes for sale at HomeTown Aurora can call
866-348-7281. The Web site: www.BigelowHomes.com also provides a wealth of information.
     To get to the Reserves at HomeTown Aurora, located at 1096 Celebration Drive, take Route 59 to
Ogden Avenue, west to Montgomery Road, then north one mile.
     The six furnished single-family home models are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and from noon to
6 p.m. on Fridays. For more information call 866-405-7339 or visit www.BigelowHomes.com.

EDITORS: Prices are subject to change without notice. For current information, contact McElroy
Associates at 630-355-3151 or ssnyder@mcelroyassociates.net. Digital photo available.

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