KB Home purchases land in New Braunfels, Texas, to develop 469-home West Village at Creekside community, with land development set to begin this summer; buyers can choose number of bedrooms and baths, decor, optional solar panels

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas , March 11, 2014 (press release) – Built to Order™ Builder Secures Highly-Coveted Parcel for New Community, West Village at Creekside, in Fast-Growing City

KB Home (NYSE: KBH), one of the nation’s largest and most recognized homebuilders, today announced it has acquired land in New Braunfels to develop a new home community called West Village at Creekside, where the builder plans to construct 469 Built to Order homes in the growing northeast IH-35 corridor. Land development will commence this summer, with a grand opening scheduled for January 2015.

Planned amenities at KB Home’s West Village at Creekside include a private swimming pool, picnic pavilion, walking trails and a children’s playscape. Retail shopping, Comal ISD schools, the popular Buc-ee’s convenience store and The Village at Creekside, the largest healthcare hub between San Antonio and Austin, are also nearby.

“The Village at Creekside includes a hospital, labs, medical offices, fitness facilities and serves as a lifestyle center for the local area,” said Brett Dietz, president of KB Home’s San Antonio division. “We are excited to offer our beautiful, new energy-efficient homes to those who want to call this growing part of New Braunfels home.”

KB Home will offer two collections of homes at West Village at Creekside that can be customized to meet the individual needs of today’s homebuyers. Because KB homes are Built to Order, homebuyers can choose and personalize almost everything about their home, from number of bedrooms and baths, to décor choices like cabinetry, flooring and fixture styles.

KB homeowners at West Village at Creekside will also have the ability to lower their home’s energy costs by incorporating high efficiency SunPower solar power. All KB homes are ENERGY STAR® certified and are built with WaterSense labeled faucets and fixtures that can help homeowners conserve natural resources while also saving money on utilities. Buyers who choose to include solar panels will be able to reduce those costs even further.

Already one of the region’s most active homebuilders, KB Home currently has two New Braunfels communities open for new home sales, Caprock and Legend Point, and 23 other communities in the San Antonio area. Most recently, KB Home opened its Park Vista, CrossCreek and Esperanza communities in San Antonio, and has plans for future growth.

“In addition to being one of San Antonio’s premier homebuilders, we pride ourselves on being one of the area’s first-choice land buyers,” added Dietz. “KB Home’s extensive market knowledge and strong relationships with local land sellers enable us to identify and quickly secure exceptional opportunities to offer our homes in highly attractive locations, including in New Braunfels where West Village at Creekside will be built.”

KB Home’s acquisition of West Village at Creekside is located on FM 1101 just east of IH-35. For more information about KB Home in San Antonio, visit www.kbhome.com or call 888-KB-HOMES.

About KB Home

KB Home is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilding companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1957, the company has built more than half a million quality homes. KB Home's signature Built to Order™ approach lets each buyer customize their new home from lot location to floor plan and design features. As a leader in utilizing state-of-the-art sustainable building practices, all KB homes are highly energy efficient and meet strict ENERGY STAR® guidelines. This helps to lower monthly utility costs for homeowners, which the company demonstrates with its proprietary KB Home Energy Performance Guide® (EPG®). KB Home has been named both an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award winner and WaterSense® Partner of the Year for three consecutive years by the EPA. Los Angeles-based KB Home was the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and trades under the ticker symbol "KBH." For more information about KB Home's new home communities, call 888-KB-HOMES or visit www.kbhome.com.

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