Traditional family homes offering more expansive floor plans, larger lot sizes and the new “Del Sur Room” will debut Saturday, March 19, at Del Sur, the San Diego master-planned community off Camino Del Sur, just north of state Highway 56.

In celebration of the grand opening of Carleton and Presidio by Standard Pacific Homes and Valencia by California West Communities, Del Sur is welcoming everyone to a free, fun-filled “Day in the Parks” event from 12 noon to 4 p.m. March 19. For details visit on the event, visit www.delsurliving.com/opening.

“These are traditional homes that offer more bedrooms, larger floor plans and more expansive lots so that a growing family has an ideal place to take root within Del Sur,” said Bill Ostrem, president and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, developers of Del Sur. “The three new neighborhoods also showcase the exclusive Del Sur Room, designed to take advantage of larger backyards and expand indoor/outdoor living spaces.”

With prices expected to start from the low $600,000s, here is an overview of Del Sur’s three newest neighborhoods:

Carleton at Del Sur by Standard Pacific

• Three open and inviting floor plans
• 2,621 to 3,059 square feet of living space
• Four to five bedrooms plus optional craft or bonus room, and three baths
• Diverse architectural mix creates an intriguing streetscape
• Walk to parks, pools and Del Sur Elementary School

Valencia at Del Sur by California West Communities

• Three visually appealing and functional floor plans
• 2,996 to 3,295 square feet of living space
• Four to five bedrooms plus optional craft room, office and tech space; three bathrooms
• Traditional architecture complements established Del Sur neighborhoods
• Close to parks, pools and Del Sur Elementary School

Presidio at Del Sur by Standard Pacific

• Three generous floor plans
• 3,461 to 3,748 square feet of living space
• Four bedrooms plus bonus to five bedrooms plus office and bonus, three to 4.5 baths
• Variety of architectural styles embraces San Diego’s cultural heritage
• Walk to parks, pools and Del Sur Elementary School

Milestones at other Del Sur neighborhoods will be celebrated March 19 as well. The Sentinels by Davidson will release four homes in Phase 3A, and model homes will become available at Madeira by Shea Homes. At Pasado at Del Sur by William Lyon Homes just six homes remain available in the neighborhood. Mandolin by Shea Homes will offer special Incentives starting March 19.

In addition to model home tours, prospective homebuyers will celebrate the completion of two new parks in the community with family fun activities and refreshments.

• Kristen Glen Park activities will include kite decorating, kite flying and remote-control sailboats. This new neighborhood park at Del Sur features the community’s first lap pool as well as a handcrafted stone labyrinth.

• Old Stonefield Park will have doggy yoga classes as well as an obstacle course for canines. Dogs are welcome at Old Stonefield Park, where final touches are being made for an off-leash dog park. The neighborhood park also includes a swimming pool and playground with swings.

• Spreckels Park activities March 19 will include hamster ball races, a climbing wall and traditional park games such as bocce ball, croquet and ping pong.

“The Del Sur lifestyle boasts an abundance of outdoor activities, so our ‘Day in the Parks’ celebration reflects that,” said Ostrem of Black Mountain Ranch. Grand opening events also include a tour with Del Sur Elementary School Principal Doug Johnson at 4 p.m. All are welcome to participate.

For more information regarding the Del Sur grand opening March 19, visit www.DelSurLiving.com/opening or call 858-481-4200.