The Coast News Group

Pumpkin Patch, harvest festival in San Elijo

SAN ELIJO — Terraza at San Elijo Hills is hosting a Fall Harvest event, from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Terraza models and sales center, at 1100 Festival Road near the intersection of Wild Canyon Road and San Elijo Road.
Festivities will include food, a pumpkin patch with take-home pumpkins for the youngsters, live music and activities for the whole family. Crafts include mask-making, pumpkin decorating, pinecone art and face-painting.
“Parents are encouraged to bring their children in Halloween costumes and their cameras to capture the festive happenings,” said Halé Richardson, director of marketing for San Elijo Hills, which is co-sponsoring the fall harvest event.
In keeping with the harvest theme, food and refreshments will include a hot dog and bratwurst station with all the fixings, salad bar, a harvest fruit table, an ice cream sundae bar, and other dessert snacks.
Visitors will also get the opportunity to examine the models at Terraza, Lennar’s first all-solar community in San Diego County. Terraza features three two-story floor plans ranging from 2,182 to 2,721 square feet and an extensive package of energy-saving features, including a SunPower solar system. Homes are priced from the mid $500,000s.
Terraza’s exterior architecture reflects Spanish Colonial, French Country, Craftsman and Prairie styles and blends with San Elijo Hills’ distinctive 1920s coastal California character.
Terraza’s standard PowerSmartSM package includes a tankless water heater, enhanced insulation, double-paned windows with new generation low-E glass, water-conserving toilets, faucets and shower heads, energy-efficient lighting, insulated air ducts and other construction innovations.
“Keeping in line with Lennar’s emphasis on innovative energy efficiency, Terraza homes are designed to help save money and the environment,” said Marianne Browne, vice president of sales and marketing for Lennar.
Among the high-quality appointments are stainless steel GE Profile appliances, Category 5 high-speed wiring, and surround-sound speakers.
The social hub of the community is a walkable towncenter with a classic town square, visitor center, two schools (an elementary and middle school), four urban-style townhome neighborhoods, neighborhood shopping, and a generously appointed 19-acre park and community center.
The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located at 1215 San Elijo Road, San Marcos. For more information on San Elijo Hills, visit or call toll-free (888) 726-3545.