Faces of Frontier: Meet Deborah

There is a story behind every face. Meet Frontier homeowner Deborah.

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of reaching into your mailbox to discover a handwritten envelope addressed to you, at your new address. Right now, seeing a personalized envelope or package, amid coupons and bills, is more meaningful than ever, especially when it comes right to your front door.

Colton, California resident Deborah knows this more than anyone. As an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, she works incredibly hard to keep mail moving. As the owner of a new home, she also knows what it means to celebrate the comfort of home.

Last fall, Deborah moved into a newly built home at Wildrose in Colton, a community by Frontier Communities. At the end of a long day, she finds respite at home, which she plans to turn into a spa-like space once she has time to settle in.

“I want my house to be a place where I can walk in and be stress free. I want things around me that soothe me like blue colors…where I can walk in and let go of all the world’s worries,” she said.

Deborah’s home, which she shares with her family, is her sanctuary, and she’s glad to have found it after an arduous home search.

“I looked at a lot of houses before Wildrose, that’s why when I got here, I was all on board,” said Deborah. “We were looking at resale, new homes and condos. I was looking in Ontario, Covina, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto. It was all older homes, and the newer homes that they are building in Ontario are smaller and the set-up isn’t like this. This is a residential block…working-class, suburban-type. That’s the reason I love this.”

When looking elsewhere, Deborah felt like she was limited to either an older resale home or a new home/condo that was too small.

“I liked that they [Wildrose| were houses and not condos. I also like the attached garage and the location. The park and the pool are right across the street. That’s my backyard…and I don’t have to take care of it!”

Once Deborah discovered Wildrose, she was nervous, but found confidence in her decision after talking to Ruben, a Frontier sales agent at the new community.

“I love and appreciate the way Ruben never changed…he was always calm, which calmed me and made my process enjoyable and exciting,” she added. “I will go through this process all over again if I can.”

When Deborah isn’t at home, she’s heading to work for the U.S. Postal Service in South Central Los Angeles, which isn’t an unusual commute for a Frontier homeowner. In fact, many Frontier residents work in Los Angeles and commute to the Inland Empire or High Desert where the builder is currently selling new homes of up to 2,500 square feet in Victorville, Adelanto, Rosamond and soon – the Antelope Valley in Lancaster and Palmdale. The builder also offers luxury rentals in Hesperia.

“Our homeowners will tell you again and again that the commute is worth what you’re gaining in a brand-new home,” said Mark Hicks, Division President at Frontier Communities. “Not only that, but many of our residents are now able to work remotely, which helps, too.”

Topping the list of reasons these communities are so popular is affordability. According to the 2019 HomeArea.com Cities in California With The Most Affordable Homes survey, which considered cities with a population of at least 60,000, Hesperia, Victorville and Apple Valley ranked Nos. 4, 5 and 6. Plus, the homesites are often large. At Frontier’s Diamond Ridge community in Victorville where homes are priced , a 7,200 square-foot lot is standard – and much larger than what you can own in Los Angeles. Rounding out the list is all-new everything! Who doesn’t love a turnkey residence with a new roof, new appliances, new flooring, new windows and more?! To see what Inland Empire or High Desert living can do for you, click here.