Reserve Your Rob Rice Homes Rambler Now

It has been two years in the making and anticipation is high for the opening of Phase II of the Rob Rice Community of Villages at South Hill in Puyallup. It has lots for 82 new homes that will include a large number of luxury ramblers and other models with main floor master bedroom plans.

Why so many rambler and downstairs master plans? Retirees and empty nesters are out in droves looking for a superior home that is either a one-story or where living is mostly on the first floor with room for family visitors on the second.

Heather Keating Realtor of Epic Realty, Inc

Heather Keating
Realtor of Epic Realty, Inc

It is exciting news for the many buyers who have waited to buy that type of home in this convenient low-maintenance lifestyle community.

“There are people who have been waiting a year or two for Phase II to open,” says Heather Keating, the Realtor who represents Rob Rice Homes at the community.

These charming homes offer all the quality construction expected in a Rob Rice Home with the convenience of fully-maintained grounds, parks and common areas. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, there is convenient access to major thoroughfares and many desirable community amenities.

“Word has gotten out and we already have several reservations for lots,” says Heather. “People, even buyers from other counties, have kept up on the news about Phase II and are excited that building could start as soon as April.”

New Ramblers and Main Floor Masters in Demand

The luxury rambler Juniper plan boasts open space galore!

The luxury rambler Juniper plan boasts open space galore!

Responding to the huge demand for the rambler homes that were sold out in Phase I, Rob Rice will build the Juniper, McKinley, and Spruce in Phase II.

The local builder will also introduce two new models known as the Poplar and Hazel. They are gorgeous two-story homes with one offering a junior master suite on the main floor. Both of these popular plans are built at Rob’s communities of Chestnut Village and Campus Peak. There are options also for households who prefer their bedrooms upstairs with the Adams and the Quincy.

McKinley kitchen: Gourmet kitchens are a standard feature in this community.

McKinley kitchen: Gourmet kitchens are a standard feature in this community.

Another unique feature in Phase II will be a limited number of premium lots that are larger, choice locations and allow for a three-car garage. “There are hardly any ramblers anywhere with three-car garages so people will appreciate these premium lots,” Heather explains.

Heather expects the ramblers will be sold first. “Most ramblers in the area are older and dated because so few builders are building new ones here in Pierce County. These are not your run-of-the-mill rambler homes or the cookie cutter type house that some imagine with new construction. These are beautiful and they will go quickly.”

Incomparable quality and value

The Spruce is a main-floor master plan offering 2,445 sq ft.

The Spruce is a main-floor master plan offering 2,445 sq ft.

The Villages at South Hill is attracting buyers who want a home with uncompromising quality and long-term investment value.

Rob Rice Homes was recently awarded the “Best of South Sound” builder for the second year in a row. It is because these are no ordinary homes. Whether you choose a contemporary rambler or a two-story, each model boasts upscale features that are standard in the price of the home.

There are no extra costs for the fashionable flooring and surfaces—rich cabinetry finishes, handsome hardwood floors, shiny granite or quartz countertops, designer backsplash tile and stylish lighting—that make a home unique to each buyer’s taste.

There are more than 6 acres of open space in this coveted community. It even has an off-leash community dog park and a fun picnic and play area. Sidewalks weave throughout the expansive landscaping, making it perfect for evening strolls or a morning run.

So much convenience in one lovely spot

A private 2-acre fully fenced dog park is available for residents.

A private 2-acre fully fenced dog park is available for residents.

Minutes from shopping, the highway, entertainment, city parks and cultural attractions, the location of the Villages at South Hill is ideal.

There is a brand new Group Health complex nearby. The South Hill mall is only a mile and a half away and nearby downtown Puyallup offers its own adventures in shopping.

Close by is a YMCA, a nearby Lowes and Pierce College. It is a short trip to Bradley Lake where there are acres of walking trails, a picnic area and ball fields.

The Villages at South Hill is minutes from downtown Puyallup and the Sounder train. There is easy entrance onto Highway 512 and quick access to I-5. Even Seattle buyers have noticed the unparalleled value and convenience of a home in the Villages of South Hill.

How to make your reservation

All that is required to reserve your lot is a fully refundable $1000 deposit and filling out a simple form. “Buyers can pick out their lot from a map matrix that shows which style home fits on a particular lot,” explains Heather.

She also encourages people to not wait. “We have done very little marketing for Phase II. People just hear about it and we have so many reservations now, I highly recommend that people make theirs. A lot of people want a rambler and they want it to be Rob Rice Home and now they have another chance with Phase II.”

To make your reservation call Heather Keating(425) 442-5538 or email her at

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture. 

For more information about a Rob Rice Homes community please visit our website.