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Ryland Homes Announces the Grand Opening of Sweetwater in the Desirable Lake Travis Area

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Enjoy beautiful rolling ridges and deep canyon views of Texas' Hill Country</i> </p>

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ryland Homes Announces the Grand Opening of Sweetwater in the Desirable Lake Travis Area09:00 EDT Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AUSTIN, Texas (Business Wire) -- Ryland Homes Austin (NYSE:RYL) announces the grand opening of their newest community, Sweetwater, with affordable luxury homes starting from the $250's. Grand Opening festivities will be held Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. On Saturday, guests will enjoy lunch catered by Dogs of New York, while sweet treats from Amy's Ice Cream will be provided on Sunday. The Miami model in Sweetwater. (Photo: Business Wire) Ryland offers nine floor plans ranging from 1,669 to 3,074 sq. ft. — five of which are brand new designs and two beautiful models. These new home designs maximize the stunning views and offer flexible indoor and outdoor living, additional flex space, unique built-in storage, luxury master suites and much more to fit the lifestyle of Austin homebuyers. This spectacular development features homes with Ryland's energy-efficient HouseWorks® program to preserve the Earth's natural resources while saving homeowners money on their monthly utility bills. More than 700 acres of recreational land, miles of canyon views, open space and preserves surround Sweetwater, a 1,400-acre, master-planned community. The planned Sweetwater Club, a 10-acre complex including a Hill-Country inspired clubhouse, will provide an outdoor pavilion, resort-style pool, splash pad, sports fields, lawn and indoor event space along with an extensive trail system, providing an assortment of leisure activities for everyone. Sweetwater is located in the highly respected Lake Travis Independent School District, which ranks among the best in Texas. Newsweek and US News & World Report included Lake Travis High on their lists of America's top high schools in 2012. The Texas Education Agency rates the district as “Exemplary,” a designation achieved by just 5 percent of school districts statewide. Sweetwater is conveniently located near fantastic retail including Hill Country Galleria along with the Shops at the Galleria, as well as the Lakeway Regional Medical Center and is just moments away from downtown Austin. For more than 45 years, homebuyers have trusted Ryland Homes as a new home builder for truly livable designs, great neighborhoods, outstanding quality and a commitment to complete satisfaction in their new home. With its national strength rooted in local focus and a dedication to building homes that are energy-efficient and a better value to their customers, the dedicated team at Ryland Homes prides itself on a day-to-day commitment to customer satisfaction. Ryland Homes is thrilled to bring the same guarantee to the Hill Country area. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Diane Morrison at 813-281-1810 or dmorriso@ryland.com. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130320005024/en/ Ryland HomesDiane Morrison, 813-281-1810dmorriso@ryland.com