Homebuilder breaks ground on green subdivision in Gilbert

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GILBERT -- Valley homebuilder Meritage has just broken ground on a new subdivision that's the first of it's kind in the country.

The 400 homes in Lyon's Gate near Ray and Higley roads in Gilbert will have a variety of standard green features and energy-efficient technology designed to save buyers some big bucks, including up to 80 percent on the utility bills.

The best part for buyers is that those money-saving eco-friendly features won't cost extra.

Lyon's Gate will have homes ranging from 1,600 to 2,400-square feet. Prices are expected to start at about $180,000.

Tess Rafols got the lowdown on Lyon's Gate from C.R. Herro of Meritage Homes.