Looking for a home with a view? Stop by my open house at 6 Estrada Place in Redwood City and take a look. Featuring four large bedrooms and three baths, this home is just moments away from downtown Menlo Park yet offers all the rural charm that Palomar Park has to offer. Open house hours are Sunday Aug 26, 2012 from one to four p.m. Listed for $1,279,000.
Today I will be holding open my new listing at 6 Estrada Place in Redwood City Ca. Featuring 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths, this updated home is just moments away from commute corridors and downtown Menlo Park. The home enjoys stunning Bay and City Views in a rural Palomar Park setting yet is just moments away from Edgewood Road. Stop by and have a latte or Italian soda today, Sunday August 12, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. Listed for $1,279,000.
Today marks the return of my annual “Spring Fever” series which consists of a brief visit to several communities located on the San Francisco Mid Peninsula. Today’s blog covers Palomar Park which combines rural charm with a convenient Silicon Valley commute.
Tucked away behind Clifford School sits the unincorporated area of Redwood City known as Palomar Park. Comprised of approximately 250 homes this area lies north of Edgewood Road and is accessed by Scenic Road. Conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco, this area offers rural appeal yet is close to shopping and major commute corridors. The area is marked by mature heritage oaks, winding roads and tranquil settings. The voluntary Palomar Park Homeowners Association sponsors many community events such as the annual summer picnic. “The Hill” as it is referred to by many residents has strong community involvement. Homes range in style from rustic cabins to newer contemporary homes.
A home for all seasons. Custom built for its original owners in 1957, this three bedroom two bath Palomar Park home enjoys stunning southern and western hill views. This is the first time this home has been on the market since being built . Situated on a 30,500 sq foot (mol buyer to verify) lot, this home enjoys privacy, a one level floor plan with expansive views and a private patio for entertaining. Minutes from shopping, schools and Stanford. Stop by our open house Saturday and Sunday (Oct 29 and 30) from 1;30 to 4;30 and take a look. Listed for $1,179,000. Read more
Open House Sunday July 17, 2011 1:30 to 4:30
Offered at $899,000 Three bedroom 2.5 ba home on an approx 22,148 sq foot lot.
Situated above a very private road with panoramic hill and bay views, this home provides a serene retreat within minutes of schools, parks and major commute routes. Read more
Tucked away behind Clifford School sits the unincorporated area of Redwood City known as Palomar Park. Comprised of approximately 250 homes this area lies north of Edgewood Road and is accessed by Scenic Road. Conveniently located between San Jose and San Francisco, this area offers rural appeal yet is close to shopping and major commute corridors. The area is marked by mature heritage oaks, winding roads and tranquil settings. The voluntary Palomar Park Homeowners Association sponsors many community events such as the annual summer picnic. “The Hill” as it is referred to by many residents has strong community involvement. Homes range in style from rustic cabins to newer contemporary homes. There are currently four pending sales in Palomar Park and no active listings.
The San Francisco mid peninsula real estate market continues to be quite active as we enter our summer market.
Last night as I watched the evening news cover the flooding in Nashville Tenn, each of the commentators mentioned how the community had pulled together to help those whose homes had been flooded. Time and time again, those interviewed also reinforced that the city had a very strong community network.
All of which brings me back to the issue of community when searching for a home. Each town and city on the Peninsula has its own flavor. Beyond charts, graphs and cost per sq foot lies the community identity, features and ammenities. Do you want to live on a hill or do you prefer being walking distance to public transportation? Do you prefer ranch style homes to new construction? What works for some may not work for you.
Schools, parks, vibrant downtown areas and citizen involvement in community issues are often critical components making communities strong. Given the current deficit in California, volunteerism and pitching in to do what is needed are more important than ever.
My advice to homebuyers: if you are thinking of buying in a new community, spend some time there first. Have dinner in a local restaurant, spend time at a farmers market, grab a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop. If you have children, call the local PTA and talk with them about schools, soccer leagues and whatever else is important on your list. Step away from your computer and take a walk around the block. See if the shoe fits.
Today my blog looks at the 94062 zip code area of Redwood City which includes Palomar Park and Emerald Hills. Both Emerald Hills and Palomar Park offer hillside living and close proximity to major commute corridors.
In June 2007 the average sales price in this area was $1,634,000. From July 2006 to June 2007, 427 new listings were entered on the MLS (multiple listing service) in this area per mls data.
In June 2008 the average sales price in this area was $1,631,000. From July 2007 to June 2008, 473 new listings were entered on the MLS in this area per mls data.This data indicates an increase in active listings for the two twelve month intervals. Average sales price data appears unchanged between June 2007 and June 2008. It is important to remember that averages are just that: averages. Average sales price data can fluctuate depending upon the numbers of higher priced listings that close in any given month.
If you are out and about and want a burger, try The Canyon Inn located on Canyon Road.