Checklist for Finding Your New Place to Live
You’re a Busy Person
Which is why the link below the photos sends you to a slideshow. Check it out and if you’re interested call 650-386-5280
You’re Particular About Where You Live
This is an apartment that you can “nest” in. You can:
Open the front door and walk out onto a private semi-circular patio bordered by a 6 foot hedge.
Cook with homeowner-quality appliances including a convection oven, which as you may or may not know, is great for roasting moist and juicy chicken and baking beautifully browned breads.
Soak in a tub that’s tucked into a tiled alcove-like space (goodby to squishy fiberglass).
Distribute what you allocate to the bathroom among eight drawers in the oak vanity with a granite top the color of jade.
Watch camellias open just outside the bedroom window.
You Like Extras
Settling where there is lots of greenery and other kinds of nature like big trees (including an avocado and lemon that bear fruit), birds (including our pair of resident doves) and squirrels (that scamper up and down the pine tree just beyond your patio hedge).
Choosing a color from our accent wall palette and we’ll paint an accent wall for you.
Living in a complex where many energy saving measures have been implemented
Rooms that are larger than the rooms in the multi-story complexes going up in Mountain View
Hooking up to the HD antenna and watching a lot of channels for free. Or if you’d rather sign up with a TV provider, the apartment is wired for local/national/international satellite or cable TV.
Opening doors and drawers and finding new liner waiting for you to put your stuff on.
You Like to Know a Little About Who Lives Here
People feel comfortable leaving their soap and softener and other laundry supplies on open shelves in the laundry rooms.
Residents who moved back to Switzerland after getting their degrees said, “We liked living here because the apartments have different floor plans and we felt like we had our own place.”
People stay – some residents have lived here ten years or more.
Who used to live here? Stanford recruited her. He is a musician. They lived here about four years, and got married about a year ago. She was offered a dream job, and they moved back home to Massachusetts.
A few people get their exercise by biking to Stanford and Google.
Several residents have said they’ve made lasting friendships with some of their neighbors.
The managers live in the complex – residents don’t have to leave messages and make appointments. They get notes saying things like “Thank you both for being such great managers,” and “Thanks for making this such a comfortable place to live.”
You Want to Live in a Place That Feels Like Home
The gardens surrounding the pool have ferns, lemon bushes, camellias, apricot and loquat trees, a giant avocado tree, a visiting falcon and a raccoon who lives in a large pine tree.
Many people come in the gates and say something about how peaceful and quiet it is.
People new to California sometimes ask about earthquakes, and yes, the entire complex has been earthquake retrofitted.
Your cat can sit on the window sill and watch sassy squirrels and an assortment of birds.
You’re Interested Enough to Want Some Numbers
$1000 deposit ($500 additional if you have a cat) and a year lease.
Location: 2011 California Street, Mt. View. 650-386-5280.