Checklist for Finding Your New Place to Live

CheckmarkYou’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

Apartment view from deck
Apartment view from deck

Link to Photo Slide Show

CheckmarkYou’re Particular About Where You Live

An inviting floor plan containing 998 square feet on the second floor, and the only footsteps you’ll hear above you are squirrels scampering across the roof.
Oak kitchen cabinets with drawers that close themselves, double stainless steel sink, new black dishwasher and 16 cf. black refrigerator with glass shelves.
Just installed decorator ceramic tile on entry, kitchen and dining floors.
Rooms (and a deck) that are larger than the rooms in the multi-story complexes going up in Mountain View.
A new bathroom with ceramic tile around the tub and on the floor and an oak vanity with a granite top and 8 drawers that close themselves.
A haven – a home where you can relax in peace and comfort.

CheckmarkYou Like Extras

How about:
A keyed storage closet that is 8 feet high – no more storing your canoe or other tall stuff in the corner of the living room.
A deck where you can sit in chair in the shade of a large pine tree at one end and enjoy looking down at the water sparkling in the pool at the other end.
A pocket door slides out of the wall if you want to separate the kitchen from the entry.
Choose one of three colors for an accent wall in the living room.
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.
There’s a kitty sitter for your cat when you’re on vacation.

CheckmarkYou 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.
Why did the people who lived in this apartment leave? They moved to San Jose so she wouldn’t have a long commute to work.
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.”

CheckmarkYou 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 watch sassy squirrels and an assortment of birds.

CheckmarkYou’re Interested Enough to Want Some Numbers

$1000 deposit ($500 additional if you have a cat) and a year lease.
Location: 2017 California Street, Mt. View. 650-386-5280.


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