- 4 Bedrooms
- 2.5 Bathrooms
- Size 1,890 SQ FT
- Offered at $1,139,900
About This Property
THE HOUSE: Contemporary architecture with soaring ceilings, 4+2 ½, 1890 sf, Ponderosa’s popular “Hayward” model, built in 2000. Open kitchen, family room, and dining area with an upgraded gourmet kitchen boasting generous wood cabinets, Corian counters, new contemporary faucet with dual dispensers, gas range, center island, two pantries, and recessed lighting. New wifi programmable thermostat. Spacious master suite with coffered ceiling, walk-in closet, dual sinks, soaking tub, and separate shower stall. Oak hardwood floors in the living room, kitchen, and dining area. New high quality “pin dot” nylon carpet (as opposed to cheaper polyester). Faux wood blinds throughout. Pleasant fully landscaped backyard with brick patio and enclosed fencing. Air-conditioning, security alarm system, refrigerator, washer, dryer, and second refrigerator in garage. Finished garage with ample storage shelving included. Immaculate and ready to move in with fresh paint, fresh clear coats on cabinets, new carpet, home professionally cleaned and windows washed, many screens rescreened, and Section 1 termite clearance.
NEARBY LOCATIONS: Situated in University Square, considered by many to be East Palo Alto’s premier neighborhood. Convenient proximity to highways 101 & 85, and Caltrain. Only minutes to the heart of downtown Palo Alto and University Ave with restaurants, cafes, and shopping. Walking distance to a shopping center that includes IKEA, Home Depot, Office Depot, Nordstrom Rack, soon to open Target with CVS pharmacy, Starbucks, Togos, 31 Flavors, Jamba Juice, PGA golf superstore and more, and two elite children's tutoring centers (Kumon & Ivy Global).
NEARBY INSTITUTIONS AND ACTIVITIES: (a) Facebook’s campus is located about 3 miles away. (b) Amazon is coming in the fall of 2017 to offices at walking distance. (c) Award winning YMCA at 1-2 miles’ distance with great equipment, climbing wall, gym, basketball court, & outdoor pool. It also has classes, senior exercise, dance, yoga, etc. (d) Four Seasons Hotel/Restaurants is located on the other side of 101, in the city of East Palo Alto. Many Silicon companies/medical & tech hold seminars there. (e) Newly built Fire Station--beautiful building & close proximity for response. The City of East Palo Alto and its Planning Division completed the process of updating the City’s General Plan, which establishes policies, goals, and programs for the long-term physical development of the community, see: http://www.ci.east-palo-alto.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=435
SENIOR ACTIVITIES: Senior Advisory Committee is directed to advise the city council on needs of seniors & development of Senior driven events, i.e., Senior Expo in May, Senior Dance planned for August, & multi-generational picnic in Sept/October. See also below.
SPECIAL SCHOOLING INFO: (a) Possible transfer to other school districts including Palo Alto via the Tinsley Transfer Program. For more information see: http://www.smcoe.org/parents-and-students/tinsley-voluntary-transfer-program.html (b) Priscilla Chan-Mark Zuckerberg are building a private primary school and Cultural/Arts Center.(c) Ravenswood School District has the East Palo Alto Academy Charter School. (d) a new charter High School will be opening up based on the structure of Cambridge University, UK system. (e) The elite private International School is across from the Post Office, off of East Bayshore (technically in Palo Alto, but just across border).
NEARBY RECREATIONS: (a) at Baylands Nature 1,940-acre Preserve that is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. 15 miles of walking, running or biking trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats. Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway. (b) at Ravenswood Open Space Preserve: 2.7 miles out and back through marshlands. (c) City's Joel Davis Park is adjacent to the house, with playground equipment for children ages 5-12 years.
TRANSPORTATION, AND SENIORS: Shuttle (free for seniors) takes to Stanford Shopping Center, Stanford Health Center, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Menlo Park Senior Center, Palo Alto Aviendas Center for Seniors, etc. Active San Mateo CERT organization oversees safety of seniors, particularly in a disaster.