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Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we live in a land of wonderful public parks. There are countless web sites and books telling us how to take advantage of them. What’s more, we all know dozens of people who go there every weekend.
Unfortunately, almost all of these are not accessible to us and our kids by foot. In other words, getting there depends on planning and driving.
The picture to the right shows my sons at a beautiful creek scene. You might have a photo like this, too. What’s interesting about this one for me is that it was taken on the bank of San Francisquito Creek, which is within a five-minute walk from my house and thousands of other homes in the Palo Alto / Menlo Park area. And we took it on a beautiful Sunday afternoon (March 8). Continue reading
I’ve written recently about the three new housing developments in South Palo Alto and one in Menlo Park, Morgan Lane, because new housing developments tend to get more families with children than established neighborhoods.
A new 32-home housing development named Lane Woods, which is adjacent to 56-home Morgan Lane, just opened its marketing office last week. The developer is Summerhill Homes, the developer of one of the new developments in South Palo Alto. In the map below, Lane Woods is on Willow Road, closer to Palo Alto, while Morgan Lane is on Linfield Drive. Continue reading
Many people I’ve spoken to about the dearth of blocks with kids playing in our area have blamed the lack of new home developments.
The argument goes like this: “Established neighborhoods” have mostly longtime residents. Proposition 13 exacerbates this problem because it provides a strong incentive for longtime residents to stick around, so very new residents move in. New developments, on the other hand, get lots of families with kids because they tend to be the ones buying new homes. Continue reading
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