Location, Location, Location.....This home has it! Just a block and a half away from Downtown Los Altos offering an abundance of shops and restaurants. Top schools just blocks away. Situated on over 1/2 acre, there is no need to go to the park when you already live on your own private santuary. Below are highlights and fond memories of the home and area from the owner to you. Enjoy!
Property Highlights / Memories
House: With so many rooms and doors – it was easy for us to make a ruckus in the play room or family room, and not get yelled at for the noise! We’d gather centrally in the kitchen for big dinners or when we were going to be fancy – we’d be in the dining room.
Land: We didn’t need to go to a park to play when I was going up – the whole property was a park.
I remember spending hours going around and around the circular driveway or on the paths around the property on my roller blades and when I was first learning to ride my bike. Even learned how to properly do 3-5 point turns in the driveway.
Learned how to swim and dive to the bottom of the deep end when I was growing up. So many hours with the siblings playing in the pool or in the background black top – either shooting hoops (fence and hoop are gone now) and badminton.
When I was younger I just enjoyed floating in the pool, sometimes we’d be able to see the Blue Angels practicing above us once in a while. Or at least I think that’s what it was – it’s been a long time now.
Schools: The schools are super close. I was able to bike to Santa Rita Elementary – Almond is walking distance, but back then they wouldn’t let us cross San Antonio. I walked/biked to Egan that’s just down San Antonio and of course, there’s Los Altos High which is just a short walk.
Downtown: For fun, it was great to be able to walk downtown and browse around the shops, like Linden Tree, Kahn’s Pharmacy, Italian Deli, Cranberry Scoop, etc. Downtown often opened/closed lots of fun little shops to do a few fun things as a kid, like The Bead Shop or there was even a clothing spin / design shop. It was fun to walk together for a dinner out or to get ice cream at Baskin Robbins, bagels at Noah’s Bagels… My dentist is down there still. Every weekend after 4th of July is the Arts and Wine Festival – a few friends would come over and we’d all take the quick walk to downtown to enjoy the festival. We’d have a shorter walk then the people that were parking at LAHS, the designated offsite parking!
San Antonio Center: If we were willing to bike a little, we’d could go up to San Antonio Shopping Center, which has been completely revamped into The Village. It now has a movie theater! That would have been amazing as a kid, but we were still good, since we just needed to go a little further to Shoreline for movies. But before that, we’d spend so much time at Tower Records looking at music and browsing for movie rentals. One of my favorite pho restaurants is still up that way. Lots of great restaurants now at The Village – Paul Martins, Mizu Sushi, etc.
Traffic Location: Once I started working, the traffic flow was perfect. If I had clients further North, we’re already far enough north that we don’t get stuck in the San JoseMtn View crunch. If I had a client South, I’d be reverse traffic, so wouldn’t get stuck. Essentially easy access to 101, 85, 280, Central Expressway, Foothill Expressway, and even just good ol’ El Camino for all different ways to get around and have alternative routes.
Location within city: Since the City Hall, Fire Station, and Police Station are all so close – always felt safe. Even better was that I could easily walk to the public library whenever I needed, so could easily go study there with friends or get a new book. Never had to wait to get a ride from my parents to go.
Such great memories of this home!