Friday, October 23, 2009

Naglee Park: A Lifestyle Neighborhood

Why am I calling Naglee Park a Lifestyle Neighborhood? I know that several buyers I am working with are more interested in what the lifestyle is in the neighborhood and less concerned about what city it is located in.  They are looking for a lifestyle neighborhood. 

I think the reason for this trend is that more and more people telecommute so that they spend more time in their local neighborhood in Silicon Valley than they did ten years ago. When you were never home to enjoy your neighborhood other factors such as closeness to freeways or to schools had a higher priority. Now so many people are working from home and are working globally. By globally I mean they are on the phone in the early hours of the day with Europe or the East Coast and possibly on the phone late in the evening with Asia. They have to find time for themselves in snippets throughout the day. So with this global lifestyle what is available in your immediate neighborhood becomes more critical.  You want a lifestyle neighborhood.

I also think that walk ability has gotten to be a more important factor in the desirability of a neighborhood. If you are working from home all day it is nice to be able to take a walk in the afternoon to the dog park or to take a meeting or two in the local coffee shop that has Wi-Fi. It is also nice to have a couple of lunch options that do not include your peanut butter sandwich. 

I showcased one of these lifesytle neighborhoods in Silicon Valley last week, when I talked about the Shoreline West neighborhood in Mountain View. One of the great perks of my job is discovering neighborhoods across Silicon Valley that offers similar lifestyles.

I discovered Naglee Park neighborhood working with one of my buyers. We found a house in the Naglee Park area that they fell in love with and bought.  Naglee Park is a charming historical neighborhood that does not represent the San Jose that most people think of. It is a mixture of charming cottages, bungalows, Victorians and mansions.  Yet Naglee Park is close to the excitement of downtown San Jose. This is one of the few neighborhoods outside of San Francisco that could be featured in the television series; "This Old House"

I am hosting an open house on Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm in Naglee Park.
510 S. 15th Street, San Jose CA

Drop by, say hi and see this wonderful home in Naglee Park and get to know the Naglee Park neighborhood

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