Checklist for Finding Your New Place to Live

You'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)  555-1212


Link to Photo Slide Show


You're Particular About Where You Live

This corner apartment gives you:
709 square feet on the second floor
Brand new kitchen cabinets, double stainless steel sink and color coordinated countertops
Easy to clean ceramic tile kitchen and dining floors
12"x 12" ceramic tile around the bathtub and on the floor
Five closets in the apartment and a keyed closet 8 ½ feet high and 7 feet wide in your carport.
P.S. The person who moved met a special someone whose job is on the other side of the Bay and they moved to an apartment that is halfway between each of their jobs.


You 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.
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.
Use of our internal wired broadband comes with the apartment and is available only to residents.
There’s a kitty sitter for you cat when you’re on vacation.


You 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.
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." 


You 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 sit on the window sill and watch sassy squirrels and an assortment of birds.


You're Interested Enough to Want Some Numbers

Rent is $1295 with a year lease, $500 deposit ($500 additional if you have a cat). 
Location: 1720 California Street, Palo Alto.  (650)  555-1212.