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Community Focus:  Why Concord is the best place to raise a family - Bay Area Living
With nearly 130,000 residents, Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County and the 8th largest in the Bay Area. Located just over 30 miles northeast of San Francisco, it’s an inviting suburban escape that keeps you close to all the... Continue Reading »
Community Focus:  Pristine habitats near Martinez now open to the public - Bay Area Living
On National Trails Day in June 2017, the Contra Costa County city of Martinez officially opened a newly expanded 1,185-acre Fernandez Ranch. The new, publicly accessible recreational space is a gateway to miles of multi-use trails that are ... Continue Reading »
Community Focus:  Benicia named one of the top waterfront communities in the US - Bay Area Living
For an idyllic waterfront lifestyle that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bay Area, beautiful and historic Benicia in Solano County may just be the town for you.Notable for its small-town charm and affordable cost o... Continue Reading »
Community Focus:  How Vallejo became America’s hottest real estate market in 2017 - Bay Area Living
Vallejo is a proverbial phoenix that has risen from the ashes. It has demonstrated remarkable resilience and growth, bouncing back from financial troubles and refurbishing its reputation among its Bay Area neighbors in less than a decade. ... Continue Reading »
Keep an eye on these 5 hot San Francisco-based startups - Bay Area Living
A city that embraces passion and innovation, San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the world’s premier hub for startups. Here are 5 of the best ones out there today and the exciting ideas they are pushing to help change the world:... Continue Reading »
Experts sound off on 2018’s hot interior design trends - Bay Area Living
Going for a fresh new look for your home in 2018? Start with these top trends in interior design:Color is back in fashionConservative and “safe” shades of grey, beige, and the in-between “greige” are on their way out, acc... Continue Reading »
Why San Carlos is the “City of Good Living” - Bay Area Living
San Carlos is synonymous with the good life – it continues to attract new residents simply because the quality of life is unparalleled.Its motto, "The city of good living," still rings true today for the following reasons:Excel... Continue Reading »
Belmont’s community values shape its economic development - Bay Area Living
The peninsula community of Belmont is located roughly halfway between San Jose and San Francisco, making it ideal for those who want to live within commuting distance of these major employment hubs.But this scenic community has more tha... Continue Reading »
Community Focus: Foster City in Top 10 Safest Cities in California - Bay Area Living
Located about halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, Foster City is among the safest cities in the Golden State, based on FBI crime statistics. Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are safe.SafeWise gave it the 6th spot ... Continue Reading »
Community Focus:  San Mateo properties now assessed at a historic $206 billion - Bay Area Living
San Mateo real estate has reached a major milestone. The Property Assessment Roll has increased by 7.9% or $15 billion year-over-year, hitting an all-time high of $206 billion in mid-2017.  The Property Assessment Roll reflects the val... Continue Reading »
The best of the Bay Area’s seasonal festivals - Bay Area Living
Save the dates! The Bay Area brings you some of the most colorful and exciting festivals in Northern California. Here are some of them.San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival More than 200,000 festival goers flock to Japantown each yea... Continue Reading »
Should you downsize or not? - Bay Area Living
Empty nesters are often confronted with the difficult decision of downsizing. But it's not just older couples who are faced with this predicament – even young homeowners wonder just how much space they really need.Here are some things... Continue Reading »
Community Focus: Why businesses are investing in Burlingame - Bay Area Living
Burlingame, a six-square mile coastal city located 16 miles south of San Francisco, is set to become the Bay Area's next big thing in office and R&D real estate. In February 2017, Burlingame Point officially broke ground, paving the way... Continue Reading »
Community Focus: Millbrae is a small town with big conveniences - Bay Area Living
Located 15 miles south of San Francisco, Millbrae is a charming 3.2-square mile coastal city that delivers the conveniences of living in a big city.  Millbrae's modern architecture, early traditional 1900 era homes, award winning public sc... Continue Reading »
Community Focus: Positioning San Bruno for the future - Bay Area Living
San Bruno lies approximately 12 miles south of San Francisco. Known as the "City with a Heart," it is an ideal city for homeowners looking to raise a family. Diverse and peaceful communities, access to good schools, and proximity to high-pa... Continue Reading »