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Why Families Living in Duveneck/St. Francis Palo Alto Never Want To Leave

Written by David Roberson, Esq. on . Posted in Landlords, Non-Owner Occupied Properties, Palo Alto, Property Management, Silicon Valley Real Estate Investing


AA Duveneck 1Convenient, charming, family-oriented, and a bit more affordable than other Palo Alto neighborhoods, it’s easy to understand why Duveneck/St. Francis (also affectionately known to locals as Green Gables) is one of the area’s most coveted neighborhoods. Whether you are looking to buy your first home or are an investor looking for a reliable income stream, start your search by researching the available homes in Duveneck/St. Francis.  Duveneck/St. Francis provides easy access to the entire Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond.

Living in Duveneck/St. Francis is CharmingAA Duveneck 2

Most single-family homes in Duveneck/St. Francis were built right after World War II and are nestled on wide streets flanked by mature landscaping and towering shade trees.  The housing stock boasts many world-famous Eichler homes.  Here also, the biggest source of noise on those streets is the sound of children playing and neighbors visiting on front porches. This is the type of family community that embraces the season’s holidays with tasteful displays and decorations and is the setting for year-round impromptu block parties and barbeques. It’s no wonder those who live here tend to stay here for the long-term, even if that wasn’t their initial plan when they moved in.

AA Duveneck 3Plenty to Do for the Young and the Young at Heart

Homes in Duveneck/St. Francis are zoned to top-rated Palo Alto schools (including Duveneck and Walter Hays elementary schools), but after school and on weekends kids and their families have plenty of leisure and learning options nearby. Rinconada Park, Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, and Palo Alto Children’s Library are all moments away from the community. The fact that Highway 101 borders the neighborhood to the east means convenient access to San Francisco and the entire bay area. One of the best reasons to live in Palo Alto is its close proximity to the best of the Bay Area. Duveneck/St. Francis’ proximity to Oregon Avenue, Embarcadero Road, and Newell Road make it convenient to all that Palo Alto has to offer.  Duveneck/St. Francis also has a very active neighborhood association which keeps the citizens informed, up-to-date and provides a resource for neighborhood activities and events.

A Smart Real Estate Investment OpportunityAA Duveneck 4

As a Palo Alto real estate investor, what’s on your wish list when you’re looking for a property? You probably look for a desirable location with low available inventory and a community where most homes are owner-occupied and pride-of-ownership is evident (a key indicator that your investment will withstand the test of time.) Duveneck/St. Francis checks all of those boxes and then some.  This neighborhood provides investors with a lower entry barrier but still has the long-term home run investment potential as does all of Palo Alto.

PA Color Map (1)Whether you wish to purchase a home to live in for a while and eventually rent out, or are looking for a smart real estate investment to generate a reliable monthly income, contact us at Silicon Valley Management Group. Trust our Silicon Valley Property Management Group to keep your property safe and secure, and manage it efficiently to maximize your return on investment.  Also, contact Silicon Valley Property Group to discuss many of our investment strategies, OPM strategy made famous by Warren Buffett, and capital gains avoidance strategies.  We are here to help you exceed your investing goals and dreams.

If you are in need of a property manager for your Palo Alto income property, or if you’re considering purchasing income property in Palo Alto, please consider Silicon Valley Property Management Group. Please read about the unique advantage we bring our Palo Alto property management clients. With a real estate agent, a real estate attorney and a real estate developer on staff, we are also uniquely qualified to assist with your real estate search and purchase needs anywhere in the Silicon Valley (see our staff page for our qualifications).

David Roberson, Esq.

David Roberson, Esq.

David is a licensed real estate attorney, a licensed real estate broker, and has been involved in the real estate business since he graduated from college in 1986. David has personally been involved in hundreds of real estate transactions, has personally inspected over 2,500 residential properties, 12 million square feet of new commercial construction, and is an expert in 12 separate building code categories. David and his wife Shelly have owned a personal portfolio of investment properties in several states including the bay area since 1998. David currently is the broker/owner of Silicon Valley Property Management Group (SVPMG) which manages 150+ client properties on the San Francisco Peninsula. Trust, transparency, and performance guarantees are the foundation of SVPMG. David challenges anyone to find a PM company that offers services similar to the extensive education, customer service, and performance guarantees provided by SVPMG. David also provides consulting for his clients on property development feasibility, construction, and complex real estate transactions. David has authored a published law review article, two real estate books, and over 120 real estate blog articles.

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