Martens-Carmelita is different from other parts of Mountain View because of the rustic feel of the neighborhood and the homes located there. Because many of the homes were built in the 1950s, the atmosphere reflects a feel of times gone by. The tree-lined streets may lack sidewalks, but the charm of the area hasn’t suffered as a result. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, within a stone’s throw of the most valuable company in the World, Google, this neighborhood is being swallowed up by international investors and residents who adore Mountain View.
Just a quick commute away from top tech firms and leading business centers, Martens-Carmelita homes for sale have great potential, both to live in and in terms of investment. This Mountain View neighborhood is located to the south of El Camino Real and bordered by Grant Road, Highway 85 and Martens Avenue. The neighborhood is divided into two sections: Bentley Square and Martens-Carmelita proper.
The local elementary school is located in this section of the neighborhood, plus it is a little closer to the El Camino Real businesses so there is slightly more vehicle traffic than in Bentley Square. However, it is still a fairly quiet neighborhood and retains a more suburban feel because of its larger home lot sizes. Just over 45 percent of the homes in this neighborhood are rentals, making Martens-Carmelita homes for sale a potentially profitable opportunity for those considering rental property investment – provided you utilize a professional property manager.
This section of the Martens-Carmelita neighborhood is a bit set apart, with less vehicle traffic. Homes tend to be somewhat closer together and average about 2,000 square feet. This is the sort of enclave where you’ll see children outside playing and riding bikes because parents feel safe in this close-knit section. While it is tucked away from the rest of the neighborhood, it is still convenient to Grant Park shopping center and downtown Mountain View.
The quality of life in Martens-Carmelita is so good because the residents work hard to keep it that way. As can be seen from the wide variety of home styles, colors and sizes, this is a diverse neighborhood, but it is also tight-knit. People, for the most part, strive to be great neighbors, resulting in a quiet neighborhood with a high standard of social behavior and a low crime rate.
Investing in Martens-Carmelita real estate has great potential and not just for those buying a home. Rental properties in a residential area that attracts great neighbors can be an investment that yields a significant return. Because of its proximity to Silicon Valley, and namely Google, Martens-Carmelita attracts individuals on a career track, including young professionals raising children and retirees enjoying the security and pleasures a close-knit neighborhood offers, increasing the chance your rentals will attract great tenants.
Professional Property Management is Essential
Keeping your properties in great condition is an essential part of attracting quality tenants. Using Silicon Valley Property Management Group is a great way to make rental investments into income producers without having to invest too much of your most precious asset: your time. Experienced property management professionals have a network already in place for handling maintenance needs, including maintenance professionals they know well and work with often. Contact us to learn more about the advantages of delegating rental property maintenance to our Mt. View property management professionals.
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.