Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 314: Tapestri Square

During one of my morning runs this week, I ended up winding along a route that took me east and south, heading towards Broadway. On the way back, I ran through the Poverty Ridge area, which earned its name not because of the residents' lack of wealth -- quite to the contrary, the homes here are quite large and expansive -- but because the area sits on higher ground so the common folk who lived in the surrounding areas used to seek shelter in this section during times of heavy rain and flooding.

A new development is finally in the last stages of completion just along the western border of Poverty Ridge. Tapestri Square is bordered on the east and west by 20th Street and the railroad tracks near 19th Street and on the north and south by T and U Streets.

These are detached single-family homes designed, built in a brownstone style, and ranging from 1,300 to 2,700 square feet, based on the unit type.

Mr. E and I haven't toured any of the models, but the gallery images on the web site look quite appealing. The project had stalled for a little while after breaking ground, due to the shaky housing market, so it's been heartening to see the construction continue and the development reach its finishing phases.


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