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 330: Stanford Park Townhomes

When Mr. E and I were shopping for a downtown condo, one of the other complexes in our size and price range was Stanford Park Townhomes, on P Street between 15th & 16th Streets, right across from Fremont Park:

These townhomes are somewhat similar to our unit at Saratoga Townhomes, except that we have an additional light source, thanks to the high southern-facing clerestory windows, and we also have a major advantage in an attached garage. Stanford Park Townhomes have detached parking accessed via the alleyway behind the row of buildings, which is certainly not as convenient for accessing the living space or unloading or avoiding unpleasant weather.

We toured at least one of these units during our home search, and although the overall square footage was similar, we definitely felt as though the unit we eventually purchased at Saratoga Townhomes feels more open and larger and has more options for upgrades (e.g. enclosing the balcony off the south-side bedroom to get more truly livable square footage).

Although the Saratoga Townhomes may be closer to the retail and restaurant options in the revitalized R Street Corridor, I'm glad we chose our complex instead. And it's definitely closer to the gym!


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