Meet Lana and Ken. They recently decided to downsize from their sprawling 5-bedroom ranch home in Foster City to a townhome at Bay Meadows. We were very excited to meet this charming couple. When Lana & Ken’s kids headed off to college, they decided they were ready for a more simplified life. As they considered the possibilities, they realized that downsizing to a townhome was the perfect choice for them. They wanted to be closer to Caltrain and all the conveniences here at Bay Meadows.
As Lana and Ken walked me through their new townhome, it was clear that they couldn’t be happier with their new lifestyle change.
Here’s what they had to say when we met.
Why did you decide to move from a single family home to a Bay Meadows townhome?
We were really ready to downsize and be closer to a more friendly transit system.
Can you tell us a little about how big your former house was, how big your new house at Bay Meadows is, and any concerns or surprises you’ve had making the transition?
We moved from a five-bedroom, single-story corner house to a 3-level, 3-bedroom townhouse. Our biggest concerns were about whether or not we would be able to handle all the stairs and how we would feel about losing sunlight, which our former house had lots of because it had windows everywhere. We’ve been pleasantly surprised that we actually get more sunlight than we expected, so we don’t miss all the windows as much as we thought we would, and there’s also a lot more storage space than we anticipated, which is great.
What are you most looking forward to about living at Bay Meadows?
The friendly transit system and how walkable the community is. We can comfortably reach all conveniences, such as shopping and restaurants, on foot. This feels more urban to us, whereas living in Foster City felt very suburban.
Why would you recommend Bay Meadows to your friends as a place to live?
It’s a very clean and friendly community that is close to everything—shopping, restaurants, green space, the freeway, etc. It also has really nice weather. Foster City tends to get windy in the late afternoon.
What will be different about living at Bay Meadows versus your old neighborhood in Foster City?
Better transit, nicer weather, more open space, closer to shopping and restaurants, and a friendlier community. These are differences we plan on enjoying!
Let’s welcome Lana & Ken to Bay Meadows. If you happen to see them cruising the neighborhood on their Public Bike, be sure to say Hello!
Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of green space to enjoy all year long. Whether its growing your own vegetables in a gorgeous community garden with our resident gardener, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce and beers, or checking out Dig it every first Saturday of the month. There’s no shortage of green space to explore.