Meet the Neighbors: Stephen & Deanna


Meet Stephen & Deanna, who met online at Stephen is from Sunnyvale, while Deanna is from San Francisco. After renting for over a year, the couple started tinkering with the idea of buying and decided on San Mateo as a happy medium. They found “home” at Amelia by TRI Pointe Homes in July 2013 at Bay Meadows.

Stephen, who uses Caltrain to commute to Mountain View was attracted to “Life in Motion” – life with convenient access public transportation, shopping, and more – like so many others. Read the full story here. We recently had the pleasure to hear from the happy couple in their words:

Describe Bay Meadows in 3 words?   Fresh. Active. Community.
How would you describe San Mateo? Central. Diverse. Great Weather.

Stephen and Deanna love the location, love the open plan and lots of windows and friendly neighbors at their new home. They have high hopes to try their hand at decor soon. …”It’ll be the first time really trying to fully decorate my first home. Will we see a replica of Bay Meadows vertical wall? Someday… Though they don’t pride themselves on having a green thumb, Deanna and Stephen look forward to the community gardens at Bay Meadows.(We’re)… not really good at growing anything, but would like to give it a try, and learn from others.

What are 3 reasons you chose to make Bay Meadows your home?
We like San Mateo for its central location to San Francisco and Mountain View.  Bay Meadows is a young and developing community that we are very excited about and have high hopes it will be a thriving location.  We love the weather in the area, and the ability to walk to many places locally – plus it’s close to the Bay Trail.

Best place to take a date: Downtown San Mateo: Shabu or Ramen
Favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon together: Walk or bike around the neighborhood
Most romantic restaurant in San Mateo:  Melting Pot
Favorite place to bike in San Mateo County: Along the Bay Trail

As we develop community, we want to see how you live or play at Bay Meadows. Share your fun lifestyle photos with our community by using #baymeadowslife. You could WIN $50 or our Grand Prize of $500 at the end of 2014 and be featured in a live pop-up gallery exhibit event.

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