I recently had a great discussion with Realtors, Lisa and Jonas Tichenor about the quaint neighborhood of Saranap in Walnut Creek. Lisa and Jonas specialize in working with buyers and sellers throughout the Walnut Creek and surrounding areas and specialize in the Saranap neighborhood.
Q: Tell me about Saranap. Where in Walnut Creek is it located, what types of homes are there?
A: Saranap is a relatively small neighborhood in South Walnut Creek on the Lafayette border, just minutes from both interstate 680 and highway 24. It's popular for its close proximity to both Downtown Walnut Creek and Downtown Lafayette. In fact, you will often hear residents here proclaiming they enjoy, "the best of both worlds." The ranch-style homes were all built primarily in the post World War 2 era in the late 1940's and early 1950's, and in some cases for the soldiers and their families upon their return. Many residents have since expanded and renovated some of the homes, but kept them true to the period in which they were built which makes this area increasingly popular.
Q: How would you describe this neighborhood?
A: The neighborhood is a great mix of young families, old families, retirees, single people and couples. There are a lot of people who commute to San Francisco for work. There are also an overwhelming number of children and families as the school district for this area is primarily Lafayette. Lots of mature trees and wide streets make Saranap great for day and night time walking.
Q: What is the best thing about it?
A: The "everyone knows your name" factor is a big draw for this area. It is common place to walk across the street and borrow sugar from your neighbor or pot luck on holidays in someone's front yard.
Thanks Lisa and Jonas! Do you have a great neighborhood you'd like to tell us about? Please email me at email@example.com
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posted by: Katie Lance, Marketing Manager, Empire Realty Associates