One of the big pleasures that comes along with my real estate business is helping newcomers understand the benefits of living in our area, to help them find the little out-of-the-way places that will give them the feeling that they are in the know, that they belong.
Each person I work with is different, has their own unique likes and dislikes. For some it might be the lesser known cultural events all around us. For others, special dining venues, or historical buildings, or special hobbies.
Today I had the opportunity to tell a potential buyer about some of the open space attractions near where his new job is located, where he and his wife might have fun exploring now that trails are open once again. I wrote:
"San Mateo County is beginning to open up a bit [from the shelter-in-place of the last 3 months;] I hope you are able to safely explore the area a bit and breathe the air! Outdoor dining will be a treat.
"If you haven't yet explored many of the county parks and open space preserves, I think you'll like them. Many park lands have marked the narrower trails "one way" which makes good sense; often bathrooms, picnic areas, playgrounds and drinking fountains remain closed. We've enjoyed several nice hikes at Huddart County Park in the hills behind Woodside. One of my favorite trails there is the Chinquapin."
This tree stump along the Chinquapin Trail just cried out to have its picture taken (Give it a name!) I continued:
"Casual dining spot Alice's Restaurant (Skyline at Highway 84) is near Huddart Park and is now open for limited outdoor dining as well as take out.
"I'm happy to share lots of other tips about our parks; just ask."