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Homebuyers seek perfect place by looking at lot size, walk score and more

Perspective homebuyers in Silicon Valley wade through many choices, even after they figure out a budget. Decision factors include what schools will children attend to how far is the commute to work.

These eight homes on the market in September give home seekers a look at options under $1 million, $2 million, $3 million and $4 million. The homes, spanning from Woodside to Mountain View, offer amenities such as attached garages, pools and fireplaces.


Under $1 million

East Palo Alto

Address: 2573 Baylor St.

List price: $879,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Interior: 2,214 square feet

Lot size: 5,009 square feet

Date built: 2007

Walk score: 66

This East Palo Alto home is minutes away from downtown Palo Alto, Stanford University and IKEA. Its living room leads to an open family room/kitchen combination. In the family room, buyers can enjoy a fireplace and high ceilings. The master bedroom leads to a full bathroom and walk-in closet. It also features an attached 460-square-foot garage.

Menlo Park

Address: 864 14th Ave.

List price: $849,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Interior: 1,070 square feet

Lot size: 5,200 square feet

Date built: 1950

Walk score: 45

This Menlo Park home has a remodeled chef's kitchen with a commercial-grade range and hood. In addition, buyers will enjoy wood cabinets and a crushed quartz countertop in the kitchen. Throughout the home, buyers have hardwood floors and double-paned windows. Plus, the backyard features a deck and garden.


Under $2 million

Mountain View

Address: 208 Bentley Square

List price: $1,698,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Interior: 1,712 square feet

Lot size: 5,028 square feet

Date built: 1978

Walk score: 71

This home is updated and bright and sits along a tree-lined street in Mountain View. The living room offers a cathedral ceiling, and the formal dining room overlooks the atrium. The backyard includes a garden, and the community offers a pool, spa and basketball and tennis courts.

Palo Alto

Address: 3719 Starr King Circle

List price: $1,695,000

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

Interior: 1,382 square feet

Lot size: 6,534 square feet

Date built: 1952

Walk score: 56

This Eichler home has three bedrooms and one bath. The glass walls and open beam ceilings make for a light and bright home. The lot offers the ability to expand. In addition, the attached garage has two spaces.


Under $3 million


Address: 44 Maple Ave.

List price: $2,298,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Interior: 2,414 square feet

Lot size: 6,551 square feet

Date built: 1963

Walk score: 26

Homebuyers will enjoy a garden view from almost every room of this Atherton home. The French doors open onto the patio and to the garden. It also features a attached, two-car garage and closet for wine storage.

Mountain View

Address: 699 Woburn Court

List price: $2,595,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Interior: 3,110 square feet

Lot size: 8,035 square feet

Date built: 1992

Walk score: 70

Along a tree-lined cul-de-sac, this Mountain View home offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms. It's recently remodeled, and is minutes away from downtown Mountain View. Plus, the home comes with a garden.


Under $4 million

Palo Alto

Address: 588 Jackson Drive

List price: $3,750,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 3

Interior: 2,086 square feet

Lot size: 8,011 square feet

Date built: 1950

Walk score: 38

This Palo Alto home in the Green Gables neighborhood offers five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sits around the corner from Duveneck Elementary School. The home also features a entry courtyard, backyard and fireplace.

Portola Valley

Address: 1 Portola Green Circle

List price: $3,488,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Interior: 4,654 square feet

Lot size: 18,295 square feet (0.42 acres)

Date built: 1946

Walk score: 28

This Portola Valley offers European grandeur, which includes a dining turret, 40-plus stained glass windows, hand-hewn millwork and stonework. The grounds include redwood and maple trees and a lawn. The attached garage offers three parking spaces.


This article appeared in print in the Fall Real Estate 2015 publication.

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