Home Design and Planning

Happenings at The Dunes: Homes, Park, Restaurants, and Shopping

by Shea Homes Northern California on December 3, 2018

 

With so much happening at The Dunes on Monterey Bay, it’s truly hard to keep track of all the changes.

Here are a few updates and photos of things you might have missed in the last month or two:

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  • The popular Boat House home plans by Shea Homes® are now selling. These homes feature 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garages, and an included Suite Home apartment unit above the detached garage. The two stunning designer model homes are open daily to tour during regular business hours. A few select homes are now available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • A variety of new shops and restaurants are now open at The Dunes Shoppes. Dametra is now open, and features amazing fresh Mediterranean food, full bar, 12 beers on tap, and an outdoor patio complete with fire pits! The Wells Fargo ATM is open and fully functional in front of Blaze Pizza so you can grab some cash and then head to one of the many open eateries. Armed Forces Career Center is in the works, and signs for this location are already up. We know many more great things are coming soon to The Dunes Shoppes. Follow SKN Properties on Facebook for the latest updates.
  • The new park is now open within the neighborhood, and includes a fun play structure and green space to run around with the little ones or your furry friends. Plus, picnic tables, stadium style grass seating, and static workout equipment make for a nifty place to stop on your morning job.
  • Our new neighbors are moving in, with over 290 homes sold since the opening of The Dunes, socializing with your new neighbors is a breeze! Get to know your neighbors and find those with similar interests at one of the neighborhood events, or at the new park.

To learn more about the available home plans and pricing, visit Shea Homes.com or give us a call at (831) 901-3972. And be sure to register for community updates and like The Dunes on Monterey Bay on Facebook to learn more.

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Home Maintenance Checklist Infographic

Winterizing Your Home: Maintenance Checklist

Buying a home is a major and exciting life decision! But you’ll come to find that once you move in and get settled, the work has just started! While the thought of taking care of your home, especially as the temperatures drop, can seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Whether you opt to undertake most projects yourself*, or you are more than happy to leave such work to the professionals, it will serve in your best interest to keep these Home Maintenance Winterization Tips and Checklist handy! 

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Why You Should Live in Colorado During the Holidays 

by Shea Homes on November 15, 2018

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Living in Colorado: Uncovering the Appeal

If you’re considering making a move and finding the perfect place to settle down, you might consider Colorado as the ideal place for you. With countless appealing features, the evolving and bustling capital of Denver, and more fresh air than you could ever possibly need, there’s something about this state that’s hard to put your finger on; and that’s precisely why you’re going to love it. From stunning fall weather to the winter wonderland, Colorado around the holiday season is one of the most special places on earth.

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Welcome to Point Richmond: Get to Know this Charming City by the Bay

by Shea Homes Northern California on November 8, 2018

Waterline Nearby Places
Peace, tranquility, and breathtaking views – you’ll love what Waterline has to offer. But when you live in Point Richmond, there’s more. Much more. Moments away, you’ll find a quaint village, filled with unique places to eat, sophisticated places to shop, and charm around every corner. You can take a stroll, go for a hike or a swim, and end every day with a twinkling skyline just across The Bay. And now, you can own a stunning new condominium in the center of it all.

Our new Waterline homes in Point Richmond are just minutes from Marin, Berkeley, and San Francisco. Built by Shea, featuring sophisticated design and stylish finishes. It’s refreshing. It’s relaxing. And with the community being located on the San Francisco Bay, it’s all about the bay, 24/7/365. Our onsite Visitor Center is now open daily. LEARN MORE

With so many great places to visit in Point Richmond, it’s hard to figure out where to start — so we’ve put together this handy list to get you well on your way to exploring this charming town!

Point Richmond Fun, Food, and More:

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  1. Richmond Yacht Club | This is a great place to dock your boat. There are sailing lessons offered for kids and adults.
  2. Miller/Knox Regional Park | This 295-acre bayside park located in the area surrounding Waterline is great for hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking.
  3. Tunnel | John Wehrle is the artist of the mural on the Tunnel that connects Pt. Richmond to the regional park.
  4. Great American Burger + Pie Co. | Popular little burger shack across the street from The Plunge Natatorium.
  5. The Richmond Plunge | This historic landmark/swim center was retrofitted in 2011 and offers lap swims, water fitness, aqua Zumba and swim lessons for reasonable residential rates.
  6. Up & Under | Reliable neighborhood pub serves a tasty fare. Great place to have a beer and catch a Raiders or Golden State Warriors game.
  7. Kaleidoscope | Coffee shop/ice cream parlor during the day; performance venue/comfy hang-out at night.
  8. The Masquers Playhouse | This non-profit community theater has been in action for over half a century! Every year, they offer children’s classes, development programs, three plays, and two musicals.
  9. Farmers Market | This gathering of craftsman and growers is a local favorite. It happens every Thursday evening.
  10. Little Louie’s | Cute restaurant serves Contemporary American and Italian for breakfast & lunch. Sister restaurant Four2Nine serves dinner next door.
  11. Hotel Mac Restaurant | This historic landmark is a popular gathering spot. It has an impressive wine cellar and delicious seasonal menus.
  12. Gaia Yoga | Cozy neighborhood yoga studio with a relaxing atmosphere and a caring, personal vibe.
  13. Bark Stix | Small batch organic dog treats made in town, plus toys, food, and other supplies for your canine are sold at this welcoming, pet-friendly shop.
  14. Watershed Nursery | Source for ecologically sound gardening supplies providing California native plants, landscaping, and gardening workshops.
  15. East Brothers Beer Co. | Neighborhood brewery & taproom for tasters, pints and to-go growlers in industrial-cool digs.
  16. Riggers Loft Wine Co. & Far West Cider Co. | Collective wine bar, tasting room, working winery and cidery. Plus tangy, refreshing California ciders from a fourth generation farm.
  17. Assemble | Hip urban restaurant perfect for brunch or lunch. Next to Craneway Pavilion. Excellent views, vibe, and cocktails.

In addition to all of this fun – the new Richmond Ferry Station is set to open January 2019, and is located just down the road from Waterline at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Monument National Park (which is another fun place to check out) in Marina Bay. This new Ferry Station will make commuting to San Francisco a breeze!

Ready to explore Point Richmond for yourself? Give us a call at (866) 696-7432 to schedule a visit to our Waterline community while you are there. Be sure to register for community updates, and follow Waterline on the Bay on Facebook and #WaterlineOnTheBay on other social media channels for the latest!

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5 Fun Ideas for Your Flex Room

November 2, 2018

  At Shea Homes® Arizona, our design team spends months, sometimes years, meticulously crafting our homes to tailor each floorplan to specific lifestyles. But no matter how much planning and heart goes into each design, the most important thing is that your home feels uniquely you. That’s where the flex room comes in. Flex rooms […]

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Deciding what furniture and decor to keep, donate and buy new

October 20, 2018
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  You’ve decided to move in with your significant other, which means you are going to experience many lifestyle changes that are new and exciting. One of the most overlooked aspects of moving is going over your need for items in your separate living spaces before merging into one home. The steps after deciding what […]

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Quick Move-In Homes at Alondra and Cortesa in Rancho Mission Viejo

October 15, 2018

As the end of 2018 approaches, we at Shea Homes® SoCal want to make sure you’re already settled into your dream home just in time to celebrate the new year so you can embrace all that 2019 has to offer! If you’re a 55+ homebuyer searching for a community that offers quality homes and a […]

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of Azure, Paradise Valley on October 20th

October 12, 2018

  ‘Azure’ – noun: the blue color of the cloudless sky. The serenity of a warm, breezy day. The expanse of unending horizons. Open. Unrestrained. Free. That’s Azure. Next Saturday, October 20, 2018, marks the grand opening of the first entry in our Shea Signature® line, Azure, Paradise Valley. Encompassing 66 homesites over 23 acres […]

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Move in by Year End at Sage in Livermore!

September 26, 2018

Looking for a new home, but can’t wait very long? Or interested in closing before year end? Check out these Shea Homes® we have currently available that are almost ready for you to move in. Don’t delay – if you purchase one of these homes soon, you could be living in your new home by the […]

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Lawn Care Tips For Northern California

September 17, 2018
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 by Cat Murphy There are plenty of ways to improve, as well as harm, lawns in Northern California. Newly installed lawns are beautiful, but will need homeowners that can keep up on making sure lawns stay fresh. Consider these lawn care tips for your new yard: Keep It Taller Your first instinct with a new […]

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