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Home & Real Estate recent years, the traffic caused by commuters has been a source of concern among local residents, and in 2009 the City of Palo Alto approved an improvement project along the Charleston/Arastradero corridor, the main driving thoroughfare. The project is scheduled to start this summer. This development is sure to be keenly watched by the Green Acres Improvement Association, which meets with residents four times a year and has been actively helping to maintain the neighborhood and foster good community relations

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Homes on King Arthur Court in Green Acres II demonstrate the more varied architecture north of Arastradero Road. Arastradero Road, where residents district for my kids but after livcan bring children to enjoy the green ing here, I love the community (continued from page 33) grass and fresh air. and small neighborhood feel,� said A big draw to the neighborhood Corey Levens, 54, a father of three to the many trees, both along the streets and in residents’ yards. Much is proximity to both public and pri- who moved in 2003. That feeling is shared by Alice of Green Acres used to be orchards. vate schools, including an elemenHowever, the few remaining fruit tary, middle and high school, and Sklar, 69, who has lived there since trees are now confined to gardens, an international school on Terman 1969. “It’s a self-contained neighborwhere owners have decided to pre- Drive. In recent years the neighborhood hood, a small community. I rememserve them. “I still have an apricot tree and has increased its ethnic diversity, as ber the new sidewalk and singleyou know, they still taste really many families of Chinese, Indian story houses that brought me to live and other descent have been drawn here.� good,� Sakaldasis said. The popularity of these schools Two parks are within easy walk- to the sought-after school district. “I was just looking for a school has not been without impact. In ing distance of Maybell Avenue and

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since 1952. The association gets neighbors together at parties and events including a Christmas party in December, an ice-cream social for summer and a pot-luck each fall. “That’s how we get to know the new residents. We love our neighborhood and always welcome new folks,� Sakaldasis said. N Editorial Intern Piyawan Rungsuk can be e-mailed at Prungsuk@ paweekly.com. READ MORE ONLINE For more Home and Real Estate news, visit www.paloaltoonline.com/real_estate.

FACTS: CHILDCARE AND PRESCHOOLS: Palo Alto Montessori School, 575 Arastradero Road; Whistlestop Child Development Center, 3801 Miranda Ave. No. T6B; Young Life Christian Pre-School, 687 Arastradero Road FIRE STATION: No. 5, 600 Arastradero Road LIBRARY: Mitchell Park branch, 3700 Middlefield Road LOCATION: Green Acres I: Arastradero Road to Glenbrook Drive, Los Palos to Pomona avenues; Green Acres II: Maybell Avenue to Arastradero Road, Coulombe Drive to Georgia Avenue NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: (Green Acres I) Nina T. Bell, greenacres.1@gmail.com; (Green Acres II) Betsy Allyn, 650-4938859 PARKS: Juana Briones Park, 609 Maybell Ave.; Terman Park, 655 Arastradero Road POST OFFICE: Veterans Hospital Bureau, 3801 Miranda Ave. PRIVATE SCHOOL: Bowman International School, 4000 Terman Drive PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Juana Briones Elementary School, Terman Middle School, Gunn High School SHOPPING: El Camino Real, San Antonio Shopping Center, Downtown Los Altos

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Palo Alto Weekly 07.30.10 - Section 2  

Section 2 of the July 30, 2010 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 07.30.10 - Section 2  

Section 2 of the July 30, 2010 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly