Bedford Square Mountain View: Who Needs to Commute?

Image of Bedford Square VTA Stop
Image of Bedford Square VTA Stop

While folks are moving into the Bedford Square master-planned community in July, they've already sold out the first of their six phases.  Its location in Mountain View right along the border of neighboring Sunnyvale is close to many major employers in the Silicon Valley.

Even in the rain that day, it was a noticeably short walk to Verisign headquarters, Symantec (formerly Veritas headquarters), Vernier Networks, and KPMG.  Though driving there from Bedford Square would make even the least green people in California feel guilty, Bedford Square is tucked away so that it doesn't feel like an extension of the office.

The local VTA station and local bus stop pictured above are close as well, right outside the KPMG office, but far enough away where there is no noise impact.  And the Silicon Valley Public Transportation Wizard helps Pultemake using it practical.

These  Homes feature four townhome plans ranging from 1,201 to 1,718 square feet with pricing from $659,000 to $768,000 new.  All units include a two-car garage, a GE washer/dryer, air conditioning, dual pane windows, and what Pulte calls Signature Standard Kitchens and Bathrooms.

The Signature Standards kitchen includes stainless steel GE appliances with a gas cooktop, side-by-side refrigerator, dishwasher, and built-in oven microhood.  The countertops in the kitchen are granite slab and they are augmented by maple cabinetry and a Kohler dual-basin stainless steel sink.

The Signature Standards bathrooms (every townhome includes 2.5 baths except for the largest floorplan which has 3.5) include Corian countertops and accents with Moen chrome plumbing faucets.  The powder (half) bathrooms include Kohler pedestal sinks.

Image of Construction Bedford Square
Image of Construction Bedford Square

Much of the community is still under construction but it will include a pool, spa, and clubhouse.  The neighborhood itself does face 85 but there is a tall set of trees has been planted along the highway to keep road noise from being a factor.  The effect is similar to the concrete noise barriers erected all over Silicon Valley but the natural landscaping keeps the neighborhood looking relatively natural.

It's of note that Bedford Square is "only accepting families who plan on owning and living in the home for at least one year."  In other words, they are not planning to sell to investors.