From our Geography lessons and possibly from our travels, we know that Bordeaux is a very well toured port city in the southwest of France with over 1 Million Bordelais inhabitants and is proud to be known as the world's wine industry capital.
It is a diverse city with makeup of all different races and cultures of people and over the last decade has become an urban metropolis. If you live here in the Bay Area you don't have to travel to France to visit the newest community named Bordeaux; it is located in the heart of Santa Clara County , in the urban setting of Sunnyvale. Like Bordeaux France, Sunnyvale is known to be a diverse and culturally varied city with neighboring industry and a rich past of agricultural history. Perhaps this is how the name of the newest KB Homes community was formed, because of this vague likeness shared with the city of the same name.
Like Bordeaux France and its rich grape vineyards and wine production, Sunnyvale has been known for its fruit orchards and has had a vital economy of agricultural richness, and for centuries has maintained a reputation for fruit production. In the mid 1900s a lot of the fruit orchards in Sunnyvale were cleared to make way for new homes and industry in this wonderfully temperate city; new developments began popping up everywhere in the 1950s. Just this past year, KB's Bordeaux development broke ground and the first phase of homes are now ready for occupancy.
Bordeaux Sunnyvale's Location
The Bordeaux community is located near Reed Avenue and Lawrence Expressway, on Aster Avenue in Sunnyvale . This area has been rezoned in the past years to Industrial-to-Residential/Planned Development. Before construction started, this land was home to a many industrial companies that have recently picked up and moved. The remaining close-by companies include a few other industrial businesses as well as a development of other new homes down the street. It is an up-and-coming neighborhood has become a very sought after part of Sunnyvale .
The stats on this new 80-home development include 6 unique floor plans, with prices starting around $565,000. KB Homes catch phrase is known as "?built to order' which means that you find the location of your KB home, and essentially customize it to your personal taste and style. There are many design features and upgrades available and your new home can be built to your own specifications, and is ready and operational on the day that you move in.
Bordeaux's Grand Opening took place on March 15th and the response has been pretty positive. So far, 5% of the homes are under contract with another 10% reserved. The types of people interested in this community are 1st time home buyers, people upgrading from small condos, with the majority of these people being young urban professionals. The most sought after floor plans are Plan 5 (2 bdrm/2 bth, 1238 square feet) and Plan 9 (3 bdrm/2.5 bth, 1924 square feet). The least requested floor plan is the Plan 4, which is the smallest unit in the development, featuring only 1056 square feet of living space and a 2-car tandem garage.
Sunnyvale is home to a lot of shops and restaurants and in my opinion has one of the best Farmer's Market in the Bay Area. In addition, the major employers include Juniper Networks, Palm, AMD, Yahoo and Maxim. There is a lot of character to Sunnyvale and if you find yourself driving around town you can see the old modern Eichler homes, a cute downtown with bars, shops and restaurants, the community center which is a wonderful place to bring a good book and people watch, and then there's Baylands Park which offers recreational pathways and picnic grounds. There are golf parks and tennis centers "? it is a community filled with activities and lots of things to do.
If you are interested in this new development and would like to be represented by an area specialist of this community, please contact me. In addition to helping buyers and sellers everyday with resale properties, I enjoy taking clients on tour to the new developments as well. I cooperate with many local developers in the area, and have experience in the new home buying process. I help to negotiate in the best interest of my client, and to make the home buying process as smooth and effortless as possible.