Campus Commons which is located in Sacramento just east of the American River and Sacramento State College and at the West end of the famous American River Drive is a unique and very special place to live. I first considered moving to Campus Commons when Robert Powell started building in the community. My late husband, Jim and I looked long and hard about buying a home in there, but ultimately decided against it as we really wanted children and the community to us seemed to be more suitable for singles, DINKS (dual income; no kids) and retirees.
Today Campus Commons is a verdant neighborhood with condos and patio homes of many sizes and prices. Some of them remain in original condition and others have had extensive upgrades and revitalizations. On any given day as you drive the tree lined streets, you will see dozens of its residents out walking or having a competitive match on one of the community tennis courts. There are common areas, pools and club houses associated with the various villages.
As many of my fellow boomers and I are looking towards our Golden years, Campus Commons is a perfect place to enjoy all that the American River and the parkway and the local shops and restaurants have to offer. It was with this vision a client of mine bought a spacious Harvard Model in the community developed by Moss and Moss back in the 70’s. He and his contractor stripped out all the old cabinets, carpets, fixtures and appliances and in turned finished it to perfection. From the cabinetry with self-closing drawers to the granite counters and shower and tub surrounds, to the imperfect smooth wall finish and stately crown moldings and baseboards, it is a beautiful turn-key place to call home.
When you consider the demographics of the American River Corridor just East of Campus Commons where an abundance of the homes are large on large lots and with an aging population, it seems like a seamless transition to a less challenging and more tranquil environment without moving out of the area.
Located at 943 Commons Drive, this unit also boasts of dual paned windows and one of the very few 2 car garages offered in this village. The home backs to one of the lush greenbelts and the HOA covers the replacement of the roof and exterior painting. Contained in the over 1800 square foot single story home are 2 bedrooms, 2 totally redone baths, a study, a spacious living room and dining room with soaring ceilings and a dual sided fireplace between the living room and the study. The kitchen was also totally remodeled and has designer touches that really set it a part. There is a breakfast nook that is graced by the morning sun and a separate laundry room right off the garage. Priced at $399,900, you would be hard pressed to duplicate this home at this price buying anyone of several other homes available that remain in original condition.
So if you have been considering downsizing and moving to an empty nester style home I would suggest you consider Campus Commons and the home a 943 Commons Drive. As another client of mine said when she made the move from the large family home to Campus Commons, it is a really pretty place to live! It will be open this Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.