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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wild Orchid Mountain View

39 single family homes of Wild Orchid Mountain View by Castle Companies builder located at intersection West Dana Street and Calderon Avenue next to Edith Landels Elementary School and priced from $800K. The property location is one of the best features of real estate development. First of all, the houses are in close proximity to Mountain View Transit Center - Caltrain, VTA Light Rail, and VTA bus station are within walking distance from Wild Orchid Mountain View. The homeowner could reach offices of Google, Intuit, Microsoft, LinkedIn or any other company in North Bayshore district of Mountain View just by bike using Stevens Creek Trail or take Caltrain shuttle from station. Even you don't work for any mentioned above companies and have to friend in Googleplex who can feed you for free in Google restaurants, you could always hike or bike to Shoreline Park to golfing, sailing on lake, during weekend without spending a dime on gas. After work the home owner can again, without a car, walk in a few minutes to live downtown of Mountain View to kill time and spend money in bars, restaurants, coffeehouse and even theater. It is just like living somewhere in Europe, but with nice California’s weather.

Wild Orchid Mountain View

There are of course a few negative facts related to real estate location. If I would decide to buy a house in Wild Orchid Mountain View, I would spend a few minutes before and after school hours to check how the traffic on Dana and Calderon gets affected by parents trying to drop kids to Landels Elementary School. In the same time I would try to listen for Caltrain horn when the train arrives and departures from Caltrain station. Edith Landels School is not the best school in Mountain View Whisman School District with just 771 API score. As for middle and high schools, namely Graham Middle School and Mountain View High School, consider some kind of transportation for kids.

Wild Orchid Mountain View

One more advice if you are going to check do not try finding driving directions to Wild Orchid Mountain View sales office 142 Iris Drive, Mountain View, just drive to Landels Elementary school.

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