In 1953, the entire tract was owned by Leslie Salt. The already venerable salt company developed a real estate arm, called Concord Ranch Properties, to sell and develop its substantial property holdings. Eichler, who built 11,000 homes designed to bring California Modern design to middle-class homebuyers between 1950 and 1974, was just beginning to hit his stride when he built 19th Avenue Park.
Eichler’s 19th Avenue Park development is humbler than his later work in San Mateo, The Highlands. Homes in both communities share Eichler’s distinctive wood and glass construction, open floorplans, dramatic walls of glass and central atria. 19th Avenue Park is distinctive, even among Eichler tracts, however. As one of Eichler’s first large-scale developments, it is more centrally-located than most – certainly more so than The Highlands. 19th Avenue Park offers easy commute access (the neighborhood is cradled by the 92 and 101 freeways) and is close to downtown San Mateo.
19th Avenue Park real estate is also humbler than some of its nearby relations. Homes are smaller than those in The Highlands, with three to four bedrooms and somewhere between 1,500 and 2,000 square feet of living space. Residents send their children to well-regarded Sunnybrae Elementary School, Borel Middle School and Aragon High School.
Eichler lovers/bargain-hunters are attracted to 19th Avenue Park homes for sale because they command less than those in The Highlands. Single-family homes can be had for around $1.5 million and up, making 19th Avenue Park still one of the best deals in Eichlerland – and the tract most in line with Joseph Eichler’s original plan of providing stellar design to the masses -- but still a little bit dear for Sunnybrae, where non-Eichler homes have recently sold for a median of $1.35 million and a range of $1.1 to $1.55 million.
To view a detailed google map of the Sunnybrae and 19th Avenue Park neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 418.
Home Data per tax records
|Single Family Homes|
|1 Bedroom Homes||11|
|2 Bedroom Homes||339|
|3 Bedroom Homes||607|
|4 Bedroom Homes||189|
|5+ Bedroom Homes||35|
|Number of Sales||46|
|Percent List Price Received||109.3%|
|Median Sales Price||$1,594,000|
|Average Sale Price||$1,579,000|
|Lowest Sale Price||$1,255,000|
|Highest Sale Price||$2,000,000|