Bay Meadows real estate is diverse in appearance and ranges in size from studios to four bedrooms. For-sale pricing ranges from $1.4 to $2 million and up. The neighborhood’s almost exclusively multi-unit personality is consistent with its “New Urbanist” ethos, in which urban features like increased population density, pedestrian friendliness and proximity to mass transit (in this case, Caltrain) are incorporated into a suburban setting. (car commuters enjoy easy access to Highway 101 and El Camino Real.) Bay Meadows is master-planned and will eventually feature its own “downtown,” in the planning and construction stages on South Delaware Street. When completed, Bay Meadows’ commercial core will feature more than 40,000 square feet of retail space, restaurants, community outdoor space with bocce courts and a fire pit and even a biergarten. Though still finishing its “build-out” phase, Bay Meadows has already become home to hundreds of residents whose daily lifestyle now includes mornings at Blue Bottle Coffee and evenings at the Field Work Brewing Company’s outdoor beer garden, “Mom Days” every Monday and monthly “Rubbing Elbows” events. Both of these meet-ups happen at Paddock Park, one of four large green spaces in the neighborhood. Persimmon Park, home to Bay Meadows’ community garden, is another. Bay Meadows has grown into a neighborhood of 11 unique residential communities offering homes for sale and to rent, along with parks, pathways, and the independent Nueva School’s grade 9-12 campus.
Fiesta Gardens sits across Highway 92 from 19th Avenue Park. Fiesta Gardens real estate claims the same vintage as its Eichler-heavy neighbor but could not be more different. Where 19th Avenue Park is full to the brim with California Modern wood and glass, Fiesta Gardens chooses a more traditional route. Its neat, wide streets are lined with post-war ranch homes, simple three-bedroom (and usually two-bath), single-story homes built in the 1950s and 1960s on 5,000 square-foot lots that now sell for between $1.1 and $1.5 million. What is unique about Fiesta Gardens’ 1,200 – 1,600 square-foot homes is the condition in which they’re kept. Like a condominium complex, Fiesta Gardens has a strong homeowners’ association – some might say a “legendary” HOA. Homeowners’ dues are approximately $300 per year. The Fiesta Gardens Homes Association has an active presence on Facebook. There you will find announcements regarding Easter Egg hunts, the results of the holiday decorating contest, postings asking for remodel advice – everything you’d expect to find on a neighborhood message board. Fiesta Gardens school children have the option to attend Fiesta Gardens Elementary School, a K-5 Magnet School whose focus is a two-way Spanish-English immersion and Global Studies and its neighborhood is served by Borel Middle School and Hillsdale High School as well.
To view a detailed google map of the Fiesta Gardens neighborhood, click here. The MLS area is 420.
Bay Meadows was part of Bay Meadows Racetrack, the longest-running thoroughbred horse racing track in California. With the new development, Bay Meadows has grown into a neighborhood of 11 unique residential communities offering homes for sale and to rent, along with parks, pathways
Fiesta Gardens real estate claims the same vintage as its Eichler-heavy neighbor but could not be more different. Full to the brim with California Modern wood and glass, Fiesta Gardens chooses a more traditional route. The neat, wide streets are lined with post-war ranch homes, simple three-bedroom (and usually two-bath), single-story homes built in the 1950s and 1960s on 5,000 square-foot lots.