Alsace Lorraine – A “west side” jewel
Well maintained homes, wide streets, sidewalks, short distance to Half Moon Bay State Beach, the Coastal Trail. Current asking prices for available homes are in the $900K-$1.6M range. New listings are coming on the market reflective of recent market changes in this quartile (Quartile report for HMB coming up so check back.).
Access from this neighborhood is terrific! A resident or visitor could walk or bike across Hwy 1 in the handy crosswalk to Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay for a warm drink, peruse a favorite bookstore, or to find a one-of-kind gift at a great boutique. A short distance away across Kelly Ave., a bridge will take you on foot or bike to nearby Strawflower Shopping Center where you will find Safeway, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Longs and more. Plus, you are just a short drive away from Highway 92 to any destination “over the hill”. Traffic can be heavy during commute/school drop-off hours; fortunately the Highway 92 road widening project is in process so we’ll see if that eases things a bit.
While this neighborhood suits all kinds of people, young families are drawn to it for the great Park and close proximity to Hatch Elementary School. My own family has enjoyed many a birthday party or Mother’s Club play date at Ocean View Park. It’s been upgraded in the last few years and still seems to be as popular as ever. One of my closest friends lived on Valdez near the park and she loved the fact that she could look out her window and see her kids and their friends playing. She lived in the cul-de-sac so the kids ran back and forth across the street without a worry of through-traffic.
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Alsace Lorraine runs smoothly into another nice neighborhood called Wavecrest, a.k.a. Arleta Park. I’ll cover this one in another blog, but if you are house hunting now and you like a west side neighborhood with close beach and downtown proximity, this neighborhood is also worth a look.
I don’t know how Alsace Lorraine got its name but would be curious to know. Feel free to leave a comment for all to learn the history of the name if you know…