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Boulder Creek, Ben Lomond, Brookdale & Felton

The San Lorenzo Valley has a culture all it's own, with independent mountain people that like to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy small town charm. A century ago, these hills were logging areas for douglas fir and redwood used in the growing homebuilding industry, and many of the residents have family roots to the logging industry. With a knowledge of what clear cutting did to this area, the residents have vowed to protect the forest and ensure the natural beauty and vitality remains.

Many of the individuals living in the San Lorenzo Valley are engineers, technicians, and managers in the Silicon Valley during the day, but at night they like to return to their quiet home, start a fire, and enjoy the smell of mountain air. There is also a burgeoning artist population in the Valley who peddle their wares at local art festivals throughout the region. For those looking to chase a little white ball around the mountain, the Boulder Creek Golf and Country club offers an executive golf course routed through the redwood forest.

California’s oldest state park - Big Basin - comprises much of the landscape, along with Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Fall Creek State Park, and Loch Lomond Recreation Area with its placid lake. For a really nostalgic view of the redwoods, hop aboard Roaring Camp’s antique steam train for a ride through the ancient forest to a natural cathedral atop Bear Mountain.

Homes in the area are primarily single family homes of all shapes and sizes, but there are a few condominium and townhome opportunities that exist in the area. Children attend schools in the San Lorenzo Unified School District from kindergarten through 12th grade, and the schools are considered average for the county. Below is the historical market data for the area.

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Urban Pacific Homes

Tom is one of the most well-recognized luxury home builders in the region. His highly respected reputation has been built on his attention to detail and emphasis on the client relationship. Tom is available for feasibility consultations for both our sellers and buyers in support of the team.

Poyner & Poyner LLP

Jessica is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a specialist in trust, estate, and probate law. She is managing partner of one of the longest-established estate planning firms in California and has a reputation for excellence and client service.

Marketing Designs

 Jayne McCann is the owner of Marketing Designs in Belmont. Her company is a professional marketing agency with writers and designers to produce outstanding, unique print and online marketing materials for your property. Jayne personally visits every listing of ours to write professional copy and her designers work with us to develop the most creative and customized brochures to tell the real story about your property.


Scott is a professional photographer focusing on architecture and interior photos. He works closely with the marketing team to ensure your home will stand out.

Transaction Coordinator

Patria has over 10 years of experience in transaction coordination and will work to ensure that everything runs smoothly in the background from a disclosure and paperwork side of the transaction. This frees us up to focus on our clients and the homes they are selling and/or purchasing.