I'm currently in escrow on a home in Belle Haven. I have to say that I am truly excited about the opportunity to live in this neighborhood, as it is, as well as for the potential that I think this community has. I have been camping out in the neighborhood lately, trying to get a feel for it, and I have to say that it feels pretty comfortable. The majority of the homes are well-maintained (admittedly there are a few exceptions, as there are with most communities). The neighborhood is fairly peaceful, and the residents seem like your typical, hard-working, middle-class families. I, myself, am unmarried and purchasing the property on my own. The particular property I am purchasing hasn't been maintained in a while, so I look forward to sprucing it up and contributing to the aesthetic of the community. I grew up in a neighborhood not too different from Belle Haven, but I have lived in many different communities since. I graduated from Harvard, lived in Cambridge, Massaschusetts for 8 years and lived in Washington, D.C., both in areas that experienced overwhelming revitalization (and the ensuing gentrification that followed it...) I currently work at Google, and I am counting the days until the close of escrow. I think that Belle Haven has the potential for gentrification, which I don't necessarily consider a bad word (i.e. significant rise in property values). It's already a very vital community, from what I can see, and I am very excited to become a part of this community and to help it grow. It's surprising to me how many of the people I know that live in the general area (I currently live in Mountain View) aren't aware of Belle Haven. I have high hopes for my home purchase and for the community in general.