Well, in light of the previous posting you put up, I'm going to retract my comments just a little and say, "if you're looking for an Eichler..." then a letter might actually help. Eichler buyers are as plentiful as buyers of regular homes, and those who really like these properties, actually LOVE these homes.
Okay, so here's some great places for Eichlers...there are many parts of the county where you can find Eichler homes. Los Altos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos, Los Altos Hills.. but the largest concentration of Eichlers can be found in the following cities:
Palo Alto - There are actually a bunch of homes on Stanford's property, but these are all available only to members of faculty and staff. They sit proudly near attorney John Hanna's "Honeycomb" house, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. If you don't work at Standford, you can find about 2000 or so Eichler homes located in Palo Alto's Fairmeadow, Greenmeadow, Green Gable and Los Arboles areas. By the way, Palo Alto was reportedly the "home" of Eichler homes.
Mountain View - There are about 200 homes in Mountain View. Most of them located in the Monte Loma area of the city.
Sunnyvale (West Sunnyvale) - About 175 of Joe Eichler's homes exist here. A large majority of the homes occupy the area called "West Sunnyvale", located in blocks along Mary Avenue between El Camino Real and Fremont Avenue. These Eichlers are slightly larger than other Eichlers and include some of the features that made Eichler homes famous, including the interior "garden" areas.
Cupertino - Along the southern section of Cupertino near Bollinger Road, you can another patch of about 200 Eichler homes.
Santa Clara - A section of very affordable Eichler homes can be found in the area near Pomeroy in Santa Clara. These homes are smaller than the Eichlers in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale, but are unmistakely Eichler homes.
Hope this helps!! If you need more information or help finding a home, please feel free to give me a call.
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