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Quality of Life in Pleasanton : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Feb 21, 2010
Erica Starkey answered:
Mike,
I have been a resident of this area my entire life and am raising my children here, and I'm not aware of any data that shows that children are more prone to illness than other areas. These are very sought after areas and have been for a very long time. Certainly, if you've been here in the spring and even now we’re beginning to see it, you will notice the abundance of flowering and pollen producing plants around here. Allergies come with the territory, but the greenery and natural surroundings also make it highly desirable. It's a trade off.

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Erica

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Sun Sep 2, 2007
Sylvia Barry, MAS,CIPS,SRES answered:
We just came back from the Labor Day by the Lake, a tradition in Novato, CA (north most town in Marin).

The place is surrounded by gorgeous hills, sparkling lake, marsh, open space, and just wonderful, wonderful people all around. The kids runs free, the adults greet friends, the teachers work hard and are dedicated, hiking, biking trailers all around, sunny, beautiful weather most of the year, ,a 50,000 town but you feel like you know everybody.

My friend and I were talking, there is just no better place to bring up a family!

I gave up my great IT career after dot.com bust, chose the real estate career so I can stay around town, but I get to volunteer extensively at local high school doing things that help the kids, the teachers and the school. I am surrounded by wonderful people and great friends. I absolutely love the music teacher who dedicated her life to the kids, and the polite, well balanced kids, my husband is supportive and the kids are talented and doing just fine.

My RE career is doing great, and could be much better if I don't volunteer as much, but I get great satisfaction and joy out of doing that and be with the nicest people. So if I sell a few less houses than I would want to, I am happy and glad to be who I have become.

I guess I am not quite living in my dreams and life is not perfect but I am quite happy and very grateful for everything that's around me. Isn't that enough?
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