“New community, the amenities and walking distance to BART – that’s what really sold me.”

Melonie works at Google and, as a new Boulevard homeowner, flexibility means everything to her. Some days she takes a shuttle to work. Some days she walks to BART. And other days she makes use of her first-floor home office. Whichever she chooses, on any given day her commute’s become a snap. It was one of the first things that drew her to Boulevard, but it certainly wasn’t the last.

“Before I even moved in, I’d already made so many friends. I’d attended some neighborhood events and there was this real sense of community. The people are super friendly.”

Melonie knew that moving to Boulevard was a smart decision from the very start. Her boyfriend already owned a home in Huntington, so, when she made her purchase at Madison, she had a pretty good idea of what to expect, including lots of outdoor places to gather and hang out, walking distance to Whole Foods and plenty of friends nearby.

“I like to entertain,” she said. “Small groups, more intimate. My home has this great entertaining space with a balcony right off the second floor. And the huge great room is just perfect.”

When she’s not having guests over or commuting to work, there’s still plenty to keep her busy. She loves to hike, so the quick access to the Iron Horse Trail is a huge plus, and short walks to Persimmon Place keep most all her needs within easy reach. But at the end of a long day, she finds that nothing beats some knitting and quilting, which is why Melonie’s first-floor bedroom is only half home office – the other half has been converted into her own personal crafting hideaway.

Melonie’s still enjoying the newness of owning at Boulevard, but she’s also excited to watch as things keep getting better. New parks opening soon and especially the upcoming Don Biddle Community Park have given her lots to look forward to. But what’s at the top of her list? “Number one would have to be The Rec Center. That and the pools will be really close to me. I can’t wait to start working out so close to home.”