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Bellavista – New Home Community in Moraga, CA

Friday, May 8th, 2015

New Homes in Moraga CA

Bellavista is an alluring new home development located in Moraga, CA. The community will feature 27 single family homes with approximately 2,600 – 4,700 sq. ft., 3-5 Bedrooms and 3.5-4.5 Bathrooms.

Located on Rheem Blvd in central Moraga, Bellavista offers:
• Extraordinary Mount Diablo and hill views, surrounded by open space.
• Stellar nearby Schools – Rheem ES, Joaquin MS, Campolindo HS
• A variety of elevation styles with large lots, and cul de sacs.

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Mission Place in Fremont Coming Soon

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

New Townhomes in Fremont, CA

Mission Place is a new townhome community Fremont, CA opening this summer from SummerHill Homes. The project will feature 24 town homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,100 sq. ft. with 3-4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Bathrooms.

Located on Driscoll Rd in the highly desired Mission Valley neighborhood in Fremont, Mission Place offers:
• Close proximity to restaurants, shopping, outdoor amenities and parks
• Nearby parks include Irvington Plaza Park, Mission View Park and Grimmer Park
• Schools include Gomes ES, Hopkins MS & Mission San Jose HS

About the Builder

SummerHill Homes is a nationally-recognized home builder focusing on the unique needs of the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. We believe what makes these areas great is what makes SummerHill Homes great: innovation, constant striving for excellence, determination to be the very best, pride of place, and an always endearing charm. See for yourself why California home buyers in search of a distinct new home choose SummerHill Homes.

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Past Communities by SummerHill Homes

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Since 1976, SummerHill Homes has been known as the preeminent new home builder developing the most sought after communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Here’s a look at some of our foremost communities developed over the past decade:

Novato New Homes

Novato, CA

BelleTerre by SummerHill Homes is set in the majestic hills of Novato offering picturesque views of the surrounding oak-studded hills. The peaceful and natural surroundings offer an exceptional setting for rest and relaxation in a new secluded hillside community.

New Homes in Saratoga

Creekside at Saratoga
Saratoga, CA

20 beautiful new townhomes in one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after communities. Within easy walking distance to some of Saratoga’s top-ranked schools. Convenient commute access to most of Silicon Valley. Nestled nearby downtown Saratoga Village. Close to a bounty of parks, shopping areas, wineries, and award-winning restaurants, some literally steps from your door.

Palo Alto New Homes

Palo Alto, CA

99 upscale condominium living homes with two to three bedrooms ranging from 1,130 to 1,629 sq. ft. located near midtown Palo Alto. The Echelon community is convenient to Stanford, Silicon Valley and downtown Mountain View. Echelon homes were priced from the high $700,000s to the high $900,000s.

New Homes in Mountain View

Enclave at Waverley Park
Mountain View, CA

A well-established 58 lot neighborhood. Family-friendly charm. And gorgeous one and two-story, single-family homes with up to 6 bedrooms, up to approximately 2,940 square feet, and each on a minimum homesite of approximately 8,000 square feet.

New Homes in San Jose

Evergreen Place
San Jose, CA

Nestled in the far east edge of Santa Clara Valley, Evergreen Place offered 87 new single-family detached homes and 16 large town homes. The community features beautiful views of the valley and peninsula, and is located minutes from the booming local tech industry. The community sold out in August 2014.

Menlo Park New Homes

Lane Woods
Menlo Park, CA

The Lane Woods Community is an inspired collection of just 32 residences – including the 2008 Sunset Idea House – and was designed and detailed to complement the natural beauty of its setting. The community offered up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in up to 2,998 sq. ft. and sold out in November 2009.

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Arques Place, New Townhomes in Sunnyvale

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Arques Place is a new townhouse community located in Sunnyvale’s East Arques and N. Fair Oaks area. Five floor plans are provided featuring two, three and four bedroom units. Living areas will range in size from 1,335 to 1,680 Sq. Ft. and each unit will feature a 2 Car Garage and individual storage areas. In addition, there will be private balcony and patios.

This beautiful new community will feature 85 townhouse, a clubhouse, close proximity to major shopping centers, transit stations, restaurants, parks, schools, office parks and more.

Nearby schools include San Miguel Elementary School (1.1 miles away), Columbia Middle School (1.0 mile away), and Fremont High School (2.3 miles away).

About the Builder
SummerHill Homes is a nationally-recognized home builder focusing on the unique needs of the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. We believe what makes these areas great is what makes SummerHill Homes great: innovation, constant striving for excellence, determination to be the very best, pride of place, and an always endearing charm. See for yourself why California home buyers in search of a distinct new home choose SummerHill Homes.

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Your Complete Guide to Organizing and Decluttering Your Home

Monday, January 26th, 2015

January is coming to a close and while you may have already dropped a few resolutions from your list, there’s still lots of time to make 2015 the year you declutter and organize your home for good. Houzz put together the ultimate list of their best cleaning and organizing guides for every room of the house that will help you get your home into shape this month and for future months to come.



Living Room:


Home Office:

Kid’s bedroom/play areas:

Laundry Room:


Read the full article on Houzz.

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Stay Connected to SummerHill Homes in 2015!

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

We love the beginning of a new year; it’s a time of renewal and fresh starts. There is so much excitement about what is in store for everyone. While 2014 was a good year for us at SummerHill Homes, we are extremely excited about what will unfold in 2015, including the three new communities we will be introducing this year, so there will be a lot to share!

Our resolution for this year is to stay connected with you through social media. You can subscribe to our blog where we will feature our upcoming communities, popular floor plans and other information to help you plan, design and finance your new home along with tips and other fun information. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and see what we’re pinning on Pinterest.

We would love to hear about which topics you’d like for us to cover in our blog so please let us know through any of our social channels.

Thanks for your support in 2014 and here’s to a great 2015!

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Awesome Last-Minute Gift Ideas (That Won’t Feel Last Minute)

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

It happens to the best of us: even with the best of intentions, the holidays sneak up on us and suddenly we’re a few days away and several gifts short. But don’t fret: we’ve rounded up a few, great last-minute holiday gifts that anyone would enjoy receiving:

  1. Online Class or DIY Workshop: Give the gift of learning through online courses or workshops. From design to quilting and even cooking, there’s an online class for every interest. These courses are fun and affordable. Some options include Brit & Co, Craftsy and Skillshare. If you’d like something that’s more hands-on, try WorkshopSF or The Makery.
  2. Subscriptions: Magazine subscriptions are tried and true options, along with Netflix, Hulu or Spotify. But don’t overlook the specialty monthly boxes! With options focused on crafts for kids (Kiwicrate) to beauty products (Birchbox) there’s bound to be something for even the hardest to shop for person on your list. Check out this list of 15 great subscription boxes you can give from craft supplies, coffee, and even bacon!
  3. Time: Okay, we know you can’t actually gift more time, but consider purchasing a gift certificate for a cleaning service or babysitting service (or volunteer to watch the kids yourself!) to give your loved one some free time to enjoy a little “me time.”

Whatever you end up giving will bound to be much appreciated. Happy Holidays from SummerHill Homes!

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Celebrate the Holidays in the Bay Area!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

We may be in the middle of the strongest storm we’ve had in years, but don’t let the much-needed rain wash out your holiday plans!

Christmas in the Park – Right in the heart of Downtown San Jose at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez, Christmas in the Park is an annual holiday tradition where the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with over 60 musical and animated exhibits, holiday lights, and the 60-foot Community Giving Tree. Have your picture taken with Santa, watch nightly entertainment, and enjoy sweet treats! Now open through January 1st. Find out more information at

Downtown Ice – Lace up some skates and take a few spins around the South Bay’s largest seasonal outdoor skating rink. The rink is located in the Circle of Palms between the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Museum of Art and near Christmas in the Park and Winter Wonderland. Find out more information at

Winter Wonderland – Located on Park Avenue, between Market Street and Almaden Boulevard next to the Tech Museum, the Winter Wonderland offers a festive arcade of amusement rides and entertainment. It’s great fun for the whole family. Find out more information at

Northside Theatre’s A Christmas Carol – The Northside Theatre Company presents its 32nd annual production of this classic holiday story by Charles Dickens. Watch as Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirits of the past, present and future as he is transformed into a loving and kind person. Shows on Thursday – Sunday from now through December 28th. Find out more information at

Ballet San Jose’s The Nutcracker – Running from December 13th – 28th, watch nearly 100 dancers fill the stage in this classic holiday show of a young girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and the Kingdom of Sweets. Arrive early and enjoy carolers in the lobby and meet characters from the show. There are special family-priced performances on December 13th, 20th, and 27th. Find out more information at

Children’s Holiday Festival at History Park – Check out this annual festival at History Park this Saturday, December 13th from 12pm – 4pm. Enjoy live music and caroling and see the historic buildings decorated for the holidays while children can make holiday crafts and hand-made gifts, visit with Santa on a historic trolley, or enjoy a story with the Snow Queen. Find out more information at

There are a ton of great events and shows to get everyone into the holiday spirit. If you’re looking for more holiday happenings around town, check out for more information.

Stay dry and enjoy!

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Vote for San Francisco’s Favorite Charity!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

In the spirit of Election Day, we have another great opportunity for you to make your voice heard for a great cause! PG&E is sponsoring the San Francisco’s Favorite Charities Contest to find the top charities in the area. There are a ton of great organizations in the area that deserve recognition, and after narrowing the field down to 49, it’s time for round two!

The top seven finalists will receive $2,000 from PG&E, while the winning charity will receive $10,000. These organizations can do a lot of good with these donations so let’s help them out. One of our own associates is part of the Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco’s Young Leaders Circle and we hope you will consider voting for Habitat for Humanity. If not, there are a lot of other deserving charities on the list to support. Here’s the link to vote for the charity of your choice.

Thanks for your support and GOOD LUCK to all 49 charities!

Voting ends this Friday, November 7th.

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SummerHill Homes Donates to MEF

Monday, October 27th, 2014

From left: Campolindo principal John Walker; MEF president Niki Peterson and directors Eric Andresen and Jon Nickens; Katia Kamangar and Denise Cunningham of Summerhill Homes. Photo by Sophie Braccini

SummerHill Homes is committed to supporting the communities in which we build homes. In line with our philanthropic endeavors, on October 10th, Senior Vice President Katia Kamangar and Director of Development Denise Cunnningham had the pleasure of giving the Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) a check for $5,000 to support local schools.

The MEF works to support and enrich the educational experience of all Moraga school children in kindergarten through high school (including students from nearby Lafayette who attend Campolindo).

Kamangar said, “We have a long standing tradition to contribute to the communities where we are working.”

Cunningham, who is in charge of the upcoming Harvest Court community on Camino Ricardo added that SummerHill pays a school fee rate of $3.36 per living square footage, and that based on the current plans (for the Camino Ricardo and Rancho Laguna II projects), the total fees are an estimated $660,000.

We’re excited to partner with a great organization in support of Moraga school programs.

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