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Midtown Village – The Place to LIVE

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

A few days ago, NBC Bay Area ran a story about the South Bay Housing market. According to NBC, the South Bay housing market is so hot that sellers are pulling out at the last minute. Cancelling the sale. Saying “nevermind.” Why? Because the sellers worry they might become homeless themselves if they sell! This is brand new. Unprecedented. And we’ll add this to the list of reasons to buy new from SummerHill Homes. As a respected home builder with decades of Bay Area experience, we can guarantee that, as the seller of your new home, that we won’t walk away. You have that assurance.

Midtown Village in Santa Clara

Midtown Village, our new home community in vibrant Santa Clara, still has homes available and you can be sure that there won’t be any 11th hour funny business. So come check out the homes and see for yourself why Midtown Village is a great buy!

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At Las Palmas in Sunnyvale, it’s all about Walkability

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Grand Opening  of the Model Homes at Las Palmas in Sunnyvale is the weekend of April 26. We’re hearing interest from employees at Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Apple, and lots of smaller companies too. One nice aspect of life at Las Palmas that many of these folks seem to value is “walkability.” We thought a lot about building for a contemporary, leisurely lifestyle and in addition to many great amenities within the community (play areas, gym), we’re happy about all the places that can be easily reached on foot. (And we have a great Walk Score!) Here are some great places within easy walking distance of Las Palmas.

Craving Chinese? Head over to Ginger Café for southeast asian-flavored Chinese, grab dim sum at Dim Sum King, or eat at the popular chain P.F. Chang’s. Not in the mood for Chinese? Pasta Pomordoro is super close too, as are a variety of other popular chains like Chipotle, Juicy Berry (for frozen yogurt) and the ubiquitous Starbucks.

If walking isn’t enough exercise for you, then walk to play tennis at the Sunnyvale Tennis Center. If that makes your muscles hurt, mellow out at Elements Massage.

Highly-rated Cumberland elementary school is a walk and, if you’re having that kind of day, all sorts of shopping is available for after walking the kids to school.

Las Palmas at Sunnyvale is designed to support the values of our buyers, and we know being able to walk to so many local spots will be appreciated by the new home owners.

Walkability Map

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San Francisco Giants Upcoming Season

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Spring is in the air and that means its baseball season! The Giants season opener is today, and around here everybody’s wearing orange.

One of our favorite things about a ballgame is getting there. See, with CalTrain you get the party started early because on game days the train is filled with Giants fans and the excitement builds and builds as you get closer and closer to that 4th and King station two blocks from the ballpark. No traffic jams, no headaches, just a good time with other fans.

Our most recent new home community is Las Palmas in Sunnyvale and these new home owners will live really close to that CalTrain station, making it super easy to get to the ballpark, elsewhere in San Francisco, or all over the silicon valley corridor travelled by Caltrain.

SF Giants Schedule

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Grand Opening for Las Palmas in Sunnyvale Coming Soon

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

One of the biggest challenges of opening a community is telling people the date of that grand opening. Because setting that date means you are reasonably confident in so many factors being in place: model homes built, interior and landscape designs ready for unveiling, roads ready. To say nothing of everything involved in getting the word out: signs, collateral, marketing. Right now, Las Palmas in Sunnyvale is getting ready for its grand opening and we are deep in the final stages of preparation.

Even though the grand opening is more than a month away, we can tell it will be a big one. This community is in Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and major employers are really close. The proximity to employment plus the quality of these town homes (which we think will be especially popular with first-time buyers) are leading to a lot of really great buzz. So, friends, we want you to know that we’re going to be sure everything is looking really great when we roll out the red carpet to those eager home buyers.

Here are some photos of the ground team adding finishing touches:

The finishing touches

The finishing touches


Inside kitchen

Inside kitchen


Inside room

Inside room


Finishing touches of new home in Sunnyvale exterior

Finishing touches of new home in Sunnyvale exterior


Exterior of upcoming Sunnyvale townhomes

Exterior of upcoming Sunnyvale townhomes


Sunnyvale homes exterior with scaffolding

Sunnyvale homes exterior with scaffolding


New palms at Las Palmas

New palms at Las Palmas

See you in a few weeks!

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Two at SummerHill Homes Nominated for Major Awards

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

At SummerHill Homes, we believe humility is a virtue. To a point. See right now, well, we’re not bragging, but we’re really pleased to say that two of our amazing employees have been nominated for big deal awards at the “Excellence in Home Building Awards” happening on Friday the 21st in San Francisco. Anabelle Tiedje has been nominated for “Marketing Director of the year” and Shon Saulovich has been nominated for “Builder Community Superintendent of the year.” We know that it isn’t easy to be so recognized, and we know we are lucky to have Anabelle and Shon on our team. We’re pleased and honored to work with you both.

Shon Saulovich


Anabelle Tiedje

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Las Palmas in Sunnyvale – Information Center Opening Very Soon!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Opening Soon – Las Palmas in Sunnyvale! Sign up our interest list to receive news and updates.

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley: 660 W. El Camino Real – Sunnyvale, Las Palmas offers 103 Attached Homes with immediate proximity to job centers, retail amenities, and highly-ranked schools.  Have your choice of two styles of homes:

GROVES: 49 Attached Homes, mostly two-story and three-stories offering 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 baths in 1,611-1,851 approx. sq. ft.  with private outdoor space per plan and floor plan reminiscent of a detached home.

GARDENS: 54 Attached Homes with 2-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 baths in 1,274-1,874 approx. sq. ft. in a more urban design.


Top Ranked Schools:

Sunnyvale Union School District (K-8) 408-522-8200

Cumberland Elementary School
(Grades K-5)
Address: 824 Cumberland Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-8255

Sunnyvale Middle School
(Grades 6-8)
Address: 1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-8288

Fremont High School
(Grades 9 -12)
Address: 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-2400


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New Community in Sunnyvale

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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Las Home at Our Award Winning Community – The Enlcave at Waverly Park

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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Buyers Come Knocking for Bay Area Homes

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

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THE AVENUES – Grand Opening: Sat. Jan. 19th. in Santa Clara

Friday, January 18th, 2013

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