Both the Villas at La Ventana and Somerset Gardens townhomes were built by a well respected local builder, Inland Pacific, who is currently finishing the Pacific Crest development in the Westgate Ranch area. The townhome floor plans offered in each community are virtually identical. There are three basic floor plans in each. These upscale townhomes offer no maintenance patios, gas fireplaces, and two car garages. The standard features in these communities were very generous, so even units that were not upgraded maintain a very elegant feeling.
The Villas are a part of “La Ventana” built in 2006 – 2007 which feature homes with generous floor plans (2000 sq. ft. plus), a shared community clubhouse and pool, and the luxury townhomes at the Villas. The homeowners pay a monthly association fee of $95 per month, and the townhome owners pay association dues of around $150 per month. La Ventana offers excellent accessibility to Santa Maria’s only hospital, Marion Medical Center and the surrounding medical office buildings. As a result, its location is favored by medical personnel. In addition, La Ventana sits directly adjacent to Santa Maria’s newest high school, Pioneer Valley. When they originally sold, the townhomes were offered in the mid $300,000’s, and then later the low $300,000 range as prices continued to decline with the housing bust. There are now a couple of Plan C short sales offered at around the $250,000 range.
Somerset Gardens was built in 2003 – 2005 and unlike La Ventana, it is comprised exclusively of townhomes. It also offers a community clubhouse and pool, as well as a small putting green for kicks. For those who prefer an “in town” feel, Somerset Gardens offers a prime location within walking distance of grocery stores, new restaurants, and department store shopping. Monthly association dues are $167 per month. When offered new, the prices began in the low $300,000’s and went upward along with the housing boom. Currently, asking prices on re-sales in the development vary from $250,000 to $335,000, with two short sales and one “regular” sale being offered; there is one Plan B available and two Plan As on the market.
If you would like additional information on re-sale units in these or other upscale townhome developments in Santa Maria or Orcutt CA, please send me an email request at tni@MintProp.com, and I will send you a list of available properties, or just give me a call at (805) 878-9879. You can also search for listings on one of my websites which offer three different ways to search for Santa Maria properties: BuySantaMariaForeclosures.com, SantaMariaRealEstateSearch.com, and iLoveSantaMaria.com.
Tni LeBlanc, JD, M.A., e-PRO
Broker/Owner, Mint Properties
(805) 878-9879, tni@MintProp.com
*Based on the information from the Central Coast Regional MLS. Neither the Association, the Multiple Listing Service, or Mint Properties guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.