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Redwood Villa

1981 Montecito Avenue, Mountain View, California 94043

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Located in a Beautiful Town by San Francisco Bay, Redwood Villa is Family Owned and Has 55+ Apartments, Concierge Services, Housekeeping and More

Beautiful Mountain View, home to internet giant Google, sits on the southern end of the San Francisco Peninsula in northern California and is bordered by San Francisco Bay. It is the setting for Redwood Villa, a family owned and operated 55+ community that has offered services and independence to seniors for generations.

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The complex is surrounded by woods, and its housing consists of studios, one bedroom apartments, and deluxe one bedroom apartments. Each unit has a kitchenette, a patio or balcony, oversized closets, climate controls, a fire detector, and a call system. Concierges and staff are on hand 24/7 to respond to questions and emergencies.

Rental rates begin at $3,200 per month for single occupancy. Please verify this with the community as rates may change. There is also a non-refundable community fee. Three meals a day in the dining room, light housekeeping, some transportation, use of shared facilities, and participation in recreational programs are included in these rates and fees.

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Redwood Villa residents enjoy a media room, a coffee and tea bar, a party suite, and a chapel. Tenants also have access to an exercise room, an indoor heated Jacuzzi, saunas, a seasonally heated outdoor pool, and a putting green. Activities at the the Villa might involve a morning stretch class, water aerobics, Wii bowling, or Tai Chi.

At the heart of Mountain View's pedestrian-friendly downtown is a plaza shared by the city hall, the public library, and the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts. The city hosts a farmer's market, summer concerts, as well as an art and wine festival. Its parks and recreation department supports a senior center, two pools, and Shoreline Park, which faces the bay and encompasses tidal pools.

El Camino Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Summer temperatures are in the 70s and 80s and winter temperatures in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 17 inches of rain each year.

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Visit www.redwoodvilla.com for more information.

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California

California is the most populous state in the United States, and it is the sixth largest economy in the world.

Because it is so long, the climate varies greatly. Everything from deserts, forests and snow covered mountains to the world famous moderate temperatures of Southern California are here. Record temperatures have included a low of minus 35 degrees and a high of 134 degrees.

A string of missions, each built within a day's walking distance of another, runs the length of the state and started appearing in 1769. Juan Cabrillo first sighted California in 1542 and inspired the missions. A few of the most famous ones are San Juan Capistrano (the swallows return every year at the same time), and San Diego (the first one).

A few of California's natural resources include petroleum, timber and natural gas. Industries are manufacturing (machinery, transportation equipment, electronics), aerospace and defense, biotechnology, and tourism. Of course, Hollywood and Disneyland are known around the world. Other famous attractions are Yosemite National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco), Point Reyes National Seashore, Sequoia National Park and San Simeon State Park (Hearst Castle).

The lowest point in the U.S. is California's Death Valley at 282 feet below sea level, and the highest point in the Lower 48 is its Mt. Whitney at 14,491 feet above sea level. Outside of Hawaii and Alaska, the state's Lassen Peak is one of the two active volcanoes in the U.S. It last erupted in 1917.

More immigrants settle down in California than in any other state.

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Stats:

Population - 39,802,500

Persons 65 years old and over - 13%

High school graduates, age 25+ - 81.0%

Bachelor's degree or higher, age 25+ - 32%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 39%

White persons, not Hispanic - 39%

Median household income - $64,500

Median home value - $399,000

Social Security Taxed - No

Source: U.S. Census

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Are 55+ Communities Really "Retirement" Communities?

Many people who live in age-restricted communities (usually for people age 55+) are still gainfully employed. So why would they live in what is considered a "retirement" community? Why not continue to live in a standard neighborhood? People still employed choose age-restricted communities for the same reasons as people who are retired do: the safety, amenities and sense of community that one can provide. And whether employed or not, once the kids are grown, it is sometimes nice to live in a neighborhood where small children do not congregate.

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