Moving can be a difficult experience for children. Leaving behind friends, having to attend a new school, and just moving to a new home can all be scary for children. This can especially be hard for children who have lived in the same house up until this point in their lives. Often, knowing a little about their new home and the surrounding area can comfort a child’s fears.
Although Brandywine’s Sunstone townhouses are not yet completed, now is the perfect time to get on the interest list and to get the kids excited about a move to Norwalk, California. Here are a few things that are sure to appeal to them about the area.
Knott’s Berry Farm is located a short drive away in Buena Park. With an assortment of rides, including nearly a dozen roller coasters as well as water rides and rides perfect for smaller children, Knott’s Berry Farm is a great place for the whole family to have fun.
With your close proximity to Knott’s Berry Farm from Sunstone, you will probably want to visit the park multiple times a year, and the Regular Season Pass pays for itself after about two visits.
Although Golf N’ Stuff does not offer you quite the same level of amusement park fun as some of the other nearby parks, it is located in Norwalk and is also less expensive than the alternatives. The park includes four miniature golf courses, go-karts, bumper boats, bumper cars, the unique Disk’O Thrill Ride, a kiddie train, arcade games, and a snack bar. Golf N’ Stuff offers Read More >
NORWALK >> The City of Norwalk is scheduled to have one of the largest, if not the largest, townhome developments in more than 20 years by the spring of 2016.
The 31-unit, almost $15 million gated community, located at 11009 Pioneer Blvd., is across the street from Little Lake Park and will feature two- and three-bedroom stucco townhomes ranging from 1,100 to 1,462 square feet. The units will start at $400,000, said Brett Whitehead, president of Brandywine Homes, the Irvine-based residential home developer.
NORWALK >> The City ofNorwalkis scheduled to have one of the largest, if not the largest, townhome developments in more than 20 years by the spring of 2016.
The 31-unit, almost $15 million gated community, located at 11009 Pioneer Blvd., is across the street from Little Lake Park and will feature two- and three-bedroom stucco townhomes ranging from 1,100 to 1,462 square feet. The units will start at $400,000, said Brett Whitehead, president ofBrandywine Homes, the Irvine-based residential home developer.
Developers will break ground this month on Sunstone, which will be marketed to first-time homebuyers earning between $80,000 and $100,000 a year, Whitehead said. Read More >
Los Angeles County often gets the reputation for being exciting but expensive. Whether you are new to the area or just moving to a new home in LA County, you might be interested to know that there are a variety of enjoyable things to do there – for free.
There are many free museums in the county, particularly in the city of Los Angeles. While some, such as the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are free all the time, other museums have specific days when you can visit for free. For example, the Natural History Museum is free the first Tuesday of every month except in July and August. They also offer free admission every Tuesday in September.
South of Los Angeles, the Torrance Art Museum is also free to the public. Exhibits change on a regular basis, so even if you visit the museum frequently it can be a new family experience each time. As an added bonus, visitors to the Torrance Art Museum can park for free. Several other local cities also have free museums, often also with free parking.
Game Show or a Reality Show Taping
Many game shows are taped in Los Angeles County, and you can get the tickets for free. Although Read More >
One of the great things about buying a new construction Orange County home is that you have a blank slate. If you haven’t identified your decorating style, designing your new digs could feel like a daunting task. Instead of stressing out, have fun with it by enlisting the help of family and friends and exploring ideas online. According to an article on a “cheater’s formula for decorating,” don’t choose your paint colors first. Instead, figure out your decorating style. Start Pinterest boards for different rooms. Write down adjectives that describe the mood or feeling you want to achieve. To choose your color palette, find a lead decor item such as furniture, rug or art to anchor the room. Don’t let your home’s elevation or architectural style completely dictate your interior design choices. Whether you have a traditional or modern exterior for your Orange County home, you can play express different decorating styles.
According to a piece by HGTV, the traditional style receives its inspiration from 18th century England and the French countryside. For a traditional look, choose small print on pillows, tailored window treatments and still-life oil paintings. Good color choices are bronze accents, warm tones, peach and green tones. If you tend to use adjectives such as “plush” or “refined,” you have traditional design tastes.
Coastal or Tuscan
The Tuscan style in California is comparable to the coastal design style that’s popular for people on the East Coast. Tuscan interior design is more rustic with terra-cotta tiles, textured walls and earthy tones. The coastal style is bright and airy with Read More >
With construction of the Seabright neighborhood underway, now is a great time to move to Costa Mesa. Once you have arrived at your new house, there are five things you can do right away to help make your new house into a home.
Quickly Check Boxes and Unload the Essentials
An article on About Home talked about the importance of taking inventory of your boxes right after moving in. By doing this, you can ensure nothing was damaged or lost in the move. If you used a moving company, you can submit a claim if there was anything damaged or missing. If you do this right away, you can better guarantee you will be compensated for anything damaged or lost.
Of course, unpacking everything in your house all at once is a pretty big task to take on. Once you have checked to make sure everything made it safely to your new home, just unpack the essentials. It has probably been a long day. Your huge shoe collection can wait until tomorrow or the next day to be unpacked. The pictures for the living room can wait to be unpacked until you decide how you are going to arrange the furniture. For the first night, just focus on what you need right away, and enjoy a good night’s sleep in your new home.
Prepare to Save Money on Bills
An article published last fall by The Simple Dollar talks about ways new homeowners can save money right away. Although many of these apply best to those buying an older home, there are a few things you can do if you buy a newly built home. First, program your new tankless water heater 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Simply having an energy-efficient tankless water heater is going to save you money, and programming it to a lower temperature will save you even more.
Another thing you will want to do right away is Read More >