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We had a blast at the Green Park 4th of July Block Party! There was scrumptious food, a huge bounce house and lots of bubbles! Relay games and contests led to a water balloon fight and winners walking away with gift cards and prizes. Thank you to all of the people who helped make this event possible. A special shout out to Chad Mount for his bbq mastery and Annie Owen for organizing all of the behind the scenes details. We can't wait for next year's party!

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Victor and Kristina are born and raised Grover Beach-ians (Yes, we just made that up. And yes, you should start saying it too). They both knew that they wanted to stay in the area to raise their family and Green Park has been the perfect place to do it. As the first homeowners of the neighborhood it was exciting to go back and see how they have added to the home to make it their own. Read further for more insights to their decision to move to Green Park and pictures of the different areas of the house.

How did you hear about Green Park?

  • K: We were looking for awhile and had noticed construction going in. We’d been living with my parents and were ready to move on. My dad happened to drive by and saw a surveyor. My mom looked up Paul and everything went from there.
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What about Green Park drew you in?

  • K: The green aspect was interesting to us. Everything else we were looking at needed updating. In the end, we found something in our price range that was brand new and didn’t need anything done. All we had to worry about was the furniture and beautifying the home.

What style home do you live in?

  • V: Cape Cod
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What is it you like about the style?

  • V: The siding. We like that a lot and like the color too.
  • K: To me, it’s beach-y in the fact that it’s so close to the beach.

Could you tell from the plans that you liked this layout?

  • V: Yeah. This one was more expensive than others on the street, but we really liked this layout.
  • K: I love the entryway. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to be walking into what I imagined to be a stuffy hallway. As things started to come together, I saw how open it was and thought, “Wow. This is great.

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What are the best features about your home?

  • V: I like the island in the kitchen. I also love the solar. I think we’ve had to pay only one electric bill.
  • K: I like our lazy susans and soft close doors and pull outs in the cabinets. And the on-demand water heater is wonderful. I don’t have to wait in between showers. We can even take two showers at once! It’s pretty cool to walk on warm concrete. It takes some getting used to, but it’s really nice. The concrete stays warm for a really long time. Even after you turn it off, from evening to morning it stays warm.

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What do you think about the LED lights in the kitchen?

  • V: We love them. Kristina ends up keeping them on longer than the others in the room.
  • K: I do. I find that I like them better than normal lights. With our nice vaulted ceilings, it looks great. We love our vaulted ceilings. We even start to feel claustrophobic in other people’s homes now.

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How much did you customize in your home?

  • K: We picked the cabinet and granite colors and had a great selection to choose from. I had to have a fireplace. But really, we kept it pretty simple because so much was already standard that we didn’t need to do much upgrading.

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What do you like about living in Grover Beach?

  • K: Love the weather. The small community. Even though we’re growing, it still feels small. I love the beach. It’s just minutes away!

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What is the one thing you’d like everybody to know about your experience owning a GP home?

  • K: The solar is fabulous! Structurally there aren’t any problems. Everybody is friendly.
  • V: I just like the house! We have parks on both sides of Green Park which is perfect for the kids.
  • K: It’s the smallest thing that the kitchen has separated trash. It’s forced me to be more conscious of my recycling.

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Sara and Kevin have been living at Green Park for 6 months. They’ve been in the Central Coast area for about a year, but were living in Cleveland, Ohio previous to that. They are currently renting and have loved everything about living in Green Park! Read on for more details.

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Every so often we stumble upon some interesting, wise or commonly unknown financial information that we think homeowners should know. We'll be sharing these things on our Financial Tidbits blog posts and hope that you learn something new!

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Stephen and Meghan Field live with their newborn daughter, Grace. We recently got to sit down with them to learn more about their decision to move to Green Park.

How did you find out about Green Park?

    • S: We were getting ready to put our house up on the market and had seen some information out there, but never really looked into Green Park. As things started happening and the road was put in, and saw houses going up, we liked what we saw and made a decision to move forward.

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Recently, the Green Park team has been donning a brilliant new uniform. Thanks to our pals at ooShirts (www.ooshirts.com), we have a whole line of t-shirts designed that are being worn by employees and sub-contractors around the site. Pictures to come!

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Our green methods create a mindset for all those involved with the community that is emphasized by the materials used in the creation of each unique home.

We start by using radiant barrier plywood to construct the framing of the home. The radiant barrier reduces heat that is transferred from the roof to the interior surfaces of the home.

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