As the neighborhood demographics have changed, with original owners moving out and more families with children moving in, there is a notable strong sense of community that has evolved.
With our community park featuring a tot lot, dog park and putting green, it has turned into a meeting place for neighbors and fun for the entire family. We have gone from a neighborhood with seven children in 2005 to more than 50 in 2020. And lots of new activities now take place from potlucks, kids’ birthday parties, and weddings.
In addition, neighbors share resources for home repairs, remodeling, etc. Many contractors and tradesmen have been recommended multiple times because of a couple of owners who thought it would be a good idea to create a service directory.
While the HOA has several planned social events each year which brings neighbors together, we are seeing members having more parties and gatherings, which creates an even greater sense of community.
—Susan Clarke Crisafulli writes on behalf of the Alvarado Estates Association.