Palo Alto Weekly

Real Estate - December 14, 2012

Home Front for Dec. 14:

LOS ALTOS IS TOPS ... Los Altos edged out Palo Alto this year as the most expensive city to buy a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, according to the Coldwell Banker Real Estate 2012 Home Listing Report. In Los Altos the average cost was $1.7 million, while Palo Alto's was $1.5 million, just behind Menlo Park. Five of the most expensive areas in the country are located in the Bay Area: Los Altos, Saratoga, Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Los Gatos. The most affordable homes can be found in Redford, Mich., for $60,490 — not that much more than the most affordable market in California, in Adelanto (San Bernardino County), at $99,824. The full report can be found at http://hlr.coldwellbanker.com/SurveyStateList.html

WHAT'S COOKIN'? ... Upcoming classes at Sur La Table, at #57, Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, include "Date Night: Surf & Turf" (Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Terrina Wong, $79); "Cozy Winter Bistro" (Dec. 16, 3 p.m., Hilary Freeman, $69); "Festive Fish Dishes" (Dec. 18, 11 a.m., Hilary Freeman, $79); and "Date Night: Italian Feast" (Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m., Michelle Marquez-Cino, $79). Information: 650-289-0438 or www.surlatable.com

KUDOS TO CLARUM ... Clarum Communities' Cambridge Plaza project in Palo Alto was recently awarded the United States Green Building Council's 2012 Outstanding Production Builder Award. The three-story townhome project, also known as the Sunset Smart Homes, earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum rating for its use of sustainable building materials and energy, as well as energy and water efficiency. Information: www.clarumcommunities.com

THINKING AHEAD ... Catalogs are out offering classes in the new year through the City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto Adult School and Menlo Park Recreation. Information: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/enjoy.asp, www.paadultschool.org or www.menlopark.org

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