Four generations of the Estrada family each found a home at Tesoro Viejo that meets their needs with the diverse home plans offered. Within weeks of each other, the eleven Estrada family members moved into three new homes within Hillside Village. Gina Estrada, along with her daughter and her brother, now each own a home for their families within the community.
The Estrada family are proud to be among the first residents in Tesoro Viejo.
“I love the fact that we live so close,” Gina says. “Even though I work full-time, I have a flexible schedule that allows me to pick up the kids from school when needed.”
She is thrilled to be close to her two grandchildren, Lily, 9, and Noah, 5, as well as her 10-year-old niece Stephanie. All three children attend the new Hillside Elementary School. If they are not taking the golf cart to get to school, they are walking to school.
Gina and her husband downsized from a larger home in Fresno and have a home on the central coast. Moving to Tesoro Viejo made sense. Her mother moved in with them and their new home accommodates this arrangement quite nicely. The Idea Room has made a perfect at-home office where Gina and her mother can work – her mother works in her retirement, and it provides a perfect space for her to do her work.
“The home is so well designed and constructed – my mom is on one side of the house, and I can’t hear her at all,” she says. “It’s cozy and easy to manage and the kitchen is well-appointed.”
Gina loves that at any given time, she will see her family in the Town Center or in the parks. She looks forward to spending a lot of family time at Tesoro Viejo’s new Ranch House, the resort-style clubhouse and envisions many nights enjoying conversation around the fire pits.
And they have been actively recruiting their neighbors – one set of friends are moving in across the street and another set of friends just bought a home just a few doors down from them. Gina looks forward to meeting new neighbors and making new friends – another big perk of being one of the first residents.
Extensive plans are under way for Gina’s backyard. With a swim-spa that will accommodate her early morning exercise, a seating area with fireplace, dog area, fruit trees and a lattice lawn – Gina’s new backyard will be a private oasis.
For Clinton Peterson, Gina’s brother, Tesoro Viejo is exactly the kind of community in which they wanted to raise their youngest daughter. He moved into Tesoro Viejo in late August with his wife, Kristi, and two daughters.
“What’s not to like? We go to the neighborhood parks every evening and let our daughter run around and play,” Peterson says.
Clinton says they also enjoy the walking trails with their dog, and they look forward to spending a lot of time at the new clubhouse, as well as getting to know their neighbors.
Gina’s daughter, Staci Valdivia, moved into one of the Altura collection homes by McCaffrey Homes with her husband, Adam, and her two school-aged children.
Staci says the open, huge kitchen with the extended island is perfect for her busy family. And she, too, is excited to meet new neighbors and making new friends. Her son already has a best friend that lives next door.
“Hillside Elementary School is wonderful – the staff is amazing, and my kids are happy there,” Staci says. “I feel blessed to raise my children in this amazing environment.”