Sounds great. How does the price compare to other downtown upscale places like (e.g.,) Union Hill? My wife and I have been intrigued by the place although we've never been in them. Santa Fe is the low rise? What's the tower called? What are the amenities other than location?[/quote]
Santa Fe Place is priced less than our neighbor, San Francisco Tower. Although they were both built in the early 70’s, The Tower was a condo from the start while Santa Fe Place was apartments until 2005. We moved to Santa Fe in 2001 than purchased a unit in 2005. The price was pretty good because they were “as is” units plus we were able to get a 10 % discount because we lived there.
Some of the amenities beside the location that are shared with the Tower include an Olympic size pool with a club house surrounded by a 1 ½ acre garden, Tennis courts, and 24 hour Crown Center security. We have our own fitness center, business office with free Wi-Fi, community room, a laundry room & trash room on each floor, newspaper delivered to your door, secure package room, etc. There is underground garage parking and a car wash area. We have a maintenance person, plus custodial 7 days a week. We use Curry Management and they are available 24/7 if needed.
While the Tower has a 24 doorman, we have someone 8 to 5. Our HOA is 46 cents a sq. ft. which includes the above items plus water, chilled water for the AC, and basic cable, (soon to be Google fiber). I believe the tower HOA is based on square footage and what floor you live on.
There will be an auction by Cates Auction Company of a 28/29 story penthouse later this month that is located in the Tower. It would be a little much for me, but it should be interesting.