Why this Family Loves the Bay Area Suburbs… and their Garage!
When Kristen Jentzen and her family decided to leave San Francisco for the suburbs, she knew they needed to find a town that synced with their active lifestyle. Her family — husband Austin and their two-year-old and seven month old plus Wilson, the lab/border collie — “like to go for walks, go to the beach, eat out when we can and have friends over,” she says. Working with Pamela Goldman, Suburban Jungle’s San Francisco Strategist, the Jentzens were able to understand “personalities for the towns we were interested in.” The end result? Kristen and her crew not call family-friendly San Rafael home.
“We wanted to be closer to San Francisco and liked that San Rafael offered proximity and diversity for the Marin area,” Kristen explains. Now, settled in San Rafael, “We’re excited to meet the other families and neighbors, we also hear that Halloween is huge here!”
During their exploration period, the Jentzens met up with Suburban Jungle’s San Rafael Local who, specifically, lived in their target area — the Peacock Gap/Glenwood area. “She was able to give the family the pros and cons of the area,” explains Pamela. “The preschools and other important factors. She was even able to serve as a resource to them post-close, which was great!”
“The Peacock Gap/Glenwood area of San Rafael is a good fit for the Jentzens because it’s far enough removed from the hustle and bustle, but still with good access to stores and restaurants — and, of course, the city,” Pamela adds.
While the Jentzens miss being able to walk everywhere — and the endless restaurants, cafes and take-out spots in San Francisco — they’re loving life in San Rafael. And being out of the city offers a host of unparalleled perks. Chief among them? “Our garage!” says says. “Being able to park by the house is just the best!”
Overall, Suburban Jungle was central to the Jentzens’ experience — and in their truly getting to know the Bay Area ‘burbs. “Pam helped us explore towns, which was invaluable,” Kristen says. “And she provided great support when we would lose out on houses,” a common challenge for Bay Area families.
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