San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA -UPDATE: FRONT ENTRY RENOVATION

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA -UPDATE: FRONT ENTRY RENOVATION

We continue to make great progress on the front entry renovation. We have completed the repairs to the pond, are finalizing our grading, and will start to dig holes for the new trees that we expect to be delivered on Thursday (weather permitting). 

The HOA Board of Directors traveled to Fillmore on October 15th, along with their landscape contractor and architect to handpick the best Wilsonii Olive and Coast Live Oak trees that Devil’s Mountain Nursery had to offer.  Once the trees are installed, we will continue with the planting and irrigation of the remainder of the front entry. The new welcome sign is in production and we will provide an update on its installation in our next announcement. 

Please enjoy the attached rendering of what this masterpiece will look like once completed. Any questions about this project can be directed to SanElijoHills@waltersmanagement.com 

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**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Update-Fall 2021

The average home selling in San Elijo Hills is closing for 102% of the listing price in an average of 46 days this is up from just 18 days in August and a low of 11 days in June 2021.

The price per square foot in September was $475, down from $479 in August. Currently, only 12 active homes are for sale in San Elijo Hills, and 18 homes are pending in escrow. With 19 homes selling in September.

San Elijo Hills is highly sought after for its sense of community, schools, trails, and town center restaurants and shops. The low mortgage rates and historically low inventory of homes for sale make for a classic supply and demand issue.

Check out these great homes in San Elijo Hills – San Diego for Sunday, October 24th. Contact me when you’re ready to start your home search.

If you or someone you know is considering making a move, please call/text at 760 496-8134

760-496-8134 (Call/Text)
www.hillsandcoast.com
E: ed@hillsandcoast.com
Edward Philbrick: REALTOR Lic #01967137
Corcoran Global Living Lic #02109201

The Escondido Creek Conservancy Awarded Gerald T. & Inez Grant Parker Foundation Conditional Grant and Launches Matching Fundraising Campaign.

The Escondido Creek Conservancy was awarded a $75,000 conditional “matching” grant from the Gerald T. & Inez Grant Parker Foundation, to support renovation of a building on the Mountain Meadow Preserve into the Conservancy’s office.  Named Boulder Outlook, the building will help the Conservancy become more sustainable as it will no longer pay rent. Boulder Outlook will also become the Conservancy’s home for land conservation activities, including volunteer training and educational seminars. Donations to the Boulder Outlook campaign help the Conservancy preserve more land.

“We are thrilled to accept the challenge from the Parker Foundation to match this grant,” said Ann Van Leer, The Escondido Creek Conservancy executive director. “We raise the bar even higher for any new donation to The Conservancy between now and January 15, 2022. Not only is there a matching donation from the Parker grant, but an anonymous donor has also agreed to match dollar for dollar any gifts to the Conservancy. One dollar from the Parker Foundation and one dollar from the anonymous donor will make it a $2 match for every dollar raised!”

Additionally, the Conservancy plans to make the building available on weekends for small group retreats for those who want to be inspired by magnificent landscapes, with views East to Daley Ranch or North to the Palomar and San Bernardino Mountains. At Boulder Outlook, the Conservancy’s dedicated staff and passionate volunteers will have a base to launch conservation activities throughout North San Diego County.  

“In 1971, the Gerald T. & Inez Grant Parker Foundation was created to support non-profit organizations in their efforts to improve life for all San Diegans. We have been serving the San Diego community for 50 years and look forward to many more.” – theParkerFoundation.org

The Conservancy is proud to be a partner of the Gerald T. & Inez Grant Parker Foundation. “The Parker Foundation, and those who aim to create a legacy of support for nature through their philanthropic gifts and continued support of The Escondido Creek Conservancy are our heroes,” said Meghan Williams, development associate for the Conservancy.

Nature supporters can help The Conservancy reach its goal of raising $75,000 by January 15th, thus ensuring the full grant from the Parker Foundation is received. Tax-deductible philanthropic gift opportunities to support this endeavor include:

•Making a private donation as a one-time or recurring gift;

•Making a corporate donation;

•Purchasing naming rights: Native Plant Nursery, Pond, HQ, Patio & Event Spaces;

•Purchasing personalized bricks (in $100, $250, or greater denominations) to be presented at the entrance, along the patio and walkways at Boulder Outlook; and

•Purchasing personalized plaques for benches and seating areas.

Architectural designer Drew Hubbell of Hubbell & Hubbell Architects, along with help from landscape architect Schmitt Design, have designed Boulder Outlook as an environmentally conscientious and fire safe headquarters. Complimenting San Diego County’s beautiful natural surroundings, spectacular mountain views can be seen from the building and future event spaces. Boulders of incredible scale adorn the property and provide a natural path to the native plant nursery, pond, and site of a future conservation research facility. 

Boulder Outlook is part of the Mountain Meadow Preserve, which was created by the Conservancy and San Diego County Parks in 2018 with critical assistance from the U.S. Navy/Camp Pendleton and hundreds of donors to the Conservancy’s Save 1000 Acres campaign.

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The Conservancy is a 30-year-old land trust, recently accredited by the National Land Trust Alliance for highest standards of ethical behavior and responsible financial and land stewardship. The Conservancy currently cares for 3,000 acres of wildlife habitat and provides annual outdoor education opportunities to thousands of youths and adults.

Visit www.escondidocreek.org to learn more about The Conservancy, or to join the mission to enhance the lives of people and wildlife in the Escondido Creek watershed. More information about the Boulder Outlook campaign can be found at: https://escondidocreek.org/donate. 

JOY POTS – BEAUTIFYING SAN ELIJO HILLS

JOY POTS – BEAUTIFYING SAN ELIJO HILLS
JOY POTS – BEAUTIFYING SAN ELIJO HILLS
ONE JOY POT AT A TIME

Joy Pots are available in five sizes and each comes with its own color-coordinated saucer. Each is painted, decorated, and glazed for indoor or shaded outdoor use. Personalization is available with names, dates, or scripture. Joy Pots make fabulous gifts. Come shop on my Lake San Marcos patio by appointment. $10 to $45. 

Merian Snow Lake San Marcos

Cell 760-322-3355 call/text

madebymerian@gmail.com

San Elijo Hills Community Yard Sale (NORTH of San Elijo Road)-TOMORROW!!

Community Yard Sale (NORTH of San Elijo Road)-TOMORROW!!
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting our annual community-wide yard sale!   All residents are welcome to participate in this FREE event! 

This year we will split the community into two sections (North and South).  This will allow residents to shop and participate in the sale! 

OCTOBER 2ND (NORTH)
OCTOBER 9TH (SOUTH)

Directional signage will be placed out the morning of the sale to the individual neighborhoods. Please note, there will be NO MAPS distributed indicating which individuals homes are participating.

Gates for Promontory Ridge, Saverne/Azure, Westcliffe, The Summit, and The Estates will be held open from 7 am to 5 pm; in all other neighborhoods, please check with your community regarding access.
 
Please feel free to add additional signage in the community after 8 PM the night before so long as it is removed promptly after the event.

If you have any questions, please email SanElijoHills@WaltersManagement.com

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SAN ELIJO HILLS ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST!


ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DECORATING CONTEST!

Decorate your yard to be the most SPOOK-TAC-ULAR house in SEH!

This year YOU have the power to vote! Vote for your favorite entries in each category! The San Elijo Hills Cpommunity Association Board of Directors will pick from the top two with the most votes in each category to determine the final winner!

A $500 prize will be awarded to 1 final winner in each of the following categories:
 

¨ SPOOKIEST: Overall sense of (family-friendly) fright!
¨ Best EFFECTS: Special effects to surprise & entertain everyone!
¨ Best OVERALL THEME: Show us your best Halloween-based theme!
¨ Best ANIMATED
¨ Best INFLATABLES
¨ Best FALL DECORATING
¨ Best PUMPKIN DISPLAY
¨ Best USE OF LIGHTS 

Honorable mention to the best street!!

TO REGISTER:
All participants must register in advance. The deadline to register is no later than October 18th 
REGISTER HERE 
 
TO VOTE:
Community Judging will take place the evenings of October 22, 23, 24th. 

A link with the contest entries/map will be published on October 20th 
*Only 1 vote per household; IP addresses are traceable through our network.
 
The Board will make their final selections on Friday, October 28th!
 
PLEASE HAVE ALL LIGHTS, EFFECTS & DISPLAYS ON & READY TO GO FROM 5 PM-9PM ON OCTOBER 22nd  23rd  24th AND again on OCTOBER 28TH!

If you win, a sign will be displayed in your yard to show the world you are at the top of your decorating game!

San Elijo Life is not the HOA
**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

San Elijo Hills Front Entry Renovation Project Update

This week we are wrapping up the demo phase of the front entry renovation project. In the next few weeks you’ll begin to see rock work and renovations being done to the pond, regrading of the soil, and the first phase of our electrical upgrades.

As mentioned in our last correspondence, this project is being driven by ongoing maintenance challenges. In addition to the invasive roots that were compromising our front entry, the pond was constructed in such a way that when turned off, the lowest pond does not have the capacity to contain all the water as the uppermost ponds drain into it. We will be making some changes to the pond area next week to be able to raise the water level to increase its visibility, but also minimize flooding potential. We will be regrading the area to create some depressions to divert water, as well as increase visibility of the pond, it’s waterfalls, and our new lighted welcome sign with water feature.

As that work is performed, we’ll have our electricians out trenching and laying conduit for our new landscape lighting. With those beautiful rock walls now exposed, we’ll be adding Hunter’s FXLuminaire lighting system that will really bring these renovations to life. The Luxor Lighting Controller, combined with RGBW versions of their LED fixtures will give us the enhanced capability of creating event and holiday based lighting themes. We have attached some rendering of what the area will look like lit up at night.

We’ll continue to provide updates as the project progresses.

If you have any questions, please email SanElijoHills@WaltersManagement.com

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San Elijo Life is not the HOA
**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

Double Peak Challenge-Saturday, September 25th!

City of San Marcos News: Double Peak Challenge-Saturday, September 25th!
 
It’s time for the Double Peak Challenge 10k/5k/Kids Trail Trot on Saturday, September 25th! The competitive 10k trail run will offer scenic views of San Marcos and beyond. The swag pack for the 10k will include racer’s bib, wood medal, socks, and race shirt. The 5k Fun Run is not timed but still offers the chance to beat your previous time on the course. The 5k Fun Run swag pack will include racer’s bib, wood medal and socks. The Kid’s Trail Trot offers a quick sprint course for younger kids and they will receive a medal. To participate in this year’s event REGISTER HERE or visit www.doublepeakchallenge.com
 
This event may impact your neighborhood due to an influx of event participants that may decrease the amount of available street parking, increased trail usage between 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and may cause some traffic delays along Elfin Forest Road near Archer Road and Windemere Drive. Double Peak Park will remain closed to the public until the race finishes.  Parking at San Elijo Park and the surrounding area will be heavily impacted.  Ball field lights at San Elijo Park will be turned on from 5 a.m. – sunrise for event prep.  The City of San Marcos apologizes in advance for any inconvenience!  We hope to see you there!
 
Sincerely,

San Marcos Parks & Recreation Department

San Elijo Hills Real Estate Market Update for end of Summer 2021

Average Price Per Square Foot in San Elijo Hills

The average home selling in San Elijo Hills is closing for 106% of the listing price in an average of 18 days. The price per square foot in August was $479, down from $482 in July. Currently, only 9 active homes are for sale in San Elijo Hills, and 20 homes are pending in escrow. With 23 homes selling in August. San Elijo Hills is highly sought after for its sense of community, schools, trails, and town center restaurants and shops. The market Low mortgage rates and historically low inventory of homes for sale make now the time to sell your San Elio Hills Home.

Please call or text 760 496-8134, and we can talk about selling your home in this amazing market.

760-496-8134 (Call/Text)
www.hillsandcoast.com
E: ed@hillsandcoast.com
Edward Philbrick: REALTOR Lic #01967137
Corcoran Global Living Lic #02109201  

City of San Marcos News: San Elijo Hills Dog Parks Closed For Maintenance

City of San Marcos News: San Elijo Hills Dog Parks Closed For Maintenance
Ground maintenance will take place next week at the large and small dog parks at San Elijo Hills Park to keep the park safe and enjoyable. The closure dates are listed below:

Large Dog Park Closed: Wednesday, September 15
Small Dog Park Closed: Thursday, September 16
Other dog parks will be open at Sunset Park, Montiel Park and Hollandia Park. For questions, please contact the Public Works Office at (760) 752-7550.
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