Woodland Community

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Davis and Woodland Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Realtors do more for those looking to buy or sell homes.  Our real estate agents are in the Davis and Woodland communities helping to sell our clients’ listings, and getting to the best listings first for our buyers!

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Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate has the most local expertise when it comes real estate agents.  When looking for a home for sale in Davis, Woodland, or the surrounding areas, hire local!

New Home Update: Woodland

Here in the third and final part of our update on new homes, we’ll look at Starlyn Park, Acacia and Cypress (Huntington Square) and Heritage Park, all in Woodland.
Acacia at Huntington Square is conveniently located just north of Davis and Sacramento. The community offers a wonderful variety of nearby recreational, cultural, educational and career opportunities. You’ll love the “small-town feel” of Woodland with pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined neighborhoods, plus more than 140 years of preserved architectural history in the downtown district. Acacia offers easy access to Highway 113, Interstate 80 and Interstate 5, and is within walking distance to Woodland’s Community Center & Sport Park. The development is also in close proximity to UC Davis, Sacramento State University, and Woodland Community College.
Homes at Acacia feature five unique home plans of 1,943 to 2,392 square feet. Four are currently ready for move-in, and four more will be ready around February 2013. These homes have up to five bedrooms and three baths, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features, and ENERGY STAR® partner ratings. Priced between $277,400 and $303,480, these homes are selling quickly.

The sister development of Acacia, Cypress, features larger and more feature-rich homes, but with the same energy-efficient and environmentally friendly features, and ENERGY STAR® partner ratings. Twelve homes with three unique floor plans are available, and offer up to six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Ranging from 2,596 to 3,101 square feet, these homes are competitively priced at $320,000 to $346,160. Two are ready for immediate move-in, with four more by the end of October. Six additional homes will be ready in February 2013.

Heritage Park at Springlake offers home sites to those looking for the custom home experience. Buyers can pick out a lot and design a beautiful

Video Blog: Coldwell Banker at the Yolo County Fair

Check out video highlights of the 2012 Yolo County Fair!

CB DARE Celebrates 40th at the Yolo County Fair

When Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) was founded 40 years ago, they introduced themselves by setting up a booth at the Yolo County Fair. Sales Manager Cary Arnold, daughter of founder Doug Arnold, remembers, “I handed out balloons from our booth to visitors at the fair. Now, we’ll be at the Yolo County Fair once again, but this time celebrating 40 years of success in Woodland and Davis.” (Earlier this month, the company hosted a Davis Chamber of Commerce Mixer, and every April CB DARE hosts a Picnic Day celebration on the front lawn.)
In 2012, CB DARE will again have a booth at the fair, but not quite like the booth that Cary remembers. This year’s booth will feature a living room set-up – including couches, cooling fans, and a flat-screen TV playing entertaining videos. It will be a comfortable place where visitors can relax and kick back. Staged like a model home, the booth will also have agents from both the Woodland and Davis CB DARE offices on hand to welcome visitors and answer questions about area real estate, the Davis and Woodland housing markets, and houses for sale.
 
 The Yolo County Fair is the largest and oldest free-gate fair in California, making it a great outing for the whole family. The fair runs from August 15 through 19 at 1125 East Street in Woodland. Highlights include the opening Gala, celebrating the products and produce of Yolo County on August 15, as well as the famous tacos served in the Rotary barbecue area. While visiting the fair, we invite you to come by and say “hello” to our Davis and Woodland Realtors, rest your feet in our living room, and enjoy

In the Holiday Spirit

The 47th Annual Woodland Holiday Parade hit the streets on Saturday, Dec. 10, with a vibrant parade snaking down Main Street and an excited crowd cheering them on.  The weather was everything you could ask for, a crisp day with lots of sunshine; encouraging the crowd estimated at 30,000 to brave the cool temperatures to enjoy the event.  With more than 160 entries into the parade, including the agents of the Woodland Office of Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE), the parade definitely got Woodland into the holiday spirit. Along with the holidays, CB DARE has something else to celebrate – the parade event is the company’s kick-off to celebrating CB DARE’s 40-year anniversary in 2012.

Bands and local businesses, performance troupes and non-profits made up the 160 parade entries.  Highlights included the California Aggie Marching Band-Uh!, the Ben Ali Motor Escort, and the Folklorico Latino de Woodland danced to celebrate not only the holidays, but their 25th anniversary.  Bands from all over the Sacramento area serenaded the crowd with holiday music, and local businesses marched and interacted with the people assembled, embracing the community spirit.

The event was organized by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce with Chairman Fred Bailard leading the parade committee for the 38th year in a row.  The parade was hosted by Candice Burgess. Peter Kahn and Jim Hilliard, who contributed commentary from Heritage Plaza.  In addition, the 2011 Woodland Chamber President Tom Galeazzi and 2012 incoming President Kevin Vaziri were introduced to the crowd.  The Grand Marshal of this year’s parade was Sarah Robinson of Premier West Bank.

For the first time, CB DARE agents from the Woodland office participated in the parade.  Agents decorated the CB DARE electric vehicles

Woodland’s Holiday Parade

Santa Claus is coming to Woodland, and he’s bringing a parade with him. The Woodland Holiday Parade will take place on Dec. 10 of this year and, as tradition dictates, Santa Claus will wrap things up in the line-up of marching bands, floats and horses by riding on an antique fire truck and closing the parade. Starting at 10 a.m., the show will start to make its way west to east down Main Street Woodland. This year, Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate agents will be participating in this beloved community event. The agents will decorate the distinctive CB DARE electronic vehicles for the holidays and drive them in the parade.

This is the 47th year that the parade has made its way down Woodland’s Main Street, and it has become a treasured annual tradition. The parade is sponsored by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce, and long-time parade organizer Fred Bailard is once again putting the event together. Fred has been honored by the Woodland Chamber of Commerce for his volunteer work in the community, and his name is synonymous with this event. This year, the parade’s theme is “The Music and Magic of Christmas” and, according to the Parade’s website, there will be more than 175 entries entertaining an anticipated 20,000 to 40,000 people. The parade will include bands, scout units, ROTC/military units, dance groups and lots of fantastic horses. In fact, the Woodland Holiday Parade is one of the largest parades in Northern California.

CB DARE will celebrate 40 years in the real estate business in 2012, and according to Woodland Realtor Teresa Flynn, the Woodland office plans to kick off the celebrations by participating in the Holiday Parade. The electronic vehicles that are

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Fall in Yolo County

Fall is a great time of year in Yolo County.  It occasionally rains, the sunshine turns golden, and there are lots of great activities to celebrate this season.  You can enjoy Bobby Dazzler’s Pumpkins, between Woodland and Davis, as well as Cool Patch Pumpkins, between Dixon and Woodland.  Also, Saturday Oct. 29 is the Fall Festival at the Davis Farmers’ Market, a great party celebrating the season.

Between Dixon and Davis sits the largest corn maze in the world.  Owned and operated by Matt and Mark Cooley, brothers and farmers who have lived in Dixon, California, all of their lives.  In the early 2000s, the brothers added pumpkins to their usual crop of tomatoes, alfalfa and wheat.  Two years later, they decided to try creating a corn maze.  They began with a humble 45 acres, but each year they added more area, working on the layout to create more ambitious designs.  In 2009, the Guinness World Book of Records crowned them the largest corn maze in the world, and they responded by making the maze even bigger.  The maze has become a bit of a community entity; sports teams, family and friends help with the construction and the implementation of Mark’s vision.  Mark says on the Cool Patch Pumpkins’ website, “It’s great when it all comes together – it really fulfills us in a unique way.”

The corn maze and pumpkin patch is a great place to spend a Saturday in the fall, and younger kids can enjoy a play area featuring a straw mountain, a miniature straw maze and a corn bath.  To make things easier for kids, food and drink is available on site, as are Porta-Potties.  However, no strollers or wagons are allowed

Woodland’s Beamer Park

Woodland, California, is a small town with a big history.  Much of that history is encapsulated in Beamer Park, a neighborhood surrounded by Woodland Avenue, Sutter, Beamer and North College streets, a few blocks north of Woodland’s historic Main Street.
It took almost 40 years to craft present-day Beamer Park.  The neighborhood began in 1913 with the work of Hewitt Davenport and landscape architect Mark Daniels.  In 1914, a train was chartered from Sacramento to celebrate the opening of this neighborhood, setting up an auspicious beginning for what would become a historic district.  William Fait and Joseph Motroni, noted builders from Spokane, Washington, crafted several homes in the neighborhood and were also residents. In many ways,  the blueprint of modern day Woodland is contained in Beamer Park, as many of the prominent citizens and founders of Woodland made their homes there.  Coldwell Banker Doug Arnold Real Estate (CB DARE) agent Tara Aubrey says, “Beamer Park is where Woodland began.”

The area’s classic round-about, boundary arches and fountain are understated, but elegant. Tara says, “The neighborhood is known for its variety – you can find everything on those streets from Victorian to Craftsman homes.”  This great architectural variety is nestled among big shade trees and wide sidewalks. All the homes, though different styles, seem to fit together in an organic way, most likely the result of the time and thought that went into building the neighborhood.  The entire effect is one of relaxed, quiet elegance.

The neighborhood ethos is definitely one in which homes are protected.  Tara says, “Beamer Park is the kind of place where families stay in the homes – children live as adults in the homes they grew up in, the homes stay in the

Woodland Polytechnic Academy

This school year, the Woodland community will add another high school to the mix –  Woodland Polytechnic Academy. Students will begin attending the Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 6, starting what the community hopes will become a long-term tradition of student excellence.

Woodland Polytechnic Academy (WPA), home of the Buffaloes, is a tuition-free public charter school.  This school will emphasize excellence not only in academics and preparing students for higher education, but also in preparing students for the world of work.  During its first academic year, WPA will serve students in 9th through 11th grades, expanding through the 12th grade in 2012.  The projected enrollment for the first year of the school is around 250 students.  WPA found a home at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, where 10 modular buildings will rest on about an acre.

WPA is the result of a grassroots campaign from community supporters, devoted to cultivating educational options in Woodland.  The school was approved by the Yolo County Office of Education in February of 2011, after a campaign by community members, complete with ads in newspapers listing the names of more than 550 supporters.  The charter approval in February began July 1, and will run for a five-year term, with periodic review by the Yolo County Office of Education.

A big part of the vision for the school is to build a cohesive community and keep it that way – by maintaining relatively low numbers.  Keri Frank, director of public relations for WPA, says, “We want to keep the school community close-knit. We are trying to keep class sizes small to help keep students comfortable so they know each other and who to go to for help and resources.”  Ideally, students will get to know

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