Steve's monthly notes on
The Sea Ranch Real Estate Market
May 2017

Jewels hidden in the grasses..

Past & Present Home Sales in The Sea Ranch


35 homes have been sold to date in The Sea Ranch this year.
The average sale price for these homes was $781,871.
The average time on the market was 97 days.

Memorial Day is behind us...

It is hard to believe, but May is already behind us. The Volunteer Fire Departments up and down the coast hosted their traditional Memorial Day BBQs and they were as spectacular and delicious and well attended as always. The Gualala Arts Center hosted a number of different events and exhibits and several other private galleries in the area had shows as well. The local Youth League is in full operation with well coached baseball games for all age levels. Abalone Season opened, the cyclists are starting to explore Highway One, the kayaks are in the Gualala River Lagoon, and Two Fish at Stewarts Point reinitiated Pizza Night upstairs in the old store. “Big doings” everywhere. During the Memorial Day weekend, you had to select which of several events you could manage to fit into your day. Nobody could do it all, no matter how hard you might try and that doesn’t even begin to include getting out to see the wildflowers that are blanketing the region. Those of us who live here full time chuckle when a visitor from the city asks if there is anything to do up here on the coast.

Ok, so there are no big names, known to people living in New York or London or Paris, involved in any of our local events. Everything that happens here is made to happen by us common folk and our neighbors. Some might look down their nose at such, but I humbly suggest that we have something precious that has been lost in the large metropolitan centers. We still know each other and there are enough of our neighbors with talent and drive and ability to put on events that draw people from far and wide to appreciate their achievements. Visitors see them as artists, musicians, craftspeople, experts in their field. We see them as friends and neighbors and we get to know them, socialize with them, and sometimes even share their passions with them. The diversity that exists in this coastal community is amazing and it’s openness is delightful. Most visitors think of this region’s principal attraction as it’s beauty and it obviously is gorgeous, but it’s real value importantly encompasses the very unique people who live here as well.

Next time you have a day or two or three why not come visit? Even if you don’t yet know that you will want to live here. Who knows what the future portends? We might be destined to be neighbors. In any case, I will be delighted to show you around the community to include any homes currently on the market that might fit your requirements. If we don’t find anything that suits your needs, I can keep my eyes open and let you know when it becomes available. At the very least, I can guarantee that you will enjoy the visit.

PS: If you have a moment, visit us on Facebook, where we are posting a series of informative snapshots of life here on the Northern California Coast.



The Ranch has more beaches than names for them...

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