Finding the perfect new home in Los Angeles can be challenging—especially when it’s your first time buying and you and your husband work in totally different parts of the city. That’s the position Christine Bian and Tomas Pulmano found themselves in as they looked to transition from renting to owning their first home.
But once they discovered RiverPark and the transit-friendly 17-acre Taylor Yard Village master plan in downtown-close Cypress Park, they knew they had found exactly what they were looking for in the ideal location.
An exciting, limited collection of 95 contemporary new homes, RiverPark is more than 85 percent sold; prospective buyers are encouraged to join the priority interest list here.
“We’re both in the entertainment industry — I work in TV animation and Tomas is in video game development,” said Bian. “My office is in Glendale, his is in Culver City, so finding something in between was really important! The location was perfect for us. It’s extremely central, and being somewhere that had easy highway and metro accessibility was at the top of our list of priorities.”
RiverPark is convenient to the 2, 5 and 110 freeways for quick trips to downtown and beyond, and the Lincoln/Cypress Metrolink Gold Line station makes just about anywhere in L.A. County easy to reach.
Christine and Tomas, who moved from Seattle to L.A eight years ago, discovered RiverPark online and promptly took steps to buy their new home in Los Angeles. They will soon move into their A2 Plan, featuring an airy design with a large living space, an open kitchen with a large island, a two-car garage and a fenced patio.
The couple is enjoying the many advantages of homeownership after years of renting, and plan to take advantage of the options offered by RiverPark to personalize their floorplan. “We like the open design, and plan to convert the den on the first floor into a guest bedroom so that when our family comes to stay with us, we will all still have privacy,” said Bian. “The second-story living area separates our bedrooms. It’s also going to be AMAZING having our own garage and plenty of storage space!”
“This is our first home. We are really excited to start putting our money towards a mortgage rather than rent,” said Bian. “Also, we’ve never had a space to really make our own, so we are looking forward to decorating!”
Bian and Pulmano were also attracted to RiverPark for the peacefulness of the community and the value they felt they were getting. “We like the neighborhood,” said Bian. “It’s nice and quiet, and feels safe. The location is central to anywhere in L.A., and we feel like we are getting a great bang for our buck.”
Buying a new home in Los Angeles at RiverPark
RiverPark’s spacious, state-of-the-art designs are available in two energy-efficient floorplans, offering three to four bedrooms and up to 2,000 square feet of open-concept living space. The community surrounds owners in comfort, convenience, and a bounty of recreational opportunities, including the 40-acre Rio de Los Angeles State Park right next door.
This important neighborhood amenity offers an incredible array of recreational and leisure opportunities, including lighted tennis and basketball courts, a lighted baseball diamond and soccer field, pedestrian trails and a children’s play area with splash pad. There is also a year-round schedule of classes and fitness programs for both kids and adults, such as softball, tennis, Youth MMA Troops for Fitness, Sports Camp and yoga.
RiverPark will also give owners access to inviting pedestrian-friendly streets, a charming central paseo and 70,000 square feet of scenic walkways with intimate seating areas and lushly landscaped spaces.
Taylor Yard Village is a unique, public-private joint venture with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority at the center of the City’s L.A. River Restoration project. A 51-mile greenway corridor is planned along the riverbanks, and almost 25,000 square feet of new retail is coming soon.
Existing shopping as well as dining is abundant in Cypress Park and adjacent neighborhoods including Atwater Village, Glassell Park and Highland Park, while nearby are three pilot schools and two independent charter schools for students in grades 9-12.
Looking to buy a new home in Los Angeles? Interested home shoppers are encouraged to visit the furnished models at RiverPark immediately and click here to join the priority interest list. First move-ins are now underway and only eight homes remain, some with picturesque park views. RiverPark is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The sales office is located at 2581 Arvia Street and is best reached from the corner of San Fernando Road.