Define Open Space, Preserve, Greenbelt, Reserve…
In many parts of Roseville, including two of our over 55 communities in West Roseville – Sun City Roseville and Silverado Homes at Eskaton Village Roseville, we enjoy homes with some special and lovely views. I wanted to write an article about how to search for Roseville homes for sale with a view.
But first I had to figure out the correct terminology to discuss the types of views. I am continually juggling the terms in my head – preserves, preserve, reserve, reserves, open space, green belt —or is it greenbelt, wetlands and more. I decided that first, we should definite them and see if we could get them a bit organized. But guess what, apparently it confuses a LOT of other people as well. 😛
Define Wetland – Wetlands
Wetland (or wetlands) is fairly easy. The EPA defines them as “Wetlands are areas where water covers the soil, or is present either at or near the surface of the soil all year or for varying periods of time during the year, including during the growing season. Water saturation (hydrology) largely determines how the soil develops and the types of plant and animal communities living in and on the soil. Wetlands may support both aquatic and terrestrial species. The prolonged presence of water creates conditions that favor the growth of specially adapted plants (hydrophytes) and promote the development of characteristic wetland (hydric) soils.”
I especially notice and enjoy these after the heavy winter rains we've had the last couple of years, as do many of our fun feathered friends. Pleasant Grove has a few delightful “ponds” then that disappear later in the year.
Greenbelt – Green Belt
You'd think greenbelt would also be easy. It's green, right? Not quite so easy. To start with, it can be spelled greenbelt OR green belt. One word or two. Very confusing! Setting aside the whole six sigma and/or martial arts definition of green belts, Wikipedia defines a land use greenbelt as “A green belt or greenbelt is a policy and land use designation used in land use planning to retain areas of largely undeveloped, wild, or agricultural land surrounding or neighbouring urban areas.”
More simply, one dictionary defined it as an area of open land around a city, on which building is restricted.
Open Space Open Spaces
Which then leads to even more confusion – as we expand into open spaces, reserves and preserves. Because basically, they really do kind of mean the same thing.
Check out Wikipedia's definition of Open Space reserve, which uses most of the terms to define it. “An open space reserve (also called open space preserve, open space reservation, and green space) is an area of protected or conserved land or water on which development is indefinitely set aside. The purpose of an open space reserve may include the preservation or conservation of a community or region's rural natural or historic character; the conservation or preservation of a land or water area for the sake of recreational, ecological, environmental, aesthetic, or agricultural interests; or the management of a community or region's growth in terms of development, industry, or natural resources extraction.”
And landscope.org actually admits open space lacks a consistent definition. “'Open space' lacks a consistent definition, but the phrase generally refers to land that is undeveloped or lightly developed for uses other than agriculture. … It includes agricultural and forest land, undeveloped shorelines, undeveloped scenic lands, public parks and preserves.” In fact, even a golf course can be considered “open space.”
Seems to me that's pretty much….as clear as mud? 😉 After all, mud is definitely an important part of open space, greenbelts, reserves, preserves, and wetlands.
A Great Solution for REALTORS
HOWEVER, most interesting to me, as a Roseville REALTOR, is that our MLS only gives us the one choice of Greenbelt to envelope all the rest of the above – one word, one choice. That certainly makes it easy. Thus, I shall focus on that from now on while explaining to my clients that greenbelt can actually mean brown, green, wet, dry, etc. 😉
And may I say how lovely all these views can be. I remember my first home in Roseville. One of the upstairs rooms looked out over a field with cows. I LOVED that view. It wasn't anything spectacular. But it was special and a sweet delight to me. Years after we moved in, they replaced it with apartments that were very needed. But I did miss those cows and field. 🙂
Roseville Homes with a View
Well, now that we've got THAT figured out, here's the GOOD NEWS. Whatever they are called, they can provide lovely views from your back yard or front yard in many homes in Roseville. Including homes around Woodcreek Oaks Golf, Morgan Creek Golf Course, Sierra Pines Golf Course, and Diamond Oaks Golf Course as well as Del Webb's Sun City Roseville golf course (two actually!) (see further down)! And cute critters don't care what the various spaces are called. They just seem to like them. I've seen adorable jack rabbits, elegant egrets, great geese, and running quail in and around them. Some of the views change with the seasons – like brown in summer and green in a wet winter. Others seem to stay green all year round. Some lean more to brown. While these aren't manicured to perfection the way a golf course is, ALL of them provide beauty.
You might get to enjoy these lovely views from the front yard. For example, when I have delivered neighborhood newsletters to homes along Aylesbury and Hilmerton, I have often enjoyed the scenic view across the street from the lovely homes – and delighted in snapping many photos.
Other homeowners, such as some in the Cherry Glen neighborhood along Dry Creek, may have fun watching the geese and ducks play in the creek behind their home.
And, of course, the many Roseville area homes with a view of a golf course.
Search for Roseville Homes For Sale with a View
I thought I'd set up some searches for you for to help you search for Roseville homes for sale with a view – including golf views, greenbelt views, etc. Below are what may be currently available right now, in order of most recent on the top.If there are no pictures below, then it means there probably aren't any currently available for sale but do check back daily. Better yet, give me a call to set up an MLS drip for you so that they go straight into your email box. That’s actually the best way because, as with so many of the various special choices in the MLS, some agents don’t remember or know to check certain boxes.
Roseville Homes for Sale – View of Golf course
Roseville Homes for Sale – View of Greenbelt
Sun City Roseville CA Homes with a View
With two lovely golf courses – both the 18 hole golf course and the 9 hole golf course, Sun City Roseville residents have many options for buying a home with a view . They may get to enjoy them in the front or the back along with the option of a golf course view. Those golf course views do command the highest prices. But homes with other types of views, be they greenbelt, open space, wetlands, preserves, reserves or critter country will usually be lower than golf homes but higher than the more traditional homes. And all are quite lovely – each with their own appeal to different buyers.
Sun City Golf Views – Food For Thought
Sun City golf course view homes are quite popular and not popping up as fast as some of my real estate clients would prefer. But, Sun City Roseville homes for sale with a view do come up periodically.
Many of those are the golf course views which come with occasional issues. Some houses are far enough back or over to the side so that no golf balls hit them but there are definitely some houses that “enjoy” those cute round circles – a “badge of honor” showing that they were hit by golf balls. And even if a home has never had a golf ball hit them, it could happen some day.
In fact we have a form that I make sure each of my clients receives, and especially my “golf course view home” clients. The Statewide Buyer and Seller Advisory SBSA specifically warns about golf ball hits. And that's not all! It also warns about extra lighting, noise, traffic, lawn care, golf carts, and more.
Golf Fans LOVE Golf Course View Homes
As you might guess, those who love that beautiful golf course view in their back yard, along with the pleasure of watching fellow golf fans playing rarely (never?) mind.
More Great Options
However, if you are interested in a long and lovely view but would prefer a bit more privacy and fewer ball worries, you might want to take a closer look at the beautiful reserves and wetlands that may pop up with some of the Sun City Roseville homes for sale with a view. They truly add to the beauty of the walking trails and gives us so many grand opportunities to see cute critters. And yes, there are many Sun City Roseville homes with an open space view as well!
Best of Both Worlds
For that matter, some lucky home buyers may get BOTH in Sun City Roseville. I remember one of the gorgeous Sun City Roseville homes for sale with a view that I looked at with a client in the summer. You could only see the greenbelt. But come November, when we checked it out again, most of the leaves between his home and the golf course had fallen and you could see the golf course off in the distance. That home owner got two totally different and both very lovely views through the year. 6 months it was mostly greenbelt and 6 months it was lovely golf views with greenbelt. Pretty cool! My client preferred year-round golf views and is now happily living in a gorgeous golf course view home. But for others, who might like a bit of variety, that would be a delightful choice.
How to Find Sun City Roseville Homes For Sale with a View
I have also set up some searches for homes for sale with a view in our over-55 communities in Roseville. If any are available, you'll find homes for sale in Sun City Roseville with a view of the golf course below. You'll also spot homes for sale in Sun City Roseville as well as Silverado Homes at Eskaton Village Roseville with a view of a greenbelt. Sometimes agents will mark both, so I have not specified golf vs greenbelt. 🙂 As before, if there are no pictures below at all, or in a particular category, then it means there probably aren't any but check back daily. And yes, you can also give me a call to set up an MLS drip for you for these searches so that they go straight into your email box. The best way of all. PLUS then I'll be searching ALL the homes for sale in Sun City Roseville AND Silverado Homes at Eskaton Village to make sure none of the view lots slip by all the searches.
Sun City Roseville Golf Course Homes for Sale
Sun City Roseville and Silverado Homes for Sale with View of Greenbelt
Ready to Look at Roseville Homes for Sale With A View?
When you're ready to visit Roseville homes for sale with a view – whether in OR out of Sun City Roseville, just give me a call and I will be glad to help you with all your real estate needs. And, as always, we’ll do it at your speed, taking into consideration YOUR needs. 🙂