“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace
In San Leandro, June through August are months of sunshine, ripe, summer produce, and countless ways to enjoy our city. I look forward to summer every year, as I feel it is the time when we all breathe a little deeper, and make enjoying life more of a priority. Why do these warmer months bring out the best in us? For me, it’s the extended family time. From late nights of lawn toss in the backyard, to swim days at my mom’s house, to the week of camping by the lake with friends. I love the togetherness summer brings, and I love celebrating the freedoms we have in this country (two of my sons are US Marines, hoorah)!
Adrian and I have lived in San Leandro for almost 19 years, and the old adage remains true: “There is no place like home.” With its historic neighborhoods, unique homes, up-and-coming downtown, and countless things to do…it has truly been an idyllic place to live and raise our children. Having been residents for so long, it is exciting to see all of the ways San Leandro is recently improving itself, adding new restaurants, and always setting the bar high at local events. When visitors or new home-owners ask us, “What do you like to do in San Leandro?” We ask them, “How long do you have?” Since the beginning, it has been a priority for Adrian and me to support our community, and to be big fans of local schools and businesses. Almost every day, we frequent our San Leandro CrossFit, pay a visit to one of our favorite coffee shops or restaurants, and have the distinct privilege of seeing many passers-by at our office on MacArthur Blvd. (Come say hi, our door is always open!)
Tips for Biking in San Leandro:
- Bicycle riding should always be done defensively. Scan the road for vehicles and anticipate their movements. Motorists may not always see you.
- City code prohibits riding bicycles on side walks unless you are under 12 years of age.
- Dress appropriately – wear bright clothing and dress in layers to adjust to temperature changes.
- Keep your bike well-maintained, properly adjusted, and outfitted with reflectors and lights. Always wear a helmet
Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be much to San Leandro, but I can tell you as an active member of our community that there is always something new and exciting to check out. Here is some interesting information about San Leandro you may not know about.