Two Golden Retriever puppies (Biscuit and Bolt) joined our family on Easter. Buying two puppies at the same time was not the wisest decision! I forgot how much work they are when they are little, and we have never had two puppies at the same time. I have to give special thanks to our new neighbor, Hope, who came to our rescue! She graciously offered to help any way she could so our puppies had their first play date today with her two sweet Golden Retrievers (Sydney and London).
My hope when we moved to Terra Bella is that there would be a sense of community that you don’t find in a subdivision. It has surpassed our expectations and we are so happy to live here.
In the succeeding years, we have experienced the city life perks of outdoor concerts, family night movies, festivals, art walks and a great restaurant; then, with the construction of new homes, we have gained many friendly and helpful new neighbors. We are so happy with our decision to live in TerraBella Village, especially since we know there is so much more to come.``
When we built our first home in TerraBella there were only eight houses in the Village. The reason we chose to build here was that we fell in love with the concept of a neighborhood development. Our developers had a vision, a dream of bringing to the Northshore a place that was totally unique and different than any other subdivision on the North Side of the lake. Modeled after River Ranch in Lafayette, TerraBella is developing into the unique village our developers dreamed it would be, but it takes time and money, dedication and PATIENCE for a development such as this. It doesn’t happen overnight. It took River Ranch almost two decades to become what it is today, but as an early pioneer in TerraBella, it amazes me to see what has happened in seven years and especially in the two years that we were gone!
It is so exciting to see the new young families who have built homes here; to see young children laughing, riding bikes or walking to nearby houses to play with friends. The cottages are such an important element to a development such as this and their presence has been more than successful in encouraging growth in TerraBella.
All of our events have gotten bigger and better and are a wonderful example of what “village life” can be. We welcome folks from our neighboring subdivisions to our events at no cost to them and many of our visitors have chosen to build homes here and share our lifestyle because of those events they attended.
We love this village. We love the look of it: the sidewalks … the street lights … the blend of large and small houses sitting side by side … the porches … neighbors stopping to talk to each other, laughing together and even sharing a little gossip. It’s a real neighborhood!
TerraBella is unique. It is special. It’s a wonderful place for young families to raise their children and for the older folks like the Judge and myself to live out our golden years. In the evening, when we sit out on our porch as the sun sets and the children’s laughter slowly fades away, TerraBella takes on a new life … one of peace and quiet. With the sounds of night slowly creeping in, there we sit enjoying this little village that we missed so much and know that we will never leave again.