Once considered a more rural area, Martens-Carmelita has beautifully preserved its rustic nature while granting its residents with the convenience of central living. This bifurcated neighborhood accommodates many lifestyles with both its proximity to local businesses and amenities, as well as its peaceful setting.
Martens-Carmelita proper is located between Bentley Square and Waverley Park. Tucked away from Grant Road and El Camino Real, this neighborhood consists of homes that were built in the late 1970s and are approximately 2,000 square feet. The lot sizes can grow to more than a quarter acre, creating a more rural feel, and as a result, become the driving factor for buyers to purchase property in this neighborhood, as they have the option to build a large custom home to suit their needs.
Most homes in this neighborhood have been thoughtfully configured around a circle which doesn’t permit through-traffic. Because of this, children can be seen playing in their front yards, scootering and biking around the tree-lined streets, and swimming in the community pool.
While there are no parks within Martens-Carmelita, residents enjoy the grassy field and playgrounds at Huff Elementary after school hours. The Stevens Creek trail is at the far eastern end of the neighborhood, which gives residents a scenic route throughout Mountain View.