Since the original homes were built in 1955, the Slater neighborhood has retained much of its original Western-style character from the wagon wheels still incorporated in brick-façade duplexes. Home prices are relatively more affordable in Slater due to the fact that homes are mostly still in their original condition. Residents enjoy this affordability without giving up the highly desirable quick access to highways and downtown amenities, both of which bolster the quality of life. Google and Symantec office buildings are just across North Whisman Road, giving residents who happen to work in Slater a short walk to work. Resident demographics range from young high-tech individuals and young families to older, longtime residents. They cultivate friendships and build a sense of community at Creekside Park and Slater School Park, as well as local haunts such as Clocktower Coffee and Roger’s Donut Deli.