What is the purpose of a Heritage Neighborhood?
landscape features, and public spaces in a manner that is supported by the Governing
Documents of Villas West.
Do property owners receive a tax advantage for being within the
boundaries of the Heritage Neighborhood?
There are no specific tax advantages for property owners. The main advantage is that the
neighborhood will have some decision-making power regarding major architectural changes to
properties, thus preserving the look and feel for the uniqueness of Villas West.
How is this different from a Historic District?
Attention is paid to maintaining the overall feel of the neighborhood, making a Heritage
Neighborhood less restrictive than a Historic District.
What are the boundaries of the Villas West portion of the area? The south
side of Esperanza to the north side of Apero and the west side of La Canada to the west side of
Who makes decisions about the Heritage Neighborhood?
The Heritage/Compliance Committee is appointed by the HOA Board and any interested
homeowner can apply to join the committee. All neighborhood owners are encouraged to
What are the functions and duties of the Heritage Committee?
West rules and regulations.
manager. The general manager will initiate correspondence with the offending
addressed before the final sale is complete.
What will the regulations be?
All rules and regulations are already in the governing documents of Villas West. Any new regulations will be drafted by the advisory ad-hoc Heritage Committee with input from
Villas West owners. Any proposed regulations will be presented to the HOA Board for
1. Gates, Doors, Rails, Fences
be painted black.
3. Back Porches
4. Front Patios
Exterior rolling shades
Plants, Trees, and Scrubs
5. Common Grounds
Common grounds include all areas outside front patio walls and back
porch/sheds. The area directly under living room window can be used to place
decorative items or plants.
If you are interested in being on the Heritage Committee please fill out a Volunteer Application on the website or pick one up at the office. You can also send an email to the board (email@example.com) or leave a message with the office . Please include your name, address, phone number and your preferred email so that we may contact you.
The Green Valley Villas, East and West, have been chosen as recipients of the National Heritage Award. This award is given to historically documented properties which, by their unique qualities, are a major cut above surrounding properties and have maintained their original distinctive features. The Villas were designed and created by Don Maxon in the 1960’s and are based on his visit to the 339-year-old Mexican Colonial community of Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. As a National Heritage Award winning site, this designation will increase the inherent value of our community and should elevate the pride of those living here. There is no cost for this award, and it puts us in some very prestigious company, including the original hotel in the Sonoma wine country town of Glen Ellen, the Chauvet. It is now, more than ever, our job to maintain the original design and beauty of Villas West.