I want to give a warm welcome to Claire and Pete for their recent decision to buy a low maintenance beach townhouse in the heart of Manzanita. From a realtor perspective, this condo development is the best deal in town. They are situated on the east end of the village one block off Laneda Ave next to the Hoffman Art Center and the local library. Everything is in walking distance but far enough away that you are not getting the heavy wind and rain when you are down by the ocean. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and open floor plan and two car garage and under $350K it is perfect. With the minimal maintenance of the development outdoors, you do not have to spend part of the weekend doing yard work, but just settle in turn on the fireplace and fire up the grill on one of two outdoor decks. Again glad to have this lovely new family in the neighborhood. Dave Leach, Broker Living Room Realty.