Montevista offers a small family proximity to public transportation and Silicon Valley jobs.
Venkata Subba Rao Vejandla came to the United States in 2007. As a software engineer, his skills were highly sought after in Silicon Valley, and a temporary work visa brought him from the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to Milpitas, Calif. His employer at the time housed him in a market-rate apartment at Montevista--a mixed-income property--and he’s always thought fondly of the development.
“This is my first attachment in my American life,” he says. So when Venkata Subba Rao returned to Silicon Valley again last year, this time with his wife and young daughter, he thought only of Montevista Apartments.
His preference was sentimental, but there were other important factors. He liked that many of his friends lived in the building. It helped that Montevista is in a central location, close to public transportation as well as a freeway that carries traffic to and from Silicon Valley. He knew the community would be friendly and that amenities like a game room and swimming pool would be nice for a small family. Finally, Venkata Subba Rao, who experiences the effects of polio paralysis in one leg, felt confident he could maneuver from his apartment to his car and throughout the facility with ease.
Venkata Subba Rao does not know if his work will take him away from Silicon Valley or California again, but he treasures what Montevista offers: “I feel more secure,” he says. “I like it very, very, very much. I don’t want to move.”Back to all stories