When Hiram Morgan Hill moved from San Francisco to what is now his Morgan Hill, he was looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, circa 1884. The community named after him is still a place where people move to find a quiet home with great services and a spectacular view of El Toro.

Young couples just getting started can find a lovely townhouse home in a friendly community at 310 Pebble Creek Court. This is a two bedroom, two and a half bath home of 1,613 square feet in a gated community that offers all the amenities desired by active young people. There’s a spa, a pool and a tennis court, and for the kids, a private playground that serves the community. The bedrooms are spacious, and one includes a huge loft so that families can give their kids a sense of privacy, or create a separate workspace in the master bedroom. The kitchen offers plenty of room to work, and there’s a large living room/dining room combo that opens into the back patio. But the real attraction of this house is the price—just $304,000—and because it’s a Fannie Mae HomePath property, the down payment can be as little as $10,000.

Real fans of the outdoors will love this five bedroom, three bath home at 15685 La Mesa Court in Paradise Valley. The house occupies 2,670 square feet on a 7,035 square foot lot, which includes a shaded wooden deck, a garden and a dog run. Families with young kids can send them off to Paradise Elementary School, one of the finest in the county, and after school, the kids can play in Paradise Park, just a block and a half away. Indoors there’s a separate dining room and a spacious eat-in kitchen for less formal occasions. There’s storage space aplenty and a three car garage. On the weekends, families can escape to nature with a walking trail starting one house away leading all the way to the Llagas Creek and Chesbro Reservoir. This house is selling for $448,999.

At 3760 Ridgeview Court is a stunning four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home that has recently been remodeled. This 2,619-square-foot home is on an enormous 15,000-square-foot lot that includes two decks—one for sunrise and one for sunset—both with breathtaking views of the nearby mountains and canyon. The kitchen has been remodeled and includes granite slab counters, cherry wood cabinets, and gorgeous stainless steel appliances. The two highlights of this home are the huge master suite and the stunning living room with its vaulted ceiling and exposed wood beams. Apart from the two and a half baths, the house also comes complete with a sauna to sweat away the stress after a hard day at work. This house is available for $639,000.