Meta Housing’s Willow View Apartment Homes in Bay Point, California is a 193-unit gated workforce housing community distinguished by its pedestrian-friendly environment, including an expansive open commons area as well as a clubhouse, pool, playground, barbeque area, bike storage and turf play field, among other features. Completed in July 2021, the community was recently renamed from Bay Point Family Apartments.

Meta Housing developed the property in response to the increasing demand for affordable workforce rental options in the area. Apartments at the community are designed for households earning below 60% of the Area Median Income at move-in, presenting appealing and attainable homes for lower-income households, according to Kasey Burke, President of Meta Housing.

“Many people in this region of California are struggling to make ends meet and provide safe and attractive homes for themselves and their families,” says Burke. “Willow View provides them with a rare opportunity to live in a beautifully designed community in this market with a wealth of key amenities such as a swimming pool, a choice in laundry facilities, plank flooring, nine-foot ceilings, and patios and balconies.”

Managed by Cambridge Real Estate, Willow View offers one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments featuring a laundry hook-up with washer/dryer lease option in 75% of its units, in addition to a community laundry room. The property, which is conveniently located to Highway 4 and the nearby Bailey Road transit station, also contains a community room with fitness center and conference room, private garages, covered parking, and extra storage. Built with sustainability in mind, Willow View also features “green” elements such as energy-efficient construction, environmentally sensitive trash and recycling programs, and landscaping that incorporates drought-tolerant plant material and the latest clean water guidelines.

Residents are struck by the inviting architecture of this gated community, notes Burke. “We designed Willow View to bring a fresh contemporary face to this prominent neighborhood location.”

Angled butterfly-shaped exterior stair halls at each of the two apartment buildings lend a village-like appearance to the property from a distance. Other building features include upper-level decks with horizontal lap siding railings, wood privacy fencing at the ground-floor patios, siding accents, and a louver-like grille at each stair hall.