Cabrillo is excited to celebrate 10 years of operation at its Fillmore Central Station Town Homes This year. Resident Manager Monica Campos has been at the property since it opened and said said it’s amazing that after 10 years, the property still looks brand new.
“The residents’ pride in the property both inside and out, is what keeps it this way,” she said.
Campos recalls recently walking the property and noticing residents watering plants, hosing off their porches, and showing a general pride and caring in the upkeep. It’s something she said she tries to impart to all new residents when units turn over.
“If we explain to them the sense of community that exists here from the beginning, and let them know what the expectations are, then it works. The sense pride helps enforce the rules of the community and fosters that sense of pride in your living space. These units are the residents’ homes and they take care of them,” Campos said.
She said over the years the residents have developed a sense of family, both figurative and literally.
“Seven families at the development are related, but all the residents protect and take care of each other. It is such a welcoming community, not only for the residents, but for the entire Fillmore community,” she said.
“Each year we put on a Las Posadas event that is open to residents and the community as a whole. We celebrate with hundreds of people,” Campos said.
She said over the years she has watched her residents’ families grow, go off to college and some have even moved on to home ownership, which she said is inspiring and she is proud to play a part.