After 37 years of marriage, 15 moves and adventuring through 9 states—Kara & David Allen knew what they were looking for when the time came to downsize about three years ago. They had lived along Salt Lake’s east bench raising their two children. But now empty nesters, they were looking for a neighborhood that nurtured their active lifestyle and a home with lock and leave convenience.
They found both when their real estate agent suggested they explore Daybreak.
“I’m passionate about being able to live and recreate in an area that provides a multitude of opportunities that are close and easy to access,” said Kara. “Daybreak is the perfect place to enjoy fun on the water, easy access to road biking without having to share the road with cars, close proximity to the best skiing in the United States, and close proximity to an international airport that allows me to travel to wherever my adventures take me.”
Since moving to Daybreak in 2016, Kara and David have enjoyed seeing the growth of the community and get excited every time a new amenity or business is announced. For instance, the new Harmons Market will be just a block or two from their current home and will give Kara the opportunity to ride her bike over for last minute needs.
“I’ve seen many more homes of all shapes and sizes being built throughout the community since we moved in,” expressed Kara. “What I am most excited about is the shopping and services being built within and very close to Daybreak. Like the new Salt Lake County Library with a roof top garden. How cool is that! I find myself leaving Daybreak less and less because everything I need is literally right out my back door.”
Growing up in South Carolina, Kara knows a thing of two about charming everyone she meets. After retiring from her career at REI, Kara found herself wanting to share her love of Daybreak with others and quickly applied for a job to work in the Daybreak Information Centers. These days you can find Kara sharing her passion for the community at the Lake Cottage Information Center on the North Shore of Oquirrh Lake.
“I think the fact that I have lived in so many places, helps me to better relate to a variety of people looking to make Daybreak their home,” said Kara. “I love the diversity of the people I meet.”