“Welcome to Balboa Island…where the cats are numerous fat and lazy, the dogs are spoiled, the houses are quaint and enchanting, and the living is creative and carefree.”
So it says on a website promoting Island commerce. I’ve written about the history of Balboa before, and I helped promote the release of Arrested Development to Netflix with the story of the traveling Bluth’s Frozen Banana Stand.
There are many multi-million dollar luxury homes on the Island, but my favorites are the smaller, older homes that have been family residences for decades. Property is so valuable and coveted on Balboa Island that the homes are passed down from one generation to the next.
Let’s take a walk!
The charm is undeniable. Take note of the originality in many of the very small pocket gardens, as well as the “I’ve got to be me” color choices.
Sometimes when I just need a little boost of artistic inspiration, a trip to Balboa Island is in order. Just walking around infuses me with a strong desire to get home and break out the originality!
That is, after I’ve had a Frozen Banana.