Our December neighbor spotlight shines on the Yannariello family. While we’ll let their holiday card photo tell some of their story (we laughed out loud!), we did ask them a few questions about their lives in Bend and Discovery West.
Kimberly is a local business owner and co-founder of Seksé Fit, a dance and pole fitness boutique located in The Box Factory. Nic is in the music industry and the owner and founder of a company called Puddletown Studios, which houses over 300 studios for bands and musicians to rehearse and stage gear in. They are enjoying the Central Oregon lifestyle with their son, Parker, age 9, and Labradoodle, Lea, age 7.
How long have you lived in Bend? What brought you to the area?
We’ve been here for five years. We came here for the great outdoors, better quality of life, and our son was starting school and wanted him to grow up in a small and healthy community.
Why did you choose Discovery West? What is it like living in the neighborhood?
We used to live across the street from Discovery Park and chose to move to Discovery West to be around younger families and have a little more privacy, and be surrounded in an old growth forest. We absolutely love it up here and are excited for its potential. Our neighbors are wonderful and we all look out for each other.
Tell us about building your house and the process.
We love mid-century modern homes, exposed beams, and vaulted ceilings which is why we chose the style of our home. Our builder is a friend of ours we have known before moving here so it was exciting to do a project together. The subcontractors were also great, and we got close to the entire team.
What do you like best about living in Discovery West? Bend?
Hands down the people and the environment. We love being outdoors and exploring Bend’s endless trails. Having schools and amenities close by is why we see ourselves in Discovery West for a very long time. We love walking and biking our son to school, and are very excited about the Discovery Park expansion! We also enjoy walking to downtown NWX and enjoying the bars and restaurants that are so close by.