FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the San Antonio Hills Association?

San Antonio Hills Inc. is the homeowners association that assists home owners in an unincorporated portion of Loyola, in Santa Clara County, California.

What is the primary function of the organization?

The organization exists to provide support for residents in the unincorporated Loyola area regarding local development and growth.

Who should join the association, and how do you join?

A resident of Loyola / San Antonio Hills can join and is encouraged to join in order to stay informed about area activities and improvements. Residents can join by contacting any director or by submitting a membership form and annual dues. Property owners with CC&Rs are entitled to vote for approval committee members at the annual meeting without the benefit of membership. See Contact page for more information.

What is the role of the board?

The Board of Directors represent the unincorporated area in matters of mutual concerns with Santa Clara County. Directors with CC&Rs serve as members of the Approval Committee which is responsible for reviewing plans for major additions, remodels, replacement of structures “etc.” as they apply to setbacks, heights, floor area ratio, as well as protection of mature trees such as oaks, redwoods, and heritage specimen. (All parcels with CC&Rs in their deeds are subject to committee approval.) Directors are elected each year at an annual meeting. They also attend county meetings and hearings in order to respond to members’ concerns.

How does San Antonio Hills fit in with Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Santa Clara County?

The thirteen subdivisions of Loyola are adjacent to Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, generally considered the Country Club area of Los Altos.

What is the difference between San Antonio Hills, the Country Club neighborhood and Loyola, CA?

San Antonio Hills is the name of the organization. Loyola is the name of the area. Country Club is the neighborhood name. They are used interchangeably by residents.

What are CC&Rs?

CC&Rs are Conditions and Restrictions recorded in deeds by previous developers and/or owners as part of the legal description of properties. CC&Rs are not zoning, but are legal standing of a civil nature of residents with like restrictions to enforce the same to ensure standard development for the benefit of residents. CC&Rs carry certain minimums over and above zoning and do not recognize some variances.

If you’re a homeowner in the area, how do you find your CC&Rs?

Owners of property with CC&Rs should have received notice of these in their Title Insurance, and a copy of same should be available from residents’ title companies. The information at the court house is filed under the Assessors Parcel Number (APN) by Book #__ , Page #__ on Date ___ etc. The San Antonio Hills Inc. association can provide residents the description to use for obtaining recorded copies at the County Records office. Original 1941 San Antonio Hills CC&Rs with signatures and addresses are available at the Santa Clara County Recorder’s Office.

The following is a template used by home owners at the time