- Clint Eastwood has a special place in his heart for Carmel, California.
- In addition, Clint is working on a new development property in Carmel.
- While there will be homes, he put a priority on keeping nature and wildlife intact.
Did you know that Clint Eastwood was once the mayor of Carmel, California? Clint loves this city so much, he created a development property with 90 spaces for homes that still protects the wildlife nearby. If you are a nature lover, this might be a really amazing property for you.
Clint really loves this area, so he knew he wanted to make sure to build one-of-a-kind homes but protect the nature that surrounds it. Tehama is the name of the property. It is located near the Central Coast. So far, 30 homes that been built and Clint himself will live in this property.
Beautiful photos of Carmel, California
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Clint said, “We thought someone might take the land and turn it into a much more congested area or just not take care of it. I thought, someday people are going to want some privacy and they’ll get tired of living crammed in next to each other. And that’s really it.”
The homes are built on acres and acres. He left 85 percent of the land untouched. People who live there can expect to see deer, turkey, quail, and fox nearby. He worked on the project with his longtime friend, Alan Williams.
Clint previously saved Mission Ranch
Alan said, “[Clint’s] goal was to create enough development and economic value that it would become self-sustaining and people would take care of it.”
In the past, Clint and Alan teamed up to purchase Mission Ranch and save it from becoming condos. It is now a hotel, restaurant, and animal sanctuary. Clint talked about the surprising similarities between making movies and buying land.
Clint compares making movies to buying land
“It’s like directing a film in the sense that you place things where you want them to be and then you pray — a lot. You pray that you made the right decisions and that it comes out looking how you intended it. I’m pretty confident in my decisions, but [with Tehama] I couldn’t afford to make any mistakes.”
“It’s got elbow room, and you don’t pass thousands of people on the road. Traffic actually feels like a shock when you go back to a major city,” Clint said. “It’s not totally rural, like being way back in the mountains. So it’s a great choice because you have everything close by. It’s really come out the way I wanted it to.”