by LYDIA COBB | photos by Spark Photography

Feeling at Home

family_caldwell2Chris and Andrea Caldwell live in their dream neighborhood of Sabre Springs. They moved here three years ago from Northern California. Andrea grew up in Rancho Bernardo and they desired to return to a close-knit community. “Our neighborhood is old school at its best,” shared Andrea. “Potluck dinners, bag toss tournaments, and kids riding their bikes and running around playing games. Our kids are experiencing an amazing, mostly unplugged childhood, and we couldn’t be happier.”

Andrea is an executive assistant to the CEO of tech startup, and recently was awarded the “Living the Core Values” award at work. Chris is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and operates Chris Caldwell Properties, a team that consistently earns top tier awards. “Chris’ goal in 2016 is to help 30 families with their moves to, from, and around 92128,” mentioned Andrea. They met in 2002 through a mutual friend at Sonoma State University, where Chris majored in Biology and Andrea in History. They stayed in the area after college and married in 2005 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.


Their first child, Drew, is now in second grade at Creekside Elementary. Little sister Juliette is in kindergarten, also at Creekside. Both kids play in Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League and Poway Youth Soccer League. “Beyond that,” added Andrea, “We encourage our kids to try different activities as opposed to choosing a year-round sport. They’ve enjoyed basketball through Master Sports Program, taekwondo, and gymnastics at Gyminny Kids.”

“Our neighborhood is old school at its best – potluck dinners, bag toss tournaments, and kids riding their bikes and running around playing games.”

The Caldwells are a family on the move. Chris plays indoor soccer and Andrea is on a co-ed softball team. They enjoy half-marathons, but Chris took it to another level in the San Diego Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon. “He jokes about how it was more of a controlled set of spasms while leaning in the right direction,” said Andrea.


Her father has multiple sclerosis, therefore Andrea is passionate about leading a fundraising team in the annual MS Walk. Chris organizes a yearly neighborhood garage sale with 40 households – springcleaning 2.0. He also volunteers in the kids’ classrooms and helps coach their sports teams. When they press the pause button, Del Mar beach is their go-to. “It’s hard to beat relaxing on the beach with a world-class view as the kids enjoy surfing, boogie boarding, and playing beach games,” reflected Andrea. The Caldwells are thankful – call it blissful – to be at home in 92128.

Parents: Chris and Andrea Caldwell
Children: Drew (7, second grade at Creekside Elementary);
Juliette (5, kindergarten at Creekside Elementary)
Community: Sabre Springs since 2013
Hometowns: Chris – Twain Harte; Andrea – Rancho Bernardo
Occupations: Chris – Realtor; Andrea – Executive Assistant to CEO
Pets: Golden Retriever – Dublin (9); Orange Tabby Cat – B.B. (11)
Favorite Spots in 92128: Rancho Bernardo Inn, Urge Gastropub, and Bernardo Winery