7.1 out of 10

Arroyo Rd, California

37.6203087171695 -121.755126588888
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"Remote, Nice, but a little Creepy..."

This is about as far away from San Francisco as you can get and still conceivably be in the Bay Area. Livermore is worlds apart from the fog of SF or the redwoods of Santa Cruz, but the fairly remote Arroyo Road still offers a unique Bay Area flavor.

The summer heat makes for a nice escape for those who aren't used to the San Francisco summers, and the foothills and wineries both make for nice touches in this otherwise bustling town. This area is home to one of the nicest YMCA camps in the Bay Area, as well as a lovely golf course.

However, the fact that it used to be a formal burial ground adds a very creepy air.

Cell phone reception is pretty bad, too...
  • Scenic countryside
  • Good wineries
  • More affordable
  • Extreme summer/winter temperatures
  • Far from San Francisco
  • Spotty cell phone coverage
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers

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