5.4 out of 10

Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara

37.8292676850406 -121.920523587074
Great for
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Lots of Green--Much of It in Wallets and Purses"

Blackhawk is known as one of the most exclusive areas in Contra Costa County. It’s the kind of place where even the movie theater and outdoor shopping area exude wealth. This is the kind of place packed with newer hillside homes within gated communities. It is very much like an extension of the Dougherty Hills section of San Ramon, just to the south.

I’ve not done a scientific study or anything but I am sure that the average home here goes for more than a million dollars and that the farther up you get into the hills, the higher the cost. Down near Camino Tassajara you will find a lot of condos and lots of homes all with the same semi-Mediterranean look to them.

Blackhawk Plaza is the one non-residential area in Blackhawk and it is here that you will find the Blackhawk cinema and an opulent shopping mall with a central pond like area. They are home to store like Anthropologie and See Jane Run. It is all very posh.

If you don’t have a six figure job though—or aren’t hitched to someone who does, this place is not for you.
Pros
  • Beautiful Newer Homes
  • Great Schools
  • Good For Commuters
Cons
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • Kind of Bland
  • A Little Snooty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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