7.2 out of 10

Dougherty Hills

37.7890159362873 -121.950289169421
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 23, 2012

"NorCal's OC"

This is a pretty affluent area, with lots of newer Contemporary style homes cropping up all along these gently rolling hills as they crop up on the northeastern end of San Ramon climbing towards super affluent Blackhawk. This is one of those places where all the homes were designed in roughly the same style and where the lawns are immaculately kept by the homeowners association so that property prices don’t drop.

I looked it up, and apparently the median home price here is more than $750,000 and even though not that many homes break the million dollar barrier here, that still seems like a lot of clams to me. Quite frankly, to me it feels like living on a golf course, but what do I know, I’m just part of the 47% who thinks of ourselves as “victims” according to old Mitty.

That said, some of these homes are pretty beautiful and I can certainly understand some of the attraction to them—what I can glimpse from beyond the gates that keep riff-raff like me out anyway.

Put simply, this is Orange County, NorCal style. ‘Nuf said.
Pros
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Good Schools
  • Close to Shopping and Movie Theaters
Cons
  • Very, Very Expensive
  • More than a Little Snooty
  • Looks Like a Country Club
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish