8.1 out of 10

Pierce Rd, Saratoga

Ranked 1st best street in Saratoga
37.2704509392947 -122.045570855118
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"Great for Millionaires"

This may be one of the most expensive streets to live on in the Bay Area - as the hill gets higher, the houses get exponentially bigger. The castles, as they should probably be called, are nestled on lovely acres of property, tucked behind redwoods, douglas firs, and madrones. One can opt to either be completely secluded, or to have incredible, open views of Silicon Valley from their window.

Cell phone reception is hit-or-miss, but the biggest issue with this plot of real estate is the sheer number of switchbacks that one must drive on in order to get home; my first time here, a car actually drove off of a cliff about an hour after I had driven up. Drive carefully, don't even try to talk on your phone (you won't be able to, anyway), and enjoy marveling at how the other half (or rather, other .00000000001%) lives.
Pros
  • Beautiful views
  • Great town
  • Magnificent homes
Cons
  • No normal human being can afford to live here
  • Spotty cell phone reception
  • Can be dangerous to drive on
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
2yrs+

"This is what Northern California is all about..."

Mountain Winery is an absolutely stunning Saratoga venue, characteristic of why this area is so expensive. Most people are unaware that this secluded winery even exists, given how tucked away it is up the hill.

The wines are excellent and the catering is phenomenal - monumental cheese spreads and mountains of fresh fruit are accompanied by meats that I am told are delectable (I'm a vegetarian). The property is stunning, even by winery standards, with stone and wood buildings and expansive grounds. The best feature here is probably the view, where one can see Silicon Valley in its entirety from close to the summit of the Santa Cruz mountains.

Aside from being extremely expensive (a given), the other drawback to this venue is that the parking is relatively far away from the main events hall (maybe 1/8 of a mile). There is a dropoff area, but I could see this being an inconvenience for some.
Pros
  • Great food and wine
  • Beautiful views
  • Exclusive feel
Cons
  • Hard to get to
  • Expensive
  • Parking is far from venue
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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1

Pierce Rd

4/5
"This is what Northern California is all about..."
37.2704509392947 -122.045570855118

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