5.6 out of 10

Shipwatch Ln, Bayside (Central)

38.0145089252925 -122.282937279999
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"A quaint, newer neighborhood in development"

Avocet Drive in Hercules is in the heart of the newly forming "Waterfront District". We can walk to San Pablo Bay - an offshoot of the San Francisco Bay - and watch the sunset, the abundant water fowl, the ferries and other boats and ships moving across the bay, and listen to the water gently lap against the shore.

The city plan is to eventually build more shops in the form of live/work units, add a ferry and train terminal (AmTrak) and generally make the waterfront the "hot spot" of Hercules and the surrounding communities. (Pinole, Crockett, Rodeo.) You can learn more about the preliminary plans by visiting http://www.herculeswaterfront.com/. In addition, this site, http://www.tndwest.com/hercules.html, shows current pictures of the various housing developments in the neighborhood. Avocet is in the Baywood Community.

We definately could use more shopping, restaurants (although we do have an excellent Sushi restaurant and the unavoidable Starbucks), and NIGHTLIFE. We hope all that comes to fruition as the community grows. And we hope to keep WalMart OUT of our quaint, quite, community. Although that is a huge threat, it's meant for a blog later.

Overall, Hercules is a bedroom community, but rapidly growing. On Avocet, we have good neighbors, even great ones. We do have some not-so-great neighbors that rent - and we work closely with the Hercules PD to keep them in control...with the ultimate goal of getting them the hell off our street. But over all problems are few and relatively minor. We enjoy sitting on our front porch and waving at our neighbors as they are out on their evening stroll, dog walk, jog, bike ride, etc. We have a lot of open space with protected wet lands and it's quite beautiful. A creek runs through our neighborhood right along Avocet and a park is to be built around it - so no homes will be in front of ours...nice.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Bayside (Central)

"A quaint, newer neighborhood in development"
38.0145089252925 -122.282937279999

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