7.0 out of 10

The Birds

38.0012442208839 -122.266469158565
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Retirees
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Oct 24, 2012

"For the Birds"

The Birds is a mostly residential section of Hercules just to the south of the central commercial area of Hercules. The name of the neighborhood, “The Birds” seems to be a reference to the street names here: Pheasant Drive, Swallow Way, Partridge Drive, Starling Way, Crane Court, Robin Court etc.—rather than an allusion to Alfred Hitchcock’s famous film which was set across the Bay.

The streets here are clean and on an incline as they rise up to the south, offering a very nice North Bay views. These are mostly Contemporary style homes dating from the Seventies and Eighties and selling for around $300,000.

On the northern end of the neighborhood, though, there is a Lucky’s Supermarket, where the locals get their groceries. There is also a McDonalds, a Subway and a Hawaiian BBQ up here as well.

This is classic suburban living for the most part, though I would definitely say that the value offered by the great views and nice homes seem higher than the asking prices here. I am not sure that it is simply a bit too far out of the way, or if it is because the schools are not so great in this neighborhood.
Pros
  • Nice Houses
  • Good Views
  • Safe and Sound
Cons
  • Traffic
  • Mediocre Schools
  • Bland Restaurant Offerings
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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