7.1 out of 10

West Dublin

37.706138598075 -121.943945404749
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Sep 02, 2012

"Waiting For the Housing Market to Come Back"

For the most part and especially on the eastern end, this is one of those totally classic California ranch home neighborhoods—the kind with the long single story ranch homes with a garage on one end a long yard, with the front door in the middle and the living room windows on the other end. It is the kind of neighborhood where there are sidewalks and which are quiet enough where you can probably let the kids play outside without too many worries. (Not that the helicopter parents around here would ever let their kids do anything on their own.) These are 1950’s Ranch homes, well-kept and often having pick-ups in their front yards.

The farther west you go in West Dublin, the nicer kept the Ranch homes get and the more contemporary style homes start to creep up. It is also a lot hillier in this area. The homes are more likely to have decorative touches here than in the eastern part of the Dublin.

On the far western end of West Dublin you get one of the newest sections of Dublin—so new, in fact, that you have a whole series of empty courts and streets where they were clearly setting up for new home but which they haven’t yet built. They are just streets and courts with no houses on them. I assume that they were planning to expand this community when the housing bubble burst and that they stopped at that point. So, we will probably know when the housing market has returned by the return of the construction crews here.

Homes around here, I am told, go for around a half million dollars, which, given the inflated Bay Area real-estate prices seems okay.

The neighborhood is totally family friendly as well. It has a ton of parks like Dolan Park and Shannon Park. The schools are really strong here as they are in Pleasanton, as well. West Dublin also curls around the big mall where you can find tons of the kind of stores you find in most any big suburb.

Overall, a pretty good suburban neighborhood.
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Great Schools
  • Good Parks
Cons
  • Too Many Foreclosures
  • Somewhat Expensive
  • Kind of Bland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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