7.1 out of 10

Bode Ranch

37.6490137537322 -121.864756251217
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


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

"Nice Med Homes, Cool Hilly Spot"

Bode Ranch is located on the hilly southeastern edge of Pleasanton. It is basically an outcropping of faux Med style homes along maybe a half dozen streets. They are really nice million dollar homes whose tiled roofs and adobe walls vary in shades from the usual red clay look to darker grays. The streets are wide and well kept, and because there is no outlet to other neighborhoods, relatively traffic free. You could actually have a pick-up game of b-ball at one of the outdoor community hoops you find in the cul-de-sacs without being interrupted on most days.

It is the sort of neighborhood where people are out and about on weekend mornings going for walks and that sort of thing.
On weekdays it is a workplace for maids and gardeners who drive up here (there is not really public transportation) to maintain the appearance of perfection.

These are not really mansions—you get pools at some homes but not tennis courts, but you are right along the hills in a nice enough spot where the developers could have developed mini-mansions instead. Because you are right along the hills you probably get some wildlife coming in and eating flower gardens and that sort of thing.

The other thing about living in a spot like this is that it is definitely a car culture. You basically need to hop in your car every time you need something in town.

Overall though, this is a pretty great spot if you have a family and can afford it here.
  • Quiet Streets
  • Nice Homes
  • Attractive Streets
  • Expensive
  • Somewhat Remote
  • Possible Wildlife Problems
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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