7.2 out of 10

California Reflections

37.6679058495669 -121.865421325153
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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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 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Prototypical Pleasanton Neighborhood"

First of all, “California Reflections,” doesn’t sound like a neighborhood at all. It sounds more like the name of a picture book—the kind that you might find on someone’s coffee table.

So what do you find in this spike shaped neighborhood to warrant this kind of a name?

What you find is a pretty nice looking but fairly stereotypical Pleasanton neighborhood, perfectly manicured and filled with homogenous Contemporary style homes. In this case, the homes are of the kind where the bedrooms are located right over the garage and the roof sloops down over the first floor living room.

Front yards here are more for show than play—a bit too small to really be made use of, and really just there because they are expected—as if the builders were checking a box, Front Lawn: Check. There are nice wide streets, sidewalks and enough of a lack of traffic where basketball can be played in the street without too much worry, should the local kids have a party or organize a little pick-up game.

Prices run around $500,000 which is okay for Nor Cal.

Overall, this is solid suburban living—perfect for people raising kids.
Pros
  • Quiet Streets
  • Nice Homes
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Poor Public Transportation
  • Bland, Homogenous Neighborhood
  • Kind of Boring
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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