7.0 out of 10


37.6298382180114 -121.893049445437
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"Counrty Clubs and Med Style Homes"

Castlewood is the southern most neighborhood in Pleasanton.

The most prominent feature there is the Castlewood Country Club, which is, of course, a popular golf venue, but is also often used for weddings and occasionally proms. It’s actually got some pretty good views over Highway 680 and across the hazy valley.

Mixed into the country club are some residential roads, which is a little bit weird but seems to work alright. These posh homes come in a mélange of styles from modern Med style with its red tiled roofs and adobe walls to more classical styles.
They are large and exude wealth. The Med style works especially well here because there are a lot of palm trees around here and this gives the area sort of a vacation feel.

Things feel a lot more arid down by Foothill Blvd. on the western end of the neighborhood. Homes here are still pretty large.
I suppose these are basically the McMansions people are always talking about.

Overall, I suppose this is an okay place to live. Definitely way outside of my price range.
  • Nice Homes
  • Attractive Country Club
  • Good Wedding Venue
  • Expensive
  • Out of the Way
  • Kind of Snooty
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Trendy & Stylish

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