7.1 out of 10

Deer Oaks / Twelve Oaks

37.6530507604527 -121.909409478356
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"Foothill McMansions"

Deer Oaks is a tiny Pleasanton neighborhood just to the west of Foothill Road where Bernal meets up with it. It is so small I could fit it into a shoe box. Okay, maybe not that small, but still, it is only about a half dozen lanes or so and they don’t stretch up into the hills very far. This area is mostly undeveloped green space, with attractive, usually green Contra Costa hills filled with trees. Very nice as a backyard view.

Although you will find the occasional barn up here still, this area is now basically made up of McMansions. Big homes tucked away behind iron wrought gates and stonework. It is really quite nice, in that sort manicured antiseptic sort of way.

It goes without saying that these are million dollar homes, of course. Maybe even half way to two million dollars.

All the amenities are close by, like Safeway and that kind of thing, but you have your own little corner of Pleasanton for you and your McMillionaire buddies. What else could you ask for?
Pros
  • Nice Big McMansions
  • Great Schools
  • A Little Bit Away from the Madding Crowd
Cons
  • Very Expensive
  • Hillside Problems
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish

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