7.2 out of 10

Foothill Knolls

37.6648441975841 -121.914209085478
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  •  
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish
  •  

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Not Much of a Knoll, but Pretty Pleasant"

Foothill Knolls is another pocket neighborhood on the far western end of Pleasanton. The name “knolls” is a little misleading here. This doesn’t look very much like a knoll to me at all—pretty flat actually. These are nice big contemporary style homes, with very well kept yards and a fair number of quiet cul-de-sacs where you will find roll out basketball backboards. I have seen very many pick-up games on these cul-de-sacs, but given the obesity rate in this country it is definitely not a bad idea.

Just about every home here also has a pool, which is a great addition given the boiling summer temperatures you get here in Livermore. (Temperatures which, I might add, are probably only going to become more unbearable as Climate Change begins to take it toll.)

On the southern end of this neighborhood there is a nice park as well, one of many such parks that put the “pleasant” in Pleasanton. In addition to the usual play area, it also has a basketball court and “beach” volleyball court with sand so people can really get into it.

I assume these are pretty much million dollar homes as well.

A pretty nice spot as far as the suburbs go.
Pros
  • Great Schools
  • Big Homes
  • Clean, Pleasant Streets
Cons
  • Expensive
  • A Touch Boring
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More