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
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


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

"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.
  • Great Schools
  • Big Homes
  • Clean, Pleasant Streets
  • Expensive
  • A Touch Boring
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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