6.9 out of 10


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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Buyers Market"

If you are expecting to find the New England Patriots, then all you have to do is hop on Highway 80 and head some 3000 miles east. This is not THAT Foxboro. The Foxboro neighborhood of Hercules, CA is the mostly residential neighborhood just to the east of where Highway 4 and Highway 80 meet.

On the western end, Foxboro is a pretty typical Hercules neighborhood, made up of relatively newer model tract homes in the Contemporary style. These are Reagan Era homes of the smaller variety, having between 1100 and 1600 sqft. They are nice, but kinda vanilla.
The Foreclosure Crisis has walloped Foxboro! There are a ton of homes here selling for under under $300,000--a total buyers market for these kinds of homes!

On the eastern end of Foxboro it is totally condo city. So you can slash those home prices in half and look forward to living among divorcees and single dudes on this end of Foxboro. Like the houses, the condos here also date from the Reagan Era and are, of course, even smaller than the homes: less than 1000 sqft. They have also been hit hard by the Foreclosure Crisis.

The proximity to Highway 4 is nice since it is a back way into places like Walnut Creek and although this is not exactly a reverse commute a lot of the way, it is probably a lot easier than trying to make into SF or places like Oakland. (San Jose, btw, is probably a 2 hour commute during rush hour.)

As with most of the rest of Hercules, schools here have very average ratings, so depending on whether you are a glass half empty or a glass half full sort of a person, that is either good or bad. (It basically means, imo, that schools are what you make of them here.)

As to crime, we are mostly looking at pretty small time stuff here that most every town has to a certain extent: thefts from vehicles, domestic battery, the occasional burglary.

You will also find a few eateries along Willow (on the eastern end of the neighborhood). Mostly these are just places like Straw Hat Pizza and the usual Chinese food offerings that seem to be pretty ubiquitous in California. But you can also find and Indian food place--which are not quite so ubiquitous and a sports bar, 44, which is a nice treat for these parts. (Though not really my scene.)

Overall, this is pretty okay neighborhood, not terrible, not great, but definitely above average in terms of value.
  • Nice, Affordable Homes
  • Good Sports Bar
  • Lots of Choices
  • A Little Vanila
  • Not Good for SF Commute
  • So-So Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

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