7.0 out of 10

Hall Ranch

37.5874918818678 -122.076587616664
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"A Nice Slice of a Neighborhood"

Hall Ranch is the pizza shaped neighborhood on the far western end of Union City.

The western section of Hall Ranch is made up of townhomes. These date from the early 70’s and run between $150k and $300k roughly, with the median being around $250K.

On the eastern end of Hall Ranch is where you find the single family homes. They are mostly Ranch homes from the mid-70’s and sell for around $500K. From what I remember of them these are pastel colored homes with red or brown tiled roofs. This is a flat neighborhood with sidewalks which makes it perfect for kids for biking and that sort of thing--one of the great benefits of neighborhoods from the Disco Era.

Hall Ranch also has a number of other amenities for residents. It has, for example, a couple of churches (St. Anne’s, a Catholic Church; and GRX-Fremont, an exchange faith church?) and a pretty good park with tennis courts and a day care center attached (Kidango). To the northeast you have the Alvarado Mall with its East Asian restaurants and misc. stores, so your shopping needs are totally covered.

Although Union City schools are not consistently strong across the board, the schools that serve this neighborhood--Alvarado Elementary, Alvarado Middle School, and James Logan High School-- are on the high end of that standard with API’s of 7, 6, and 5 respectively.

Crime is pretty low here as well.

This is also a pretty great spot for commuters whether they have to go to San Jose, SF, or virtually anywhere in the East Bay.

My final assessment: a pretty solid neighborhood, especially for two income earners who work in separate parts of the Bay Area and for those whose jobs take them all over.
Pros
  • Affordable Townhomes
  • Nice 70's Style Streets
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • Crowded
  • Traffic
  • Some Nearby Crime Worries
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Unranked Streets in Hall Ranch

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2.5/5
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37.5825756929699 -122.076004142796

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