7.1 out of 10

Heritage Valley

37.6782841447236 -121.869946543435
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

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

"A Little Bit Better than Most Pleasanton Offerings"

To break up the monotony of having one Contemporary style home after another, every other home here in Heritage Valley is actually a Ranch style home. Also the Contemporary style homes here in Heritage Valley have a slightly different look to them. They have high roofs whose apex is off center right over the second story main bedroom that is, in turn, over the garage, and then the roof slopes all the way down the home from the second to the first story, giving the entrance to the home this really high front stoop—a look that was really popular in the 1980s when I was just a wee gal. When you are in the main bedroom, the automated garage warns you that people have gotten home because you feel the garage door opening—useful for naughty teens and housewives. I still find the look rather comforting, but this may simply be because it is tinged with childhood nostalgia for me.

The front yards in this neighborhood are also a bit more individualized—yards have unique lawn decorations and layouts. So one yard has a little bench and lawn chair there, as if the residents are going to hang around the front lawn and shoot the breeze in an old timey sort of way. Others don’t use grass at all, opting for white stone decorations. These touches of individuality make this a slightly better neighborhood imo than in a lot of other neighborhoods in Pleasanton.

The average home price here is maybe around $500,000 I’m guessing. Maybe a little lower.

Overall a pretty nice neighborhood: quiet and dull in a way that is perfect for raising kids.
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Great Schools
  • Quiet and Safe
Cons
  • Boring
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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