6.3 out of 10

Plateau Skymont

37.514959895643 -122.318520113552
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Location, Location, Location"

What determines whether you like this neighborhood is whether you put a high premium on the look of the place where you are. The homes here are far from spectacular; they are mostly Ranch homes of the kind you can find throughout the Western US. Many of these homes are more nicely kept than Ranch homes usually are, but they are still basically just Ranch homes.

What sets this place apart is that you are up in the hills in a fairly woodsy area—though there is not quite enough wood cover to really make this as attractive as it might otherwise be. You are, however, fairly removed from society at large and do feel somewhat secluded. If you like this, then you might like living here in Plateau Skymont.

Homes run around $750 K in this area. A bit on the expensive side when it comes to just getting a Ranch home, but as they say in Real Estate, it’s all about “location, location, location.”
Pros
  • Secluded
  • Good Ranch Homes
  • Good Schools
Cons
  • A Little Bland
  • Somewhat Overpriced
  • No Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Boring, bland, middle-class"

Although a somewhat boring residential aesthetic, Plateau Skymont is a Belmont community that offers a spectrum of middle-class housing. It almost reminds you of an older community with its bushy communal spaces and archaic 1950’s ranch homes. Geographically speaking, the district settles on the rolling savannah grasslands where many parts of the community have views of the grassy valleys below. It is also exclusively residential and made up of about a dozen long, country roads that fit between Ralston Avenue and US Route 92.

For the perspective resident, there is a wide range of house sizes--both one and two-stories. Most of these homes are rather old and relatively boxy in shape, fitting in with the same theme of most Belmont communities. Some are larger, two-story homes with charming house fronts while others have a boxy and sometimes antique-ish house fronts that can turn you off if you’re a young homebuyer. Properties vary in many ways. Some afford shallow front yards with mundane house fronts while others are situated on a bit of an incline or cling to the hillside. Of the latter, it can make a landscaping a bit more difficult/unpopular and, as a result, have cluttered bushes saturating the area.

While somewhat secluded, Plateau Skymont is still well-connected to the community with US Route 92 skirting its western border. For recreation, Laurelwood Park straddles the northern edge of the neighborhood. It is a very peaceful and secluded spot that has undergone a face-lift in the last couple years with its new playground and handful of picnic tables. For young families, Fox Elementary School lies within the southern boundaries of the district. The small institution has garnered a 4-out-of-5 stars on greatschools.org.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Students

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