6.7 out of 10

Sherwood Forest Dr, El Sobrante

37.956204775651 -122.273590268129
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Very 70's"

Sherwood Forest Drive in El Sobrante--just a couple of blocks off San Pablo Dam Road--looks like a typical 1970’s style neighborhood with Ranch style homes and garages with dolphins on the occasional garage door.

These don’t look like your typical Ranch style homes however. First, many of them have shingled roofs, gabled dormers and prairie style porches. All in all a very Western feel to homes. Also a lot of lawn chairs on front porches, suggesting the neighborhood is mostly made up of older folks. Homes here sell for around a quarter of a million dollars.

This is also a fairly safe area with only the occasional burglary or incident. It is far enough from the city that those kinds of urban problems seem to fade.

The local elementary here is pretty good as well. (Though the rest of the schools are progressively worse for the older kids.)

Overall this seems like an okay neighborhood if you are just starting a family or if your kids are already out of the house.
  • Cute Dormers
  • Good Neighborhood Elementary School
  • Good Spot for Commuters
  • Bad Middle and High Schools
  • A Bid Older Looking
  • A Bit Remote
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

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