7.1 out of 10

Sycamore North and South

37.812430279841 -121.984302654004
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • 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+

"Pleasant Mix of Homes and Apartments"

For a long time, I only knew this area from having driven through it when I didn’t feel like sitting in traffic on Highway 680. You can take Sycamore Valley Road to Camino Tassajara and sneak all the way down to Livermore—I don’t think it actually saves you much time unless there is really some seriously messed up traffic on 680, but at least you have a feeling of forward progress.

Anyway, up until recently, that is all I knew about this area, but I have a friend who lives here now, thanks to BF so I have been checking out this area a bit. Here are my thoughts:

This is a pretty pleasant suburban neighborhood, but it is pretty densely packed for a residential area like this. There are lots of fairly nice Ranch homes and Contemporary homes on the winding streets and cul-de-sacs here—which all seem fairly well kept—as you might expect given this is Danville. This is mostly not, however, million dollar home territory although it’s pretty close. I doubt many homes in this area sell for under half a million.

There are also a fair number of apartments and condos here as well. I took a quick look at what rents cost around here and looks like you can get a 2-bedroom apartment for $2K. That is not too bad. (Homes, of course, are way more expensive—pretty much double in most cases.)

The other draw to this neighborhood is Osage Park, which is one of those parks with a ton of soccer fields—I think it is technically a part of Charlotte Wood Middle School, but I think I heard someone say they play soccer matches and that kind of thing there on the weekends.

Good schools, clean streets and a nice little short cut to exciting Livermore—what else could you ask for in a neighborhood?
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Mid-Range Apartments/Condos
  • Great Schools
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not Great for Commuters
  • Terrible Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian

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