7.1 out of 10

Sycamore Valley

37.8019520430741 -121.945126771199
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Public Transport
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Really Nice Tract Homes"

Ironically, Sycamore Valley Road turns into Camino Tassajara just where it hits the Sycamore Valley. A lot of people use Camino Tassajara as a shortcut into the Livermore area when 680 is too congested. I don’t know if this actually works but a lot of people swear by it.

The Sycamore Valley neighborhood is actually one of my favorite neighborhoods in this section of Danville at least in the sections north of the Sycamore Valley Road. South of Sycamore Valley Road at Crow Canyon there is an ugly gray condominium complex next to a strip mall with a McDonalds and Starbuck’s in it, which I do not find terribly appealing.

To the west of this area there is a sprawling patchwork or tract home neighborhoods—all them homogenous within themselves but different from homes in the adjacent neighborhoods. These are really nice Contemporary style homes however, built in the past generation and having been well-kept despite many of them being on the market due to foreclosure.

The biggest most luxurious homes, however, are north of Sycamore Valley Road. These are large sprawling homes which are immaculately kept and invariably have large front lawns, perfectly trimmed. (Though they too are still tract homes.)

This is also a pretty good spot for commuters—especially for those heading up to the Walnut Creek area (less so, due to traffic for those heading to Silicon Valley or to SF, since you will hit the rush hour traffic head on if you have a typical schedule.

Overall, a pretty nice place to live while you are raising kids and that kind of thing.
  • Nice Houses
  • Great Schools
  • Quiet and Safe
  • Boring and Bland
  • Poor Public Transportation
  • Very Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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