6.8 out of 10

The Islands

37.9926068047861 -122.231820812831
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"An Island of Nice Homes"

The Islands Neighborhood in Hercules is the neighborhood that is on the farthest southeastern section of the city. The theme here is islands, so the streets have names like Catalina Drive, Montego Drive, Grenadine Way, Aruba Court, etc.

This is one of the newest neighborhoods in Hercules, with homes dating from the early 1990s and selling prices usually in the high $300,000s.

You are also next to one of the best elementary schools in Hercules--though, of course, the rest of the school system is fairly average, at best.

You don’t really get views of San Pablo Bay way out here, but you do feel rather sheltered from the world in your own little valley. The homes on the outer edge of Grenadine Way and Aruba Court actually have back yards that give way to undeveloped hills that stretch for miles. (I think there are a couple of trails up there--like Goat Trail--where you can go for a run or hike.

Pretty much though it is just peace and quiet up here. Almost as if you are on a deserted island...
  • Nice, Newer Homes
  • Quiet and Secluded
  • Good Local Elementary School
  • Out of the Way
  • Terrible Commute
  • Mediocre Schools Overall.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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