6.9 out of 10

The Preserve

38.1712110836342 -122.267710043631
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Affordable but Boring"

Preserve is the neighborhood at the edge of marsh on the western end of American Canyon. This is pretty much a brand new neighborhood, made up of homes built this millenium. These are mostly those kinds of homes that have adobe walls and red-tiled roofs They are pretty large--mostly over 3000 sq. ft.

The median home price is around $400K. With only a few homes rising far above this mark.

This area is also great for its schools. The elementary school here, Donaldson, and the middle school, American Canyon Middle School are both above average, very solid schools. I know that American Canyon High School is the high school here and I hear that it is okay but have not been able to find the numbers to back up those assertions.

Crime is relatively low in the area with mostly domestic batteries reported as far as assaults are concerned. There have been a few regular sorts of assaults, some peeping toms and more than 100 burglaries in the area in general but crime here is not too bad.

As far as nightlife and that kind of thing, you will definitely have to get into your car go find it. American Canyon is one of those cities that is about as boring as it gets on those terms.

Overall, a pretty affordable area with good schools and not much else.
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Good Schools
  • Nice Homes
  • Bad For Commuting
  • Some Crime Worries
  • No Nightlife
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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