6.8 out of 10

The Trees

38.0013707855341 -122.24913142996
Great for
  • Parking
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers


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

"A Very Leafy Neighborhood"

The Trees is the neighborhood that runs parallel to the Flowers neighborhood and which, like the Birds neighborhood to the west of here has streets named thematically.. So here in the Trees, the neighborhoods are named after types of trees (I think based on those that are common here in California): Redwood Road, Beechnut Drive, Sequoia Road, Pepperwood Street, Manzanita Place, and Sycamore Avenue, to just name a few.

This is pretty much the mirror image of the Flowers neighborhood just to the east of here in terms of the homes which date from the late 1970’s through the Reagan Era. The main difference is that this neighborhood is just on flatter ground than that neighborhood--or at least that is the impression that I get from it.

Homes here like in neighboring Flowers run in the $300,000 range. Low here as it is there, I think.

One of the features of this (and The Flowers neighborhood as well) is that the neighborhood is set up with a series of courts that branch out from the main arteries. These courts all have parking spaces right in the middle of the turnabout, though it seems like they aren’t really needed. These extra spaces might come in handy, however, if you happen to be entertaining someone or having a party where you would need guest spaces.

This neighborhood is right next to Hercules High School. Hercules High School gets average ratings, as I have mentioned elsewhere.

Though maybe a little bland, the Trees is a pretty typically nice neighborhood for Hercules.
  • Nice Homes
  • Cool Street Names
  • Nice Lookin Homes
  • Mediocre Schools
  • Bad City Commute
  • Kind of Vanilla
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers

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