Hi, I’m Warren Oberholser. I’m a realtor in the East Bay Tri-Valley area in Northern California. My goal is to help both buyers and sellers get maximum results for one of their biggest investments, their home.
Now I’ve already posted a few BLOGS and videos on Alamo, California to include the pros and cons, cost of living, and my coolest neighborhood series. In this BLOG, I’ll rate the top subjects for each category. The criteria or service I use for the rating is a combination of information I found from bestplaces.net, niche.net Zippia, greatschools.org, TripAdvisor, and the review sites like Google and Yelp. Of course, this is not a scientific study, but at least you can appreciate the methodology I use to create my list.
Before I begin, I wanted to give you a little overview of Alamo, California. Alamo is one of the six cities located in the Tri-Valley region in Northern California, the population is slightly over 14,000. Alamo is an unincorporated community. Of the six Tri-Valley cities, Alamo has the smallest population and the highest cost of living. For more of a deep dive, please read my BLOG on the pros and cons for Alamo CA.
Alamo’s future job growth is 36.87%, which is approximately 3% higher than the national average. The top five employers for Alamo according to zippia.com are:
Alamo has several restaurants to choose from located in strip malls to quaint settings. The ratings are a combination of TripAdvisor and Google Reviews.
According to niche.com, Alamo Unified School District rates as an A+.
Now, the following school rating is provided by bestplaces.net.
The Alamo school with a top 10 rating is:
2 Alamo schools with a top-nine rating are:
The city of Alamo offers one golf course, which is Round Hill Country Club. The course is a private 18 hole golf course, beautifully laid out and meticulously maintained. Google Review gives this course a 4.6 rating.
ALAMO’S TOP NEIGHBORHOODS
Alamo has several neighborhoods to choose from. They range from older homes built in the early 1930s to newer custom homes located in a gated community. It all comes down to what type of property you’re interested in. Is it a home located in a traditional residential setting, or a property that is zoned for horses? How big of a home do you need and how many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? What features are you interested in? Pool, large lot, or a view? What about locations? Do you need quick access to the freeway, close to the downtown shopping area, or do you need a particular school or park to live next to?
So for this section, rather than try to rate one neighborhood to the next, because how do you do that anyway? What I’m going to do is feature three neighborhoods that I think are unique or what I call the cool factor. Now to step up my game, these neighborhoods have not been featured in any of my previous videos on Alamo.
Number one: Stone Gate
This is a private gated community. It was built in the early 1990s and is made up of custom homes. The average home size range from 3,000 to over 6,000 square feet. They have large lots up to an acre and some of the homes have views of the local hills and Las Trampas Ridge.
Cool Factor: Secluded gated homes, some with awesome views
Number two: The Trails
This community was built in the mid-1990s. Home size range from 3,000 to over 5,000 square feet. An average lot size is about half an acre, however, there are a few homes that have lots over an acre.
Cool factor: These are large homes with good size lots, many are within walking distance of Livorna Park. This is a quiet area, but yet quick access to the freeway
Number Three: Livorna Heights
There were several phases of building and development from the early 1940s to recent custom homes. For this reason, you’ll find a large variety of styles, sizes, and amenities offered. Home sizes range from 1,000 to over 6,000 square feet. Most homes are situated on good size lots from half to up to two acres. This unique and eclectic mixture of homes is attractive to many Alamo home buyers.
Cool Factor: This is a mixture of new and old homes in a quiet setting, many have awesome views
Alamo has two public parks, Livorna and Hap Magee Ranch. Hap Magee Ranch is also shared with Danville, CA. Both parks have large children’s play areas, barbecues, and open grass fields. Livorna has a bocce ball court and Hap Magee Ranch has a dog park, walking trails, and a victory garden.
When I made this BLOG I couldn’t find any in Alamo. Most visitors will stay in Walnut Creek, which is just a few miles away. Well, that wraps up my top list for Alamo, please let me know if I missed anything.
I hope you enjoyed this article. Please let me know if you have any questions. Warren
Hello…I work with both buyers and sellers in the Tri-Valley area of Northern California. The Tri-Valley is comprised of 6 cities: Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Alamo. To better understand what each city has to offer, I have created a Pros and Cons video and BLOG for each – (Pros & Cons for Pleasanton, Pros & Cons for Livermore, Pros & Cons for Dublin, Pros & Cons for San Ramon, Pros & Cons for Danville and Pros & Cons for Alamo). If you are thinking about purchasing or selling a home, please reach out to me by text, phone, or email. If it is convenient, I can schedule a Zoom chat so we can discuss your home goals. Wishing you all the best on your home journey. Cheers!
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