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.
I’ve already posted several BLOGS & videos on Livermore, from the ‘Pros and Cons’, ‘Cost of Living’ in 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’d like to give you a little overview of Livermore. Just a little background, Livermore is part of the Tri-Valley area. It primarily borders with Pleasanton, and there is a small section on the north side that borders Dublin. It can be accessed from the 580 Freeway, and it’s the most populated city in the Tri-Valley area. For more of a deep dive into the city, please read and watch my ‘Pros and cons for Livermore, California’.
Livermore has numerous choices for restaurants from newer strip malls to quaint settings. These reviews are a combination of TripAdvisor and Google reviews.
Here are the top five Livermore restaurants:
- Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard
- Vineyard Table
- Tasting Lounge
- First Street Ale House
- Demitri’s Taverna
The following Livermore schools have a top 10 rating:
The Livermore school that has a top nine rating:
The Livermore schools with the top eight ratings:
Livermore has three public golf courses.
- Las Positas Golf Course
- It’s located on the west side of Livermore next to the airport. They have an 18-hole and a nine-hole golf course.
- Poppy Ridge Golf Course
- Going southeast in Livermore, you’re going to find Poppy Ridge. It has two 18-hole golf courses.
- Wente Golf Course
- Wente Golf Course is located at Wente Vineyards. This is an 18-hole course that has amazing views of the vineyards and the local Hills around it.
LIVERMORE’S TOP NEIGHBORHOODS
Livermore has several neighborhoods to choose from. They range from older single-family ranch homes built in the early 1950s to newer homes built in just the last 10 years. It all comes down to what type of property you’re interested in. Is it a condo, single-family detached home, or a large home located on several acres? And how big a home do you need? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? What features are you interested in; a pool, large lot, or a view? And what about location? Do you need quick access to the freeway, close to the downtown shopping area, or do you need to be close to a particular school or park?
So for this section, rather than try to rate one neighborhood to the next, because how can you do that anyway, what I’m going to do is feature two neighborhoods that I think are unique or have 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 Livermore.
Number One: Alden Lane
These homes were built from 2002 to 2005. The builder was Standard Pacific. The average home size is from 2,500 up to 4,000 square feet, and the lot size is from 8,000 to 12,000 square feet. Many of these homes have awesome backyards, including a pool and outdoor living amenities.
Cool Factor: Quiet setting, and close to the park.
Number Two: Jensen Homes
The homes were built in the late 1950s. The developer was Jensen Homes. This is a mixture of one to two-story homes. Home size range from 900 up to 1600 square feet, and lot sizes, we’re up to 6,000 square feet. This is a quiet location and yet close to the downtown First Street area.
Cool Factor; Close to everything, including parks and schools.
Two of their community parks offer a variety of amenities for equestrian use, rodeo grounds, and an all-weather sports field. They have five regional parks, totaling 1,560 acres, and 10 special-use parks to include hiking, biking, and trails for horseback riding.
Livermore’s top two parks are:
- Sycamore Grove Park
- This park has hiking, biking, walking, and jogging through its 847-acre open space park.
- Robertson Park
- This 110-acre park includes barbecues, picnic tables, a dog park, a disc golf course, and the Equestrian Center. This facility also has a synthetic sports field.
Livermore’s top five hotels are as follows:
- Purple Orchid Country Resort and Spa
- Homewood Suites by Hilton
- Hampton Inn
- Homes 2 Suites by Hilton
- Sens Suites by Best Western.
Well, that wraps up my top best for Livermore, California. Please let me know if I missed anything. If
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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