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.
Dublin’s top-rated schools, parks, restaurants, neighborhoods, and more!
Now, I’ve already posted a few videos/BLOGs on Dublin from 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 data I found on bestplaces.net, niche.net, Zippia, greatschools.org, TripAdvisor, and the top reviews on sites like Google and Yelp. Of course, it’s 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 the City of Dublin.
Dublin is one of the 6 cities located in the Tri-Valley region in Northern California. The population is approximately 46K residents, In 2018, Dublin was ranked #7 in Money‘s list of “The Best Places to Live“. In 2019 Dublin was rated the second fastest-growing city in the state of California, behind only Santa Clarita.
For more of a deep dive, please watch my pros and cons of living in Dublin, California.
Dublin’s future job growth is over 42%. This is approximately 10% higher than the national average.
The top overall employers for Dublin according to Zippia are:
Dublin has numerous choices for restaurants from brand new strip malls to quaint settings. These reviews are a combination of Tripadvisor and Google reviews:
Dublin schools with a top 10 rating are as follows:
- Eleanor Murray Fallon Middle School
- Harold William Kolb Elementary School
- James Dougherty Elementary
- John Green Elementary
Dublin schools with a top 9 rating are:
The City of Dublin offers one golf course, which is Dublin Ranch Golf Course. It’s a 9-hole, par-63 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The course is kept in top condition and offers panoramic views of Livermore Valley and Mount Diablo. Google reviews give this course a 4.2 rating.
DUBLIN’S TOP NEIGHBORHOODS
Dublin has approximately 25 neighborhoods. They range from newer condo developments, single-family ranch homes built in the early 1950s, to homes over 4000 feet located in a gated community with views overlooking the valleys. It all comes down to what type of property you’re interested in. Is it a condo or townhome-style or a single-family detached home? 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. And what about location? Do you need quick access to the freeway, close to the downtown shopping area? Or do you need a particular school to live next to?
So, for this section, rather than try to rate one neighborhood to the next because how do you really do that anyway? What I’m going to do is feature four 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 blogs/videos on Dublin.
Number One: San Ramon Village
The neighborhood is centrally located in Dublin. San Ramon Village is made up of single-story ranch-style homes. The neighborhood offers a great entry price for single-family detached homes in Dublin. The community was built in the late 1950s to mid-1960s. The home range size is from 1000 to 1500 square feet. And lot size is from 6000 to 8000 square feet. Many of these homes have a good-sized backyard.
Cool factor: This is a great starter home for Dublin. Some of these neighborhoods are actually within walking distance to the schools and the local shopping area, and you have quick and easy access to the freeway.
Number Two: Canyon Creek
The homes are located in the west Dublin Hills. The developer was the Gregory Group and were built in the early 1980s. The Dublin homes range in size from 1900 to 3000 square feet. And the development is a mixture of one to two-story homes. The average lot size is 8500 square feet. Some of these homes have views of the valley hills.
Cool factor: Good size homes. Some have views of the canyons. This is a quiet area and you have quick and easy access to the freeway.
Number Three: Tassajara Meadows
This is a newer development located on the east side of Dublin. These homes are built in the early 2000s by Mission Peak Development. Average home size is from 1600 to 2100 square feet. And average lot size is from 3000 to 4500 square feet. These are two-story homes with smaller lots.
Cool factor: This has an awesome location. You’re close to BART, shopping, schools, as well as the freeway.
Number Four: Dublin Green
Toll Brothers built this subdivision from 2000 to 2001. Average home size is from 1600 to 2900 square feet. And average lot size is about 4500 square feet. These are two-story homes with smaller lots.
Cool factor: Quiet setting with walking distance to both schools and shopping and quick access to the freeway.
Dublin has top-rated parks. Dublin has approximately 20 neighborhood and community parks. Amenities include large sports fields, bocce ball courts, dog parks, and plenty of walking trails (Dublin Parks and open spaces).
The top six neighborhood and community parks, which Google gives it a rating of 4.7 to 4.6, are as follows:
Dublin’s most unique park is: Dublin Heritage Park & Museums.
It’s made up of 10 acres that include historic buildings, lawns, Pioneer Cemetery, and picnic areas. The park is designed to maintain and tell the history of Dublin.
During the fall, they host a nighttime flashlight ghost tour through the Pioneer Cemetery. That’s pretty cool.
Dublin has three hotels. They are:
Well, that wraps up my top best for Dublin. 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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