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OurNeighborhoods PROFILES, MAPS AND VITAL FACTS OF FEATURED NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE TRI-VALLEY PLEASANTON WEEKLY

2017 EDITION


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Dublin Ranch ..................................... 26 Dublin Station .................................... 28 Westport Village ................................. 74

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ust as the communities that make up the Amador-Livermore Valley — Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin — are diverse and growing, so is this year’s edition of Our Neighborhoods. In 1869, the Western Pacific Railroad Company connected the railroad line from Oakland to Sacramento and made Livermore a stop. Before this time it is thought the population topped out around 75. Livermore was incorporated in 1876 with a population of around 850. When Pleasanton was incorporated in 1894, the population was a mere 500. But when Pleasanton became a part of the first transcontinental railroad line, The Pacific Railroad, in 1896, Pleasanton soon began to grow. Dublin is the relative newcomer in terms of incorporaton. While the official designation didn’t come about until 1982, the community was building as far back as the mid-1800s and in 1877 the first schoolhouse in the Amador-Livermore Valley was constructed in Dublin. Now the Amador-Livermore Valley boasts a population of more than 320,000 and all three being along the Interstate 680 corridor has created synergy between the communities. Still, all three communities have their own unique charm, each with its own well-maintained parks, school districts, retail districts and a host of wellplanned neighborhoods. In a way, neighborhoods are extensions of our homes. The people who make up our neighborhoods influence and enhance our daily lives. We can retreat or engage, celebrate or stroll in a reverie. This publication is filled with stories told by people who inhabit these neighborhoods. They tell about what drew them to the neighborhood and what

The 2016 expansion of Bernal Community Park in Pleasanton added 54 acres to the local park, a lighted sports field, a new play structure and a grand meadow to the area. Neighborhood and community parks, sports fields, hiking trails and open spaces dot the maps in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.

Birdland ............................................. 12 Bridle Creek / Sycamore Heights ......... 14 Castlewood ........................................ 18 Country Fair ....................................... 20 Del Prado ........................................... 22 Downtown Pleasanton ....................... 24 Ironwood Estates ............................... 30 Jensen Tract / Amador Estates ............ 32 Kottinger Ranch ................................. 34

makes it unique and special. A fact box for each neighborhood provides information about schools, parks, shopping and home sales. This edition has but a few of the 200 or so neighborhoods in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, and our goal is to add more each year.

Laguna Oaks ...................................... 38 Mohr / Martin Estates ........................ 42 Nolan Farms ....................................... 44 Pheasant Ridge ................................... 46 Pleasanton Heights ............................. 48 Pleasanton Hills .................................. 50 Pleasanton Meadows.......................... 52 Pleasanton Valley ................................ 54 Ruby Hill ............................................ 58 Stoneridge .......................................... 60 The Preserve ....................................... 66

Gina Channell President / Publisher & Our Neighborhoods Editor

STAFF Editor: Gina Channell Art Director: Kristin Brown Writers: Gina Channell, Sierra Rhodes, Cierra Bailey and Isabella Ohlmeyer

Autumn Glen / Heritage Valley ............ 10

Sales representatives: Carol Cano, 925.600.0840, Ext. 226 Karen Klein, 925.600.0840, Ext. 122

Township Square ................................ 70 Vintage Hills ....................................... 72 Willow West / The Gates .................... 76 ON THE COVER: Children playing in a neighborhood park is a familiar scene in Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton, with roughly 100 community and neighborhood parks in the three cities. Thinkstock

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TRI VALLEY NEIGHBORHOODS 18. Nolan Farms 19. Pheasant Ridge 20. Pleasanton Heights 21. Pleasanton Hills 22. Pleasanton Meadows 23. Pleasanton Valley 24. Ponderosa Legacy 25. Ruby Hill 26. Stoneridge 27. Sunset West / Tempo 28. Tapestry 29. The Preserve 30. Three Fountains 31. Township Square 32. Vintage Hills 33. Westport Village 34. Willow West / The Gates

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1. Autumn Glen / Heritage Valley 2. Birdland 3. Bridle Creek / Sycamore Heights 4. California Creekside / Dublin Green 5. Castlewood 6. Country Fair 7. Del Prado 8. Downtown Pleasanton 9. Dublin Ranch 10. Dublin Station 11. Ironwood 12. Jensen Tract / Amador Estates 13. Kottinger Ranch 14. Kristopher Ranch / Alden Lane 15. Laguna Oaks 16. Los Olivos / The Corners 17. Mohr / Martin Estates

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Autumn Glen & Heritage Valley

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he Autumn Glen and Heritage Valley neighborhoods are tucked between Valley and Mohr avenues at Kolln Street. This beautifully maintained neighborhood is within walking distance of schools, shopping and parks. A greenbelt running through the neighborhood, generous lot sizes and proximity to Orloff Park make it perfect for getting outside and enjoying the beauty of Pleasanton. Autumn Glen was built in 1984 by Morrison Homes, with one- and two-story homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet of living space. The contemporary styled homes are on spacious lots and nicely maintained by the homeowners. Most lots range in size from 7,000 to 8,000 square feet, but some in the culde-sacs can be close to a quarter-acre. Heritage Valley was built between 1971 and 1976, also by Morrison Homes. Homes in this neighborhood range in size from 1,400 to 2,200 square feet and offer generous lot sizes ranging from 6,500 to 10,000 square feet, and

some along the cul-de-sacs can be up to a third-acre in size.

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The neighborhoods are conveniently located, with easy access to downtown Pleasanton, shops and restaurants. A short drive to I-580 makes it a breeze for commuters.

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Children in the neighborhoods attend Alisal Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School. A wonderful aspect for children and their parents is how close the schools are, walking distance or a short drive. Orloff Park is also close and offers playgrounds for tots and older children, picnic areas, basketball courts and softball fields. Amador Valley Community Park’s aquatic center is also only a short walk away.

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Homes in the neighborhood get snatched up quickly when they go on the market, which Realtor Tim McGuire attributes to the neighborhood’s “spacious homes on generous lots,” he said. “It’s convenient for shopping, close to wonderful parks and offers easy commuter access.”

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FACTS PARKS: Orloff Community Park, Amador Valley Community Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alisal Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Mission Plaza, Amador Center MEDIAN HOME PRICE 2016: $1,011,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

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THE ONLY TEAM YOU NEED TO CALL WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME • Specializing in Autumn Glen and Heritage Valley • #1 Real Estate Team in Pleasanton** • Ranked in the top ten of all agents/teams in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties** • Average sale price is 102% of list price, highest of all agents in Pleasanton** • 60 homes listed and sold in 2016 at $54 million dollars in volume** • Over 50 years of combined team experience selling real estate • Concierge services including a team of contractors to prepare your home • Committed to 100% complete client satisfaction with over 100 five star reviews • Corporate Relocation Certified Buyer’s and Seller’s agent • Certified Residential Specialist and Bay East Association of Realtors Pinnacle award recipient ** Source: Trend Graphix SO

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Birdland

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he tree lined streets and lovely ranch homes and colonials of Birdland are close to all of Pleasanton’s wonderful shopping, dining and schools, making it a perfect place for families.

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Dave Rusconi and his wife Sandra moved to Birdland a few years ago from the Peninsula. The Rusconis have three school-aged children and were originally attracted to Pleasanton because of the schools. Upon arriving to the city, they soon became also fond of the “tightknit” community within Birdland, they said.

Residents of Birdland don’t need to travel far from home to run errands, shop or grab a bite to eat. Mission Plaza, which includes several casual dining restaurants, a day spa and a onestop shop for packing and shipping, is situated near Birdland, as well as Amador Center, which offers a Safeway grocery store, pharmacy, dry cleaners and several eateries.

“Without question, everyone wants to preserve the community feel and there is a great sense of interaction while not being overbearing,” Rusconi said. Birdland, appropriately titled for its streets named after bird species, is nestled in a centralized area of Pleasanton bordered by Valley Avenue to the south, Santa Rita Road to the east, Hopyard Road to the west and the Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park to the north. The tree-lined streets of Birdland consist mostly of single-story ranch homes and two-story colonials. Historically, the area was used as farmland and was developed into the suburban haven that exists today when the first

“We love that there’s 12 years of schools within walking distance and great food shopping at Gene’s Fine Foods or downtown,” Rusconi said.

Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School are the three schools within walking distance of Birdland. Families with school-aged children can enjoy the convenience of education and recreation significantly close to home. Also in Birdland, Woodthrush Park is a great place to take the family dog for a walk or play a game of catch with neighborhood friends. Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park is also near Birdland and offers a skateboard park, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tot play area and spaces for picnicking among other amenities.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Woodthrush Park, Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Hopyard Village Shopping Center, Amador Center, Mission Plaza/Valley Plaza MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,079,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 24

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• Neighborhood Specialist for over 16 years • #1 Real Estate Team in Birdland and Pleasanton Valley** • Ranked in the top Ten of all agents/teams in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties** • Average sale price is 102% of list price, highest of all agents in Pleasanton** • 60 homes listed and sold in 2016 at $54 million dollars in volume** • Committed to 100% complete client satisfaction • Over 50 years of combined team experience selling real estate • Concierge services including a team of contractors to prepare your home • Committed to 100% complete client satisfaction with over 100 five star reviews • Corporate Relocation Certified Buyer’s and Seller’s agent • Certified Residential Specialist and Bay East Association of Realtors Pinnacle award recipient ** Source: Trend Graphix

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Tim’s concierge service really helped to take a load off of us by providing staging and cleaning services and having resources for anything that needed to be addressed. Tim’s market knowledge guided us to the appropriate asking price, resulting in multiple offers and ultimately a sale price that was well over our asking price. We were very pleased with Tim, his team and the results he achieved.

Testimonial 2 Tim and his team did a wonderful job with the sale of my mother-in-law’s house in Birdland. He has a master’s knowledge of that area and we were totally impressed with his detailed approach to the marketing plan. He identified small repairs and upgrades to make the house attractive and ready-for-sale. Because we live outside the area, we needed someone to take a “hands-on” approach to handling the house. Tim identified contractors, managed the repairs and sold the house the first week it was on the market in a clean, no-hassle sale. We highly recommend Tim to anyone in that area. SO

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Bridle Creek & Sycamore Heights

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ocation, location, location! That’s what brought Shelly and Ritesh Jha to Pleasanton’s Bridle Creek / Sycamore Heights neighborhood in June 2014. But the couple and their two children soon found many other characteristics of the area to enjoy. “It’s extremely quiet and peaceful here,” said Shelly Jha. “And it’s so beautiful with views of the hills and the walking trails.” Bridle Creek and Sycamore Heights are situated in what used to be Pleasanton’s ranch and rural area, and well spaced out for plenty of privacy for each home. The neighborhood is full of luxury homes and located on the south side of Pleasanton. Bridle Creek was built by Greenbriar Homes between 2000 and 2003, with 3,200- to 4,450-square-foot homes and lots up to half an acre. Sycamore Heights was started in 2004 by Summerhill Development, and boasts homes of 3,000 to 5,000 square feet and up to half-acre lots. The Sycamore Creek walking path within the community is available for beautiful strolls. One of the favorite attractions, especially for children, is the proximity to Mission Hills Park, home to a giant slide, swings, two playgrounds, and a huge amount of space to play and enjoy the outdoors. For other types of play, Castlewood Country Club and Callippe Preserve Golf Course are less than 10 minutes

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away, and Stoneridge Mall is a quick trip. “The Bridle Creek and Sycamore Heights neighborhoods are relatively newer neighborhoods in very convenient locations,” said Realtor Blaise Lofland. “These areas are very desirable for a number of reasons, including the schools and the proximity to parks and other recreation venues.” Nearby to the neighborhoods are excellent schools, including Hearst Elementary School and Pleasanton Middle. Teens living in the community go to Foothill High School. Private schools Quarry Lane and Stratford Schools are conveniently close by.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Blaise Lofland Real Estate Group Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton BLofland@APR.com BlaiseLofland.com 925.846.6500 BRE #00882113

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The Jhas’ two children, ages 5 and 8, attend Hearst Elementary School.

PARKS: Mission Hills Park

“We love the school and the school system,” Shelly said.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School

“The location is one of the best things about the neighborhood,” said Shelly. “Both my husband and I commute to work and the freeway is close.” Close access to I-680, ACE Train and BART makes it easy on commuters. The neighborhood feels secluded, but manages to be convenient to everything Pleasanton has to offer. Downtown’s Main Street is only a short walk away for shopping, dining, and music for a lovely night out.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane, Stratford School SHOPPING: Oak Hills Shopping Center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $2,000,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

“It’s so close to downtown,” Shelly said. “Everything you need is really close by; everything is so accessible.”

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“Working with Blaise was a great experience. We were treated to the kind of service that makes you feel like you’re his only client. He was responsive to our needs, ensured that we put our best forward during the sale, and was true to his word. I would definitely recommend Blaise as a professional who exemplifies integrity, knowledge and follow through.” -Sycamore Heights Resident "Blaise represented us in the sale of our house in Pleasanton. Throughout the process, he was organized and communicated clearly and constantly. I always felt that he had our best interests at heart and he always made us feel like we were the client. During the negotiation, he helped get us the best price and never pressured us." -Bridle Creek Resident

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California Creekside & Dublin Green

DUBLIN NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR William Doerlich Realty ONE Group BMC Associates Will@WillDoerlich.com WillDoerlich.com 415.860.3609

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ith beautiful homes and modern amenities, California Creekside and Dublin Green are ideal neighborhoods to live in. “It’s a safe and family-friendly neighborhood,” Phil Tucker said of the California Creekside neighborhood. “It’s close to great schools, like Dougherty Elementary, and Emerald Glen Park and the Aquatic Center.” Phil and Erma Tucker are a few of the very satisfied residents living in the California Creekside neighborhood. Phil is a member of the City of Dublin Parks and Community Services commission. California Creekside was built by KB Homes in 1997. Homes range from 1,300 to 2,500 square feet, with average lot sizes of 5,000 square feet. These homes have three to five bedrooms, and boast traditional warmth with modern amenities. Homeowners can enjoy a pool, spa and lovely greenbelt. In addition to the beautiful homes themselves, California Creekside is close to all the hot spots and shopping Dublin has to offer.

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Dublin Green is right next to California Creekside, and another wonderful neighborhood. Toll Brothers built these homes between 2000 and 2001, with living space from 1,600 to 2,900 square feet, and lot sizes an average of 4,500 square feet. These homes make excellent use of space with fantastic modern features. The neighborhood is also within walking distance to The Shops at Waterford and Hacienda Crossings, with easy access to BART, the freeway, and schools. Children in this neighborhood can easily

FACTS PARKS: Emerald Glen Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Dougherty Elementary School, Green Elementary School, Fallon Middle School, Dublin High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Valley Christian School, Quarry Lane School, St. Raymond Catholic School, St. Philip Lutheran School SHOPPING: Hacienda Crossings, The Shops at Waterford, Ulferts Center MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,057,500 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 22 MEDIAN CONDO SALE PRICE 2016: $675,000 CONDOS SOLD IN 2016: 17

walk to Fallon Elementary School, Green Elementary School, Fallon Middle School, and Dublin High School provide easy access and quality learning. With beautiful homes and modern amenities, California Creekside and Dublin Green are ideal neighborhoods in which to live.

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“The international flair of Ulferts Center, the Shops at Waterford, and Dublin’s premiere recreational facility Emerald Glen Park define the boundaries, but it is the homes and diverse residential choices that define these neighborhoods as a distinctive and desired choice of prospective homeowners,” said William Doerlich, Broker Associate at Realty ONW Group BMC Associates in San Ramon. “Offering townhomes to up-scale residences, these neighborhoods provide a choice of quality lifestyle experience with ready-access to services and transportation that is the hallmark of Dublin.”

Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center provides shopping and entertainment, with the Hacienda Crossings Theater and plenty of restaurants. Close by is also easy access to Interstates 580 and 680, with convenient access to BART and schools. Children in this neighborhood will attend Dougherty Elementary School, Fallon Middle School and Dublin High School.

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estled in West Pleasanton with the Golden Eagle neighborhood to the north and Foothill Road to the east, “Castlewood was one of the very first neighborhoods to put Pleasanton on the map,” said Realtor Julia Murtagh. With the famed Castlewood Country Club and lengthy history, this is very true. Castlewood Country Club was originally the 53-room palatial estate of Phoebe Apperson Hearst of the famous Hearst family. In 1924, the estate was sold and turned into a country club. The San Francisco and Oakland elite were all frequenters of the Club, and many of the original Castlewood homes were summer houses for these people. The club burned down in 1969 and was then rebuilt. It was also a precursor to the famous Hearst Castle at San Simeon. The Club prides itself on its two PGA approved 18-hole golf courses, the Hill Course and the Valley Course, along with wonderful recreational facilities including a pool and tennis courts. The Castlewood neighborhood is a dream location. This beautiful hillside community boasts a wooded golf course setting on 500 private acres surrounding the Castlewood Country Club as well as its own water supply. “Being in the middle of all the natural

PLEASANTON surroundings, you feel separated from the city, even though you’re still close,” said Amy West. Amy and her husband Scott moved to Castlewood with their two children three and a half years ago. “I can even hear the creek during the winter months.” The Castlewood neighborhood consists of older and newer single-family homes, from ranch-style homes to grand estates, dotted among mature oak trees. Many of these homes were built in the late 1960s to 1970s, with newer, often custom, homes scattered throughout. These homes range from 2,000 to well over 5,000 square feet, on lots from a quarter acre to over an acre. Most of the homes in Castlewood have an amazing view of the valley, as well as exquisite views of Pleasanton Ridge and the surrounding hills. Castlewood is also conveniently located with easy commute access to the 680 and 580 freeways, while being a short journey to the wonderful shops and restaurants Pleasanton has to offer. The schools are an easy trip, with Phoebe Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, and Foothill High School all serving the Castlewood community. “With stunning views, meandering streets and the beautiful hill golf course, it’s a peaceful and serene place to call home,” said Julia Murtagh.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Julia Murtagh Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton JMurtagh@APR.com JuliaMurtagh.com 925.997.2411 BRE #01751854

FACTS PARKS: Pleasanton Ridge, Castlewood Country Club PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane, Stratford School, Primrose School, Valley Christian SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton, Mission Plaza, Bernal Corners, Stoneridge Mall MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,490,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 15

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Country Fair

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he neighborhood is beautiful, friendly and has a prime location,” said Country Fair resident Molly Falcione. “It is an oasis within a fantastic city, and we could not be happier!” “Oasis” is the perfect word for Country Fair. Situated just south of Valley Avenue and Hopyard Road in the heart of Pleasanton, Country Fair is a small and delightful neighborhood with private courts and winding streets. The contemporary-style homes were built in phases between 1981 and 1993, and most have been updated at least on the inside. The homes have five different models, ranging from 2,000 to 3,200 square feet, with generous lots with some as large as a half acre. “Many of the homes are on quarter-acreplus lots with mature redwood trees and landscaping,” said Realtor Tim McGuire, who is also a resident of Country Fair. “We’re ideally located near K-through-12 schools and so many wonderful amenities like the Tennis Park, Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park and the (Alameda County) Fairgrounds.” The focal point of this serene neighborhood is nature, with hundreds of redwood trees that stand over 35 feet high, views of Pleasanton

PLEASANTON Ridge, and access to a number of parks. Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park spans 15 acres with city-maintained tennis, volleyball and basketball courts and areas for the younger children to play. Also tucked into the neighborhood is Hansen Park, a six-acre park with basketball courts, play areas for children, barbecue pits and picnic tables. “Country Fair is the epitome of family friendly and fun!” resident Stephanie Schieder said. “It’s centrally located, well kept, and the people living here are the best friends and neighbors you could ask for.” Country Fair’s location adds to the neighborhood’s appeal. It’s close to downtown and shopping centers like Hopyard Village, Gene’s Fine Foods, and even Stoneridge Mall Shopping Center. For commuters, the BART and ACE train stations are fairly close. This neighborhood is more than a group of houses. Residents describe it as a closely knit community. “Country Fair is a great neighborhood with a genuine sense of community,” McGuire said. “Many residents look after each other, participate in watch groups and host wine parties.”

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Pleasanton Tennis & Community Park, Del Prado Park, Hansen Park, Ken Mercer Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Hopyard Village Shopping Center, Val Vista Shopping Center, Downtown Pleasanton, Gene’s Fine Foods shopping center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,475,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

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el Prado is a charming, centrallylocated neighborhood within easy distance of everything.

PLEASANTON appeals to many prospective buyers. The proximity to Pleasanton’s charming downtown is a major draw for this neighborhood, as well as the easy access to the I-580 and I-680 freeways.

Bordering Valley Avenue south of Hopyard Road, as well as Black Avenue, Del Prado is situated right in the middle of everything Children in the area are close to many of in Pleasanton. With one section of the Pleasanton’s schools, with Walnut Grove neighborhood on the east side of Valley Elementary, Donlon Elementary, Hart Avenue by the Alameda Middle, Harvest Park County Fairgrounds, and Middle, Foothill High the other on the west There is a quick and Amador Valley High side of Valley Avenue by entrance to miles of School all relatively near the the Koll Business Center trails near the creek, neighborhood. and Pleasanton Gateway There is also plenty of Shopping Center, Del Prado which runs for miles space for both children provides easy access to all the amenities Pleasanton has along I-680 and is used and adults to get outside exercise or play in the to offer. frequently by runners for Del Prado neighborhood. Del Prado was built and bicyclists. There is a quick entrance between 1968 and 1977 by to miles of trails near the three different builders — creek, which runs along McKay Homes, Dietz Crane and Singer Homes. I-680 and is used frequently by runners These homes feature three to five bedrooms and bicyclists. There are two parks in the and two-car garages, with living space ranging neighborhood for residents of all ages to from 1,370 to over 2,500 square feet and lots enjoy. Hansen Park spans 6.2 acres with from 6,500 to 9,000 square feet. Homes in this a sports field, play structure, basketball neighborhood are beautifully maintained, and hoops, picnic tables and barbecue pits. Del a large number of them are single story, which Prado Park is also nearby, with 5 acres and

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Hansen Park, Del Prado Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Walnut Grove Elementary School, Donlon Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School, Foothill High School SHOPPING: Koll Business Center, Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,016,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 34

barbecue pits, basketball hoops, a sports field, and a play area for tots.

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ucked between Bernal Avenue and Del Valle Parkway, the Downtown Pleasanton neighborhood presents a small-town feel close enough to walk to Downtown, which features an array of food, shopping and entertainment options. In 2000, Devin Lynch moved to Pleasanton from the Peninsula, and four years ago he and his daughter moved to the Downtown neighborhood. Lynch, whose business is located on Ray Street, said location is a primary draw for him to this area of Pleasanton. “I can walk to dinner. I can walk to work. I can walk to the gym,” Lynch explained. “Everything is downtown.” During the summer months, the Friday Concerts in the Park, Movie Nights in the Park and the First Wednesday Street Fairs liven up the evenings. Every Saturday yearround residents can enjoy the Farmers Market, sprawling through downtown with local fruits, vegetables, and wares from local artisans. “There’s also the historical aspect,” Lynch said of downtown. “Every building has a story behind it.” Cafes, restaurants, and shops line the streets of Downtown Pleasanton. Restaurants boast nearly every cuisine imaginable; the shops and boutiques offer everything from books to clothing, to antiques and one-of-a-kind gifts. A

PLEASANTON short stroll from Main Street is the Firehouse Arts Center, which presents some of the finest entertainment in the Bay Area. “With beautiful Downtown Pleasanton within walking distance and award-winning schools for the children, these homes are ideally located,” said Realtor Blaise Lofland. “Residents can enjoy all the events downtown, at the library and at the Firehouse Arts Center, or even play a round of golf at Pleasanton Fairways.” Homes in Downtown Pleasanton were some of the first built in the city, with some being built in the late 1800s. The styles range from Victorian and Queen Anne style homes to California bungalows and small summer cottages mixed in with mid-century moderns. There is a collection of newer homes called St. John’s Place off Pleasanton Avenue. With houses of 1,000 to 3,000 square feet, and lot sizes around 5,000 square feet, homes in this neighborhood are charming and cozy, and reap all the benefits from being so close to the Downtown with all its amenities. Residents have a choice of parks, including Delucchi Park and Lions Wayside Park, where Concerts in the Park is held. Children can play in these parks or Veterans Plaza Park, which offers a play structure. Students from this area attend award-winning schools such as Valley View Elementary, Pleasanton Middle and Amador Valley High schools.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Blaise Lofland Real Estate Group Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton BLofland@APR.com BlaiseLofland.com 925.846.6500 BRE #00882113

FACTS PARKS: Lions Wayside Park, Delucchi Park, Veterans Plaza Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Valley View Elementary, Pleasanton Middle School, Amador Valley High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton, Pleasant Plaza (Cole’s Market) MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $985,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 55 MEDIAN TOWNHOME SALE PRICE 2016: $625,750 TOWNHOMES SOLD IN 2016: 12

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Dublin Ranch

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ith easy access to schools, shopping, and wonderful parks, Dublin Ranch is “the ideal community to raise your family,” said Realtor Nanette Cartago. “Children can walk to and from school, the community has easy access to major freeways and to all the amenities and fun activities the city provides for the community,” she explained. Dublin Ranch is a collection of several different builders on the east side of Dublin. Shea Homes, Standard Pacific, Brookfield Homes, Toll Brothers, and Centex began building in 2000, and new homes are being built even now. Homes in Dublin Ranch range from 1,400 square feet all the way up to 5,500 square feet, with lots from 3,000 to 12,000 square feet, and some have beautiful, sweeping views of the Tri-Valley.

families aside from shopping. Schools are easily walked to, and children in the area attend either Green Elementary School or Fallon Elementary School, Fallon Middle School, and Dublin High School. The Ted Fairfield Park has over five acres of land, with barbecues, picnic tables, basketball courts, baseball diamond, play structures and sports fields. “Families can enjoy beautiful trails and parks including the new water park,” Cartago said. Dublin Ranch boasts amenities for homeowners including a club house, greenbelt, a gym and exercise facility, pool and spa. There is also the Dublin Ranch Golf Course with wonderful views to go along with the game. “It’s so much people coming together as a community,” said Verzosa. “It fosters

FACTS PARKS: Fallon Sports Park, Ted Fairfield Park, Emerald Glen Park, Tassajara Creek Regional Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Green Elementary School, Fallon Elementary School, Fallon Middle School, Dublin High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane, St. Raymond School, St. Philip School SHOPPING: Hacienda Crossings, Stoneridge Shopping Center, Dublin Ulferts Center, Fallon Gateway, Dublin Place, Shops at Waterford MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,170,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 155 MEDIAN CONDO PRICE 2016: $649,260 CONDOS SOLD IN 2016: 117

relationships. I’ve met so many new friends as neighbors and as part of the school. The community is very supportive, and pushes organizations to improve and really give back to the community.”

“It was fairly new when we moved here in 2000,” said resident Angie Verzosa. “What enticed me was all the potential growth in the area, and it’s grown amazingly. There are all these different stores that wouldn’t be easily accessible otherwise, like Whole Foods and Ranch 99, that really cater to the diversity of the people who live there.”

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Dublin Ranch is conveniently close to everything. It provides convenient access to Interstates 580 and 680, and is a few minutes from BART. Along with Whole Foods and Ranch 99, there is a Safeway and Trader Joe’s nearby, the Hacienda Crossings Shopping center, which has ample shopping as well as the Hacienda Crossings Movie Theater.


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Dublin Station

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ublin Station is designed with the future of the Bay Area in mind,” said William Doerlich, Broker Associate at Realty ONE Group BMC Associates in San Ramon.

D.R. Horton, with 257 condos steps from BART. Elan has amenities for residents such as hot tubs, a gym and a game room. The condos have beautifully designed floor plans and are available for sale or rent.

Dublin Station is a collection of multiple apartment and townhome communities, all centered around the Dublin BART Station. These homes are convenient to everything, and have the interests of the commuter in mind, close to both the I-580 and I-680 freeways, as well as the Dublin BART Station.

Camellia Place was built in 2006 with one- to three-bedroom floor plans that range in size from 590 to 1,300 square feet. This complex features a play structure for children and a clubhouse.

“It is a forward-looking, transit-oriented community with multiple services,” Doerlich said. Renters or buyers have their pick of exquisitely designed modern homes. Avalon Dublin Station has apartment homes from studios to threebedrooms, ranging in size from 660 to 1,600 square feet of living space. They feature gourmet kitchens and modern appliances, with swimming pools, a fitness center, a resident lounge and gated access for the entire community. Eclipse at Dublin Station has apartments and townhomes from 500 to 1,760 square feet, with studio to three-bedroom floor plans and a balcony or patio. They feature energy efficient appliances, a swimming pool and spa and a fitness center. Elan at Dublin Station was built in 2007 by

A brand new, upcoming community around Dublin Station is Tribeca by Pulte Homes. These beautiful, new townhomes have three to four bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,820 to 2,050 square feet. “The Dublin Station neighborhood has everything — retail, dining, entertainment and gathering places,” said Doerlich. Nearby is Hacienda Crossings with multiple retail stores, restaurants and the Hacienda Crossings Movie Theater. Persimmon Place is also only a hop, skip and a jump from Dublin Station, with stores like Whole Foods, Sur La Table, Nordstrom Rack, Home Goods and more. Families in the community are also very close to Dublin’s excellent school district. Children will attend Frederiksen Elementary School, Wells Middle School and Dublin High School. “You can live and play here in well-appointed

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR William Doerlich Realty ONE Group BMC Associates Will@WillDoerlich.com WillDoerlich.com 415.860.3609 BRE #00597229

FACTS PARKS: De Marcus Square PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Frederiksen Elementary School, Wells Middle School, Dublin High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Valley Christian School, St. Raymond Catholic School, Quarry Lane, St. Philip Lutheran School SHOPPING: Persimmon Place, Hacienda Crossings MEDIAN CONDO PRICE 2016: $607,500 CONDOS SOLD IN 2016: 20

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Ironwood Estates

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ocated near the “Chain of Lakes” in a central area of Pleasanton, Ironwood Estates is one of Pleasanton’s newer neighborhoods with its 71 homes built between 2005 and 2009. The neighborhood, which is bordered by Valley and Mohr avenues, is great for families as it is in close proximity to Mohr Elementary School and Harvest Park Middle School, and Amador Valley High School is just minutes away. Being nestled next to open space and walking trails, the neighborhood boasts large lots with unique homes. Built by Ponderosa Homes, Ironwood Estates offers three different styles of homes on lots ranging from appoximately 9,000 to 16,000 square feet. “Buying in Ironwood Estates has been one of our best decisions,” Holly Johnson, an original owner in Ironwood Estates, said. “All of the floor plans and lots are spacious. As an original owner, we’ve been able to see all of the greenscape flourish, providing private lots for each home.” In addition to abundant greenery, residents can enjoy access to a central clubhouse, pool, playground, and spacious grass area.

PLEASANTON “The classic look of each home’s elevation makes this neighborhood feel unique and not ‘cookie cutter,’” Johnson said. “The HOA (homeowners’ association) maintains the property well and we love driving into our neighborhood each day!” “I was impressed with this new Ponderosa development established in 2005 because of its quiet location and quality of the builder’s design,” said Kris Moxely of the Moxley Team with Alain Pinel Realtors’ Pleasanton office. “Today I’m still impressed and anxious to be able to represent buyers and sellers to the Ironwood Estates.” Spacious homes, beautiful scenery, centralization, and access to various community amenities make Ironwood Estates a neighborhood residents can be proud to call home. “The interiors, with defined spaces, allow my kids — who are now teenagers — to have friends over without feeling like they are taking over the whole house,” Johnson said. “We love that our neighborhood is ‘tucked away’ and yet so close to downtown, schools, sports fields, and the freeway for easy commuting.”

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Kris Moxley Moxley Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton KMoxley@APR.com MoxleyTeam.com 925.519.9080 BRE #00790463

FACTS PARKS: Orloff Community Park, Amador Valley Community Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Mohr Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Montessori School of Pleasanton SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,930,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 1

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Jensen Tract & Amador Estates

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esidents in the combined neighborhoods of Jensen Tract and Amador Estates love their homes for a multitude of reasons, including how close they are to local hotspots and the quality and proximity of the schools. The neighborhoods are defined by the schools, literally and figuratively. Children in the area attend Alisal Elementary, Harvest Park Middle and Amador Valley High, which are all within walking distance. Alisal Elementary is used as the dividing line between Jensen Tract and Amador Estates, with homes on the south side of the school in the Jensen Tract and homes to the north in Amador Estates. The Jensen Tract neighborhood — namesake of its developer, Jensen Homes — was built between 1953 and 1968. It was originally made up of single-level ranch style houses, but now includes some two-story homes, showing homeowners’ need for more room but desire to stay in the area. The Jensen houses range between 1,100 and 2,000 square feet.

acres, Amador Valley Community Park is just across the street and features a barbeque pit, picnic tables, horseshoes, restrooms, tot play areas and very large fields for many different sports. Also, the back of Alisal Elementary School is open to the public during non-school hours, and many sporting events and practices are held there. The neighborhoods are only a few blocks from vibrant downtown Pleasanton with its shops and dining options, and close to the local post office, a grocery store and other retail. “This is the perfect place, and a wonderful place for families and their children to be so close to schools and walking distance to the downtown area,” said local Realtor Kris Moxley. “It’s a neighborhood that homeowners don’t want to move from,” Moxley added. Residents don’t need to stray far from home to run errands or enjoy a night out on the town.

The Amador Estates neighborhood was built by Devmar Homes between 1960 and 1970 and is filled with mostly single-story homes ranging from approximately 1,050 to 1,700 square feet.

“We love living so close (to downtown) and take advantage of it every week by walking downtown to dine, shop, or go to the farmer’s market,” said resident Michelle Sherin. She and her husband, Dave, bought their home in the Jensen Tract about seven years ago.

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“We especially love walking our basset hounds downtown and meeting all kinds of people, who of course have to pet the dogs,” Michelle said.

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Kris Moxley Moxley Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton KMoxley@APR.com MoxleyTeam.com 925.519.9080 BRE #00790463

FACTS PARKS: Amador Valley Community Park / Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alisal Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton, Amador Center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $875,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

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Representing Buyers and Sellers Beyond their Expectations Experience / Professionalism / Knowledge In A Changing Market • I started my real estate profession in the Jensen/Amador neighborhood when sales were at $280,000 today the same home sells for $900,000. • Second highest ranking agent in Pleasanton since 2009 • Ranked #2 in all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties with over 16,000 participating agents • Over 37 years in the real estate profession • 33 homes listed and sold in 2016 for $34 million dollars in volume • Committed to client service and satisfaction • Bringing International exposure in advertising • Real Estate is my full time job, I’m skilled in negotiating the best price and terms for my sellers and buyers. • #1 Real Estate Team in Jensen/Amador

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Client Testimony: Kris is amazing. She worked with us over an extensive period of time to find a wonderful house in a location that we love. She worked hard to negotiate a great deal for us in our home purchase and followed through long after the close of escrow to make sure all of the details of the sale happened as they should. Kris also managed the sale of our home. We got offers after our first open house and sold the house for a great price. The sale went so smoothly. I can’t recommend Kris enough - she is by far the most professional and dedicated person to work with for the purchase or sale of a home. — Steve and Cindy

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Kottinger Ranch

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urrounded by Pleasanton’s rolling hills on the southeast side of the city, Kottinger Ranch is a neighborhood complete with picturesque views overlooking the city, large lots and hiking trails. “Kottinger Ranch is an unpretentious yet luxurious neighborhood surrounded by open space hiking trails and oak-studded hills and canyons,” said Realtor Tim McGuire. Kottinger Ranch homes are one- and twostories from roughly 2,700 to 4,000 square feet, equipped with three-car garages. They can range in price from about $1,400,000 to more than $2,000,000 for the larger, custom homes. The neighborhood was developed between 1992 to 2000, making it one of Pleasanton’s newer communities. “It is a much sought after neighborhood because of the large lots, which are typically a third to a half acre or more, and some with sweeping views of the valley,” McGuire said. “They have some wonderful amenities like an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, a clubhouse, even picnic tables and barbecues. They also have several grassy park areas for kids and pets to play, so it really checks all the boxes for many buyers.”

PLEASANTON Kottinger Ranch provides a quiet, exclusive atmosphere and is conveniently located just minutes away from Pleasanton’s lively downtown, the Alameda County Fairgrounds and I-680 freeway. Three shopping centers are conveniently located just outside the neighborhood for residents to complete grocery shopping and miscellaneous errands. “Downtown is in walking distance, a favorite place to spend a Friday night, and the farmers’ market is always on our schedule for Saturday mornings,” said Bob Holmgren. Bob and his wife, Kathleen, raised their family in the neighborhood. “We initially bought in Kottinger Ranch primarily for its setting, views and sense of community neighborhood,” Holmgren said. “A secondary benefit was its proximity to elementary, middle and high schools, all of which are highly rated.” The Holmgrens have fond memories of Kottinger Ranch “porch parties” they would have with their neighbors and the excellent youth sports programs their now-grown children participated in.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Kottinger Community Park, Vintage Hills Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Vintage Hills Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School SHOPPING: Vintage Hills Shopping Center, Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Oak Hills Shopping Center, Stoneridge Mall MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,199,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

“We could not have picked a better place to live and raise our three children,” Holmgren said.

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Kristopher Ranch & Alden Lane

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ristopher Ranch is known for its luxurious neighborhood, nestled among the south side area of Livermore and bordered by Holmes Street and Alden Lane. The single- and two-story homes were built between 2000 and 2002 by Greystone Homes and Lennar, ranging from 2,700 to 3,700 square feet. Only ten minutes away from the San Francisco Premium Outlets, the “upscale executive homes in the Livermore wine country are also walking distance to Sycamore Grove Park and wineries,” said Broker Associate Gail Henderson, from Alain Pinel Realtors in Pleasanton. Along with the close accessibility to the parks and wineries, “these homes have large yards and spacious floor plans that provide good space options for families and those looking to downsize to smaller one-story homes,” Henderson said. Rachael Carlson and her family became residents and first owners of their home in Kristopher Ranch 14 years ago, and she was intrigued by the friendly neighborhood and top-notch schools in the area.

“The community is more family-oriented than other areas filled with busy streets,” Carlson said. “Education in the Livermore school district is well-rated and I love the community involvement within the schools. The Dunn family also moved to Kristopher Ranch 14 years ago and have had a pleasant experience as long-term residents in the area. “Our neighbors are great, and I like that it’s close to Sycamore Grove Park,” Lea Dunn said.

LIVERMORE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Gail Henderson Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley homes@GailHenderson.com GailHenderson.com 925.980.5648 BRE #01709171

Easily accessible roadways for commuters and housing costs are also a draw. “My husband works in the Silicon Valley and the area is close to Highway 84,” Dunn explained. “And, when we purchased our home, it was less expensive, which is another reason we moved in.” Long-term residents in Kristopher Ranch, like the Carlsons, had the opportunity to develop a close bond with their neighbors and watch the children in the neighborhood grow up together. “When we moved in, it was a new community and our neighbors’ children were our kids’ age,” Carlson said.

FACTS PARKS: Sycamore Grove Park, Kellman Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Smith Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Our Savior Lutheran, St. Michael’s SHOPPING: San Francisco Premium Outlets MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,200,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 13

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Laguna Oaks

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aguna Oaks is a secluded, family-friendly community with beautiful scenery and easy access to all Pleasanton has to offer.

“We love the large back yard, the fact that our kids can walk to school, and the neighborhood is very close to freeway access,” said Pleasanton Planning Commissioner Herb Ritter, who moved to Laguna Oaks in 2008. Nestled against the Pleasanton Ridge on the west side of the city, Laguna Oaks offers picturesque views outside the windows of its homes and park-like common areas outside of its front yards. Laguna Oaks is made up of 161 houses ranging in size between 3,100 to 4,500 square feet, with lot sizes between a quarter and a half acre. These homes first went on sale in 1995, offering a choice of five models — each with four to six bedrooms, large family rooms, bonus rooms, home offices and big yards — all constructed on large lots around a series of cul-de-sacs. “We have a great community with our own Facebook page to communicate with each other,” Ritter said. “We also have an excellent crime watch program with neighborhood

PLEASANTON surveillance cameras and one at the entrance to help discourage criminals.”

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“Laguna Oaks is a resort-style community with walking trails, a community pool, tennis and basketball courts and a city park,” said Realtor Cindy Gee. “New homeowners will feel very welcome moving to Laguna Oaks. It’s a very community-oriented neighborhood.”

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Meadowlark Park, a social hub within the community, is shared among residents from Foothill Knolls and Laguna Oaks neighborhoods. The nearly five-acre park is equipped with basketball courts, picnic and barbecue areas, volleyball courts and separate play areas for tots and older children. Although the community is separated from the rest of Pleasanton by I-680, it’s just minutes away from shopping centers, including Pleasanton Gateway and Koll Center, and neighborhood schools. Children living in Laguna Oaks attend Lydiksen Elementary, Hart Middle School and Foothill High School.

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FACTS PARKS: Meadowlark Park, Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park, Cubby’s Dog Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Lydiksen Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Foothill High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Valley Christian School SHOPPING: Koll Center Shopping Center, Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Stoneridge Mall

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CINDY Gee is the REALTOR OF CHOICE FOR LAGUNA OAKS AND PLEASANTON. She is a TOP PRODUCER for Better Homes and Gardens and her over  years of experience has helped her guide Buyers and Sellers to make the right decision! Laguna Oaks is a beautiful secluded, established community of 161 homes nestling on the edge of the Pleasanton Ridge including a Community Pool, Tennis & Basketball courts, walking trails, parks, & is walking distance to shopping. Award winning schools, easy access to Bart, Ace train, and freeways. Historic Main Street Pleasanton is nearby with its quaint shops and many fine restaurants. Laguna Oaks is a wonderful place to live!

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Los Olivos & The Corners

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ocated in the heart of the South Livermore wine country, Los Olivos and The Corners are two premier communities neighboring one another, surrounded by picturesque hills and vineyards. Los Olivos was built by Centex Homes between 2002 and 2004 and offers four- to sixbedroom vineyard homes ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet. In addition to the spacious living area, the homes have two-, three- or four-car garages. “It is such a beautiful setting among the vineyards and olive trees,” said Lisa Bostick Hoogenboom. “The neighbors are so friendly, and there is a feeling of security and peace.” Developed by Northbrook Homes between 2004 and 2006, The Corners is also full of vineyard-style homes complete with front porches and wooden exteriors. Houses in The Corners are also sizable, ranging from 3,000 to 4,750 square feet and offering three-, four-, five-, and six-bedroom floor plans. Like Los Olivos, The Corners also provides two-, threeor four-car garages. “With a mixture of Craftsman and traditional-style construction homes situated on generous, flat lots from 11,000 to 15,000 square feet, these homes not only offer luxury but charm and beauty as well,” said Kelly King of Alain Pinel Realtors’ Livermore office.

While the homes in both neighborhoods are stunning, the surrounding area is even more striking with Sycamore Grove Park and multiple open walking trails located just across the street and Independence Sports Park just a brief walk away. Also in the area is Ravenswood Park and Historic site, a beautiful victorian estate that can be rented as a venue for weddings, retreats, community meetings, and other events. “These two beautiful neighborhoods are surrounded by the lovely hills and vineyards, right in the heart of the South Livermore Wine Country,” said King. For residents living in Los Olivos and The Corners, The San Francisco Premium Outlet Mall and vibrant downtown Livermore with a variety of shopping and dining are options all only minutes away from home. Families with school-aged children will find 2016 Gold Ribbon school Emma C. Smith Elementary School, 2015 Gold Ribbon school Granada High School, and home of the Mustangs, William Mendenhall Middle School, in close proximity to both neighborhoods.

LIVERMORE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Kelly King Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley LKKing@APR.com TriValleyLiving.net 510.714.7231 BRE #01142949

FACTS PARKS: Sycamore Grove Park, Independence Sports Park, Ravenswood Historical Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Smith Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School, Livermore Valley Charter School K-12 SHOPPING: San Francisco Premium Outlets, Downtown Livermore MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,459,500 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 13

Look no further than Los Olivos or The Corners for a family-friendly community that offers a perfect combination of luxury, charm, and beauty.

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I encourage you to “EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE” with me and Alain Pinel Realtors!

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ersonal ties and relationships turn a property into a home. Warm, professional relationships are a hallmark of the APR experience, and my clients often remark on the quality of my carefully chosen network of financial, legal, logistical and other specialists. The high-quality network that I have fostered over the past 25 years in this business extends beyond the Bay Area to an international audience of potential home buyers and sellers through the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and our firm’s luxury home division known as Luxury Portfolio. My personal network combined with Alain Pinel’s market tenure and brand identity provides my clients a distinct advantage when buying or selling a home. My relationships open the door for my clients to be at home anywhere. Where people, homes, opportunity and a bit of imagination intersect, you’ll find me at Alain Pinel Realtors.

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Mohr/Martin Estates

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ohr/Martin Estates neighborhood is a perfect place for the quiet life - a peaceful area with convenient access to all the wonderful things Pleasanton has to offer. It brings to mind the feeling of tranquil, small-town serenity that Pleasanton has long been known for.

“Our favorite thing about our neighborhood community is the quiet. No road noise, no traffic, no wild-and-crazy neighbors.” Though Mohr/Martin Estates may feel like an island all its own, it is conveniently close to all the amenities Pleasanton has to offer.

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Kris Moxley Moxley Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton

“It’s close to the schools and offers easy commute access,” said Moxley.

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“The Mohr/Martin Estates is an area tucked away for families and centrally located, where one can travel the nearby trails and enjoy the quiet sunsets,” said Realtor Kris Moxley.

Only a hop, skip and a jump from downtown Pleasanton and amazing shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, the area is also near 1-580 and 1-680.

925.519.9080

The neighborhood is quietly located in the “Chain of Lakes” area, offering court locations and private streets nestled next to open space and walking trails. Some of the homes were built by Bass Homes in the late 1980s and range from 3,100 to 4,100 square feet with half acre lots.

Children in the area attend Mohr Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School. There are walking and biking trails leading from the neighborhood to the schools.

Beautiful custom homes are also in the area offering 3,700 to 5,700 square feet of living space and spacious half- and one-acre lots. Mature landscaping completes the feeling of peace. Mark and Patti Lortz enjoy the neighborhood for just this sense of peace.

“This is a very stable community,” Lortz said of the neighborhood. “There’s not much in the way of moving in-and-out of families. It is a community of both young families and retired people. We like that, too.” Mohr/Martin Estates offers the luxury and tranquility of a much more remote neighborhood, with all the convenience of being close to the central hub of Pleasanton.

MoxleyTeam.com BRE #00790463

FACTS PARKS: Nielson Park, Orloff Park, Ken Mercer Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Mohr Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Hacienda School, Stratford School, Quarry Lane SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton, Rose Pavillion, Santa Rita Square, Fallon Gateway MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,955,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 4

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Representing Buyers and Sellers Beyond their Expectations Experience / Professionalism / Knowledge In A Changing Market • The Mohr/Martin Specialist since 2004. • Representing more sellers in this neighborhood than any other agent with a 32% share • Ranked #2 in all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties with over 16,000 participating agents • Over 37 years in the real estate profession • 33 homes listed and sold in 2016 for $34 million dollars in volume • Achieving Alain Pinel Realtors awards again in 2016 for top achievement, Pleasanton office. • Real Estate is my full time job, I’m skilled in negotiating the best price and terms for my sellers and buyers. • Awarded Bay East Association of Realtors, Pinnacle - top award connectively since 2009.

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925-519-9080 BRE# 00790463 Client Testimony: The Moxley Team is phenomenal! They were right on the money when it came to timing, marketing, and pricing. Our house sold in three days with multiple offers. Thank you for your guidance and patience during the process. Worked with Kris to list my home in Pleasanton. Wasn’t sure what to expect for price or process, Kris just took over and suggested improvements, dialed in the house and we ended up getting 5 offers, 4 well above asking price - closing on one 40k above asking. Compared to other homes listed around the same time, I felt my home was presented the best with Kris staging, adding fresh flowers and all the little things that make an impact to potential buyers. Out of area seller

For 37 years I have been helping families buy and sell homes, helping bring their hopes and dreams to reality. Review our 5 Star +++++ rating.

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Nolan Farms

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Kris Moxley Moxley Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton KMoxley@APR.com MoxleyTeam.com 925.519.9080 BRE #00790463

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olan Farms combines the charm and history of Downtown Pleasanton with convenient proximity to schools and shopping, making it the perfect neighborhood for families.

Nolan Farms captures the rare combination of beauty, size and location. Built in the early 2000s by Summerhill Homes, these homes range from 2,500 to 4,000 square feet, with lots from 7,000 to 10,000 square feet. The neighborhood

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The location also gives children in the area a quick and easy journey to school. Children attend Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, and

PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Downtown MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,590,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 3

Amador Valley High School. Close by is also the Alameda County Fairgrounds, with numerous fun events throughout the year, as well as the famous Alameda County Fair. These homes offer luxury and convenience. For beautiful, semi-custom homes that reflect the tradition and historic charm of Pleasanton’s downtown, you can’t beat Nolan Farms.

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These homes offer luxury and convenience. For beautiful, semi-custom homes that reflect the tradition and historic charm of Pleasanton’s downtown, you can’t beat Nolan Farms.

from downtown, a perfect stroll to all the wonderful shops, restaurants, and events Downtown Pleasanton has to offer such as the Concerts in the Park series and First Wednesday street fairs during the summer, the Saturday Farmers’ Market, and holiday events like the Hometown Holiday Parade.

PARKS: Harvest Park, Hansen Park, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Lions Wayside Park


Representing Buyers and Sellers Beyond their Expectations Experience / Professionalism / Knowledge In A Changing Market • The Nolan Farm Specialist since 2000. • Nolan Farm has held a special place in my heart since the time they broke ground to build because I grew up riding and showing horses and its area just off the race track to the fairgrounds reminds me of those days. • Second highest ranking agent in Pleasanton since 2009 • Ranked #2 in all of Alameda and Contra Costa counties with over 16,000 participating agents • Over 37 years in the real estate profession. • Committed to client service and satisfaction. • Achieving Alain Pinel Realtors award again in 2016 for top achievement, Pleasanton office. • Real Estate is my full time job, I’m skilled in negotiating the best price and terms for my sellers and buyers. • Awarded Bay East Association of Realtors, Pinnacle - top award connectively since 2009.

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Client Testimony: A friend of ours referred us to Kris Moxley, and we are so grateful she did!  In our move to Pleasanton, we wanted an experienced realtor who knew the area well.  Kris was exceptional throughout the purchase of our beautiful new home.  She went above and beyond at the beginning of our relationship by providing guidance during the sale of our home in Lafayette.  Kris is insightful and has lots of resources in the community. She enjoys negotiating, and represented our interests when preparing the purchase documents. We would highly recommend Kris to anyone looking to buy or sell a house! All the best, Kevin & Charlene

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Pheasant Ridge

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heasant Ridge is known for its large, inviting homes and its convenient proximity to a variety of parks, hiking trails, and highway 680 for access to the rest of the beautiful Bay Area.

“I love the location as well as the convenience,” Pandhe said. “The schools are very close by, and I like the atmosphere and teachers. All the options for extracurricular activities are very close by.”

Keerti Pandhe and her family moved to the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood three years ago, and in that time they have found it a perfect place to call home.

“The new Bernal Community Park is within walking distance, offering sports fields and a 40-acre nature reserve,” said Dunlap. “You can jump on the Marilyn Murphy Kane trail for a quiet jog or bike ride all around the neighborhood.”

Pheasant Ridge is one of the newer neighborhoods in Pleasanton, tucked in just south of Bernal Avenue, and between I-680 and Foothill Road. Built in 2004 by Greenbriar homes, the community is full of spacious and inviting homes with a variety of exteriors to give these homes a personal, unique quality. “The homes have a luxurious and contemporary style, with spacious layouts, large lots, high ceilings and excellent floor plans,” said Realtor Trang Dunlap. Homes range in size from 3,265 square feet to 5,330 square feet, with lots from a quarter acre to a third acre. These large, luxury homes offer either one or two stories, with homes up to five bedrooms. The spacious homes are not the only appeal of this community. Pheasant Ridge has easy access to the I-680 freeway and Pleasanton’s exceptional school district, as well as numerous private schools.

Access to sports and nature are easily found in this neighborhood, with several parks including Fawn Hills Park and Pleasanton Ridge for hiking. “I like to run and to hike so I like the running trails being so close. I use them to train for marathons,” said Pandhe. Pheasant Ridge also appeals to Silicon Valley workers because, in addition to convenient freeway access, there are corporate shuttles close by. Stoneridge Shopping Center, the Bernal Shopping Center, Oak Hills Shopping Center, and the Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center are nearby. And for golfers, it’s only a stone’s throw from the Castlewood Golf Course and a short drive the Callippe Preserve Golf Course.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Trang Dunlap Intero Real Estate Services TrangDunlap@gmail.com TrangDunlap.com 888.422.9991 BRE #01712941

FACTS PARKS: Fawn Hills Park, Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail, Bernal Community Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Carden West School, Lighthouse Baptist School, The Quarry Lane School, Hacienda School, Stratford School, Hillview Christian Academy SHOPPING: Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Oak Hills Shopping Center, Downtown Pleasanton, Stoneridge Shopping Center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $2,100,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 5

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EXPERIENCE MATTERS 2016 SALE STATS

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Pleasanton Heights

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Janice Habluetzel Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton JHabluetzel@comcast.net JanicetheRealtor.com 925.699.3122 BRE #1385523

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leasanton Heights is a secluded area on Vineyard Avenue, conveniently located close to the historic Downtown Pleasanton.

‘Pleasanton Heights is perfectly located.’ JANICE HABLUETZEL, REALTOR

One of the benefits of being so close to downtown is seeing what it has to offer and “homeowners can enjoy easy access to the Saturday Farmer’s Market and Friday night Concerts In The Park during the summer,” Realtor Janice Habluetzel said. “Downtown has so much to offer.”

Valley View Elementary, Pleasanton Middle School and Amador Valley High School. For commuters, the 1-680 freeway is easily accessible.

There are also several places to play. Kottinger Community Park, with 14.5 acres of open space, and McKinley Park are within walking distance of the neighborhood. Both are great for picnicking since tables are available, and Kottinger Community Park has a barbecue pit. Tawny

FACTS PARKS: McKinley Park, Lions Wayside Park, Delucchi Park, Veterans Plaza Park, Kottinger Community Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Amador Valley High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane SHOPPING: Downtown Pleasanton, Vintage Hills Shopping Center MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,002,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 11

Park is also close and has play structures for tots and older children, as well as softball fields and basketball courts. “Pleasanton Heights is perfectly located,” said Habluetzel. “It’s in close proximity to Downtown Pleasanton, schools and the gorgeous parks nearby.”

Joyce Shapiro moved to the neighborhood 50 years ago, and has seen her neighborhood grow immensely over the years. “At the time, we were the fifth house in the neighborhood and had cows literally at our bedroom window because the Hansen Ranch was next door to us,” Joyce said. The homes range in size from 1,200 to 2,200 square feet and lot sizes from 6,000 to 9,000 square feet.

“It’s a very cordial neighborhood,” Bob Shapiro said. “Good neighbors, good schools and excellent socialization within the neighborhood.” Children in Pleasanton Heights attend 48 | Pleasanton Weekly | Our Neighborhoods

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Built 50 to 60 years ago, many of the homes in Pleasanton Heights have been “updated for comfortable living by today’s standards,” according to Habluetzel.


WHY USE JANICE HABLUETZEL AS YOUR REALTOR:  Q  Q  Q  Q

Neighborhood Specialist for 14 Years Consistent Top Producing Real Estate Agent 14 Years of Full time Real Estate Experience Corporate Relocation Certified Buyers and Sellers Agent

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS “As I am sure you are aware, buying a home in the Bay Area in today’s market is challenging at best. To add to the difficulty, we had some very unique and demanding requirements in the home that we wanted. On top of that, we were working on a tight budget. Janice never blinked twice. She took the time to really listen to our needs. The properties she presented to us were tailored to exactly what we were looking for and she never pushed a property outside of our requirements. We cannot tell you enough about how pleasant Janice was to deal with. She made extra efforts to accompany me to many properties over the months. We got out bid so many times we were about to give up, she never did.” – H&T Kohn

“As for our realtor, the answer is a resounding yes. We had a great relationship with her, and would not hesitate to recommend her. Janice was very patient working with the new owners’ realtor (his brother, actually), kept us up to date on everything, performed a lot of services that she paid for out of her fees (mailer, photographer, stager, etc), promoted the property vigorously, advised us at every turn. We found her in a very unorthodox way -- I was out walking Fargo, ran into her as she was setting up an open house sign on the corner, and we simply started chatting. I called her a few months later and she had already done some research for us, just on the off chance I would call. Her husband works for Weibel, and is a great guy as well. I’m sure your friend will be pleased.” – C&K Meyer

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321 Adams Way, Pleasanton

4233 Cabernet Ct, Pleasanton

4 beds 4 baths 3,102 sqft – Sold for $1,300,000

4 beds 4 baths 3,317 sqft – Sold for $1,345,000

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553 Gerard Ct, Pleasanton

269 Kottinger Dr, Pleasanton

4 beds 3 baths 1,951 sqft – Sold for $1,045,000

4 beds 2 baths 1,703 sqft – Sold for $882,500

Janice Habluetzel REALTOR, ABR, SRES, Relocation Specialist Alain Pinel Realtors

925-699-3122 jhabluetzel@apr.com

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900 Main Street, Pleasanton


Pleasanton Hills

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aving been a resident of Pleasanton Hills for over 22 years, and raising my family in this neighborhood, I can honestly speak from experience as to the wonderful qualities it has to offer,” said Realtor Susie Steele.

PLEASANTON schools, parks, the Senior Center, golf, and fantastic commute access to the rest of the Bay Area,” added Steele. Right next door is the Oak Hills Shopping Center with Raley’s grocery store and Pleasanton’s famous Jim’s Country Style Restaurant. Downtown Pleasanton is only a little further down the street, with Main Street shopping and the Farmers’ Market, held every Saturday year round.

Built by Falcon Development in the late 1980s, Pleasanton Hills has views of Pleasanton Ridge and Downtown Pleasanton and boasts 2,000- to 3,200-square foot homes with two- and three-car garages. Lot sizes range from “With architecture 8,000 square feet to almost and floor plans that half an acre on the premium exude a classic charm, lots.

Children of the Pleasanton Hills neighborhood attend Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, and Foothill High School. Hearst Elementary is only a few blocks from Pleasanton Hills, and school children can be seen walking to school on a weekday morning.

this community offers This area is only a quarter mile to downtown beautiful homes, some and combines luxury and with breathtaking views, convenience in beautiful, and all conveniently Victorian-inspired homes. An additional set of located near Downtown.” homes was later built by Just up the hill lies Mission REALTOR SUSIE STEELE Ken Gooch, and is called Hills Park, a large, popular Boardwalk at Pleasanton place for play and picnics. Hills, with 16 semi-custom homes. Kids can’t enough of the famous long slide and “With architecture and floor plans that exude a classic charm, this community offers beautiful homes, some with breathtaking views, and all conveniently located to Downtown Pleasanton,

the huge amount of space to run around. “I am truly lucky to have called this home for so many years!” said Steele.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Susie Steele Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley SusieSteele@APR.com SusieSteele.APR.com 925.413.9306 BRE #01290566

FACTS NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES: Mission Drive, Sunol Boulevard, Bernal Avenue PARKS: Pleasanton Hills Neighborhood Park, Mission Hills Park, Bernal Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School PRIVATE SCHOOL: Quarry Lane SHOPPING: Downtown, Oak Hills Shopping Center MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,300,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 1

COURTESY OF SUSIE STEELE

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Pleasanton Meadows

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leasanton Meadows boasts a cabana club and a greenbelt through the community that accesses the elementary school. With two large parks and everything from tennis to play areas, Pleasanton Meadows is a great place for families and children. Chris Lewis and her family moved into their house in Pleasanton Meadows in 2003. “It’s been a wonderful 14 years,” Lewis said of living in the neighborhood. “Our neighbors are really friendly, and a lot of them are even the original owners.” Bordered by I-580 to the north, Staples Ranch to the east, Santa Rita Road to the west and West Las Positas Boulevard to the south, Pleasanton Meadows inhabits the city’s northeast corner. The original homes in Pleasanton Meadows have three, four or five bedrooms with either one or two stories, and range in size between 1,300 and 2,500 square feet with lots from 6,000 to 8,000 square feet. Pleasanton Meadows was built from the late 1960s to mid 1970s by Galli Homes and Oliver Rousseau Homes, two famed designers of homes in San Francisco’s Sunset District. “Pleasanton Meadows is a very desired neighborhood in Pleasanton,” said Realtor Joyce Jones. Nestled within the neighborhood is the Pleasanton Meadows Cabana Club (PMCC) equipped with a community pool - where swim lessons are offered in the summer - a gazebo and barbecue area. The club holds an annual Easter egg hunt, a grand opening BBQ, and an adult

wine and food party in the fall. “We love the cabana club and the community pool,” said Lewis. Between Fairlands and Meadows parks, there is plenty of space and fun to be had. Fairlands Park alone is more than 13.8 acres. These two communal hubs within the neighborhood have basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, and play structures for tots and older children. “My husband and I raised both of our children in Pleasanton Meadows,” said Jones. “We fell in love the minute we saw the greenbelt that runs through the community, as well as the playgrounds and the community pool. Our children could ride their bikes to the elementary school without having to be out on the streets thanks to the greenbelt. It’s a wonderful neighborhood for families.” Fairlands Elementary is a part of the Pleasanton Meadows community, and both Hart and Harvest Park middle schools are in close proximity. Teens living in Pleasanton Meadows also get a choice between either Amador Valley or Foothill high schools. Shopping centers surround Pleasanton Meadows on each end and include Cort Plaza on Pimlico Drive and Meadow Plaza on Santa Rita Road. Between these two shopping locations residents can find major grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and the new neighborhood Walmart, gas stations, eateries, a home decor store and medical facilities, among other businesses. Residents of Pleasanton Meadows who

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Joyce Jones Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, Pleasanton JoyceJones4Homes@ gmail.com JoyceJones4Homes.com 925.998.3398 BRE #01348970

FACTS PARKS: Fairlands Park, Meadows Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Fairlands Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School, Foothill High School SHOPPING: Rose Pavilion Shopping Center, Meadow Plaza/Santa Rita Square, Cort Plaza MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $978,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 37 MEDIAN TOWNHOME SALE PRICE 2016: $563,000 TOWNHOMES SOLD IN 2016: 12

commute have easy access to I-580 and the BART Station as well as the extension of Stoneridge Drive to El Charro Road, which connects Pleasanton to Livermore.

COURTESY OF JOYCE JONES

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3627 Manchester Street. Pleasanton

1202 Gonzaga, Livermore

Sold for $1,060,000

Sold for $653,000

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4129 Churchill Drive, Pleasanton

7002 Via Belmonte, San Jose

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is in close proximity to the neighborhood, with large open spaces for sports and play, competition and fun. Woodthrush Park, a lovely 3.5-acre park with picnic tables, is Nestled in the middle of Pleasanton, located on the north side of Valley Avenue. Pleasanton Valley is a beautiful place to call The Amador Valley Community Park is on the home and close to just about everything. corner of Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue, Built by Morrison Homes between 1966 and and can be easily accessed from deeper in 1974, the neighborhood boasts homes of the neighborhood as well. Yet another easily 1,400 to 2,600 square feet. While most lots accessible park is Harvest are around 6,000 square Park, located near Hopyard feet, there are a rare few Beautiful, mature trees Road and Del Valle nearer to 13,000 square Parkway. feet. Beautiful, mature trees leasanton Valley is ideally located, with lovely homes and beautiful, tree-lined streets.

line the streets and, with four parks nearby, there is more than enough nature to satisfy any craving for the outdoors.

line the streets and, with four parks nearby, there is more than enough nature to satisfy any craving for the outdoors.

Realtor Tim McGuire describes Pleasanton Valley as “ideally located, within walking distance to K-12 schools, downtown and the aquatic center.”

Besides being close to schools and parks, it’s also a short walk to Downtown Pleasanton, with its many shops and restaurants. The Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park

A small portion of the neighborhood has been nicknamed the “gas lamp area,” for the gas lamps lining some streets on and around Black Avenue.

Pleasanton Valley has the advantage that children who live there can walk to each school. Alisal Elementary School, Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School and Amador Valley High School are all within a 15-minute walk. Children can be seen making the journey to school each morning, using paths that cut between the houses.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park, Amador Valley Community Park / Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, Woodthrush Park, Harvest Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alisal Elementary School, Walnut Grove Elementary School, Harvest Park Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Mission Plaza, Amador Center, Downtown Pleasanton MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $975,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 25

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It was a pleasure working with Tim. His knowledge of the market was outstanding and responsiveness to any questions we had can only be described as perfection plus. In today’s world it seems that people are rushed and therefore sometimes not as helpful as one would desire. We never saw that with Tim. He was always available and was always in a positive frame of mind with honest, realistic answers.

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When Tim says he offers a full-service concierge service, he means it! Tim and his team handled everything ... cleaning, staging, recommending and coordinating painting and landscaping services, handling all communications with our relocation company, and then of course all the other transaction items that go along with selling a home. Tim’s integrity throughout the process is extremely evident, which is why I believe he is not only respected by his clients but also by his peers. We highly recommend using Tim to sell your home. SO

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Ponderosa Legacy

LIVERMORE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Debi Bodan Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley homes@DebiBodan.com DebiBodan.com 925.640.3778 BRE #01776265

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f spacious homes surrounded by picturesque views and agriculture right in your backyard are neighborhood characteristics that pique your interest, look no further than Livermore’s Ponderosa Legacy. Located in the heart of Livermore wine country, you can’t beat the beautiful scenery in Ponderosa Legacy with vineyards and olive groves encircling the spacious Victorian, Craftsman, and American Farmhouse style homes that fill the neighborhood. The homes in Ponderosa were built between 2000 and 2005 and are situated on generous lots ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 square feet. Single- and two-story homes make up the neighborhood and include detached two- to four-car garages, wraparound porches and options for guest suites and studios.

“These are beautiful homes surrounded by the grapes and olive groves,” said Debi Bodan, a Realtor with Alain Pinel. While Ponderosa Legacy is in a relatively secluded area surrounded by permanent agricultural areas of lush vineyards and olive groves, downtown nightlife, local wineries and the San Francisco Premium Outlets are all just short drives away. Additionally, residents with children don’t have to travel very far to get their children to and from school; Ponderosa Legacy is close to Mendenhall Middle School, Sunset Elementary School and 2015 Gold Ribbon recipient Granada High School.

FACTS PARKS: Sycamore Grove Park, Independence Park, Holdener Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Sunset Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Sunset Christian School, Valley Montessori, Our Savior Lutheran School SHOPPING: Downtown Livermore, Local Wineries, San Francisco Premium Outlets MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,650,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 2

There are also great private schools in the area including Sunset Christian School, Valley Montessori, and Our Savior Lutheran School. Ponderosa Legacy provides peace, quiet, and privacy without being too far removed from the myriad of shopping, dining, and community activities that Livermore has to offer.

The neighborhood is surrounded by open space with several walking trails, Sycamore Grove Park, Independence Park, and Holdener Park nearby — perfect for those who enjoy venturing into the great outdoors.

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Sycamore Grove Park offers hiking and biking trails, horseback-riding trails on 847 acres with varied wildlife, a creek and picturesque views. Holdener Park is within walking distance of the neighborhood and offers 55 acres of open space and ravines. The South Livermore Valley Trail, which is a multiuse trail for hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, passes through Holdener Park.


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ince its debut in 1992, Ruby Hill has been one of Pleasanton’s most exclusive communities. The upscale neighborhood consists of custom-built homes of various architectural styles including Italian, Mediterranean, Craftsman and French Country, as well as three areas of tract and semicustom homes built by Signature Properties.

PLEASANTON “It’s a very tightknit group,” she continued. “And the Club at Ruby Hill is a great place to meet people.” Christine said Ruby Hill is a perfect community for busy business executives. “As a business executive, it doesn’t matter what company I need to get to or who I need to reach, there is an executive living in Ruby Hill who is able to help,” she said. “It is a great place to build business relationships and expand your business network.”

Most custom homes in Ruby Hill have three, four or more garage spaces, and lot sizes are between a half acre to over an acre. Amenities available to Ruby Hill residents include a 24Younger children attend Pleasanton schools, hour privately guarded and gated entrance, such as nearby Vintage Hills and Valley View community center with a pool, tennis courts, elementary schools, and older sports fields, a basketball students attend Pleasanton court and open space parks Middle School and Amador ‘I really value the and trails. Valley High School. community and “The area is just beautiful, “Ruby Hill continues to be with lush landscaping and the people.’ a haven for families, with an well-kept homes,” said Susan abundance of children of all ages, C HRISTINE H ECKART , Schall of Fabulous Properties. as well as for ‘empty-nesters’ like UBY HILL RESIDENT R “The golf course is also a jewel.” my husband and I,” said Donna The 225-acre Ruby Hill Golf Garrison of Fabulous Properties. Course, designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, The community’s convenient location on the winds through the center of the community border of Pleasanton and Livermore allows for and offers individual and family memberships. residents to experience the best of two worlds Along with golf, the club offers other athletic and take advantage of all the abundant dining and social opportunities such as tennis, and shopping from Livermore’s San Francisco swimming and weekly themed dinners. Premium Outlets to Pleasanton’s Stoneridge “I really value the community and the people,” Mall. Downtown Pleasanton, the Livermore said Christine Heckart. Christine and her Wine Country and downtown Livermore are husband, Doug, and their three children have also nearby options. lived in Ruby Hill for 10 years.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Donna Garrison and Susan Schall

Fabulous Properties Venture | Sotheby’s International Realty, Pleasanton ddgarrison@comcast.net sschall@comcast.net FabulousProperties.net Garrison 925.980.0273 Schall 925.519.8226 BRE #01735040, 01713497, 01964566

FACTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Vintage Hills Elementary School, Valley View Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Amador Valley High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane School SHOPPING: Oak Hills Shopping Center, Amador Center, Granada Shopping Center, Downtown Pleasanton, Downtown Livermore MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $2,100,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 55 MEDIAN CONDO SALE PRICE 2016: $1,900,000 CONDOS SOLD IN 2016: 1 NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: Ruby Hill Homeowners Association

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Stoneridge

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toneridge is a neighborhood with all the convenience of being close to Stoneridge Mall, BART and the freeways, while maintaining small-town charm amidst beautiful scenery. “Stoneridge is a quaint little neighborhood with lots of single family homes and townhouses,” said Realtor Joyce Jones. “Homeowners love being on this side of town due to its location.” Stoneridge is tucked against the hills of the west side of Pleasanton. Built by Stoneson Development between 1969 and 1975, it is one of the most mature neighborhoods in Pleasanton, with homes from 1,300 to 2,500 square feet and lot sizes of approximately 8,000 square feet. Stoneridge features some of the most popular single-story floor plans in Pleasanton, and is close to some of Pleasanton’s excellent schools, including Lydiksen Elementary School, Hart Middle School and Foothill High School. “It is close to both major freeways, 680 and 580 and BART,” said Jones. “This neighborhood is perfect for the homeowner working in Silicon Valley, San Jose, Walnut Creek or San Francisco.” It’s not only convenient to transportation and shopping, there are a number of outdoor activity options nearby. Ken Mercer Pleasanton

PLEASANTON Sports Park spans 13.9 acres of land with sports fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic tables, barbecue pits and more. Moller Park is seven acres and has a nice walking path, picnic tables, barbecue pits, and an area for younger children to play. Pleasanton Ridge is only a short distance away, with hiking trails all along the beautiful hills of west Pleasanton. Residents of this charming community aptly describe it as everything you want in a Pleasanton home. Madelyn Perez lived in the Stoneridge neighborhood for 10 years and loved that it was one of Pleasanton’s smaller neighborhoods. “It’s small, and it’s established,” Perez said. “It’s one of the most desirable areas in Pleasanton.” “Stoneridge is close to Stoneridge Mall, restaurants, Pleasanton Sports Park, playgrounds, ACE Train and so much more,” said Jones.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Joyce Jones Venture Sotheby’s International Realty, Pleasanton JoyceJones4Homes@ gmail.com JoyceJones4Homes.com 925.998.3398 BRE #01348970

FACTS PARKS: Moller Park, Pleasanton Ridge, Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Lydiksen Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Foothill High School

The convenience of Stoneridge’s location does not in any way diminish from its charm or beauty.

SHOPPING: Stoneridge Mall

“The hills are just a blink away, just right there, and so beautiful,” Perez said. “And there’s easy access to the wineries too!”

MEDIAN TOWNHOME PRICE 2016: $730,000

Perez rented out her home for a while and her tenant chose Pleasanton because of the quality of the schools.

MEDIAN HOME PRICE 2016: $951,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 19

TOWNHOMES SOLD IN 2016: 231

“He had the whole Bay Area to choose from, and he chose Pleasanton,” Perez said.

COURTESY OF JOYCE JONES

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3923 Pestana Way, Livermore

2676 3rd Street, Livermore

SOLD FOR $650,000 Multiple Offers

SOLD FOR $568,000 Close to Downtown

3087 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon

1492 Brookline Loop, Pleasanton

SOLD FOR $810,000 Desired San Ramon

SOLD FOR $1,280,000 Very Happy Buyers

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Sunset West & Tempo

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unset West and Tempo neighborhoods in Livermore are known for being great for families with its easy commute location, proximity to great schools, shopping and parks and the sense of community. The neighborhoods, which are bordered by Stanley Boulevard, Holmes Street, Concannon Boulevard and Isabel Avenue, offer charming residential homes built between 1958 to 1969 by Sunset and Hofmann Homes, with lot sizes ranging from 6,000 to 7,500 square feet. Children in the neighborhoods attend Smith and Mitchell elementary schools, Mendenhall Middle School and Granada High School, which are among “the highest rated schools in Livermore,” said Realtor Gina Huggins of the Huggins Real Estate Group. Because of the quality of the schools and location, “Kids can go from kindergarten through high school with the same friends,” Huggins continued. Jodi Starsiak and her family moved into their home in the Sunset West community 18 years ago, primarily because of the quality of education her children would receive in the Livermore schools. “We moved here because of the great school district, and I became involved in the Parent-

Teacher Organization (PTO) during the time that my kids were attending school,” Starsiak said. Starsiak also noticed the sense of community within the neighborhood when her neighbors offered to periodically help her out with her children. “I was the only working mom at the time when we first moved here and our neighbors were stay-at-home moms, so they would volunteer to help me out and pick up my kids from school if I was running late on certain days,” she said. Residents have a myriad of shopping and dining options with the location “close to both downtown Livermore and Pleasanton,” said Amanda Pereira, also with the Huggins Real Estate Group. Along the Sunset West/Tempo residential area, there are beautiful tree-lined streets that are hard to miss when driving by. Residents in the neighborhood also have easy access to miles of trails filled with a stunning, nature-filled view for walking, biking or running. “Sunset West / Tempo has the best Livermore has to offer,” said Huggins.

LIVERMORE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Gina Huggins & Amanda Pereira

Huggins Real Estate Group Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton GHuggins@APR.com APereira@APR.com 925.640.3762 BRE #01243739, 01980675

FACTS PARKS: Max Baer Park, Holmwell Park, El Padro Park, Pleasure Island Park, and Mocho Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Smith Elementary School, Mitchell Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School SHOPPING: Granada Shopping Center, Peppertree Shopping Center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $682,500 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 98

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TESTIMONIALS “Gina has been selling homes in our neighborhood for years so it was a no-brainer that we would consider her when we started interviewing agents. We felt very comfortable with her and her partner, Amanda, so we decided to list with Gina. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly, even though my husband and I left for Europe two days after we accepted an offer on our home. Gina handled everything, and never missed a beat. We have no qualms about recommending her. She will do a great job for you.” — Tempo

“We’re glad that we chose Gina Huggins to represent us in the sale of our home, and we would highly recommend her. She’s very experienced and was able to educate us on everything that came up during the process. She was always accessible and communicative. She responded promptly to any question that we had, and always kept us up-to-date on what was happening. We felt that she partnered with us on the marketing and sale of our home, and she was very easy to work with. Gina is a really nice person too, which is always a bonus in a business transaction. We really enjoyed working with her and achieved positive results!” — Sunset West

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Tapestry

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apestry embodies luxury and a strong sense of community, while being a stone’s throw from Livermore’s famous wine country and mere minutes from the charming downtown. When looking for luxury in Livermore, there’s no need to look further than Tapestry. These homes are located off of Concannon Boulevard near Arroyo Road, built with a traditional Craftsman’s style by Shea Homes between 1994 and 1998. They range in size from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet of living space on large lots between a quarter and half acre.

Residents Joe and Morgan Yamin moved in only a few months ago, but they already have found plenty to love about the neighborhood. “It’s a great location, a great area, and it’s close to downtown,” Joe said of the neighborhood.

‘The best part is definitely the sense of community. It’s such a cohesive little group.’ JOE YAMIN,

TAPESTRY RESIDENT

“Tapestry is private and quiet, and right on the edge of Livermore wine country, even walking distance,” said Realtor Tyler Moxley. “And it’s only seven minutes to Wente Vineyards Restaurant and their famous golf course.”

Tapestry is only five minutes from downtown, and close to miles of hiking and biking trails. It’s also conveniently located to Livermore’s excellent schools. Children in this area attend Sunset Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School and Livermore High School. There is also plenty of opportunity for playing outside.

Robertson Park is close by and it has 110 acres of sports fields, picnic tables, barbecue pits, youth play structures and rodeo grounds, where the famous Livermore Rodeo is held annually. Nearby is also historic Ravenswood Park, a

Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley TMoxley@APR.com MoxleyTeam.com 925.518.1083 BRE #01412130

FACTS PARKS: Robertson Park, Ravenswood Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Sunset Elementary School, Mendenhall Middle School, Livermore High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Sunset Christian School SHOPPING: Lucky Shopping Center, Downtown Livermore MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,235,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 10

Victorian-era estate that offers free tours, and a beautiful location for events from weddings to retreats. “The best part is definitely the sense of community, though,” Joe said. “It’s such a cohesive little group. There’s a woman down the street who throws this amazing Holiday party and Halloween parties. Everyone is so involved.”

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The Preserve

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he Preserve is a lovely and unique neighborhood, with open space and nature all around, perfectly maintained homes, beautiful streets, and the feeling of true luxury. With stunning views and ample open space, The Preserve is one of the finest neighborhoods in Pleasanton. Located on the northwest side of Pleasanton and spread over 100 acres of land, The Preserve offers a closeness to nature, privacy and luxury. “The Preserve is one of the most desirable and demanded neighborhoods in Pleasanton,” said Realtor Janna Chestnut. “The open space surrounding is a beautiful setting.” Built by Presley Homes in the late 1990s, these homes range in size from 3,200 to 4,500 square feet, with lots from a quarter acre all the way to a half acre. Each model makes excellent use of its space, with three to six bedrooms and different options for bonus rooms, dens and guest rooms. There is also plenty of space for cars or storage, with three- to four-car garages. Some even offer studio, one- or two-bedroom guest houses, or the option to build. Many of

PLEASANTON these homes back up onto open space and have gorgeous views of the Tri-Valley. Within this beautiful neighborhood, there is access to a trail head that connects to Pleasanton Ridge, with miles of scenic hiking trails. The Preserve neighborhood park also has a basketball court and a large grass area, with plenty of The Preserve space for children offers a and their families to play or have a picnic. closeness to Sometimes wildlife nature, privacy can even be seen and luxury. roaming the streets, from deer to wild turkey. Bordered by Dublin Canyon Road to the north and Foothill Road to the east, the Preserve may seem isolated, perched up on the hills of Pleasanton as it is, but this neighborhood has convenient access to I-580 and I-680, and the Stoneridge Mall for shopping. Close by is part of Pleasanton’s excellent school system. Children attend Lydiksen Elementary School, Hart Middle School and Foothill High School.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Janna Chestnut Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley JChestnut@APR.com APR.com/JChestnut 925.876.6105 BRE #01875289

FACTS PARKS: Pleasanton Ridge, The Preserve neighborhood park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Lydiksen Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Foothill High School SHOPPING: Stoneridge Mall MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $2,100,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 6

COURTESY OF JANNA CHESTNUT

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Preparing to sell your house?

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SELLING

Your HOME This Spring

Are you preparing to sell your house this year? You won’t be alone. Many East Bay homeowners, put off by the low home prices over the past 5 years, are taking a fresh look at selling their home after the sharp increase in prices last year.

3. List your home on Thursday or Friday. Most buyers look at homes during the work week, and then plan to visit the homes over the weekend. Not surprisingly, the busiest day for real estate website traffic is on Friday.

Here are five important things you can do to maximize your sale price, shorten your time on market, and increase your chance of selling.

4. List your home before June. There’s something about Spring that puts people in the mood to buy a house. That makes it a great time to sell! Buyer activity begins to heat up, and there’s a sweet spot to listing your house before inventory catches up. Homes get snatched up faster, and for more money too.

Use professional photos and receive anywhere from $934 to $116,076 more than when using point-and-click camera. - The Wall Street Journal

1. Price your home right...the first time. The week that your listing hits the MLS, it will receive nearly four times more visits on the internet than it will a month later. This is the best opportunity to grab the attention of every potential buyer at the same time.

Many sellers make the mistake of “testingthe-waters” with a high price, thinking they can always lower the price to attract attention. It doesn’t work, and suggests that there may be something undesirable about the house. 2. Use professional photos for your listing. Don’t let muddy, low resolution photos be the first impression of your home to potential buyers! Your home deserves better. The Wall Street Journal reported that listings with better photos commanded higher asking prices, anywhere from $934 to $116,076 over listings using photos from point-and-click cameras.

5. List your home with a professional Realtor®. Selling a home is not just a transaction. It’s a complex, major financial event that is often an emotional rollercoaster. You need a qualified professional who can help you strategize to best prepare, and help you navigate the process into a successful and rewarding outcome.

Need help buying or selling your home? CALL JANNA CHESTNUT

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Three Fountains & The Vineyards

LIVERMORE NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Sally Blaze Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley SBlaze@APR.com Reach150.com 925.998.1284 BRE #01856137

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hree Fountains and The Vineyards surround Jack Williams Park and are known for spacious lots, beautiful mature landscaping and quiet streets. This, coupled with proximity of highly rated public schools and freeway access, makes this area perfect for families. “It is a great place to raise kids,” Evonne Hopkins said. She and her husband Dave have lived in Three Fountains since the early 1980s. “Children play outside on the sidewalk,” Evonne continued, “and the neighborhood has a nice community feel.” The Three Fountains neighborhood is comprised of single- and two-story homes ranging from 1,300 to 2,300 square feet built by Sunset Homes in the early 1970s. The generous lots of 10,000 to 15,000 square feet and mature landscaping gives Three Foundations a spacious, almost park-like feeling.

Jack Williams Park offers spacious grass areas, newer play structures for young children, barbecues and city-maintained tennis courts. Children attend Smith Elementary School, William Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School and Livermore Charter School, which are all within a mile from the homes.

FACTS PARKS: Jack Williams Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Smith Elementary, Mendenhall Middle School, Granada High School, Livermore Charter School SHOPPING: Granada Shopping Center, Downtown Livermore, San Francisco Premium Outlets MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $925,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 9

84 and the I-580 and I-680 freeways. The Granada Shopping Center and the evergrowing, very popular Downtown Livermore are also nearby the homes and are a perfect atmosphere for entertainment and leisure for the local residents. “This is an ideal South Livermore neighborhood,” Blaze said.

Commuters have easy access to Highway

The Vineyards neighborhood, which was built in the 1980s, boasts half-acre lots and 100 custom designed homes ranging in size from 2,600 to 4,500 square feet.

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Residents can enjoy their close proximity to popular Jack Williams Park, which offers “spacious grass areas, newer play structures for young children, barbecues and two city maintained tennis courts that are the focus of the park,” Realtor Sally Blaze said.


Sally is an outstanding real estate agent. We met her by chance at an open house, and she was happy to help us narrow down our search for our first home without being pushy at all. In just a few weeks we were moving into our starter home after a very smooth experience. She kept in touch regularly, and a few years later she helped us sell our starter home in only six days with multiple offers, and buy our larger, permanent home. Sally clearly explained each step, the reasons for all the forms we had to sign, and followed through with everyone involved in the process to make sure all our needs were met. When unexpected hurdles came up, she was quick to get them resolved, keeping us updated along the way. Compared to other agents we have met, Sally is one of the most professional, thorough, and charismatic we have come across. She caught every change in our seller’s offer/ counteroffer, and made sure we understood every update before agreeing to continue. At signing, the notary said that it is rare for the agent to come also, but Sally made the time to be there. She will be your advocate and will make the process easy! I highly recommend her if you are buying, selling, or both. Carole-Anne and Zach

Sold at $635,000, almost 2% above list price, multiple offers.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

We’ve worked with Sally Blaze multiple times buying and selling our homes. She is very professional and experienced of both ends of the transactions. Sally has broad knowledge of the local East Bay market. She is versatile with communication and extremely responsive whether returning a text, phone call or email. We highly recommend Sally for any and all real estate needs. Carol and Kent

Sold for $975,000 in 15 days. At list price.

Sally has helped us buy an investment property and sell our primary home as we were preparing to move out of the area. She is thorough, thoughtful and calm. Most notably, she is not pushy. She is confident and knowledgeable and helps guide the process along effortlessly without the homeowner feeling pressured or manipulated. The least amount of stress I’ve ever had buying and selling a home, for sure! Nancy and Greg

Sally Blaze

Email: sblaze@apr.com Phone: 925-998-1284 www.sblaze.apr.com

Sold for $1,280,000. Mulitple offers in 1 week. Above list price.

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Township Square

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leasanton’s new Township Square is the modern family’s dream. The entire neighborhood is brand new and features 97 brownstone-like two and three story homes equipped with two car garages and spacious three to four bedroom floor plans ranging from 2,800 to 3,600 square feet.

PLEASANTON a fitness center, a gourmet kitchen, a bocce ball court, and a pool and spa. Crystal Benner cited the sense of community among neighbors and proximity to Pleasanton’s parks and “adorable” downtown as some of her favorite qualities about Township Square.

Families with school-aged children, like “This wonderful new home community by Benner, will find that Pleasanton Middle Denova Homes, offering two home collections, School and Hearst Elementary School are exemplifies a well thought out plan located just outside Township while embracing the traditional Square, while Foothill High charm that Pleasanton is famous What more School is a bit further, but doesn’t for,” said Realtor Susie Steele. require straying too far from

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NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Susie Steele Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley SusieSteele@APR.com SusieSteele.APR.com 925.413.9306 BRE #01290566

FACTS PARKS: Township Square Neighborhood Park, Bernal Sports Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Hearst Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School, Foothill High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Quarry Lane SHOPPING: Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Downtown Pleasanton, Oak Hills Shopping Center MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $1,300,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 97

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Vintage Hills

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intage Hills is nestled in the rolling hills east of downtown Pleasanton, and is known for beautiful parks, large lots and excellent views. Built in the 1970s by H.C. Elliot, these homes offer floor plans ranging from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet, with lots from 6,500 to 10,000 square feet. Some lots are even in the third-acre range. Homes in this area have both single- and two-story floor plans with open kitchens and two-car garages. The hilly landscape makes most of these lots extremely private, and mature landscaping decorates the streets. “This is a very clean-looking neighborhood with gentle elevations and views,” said Realtor Ruth Low Reinhold. The neighborhood is close to downtown as well as schools. Children in this area attend Vintage Hills Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School and Amador Valley High School. In addition to the close proximity to the schools, this neighborhood has plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities for children and families. Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area is just 2 to 3 minutes from these homes, offering waterfront activities, playground facilities and the beach. There are two parks in Vintage Hills - Vintage Hills Park, spanning four acres with barbecue pits and picnic tables,

PLEASANTON a tot play area, and open space, and Tawny Park, covering 3.9 acres with basketball courts, picnic tables and play areas. “Vintage Hills also borders on Kottinger Community Park, which is excellent for jogging, biking and walking,” said Reinhold. “This neighborhood is surrounded by open space and hiking trails, with oak-studded hills and canyons.” Nearby is also plenty of shopping, with Vintage Hills Shopping Center only five minutes away, and the Farmer’s Market in downtown Pleasanton, Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center and the Stoneridge Mall also close. “Residents are just minutes away from Pleasanton’s lively downtown, Alameda County Fairgrounds, and Interstate 680,” said Reinhold. There are many aspects of Vintage Hills that make it such a desirable neighborhood, which is why many residents are original homeowners. Almost all have taken exceptional care of their homes or completely upgraded them. With beautiful landscape and views, and convenient access to shopping, schools and more, it’s no wonder so many have made Vintage Hills their home.

NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR Ruth Low Reinhold Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton / Livermore Valley RReinhold@APR.com RuthReinhold.com 925.967.6360 BRE #01995470

FACTS PARKS: Vintage Hills Park, Tawny Park, Kottinger Community Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Vintage Hills Elementary School, Pleasanton Middle School and Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Vintage Hills Shopping Center, Pleasanton Gateway Shopping Center, Oak Hills Shopping Center, Stoneridge Mall MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $1,035,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 19

COURTESY RUTH LOW REINHOLD

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Ruth Low Reinhold Ruth’s built her thriving business by taking a personal interest in each client and serving them as if they were family members. She’s famous among her clients for her curiosity, tenacity and generosity. Ruth’s clients find her to be a tough negotiator, eager worker and driven to excellence. With degrees in counseling and education, she’s a smart listener and loves helping her clients navigate through the home buying/selling process. Ruth knows how to explain complex issues in simple terms. She actively serves in the local community– especially assisting the homeless.

Services Provided • Get to know your family, property and make an action plan • Prepare a professional CMA • Advise on de-cluttering and preparing house for sale • Provide list of subcontractors (painters, lawn care, contractors etc.) • Provide staging service (included in the price) • Provide a 3 D tour of the home (included in the price) • Provide high-end professional photos (included in price) • Implement Marketing plan (On-line, Broker’s tour, open houses, e-blasts, neighborhood walking)

• Educate you on required disclosures • Educate you on process to receive and evaluate offers • Be a strong negotiator on your behalf • Be in constant communication (phone, email, text) • Work closely with escrow to ensure a smooth closing • Be present at signing of documents • Provide a flash drive of all documents at close of escrow for future reference • Continue services after close of escrow

2 3 7 5 C IMARRON DR IVE

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SANTA CLARA, CA $1,056,000

DUBLIN CA $795,000

TRACY, CA $455.000

RUTH LOW REINHOLD

REALTOR® PLEASANTON / LIVERMORE VALLEY OFFICE

925.967.6360

rreinhold@apr.com | www.ruthreinhold.com License#01995470


Westport Village

DUBLIN NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR William Doerlich Realty ONE Group BMC Associates Will@WillDoerlich.com WillDoerlich.com COURTESY OF WILLIAM DOERLICH

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estport Village is comprised of developments that offer everything from condominiums to single-family homes and close to everything, from shopping to freeways to schools. “Westport Village, Dublin’s first major multiplecommunity development, expands from Tassajara to completion at Fallon Road,” said Will Doerlich, Broker Associate at Realty ONE Group BMC Associates in San Ramon and an active participant in organized real estate and the community. “Dublin Boulevard and Central Parkway are the connectors with each community having a distinctive quality and lifestyle statement,” Doerlich continued. “From the condominiums of The Villages to the residences at Sorrento to the new Kingswood by Landsea, this Dublin neighborhood provides shuttles to BART, access to parks and shops, and the individual choices that allow you to define your personal lifestyle statement.”

The residences in Sorrento offer 1,400 to 1,700 square feet of living space with a dramatic mixture of Italian architectural styles. Kingswood by Landsea is another new development within Westport Village, with homes ranging from 1,700 to 2,100 square feet of living space, two to four bedrooms and two-car garages. The warm cottage and farmhouse exterior designs blend in 74 | Pleasanton Weekly | Our Neighborhoods

Westport Village is conveniently located near many of the wonderful amenities that Dublin has to offer. Get your shopping done at Grafton Station or Fallon Gateway. Grafton Station features tasty and diverse restaurants like Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, and Malaysian restaurant The Banana Garden. Fallon Gateway has major retailer Target, along with Dick’s Sporting Goods and BJ’s restaurant. A few minutes away are the San Francisco Premium Outlets, with every luxurious outlet store imaginable, from Bloomingdale’s to J. Crew to Calvin Klein. Conveniently located near I-580 with easy access to I-680, Westport Village is also a short drive to BART. For families, Westport Village has plenty of options for outdoor play, as well as being close to Dublin’s excellent schools. Children in this neighborhood attend Kolb Elementary School, Fallon Middle School and Dublin High School.

BRE #00597229

FACTS PARKS: Fallon Sports Park, Piazza Sorrento, Passatempo Park, Devaney Square, Bray Commons PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Kolb Elementary School, Fallon Middle School, Dublin High School PRIVATE SCHOOLS: Valley Christian School, Quarry Lane, St. Raymond Catholic School, St. Philip Lutheran School SHOPPING: Grafton Station, Fallon Gateway, San Francisco Premium Outlets MEDIAN HOME SALE PRICE 2016: $897,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 39 MEDIAN CONDO PRICE 2016: $623,475 CONDOS SOLD IN 2016: 188

There is also plenty of fun to be had at Fallon Sports Park, along with several other parks including Piazza Sorrento, Passatempo Park, Devaney Square and Bray Commons. Westport Village offers something for everyone and a beautiful place to call home.

COURTESY OF WILLIAM DOERLICH

Westport Village is a beautiful development with multiple communities tucked in the east side of Dublin. The Villages offer three-story condominiums with three or four bedrooms and three and a half baths; the living space ranges from 1,900 to 2,200 square feet. The condominiums feature contemporary architectural design with modern floor plans and plenty of natural light.

seamlessly with the rolling hills.

415.860.3609


Personalized Service .... Professional Results!

WILLIAM DOERLICH BROKER-ASSOCIATE MBA, MRE

415 860 3609 will@willdoerlich.com CalBRE #00597229

Bay Area real estate is different and diverse. So is every client. From Boomers to Millennials, experienced investors to first-time buyers, we tailor our services to your real estate needs. • Serving the Community and Organized Real Estate • Citizen of the Year 2014 San Ramon Chamber of Commerce • Tri-Valley Hero, Arts & Culture 2015 Embarcadero Media Group

Expertise that comes from experience and education... • Serving buyers and sellers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano and San Joaquin Counties for over 18 years • Extensive knowledge of the Tri-Valley, Oakland Berkeley and Castro Valley - Hayward areas. • Services in both Residential and Investment properties throughout California and the United States • Concierge services such as contractors, landscapers, stagers and cleaners to prepare your home for sale • Master’s in Real Estate in Investment Portfolio Analysis, Realtor University, Chicago, 2016 • Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in International Marketing and Management from the University of San Francisco • Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) • Involved in the “business of real estate” at the Bay East Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors & National Association of Realtors

Client testimonials “Will has been fantastic to work with! He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and very responsive. It has been very tough to purchase a property in East Bay last year due to high demand and getting outbid with cash, but Will was with me and my fiancé all along the way. He helped us purchase the perfect home for us! We are forever thankful and highly recommend his services!” “Will is the best agent that we have worked with. He kept me appraised of everything that was happening with the purchase of our property and was very patient with all of our questions walking us carefully through the process. We believe he handles the purchase of the home very well and was very knowledgeable about schools and the area that I was interested in.”


Willow West / ‘The Gates’

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ocated near the heart of Pleasanton, Willow West is a neighborhood of mostly single-level homes with classic charm and generous yards for children to play. Built between the late 1960s and early 1970s, most homes have two-car garages and lot sizes between 6,000 and 8,000 square feet. Adjacent to Willow West is “The Gates,” which has a similar feel as Willow West, but the homes were built in the 1980s. A hallmark of the new neighborhood was larger homes on spacious lots. In 1982, Woodhill Farms Development added to the community with a development called Wood Meadows, nestled within the Amberwood neighborhood, which was built between 1982 and 1985 by William Lyon Homes. Eventually, the group of contiguous neighborhoods of Amberwood and Wood Meadows became known as “The Gates” because most of the street names include the word “gate,” such as Laramie Gate Circle, Sutter Gate Avenue and Ross Gate Court. The first part of the street names pays tribute to historic military forts throughout the United States. The neighborhoods are so cohesive the names are often used interchangeably by residents to describe where they live. Pleasanton’s central location within the

Bay Area and family-friendly reputation brought The Gates residents Julie and Vehid Husenovich to the area. “We really enjoy living in The Gates,” Julie Husenovich said. “It’s a very friendly neighborhood.” The Husenovichs’ home is close to several walking trails and Ken Mercer Pleasanton Sports Park. They said they feel a sense of community and camaraderie with their neighbors in The Gates, and feel safe allowing their two young children to play outside in their cul-de-sac without the worry of heavy traffic. Willow West and The Gates are in close proximity to Mission Plaza and Amador Shopping centers. Between the two locations residents can fulfill their dining, grocery shopping, banking and packing and shipping needs. Also close by is Downtown Pleasanton, which has a variety of businesses from finedining restaurants to clothing boutiques and spas. Willow West is home to Pleasanton’s Bicentennial Park where Century House, a historic Victorian farmhouse turned community center, is located. Century House is available for residents to rent for showers and intimate gatherings. Residents living

PLEASANTON NEIGHBORHOOD SPONSOR McGuire Real Estate Team Alain Pinel Realtors, Pleasanton TMcGuire@APR.com TimMcGuire.net 925.895.9950 BRE #1349446

FACTS PARKS: Bicentennial Park PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Alisal Elementary School, Hart Middle School, Amador Valley High School SHOPPING: Mission Plaza, Amador Center, Downtown Pleasanton MEDIAN 2016 HOME SALE PRICE: $975,000 HOMES SOLD IN 2016: 9

in the centralized Willow West / The Gates neighborhoods have some of Pleasanton’s best features just minutes away from their front yards.

COURTESY OF MCGUIRE REAL ESTATE TEAM

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REAL ESTATE TEAM

A Concierge Approach To Real Estate www.TimMcGuire.net 925.462.SOLD (7653)

Tim McGuire Realtor®/Leader

Mark James Realtor®/Associate

Erika Vieler Realtor®/Associate

KarenCarmichael Client Services

THE ONLY TEAM YOU NEED TO CALL WHEN BUYING OR SELLING A HOME • Neighborhood Specialist for over 16 years • Ranked in the top Ten of all agents/teams in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties** • Average sale price is 102% of list price, the highest in Pleasanton** • 60 homes sold in 2016 at $54 million dollars in volume** • Over 50 years of combined team experience selling real estate • Concierge services including a team of contractors to prepare your home • Committed to 100% complete client satisfaction with over 100 five star reviews • Corporate Relocation Certified Buyer’s and Seller’s agent • Certified Residential Specialist and Bay East Association of Realtors Pinnacle award recipient ** Source: Trend Graphix

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Tim’s team handled our home sale almost entirely by remote control. We found a new home in another state while on vacation and contacted Tim. He electronically arranged our selling process and had a buyer under contract within 45 days without us ever returning home. In our mind, that is the definition of Concierge Real Estate Service. As a result, we are now the proud owners of our dream retirement home in Washington State, thanks to Tim.

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Your guide to residential recycling & garbage service by the City of Pleasanton

SORT ROLL GO FOOD SCRAPS & YARD WASTE

IDEAS Collect food scraps in milk or ice cream cartons. Place full cartons in the green cart. Wrap food scraps in newspaper. Reuse paper bags as scrap bags.

All Food Products Including Meat, Bones, Egg Shells, Pasta, Fruits and Vegetables

Grass, Leaves, Flowers, Weeds, Plant Clippings & Branches (Less than 6” in diameter)

NOT ACCEPTED Plastic (Bags, Flower Pots) Treated or Coated Wood

Food-Soiled Paper & Cardboard, Paper Towels & Napkins (Pizza Boxes, Paper Plates & Cups, Waxed Paper Containers)

Rocks, Dirt & Concrete Cat Litter & Pet Waste Diapers

Tea Bags, Coffee Filters & Coffee Grounds

Feminine Products

RECYCLING Narrow-neck Plastic Bottles & Jugs

Newspaper, Office Paper, Magazines & Mail

Plastic Tubs

NOT ACCEPTED Waxed Paper Containers Plastic Bags Polystyrene or Foam Containers

Glass Bottles & Jars

Aluminum Cans & Foil Steel & Tin Cans

Cardboard & Paperboard Boxes

Paper Towels & Napkins Food Soiled Paper & Cardboard Aerosol Cans Diapers

GARBAGE Cat Litter & Pet Waste, Diapers, Feminine Products & Tissue Paper

Empty Aerosol Cans

NOT ACCEPTED Rocks, Dirt & Concrete Electronics

Drink Boxes & Pouches

Fluorescent Light Bulbs Batteries Syringes & Sharps Motor Oil & Filters Paint Cans Prescription Drugs/ Medications

Chip Bags and Other Non-Paper Packaging

Glassware, Ceramics & Window Glass

All Other Non-Recyclable Plastics

Any Other Hazardous Waste

HAZARDOUS WASTE Motor Oil & Filters, Automotive Products, Syringes, Needles & Other Sharps (Must be placed in sharps container)

SAFE DISPOSAL OPTIONS Household items containing toxic chemicals are not allowed in your three containers. Hazardous materials listed in this brochure may be dropped off at any Alameda County Hazardous Waste Facility. For drop-off locations and hours of operation call 800-606-6606 or visit household-hazwaste.org.

Mercury Containing Items, Fluorescent Light Bulbs & Tubes, Paint, Solvents, Cleaners, Pesticides, Pool Chemicals, Household Batteries*

Electronic Equipment (E-Waste) Such as computers, monitors, TVs, cell phones & other household electronics

PLEASANTON GARBAGE SERVICE For questions about billing, missed pick-ups, starting, stopping or changing recycling and refuse services contact: 925-846-2042 pleasantongarbageservice.com E-Waste can be dropped off at the Pleasanton Transfer Station, 3110 Busch Rd, open daily 8am–4pm. Fees apply. *For questions about battery drop-off locations and the annual city-sponsored e-waste event: pleasantonrecycles.org (925) 931-5500

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925.846.6500 blofland@apr.com License #00882113

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Your Experienced Real Estate Team Providing Many Years of Professional Service • The Blaise Lofland Real Estate Group is celebrating 31 years of business in Pleasanton • Our group has been composed and expanded to provide expert industry experience in every area and at every step of the way with your buying or selling real estate process • Visit our website at blaiselofland.com and view testimonials from dozens of our satisfied clients! • Drop by any time and visit us at our expanded office - Alain Pinel Realtors located at 900 Main Street, Pleasanton • We continue to help our sellers get top dollar for their properties • We use our experience and extensive real estate network to get our buyers into preferred properties in a competitive market COME AND MEET OUR GROUP: *Blaise Lofland,*Marti Gilbert, *Amanda Bowen, Kelly McKaig (*Licensed)

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