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Rich, Home Buyer in Portland, OR

What neighborhoods would you recommend in Dublin, CA?

Asked by Rich, Portland, OR Wed Mar 11, 2009

I might be relocating to Dublin and I'm trying to find a good neighborhood for my family. I'm looking to spend up to 750k. Walking distance to parks, schools & retail would be ideal. We have two kids under 6.

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Hi Rich,
If you're interested in Dublin check out this video I created on Dublin Ranch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pugUvsiwfnA
Also, I see Brian below left a good comment on lifestyle (I use Brian as my lender) and this is true that you will need to look at the type of lifestyle you enjoy.
West Dublin is pretty well built out and the shopping, parks and schools are nicely layed out.
East Dublin (Dublin Ranch) is in the process of being built out and have brand new schools, retail currently under construction and new parks within a lot of the new residential neighborhoods.
For more information on whats coming to Dublin email me at Tyler@MoxleyTeam.com, Ill be more than happy to get you the information you need on Dublin.
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I'll vote for Dublin ranch east side of town. I'd stick to East Dublin unless your looking for an older home. Try the homes around Emerald Glenn park.
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My question would be what life style do you enjoy? Urban living or areas with space and large parks? I am a mortgage Broker in the area but I do work with an agent that specializes in Dublin and Dublin only. I believe his website would be a tremendous resource for you. Let me know if you are interested and I can pass along your information.
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Although you may be working in or near Dublin, there are other towns that you could also consider. Take a look at the API school ratings for Danville and San Ramon. You should way your options and take a look at Pleasanton,San Ramon, and Danville California. In todays competitive environment, schools are very important. I also believe that these three towns home prices will appreciate quicker then Dublin in the future. I would be happy to email you information about Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Danville. Pleasanton and Danville have many shops and restaurants and are great areas to raise a family near Dublin. Best of Luck.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 9, 2009
Wow, suprised not a single person bothered to ask where you will be working, since in this area commute is one of the critical "drivers" (ha) in where you should buy.

The greater Dublin real estate market is in meltdown, compared to the peak of the bubble, so every realtor will tell you about how many deals there currently are, but theyr are comparing to the absurd highs of the bubble. The reality is that this market has significant downward pressure on pricing, so you should really make sure you are very happy with what you buy. Don't compromise your expectations and if you go with a "traditional" realtor, make sure they are a buyers real estate agent (no dual agency), demand 150% service wise, and do not pay any more than 1 - 1.5% buyers agent commission, especially if you are doing the legwork. Better yet, go with a service like Redfin http://(www.redfin.com) where you can get a guarenteed commission rebate while getting 100% of the service any traditional agent may provide.

Check my other posts on Dublin for more info, as I've posted about various neighborhoods, market conditions, etc. I'm not affiliated with the Real Estate industry, so no hype or sales pitches.

Good luck and happy house hunting.
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Dublin Ranch has a lot to offer. I would recommend Dublin Ranch area because it has everything that you are looking for, such as location, newer homes, parks, great shops and lots of families with children. It is a great place to live.
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Rich -

A lot depends on whether you want a newer home with a smaller lot, or an older home with a larger lot and more privacy. You might want to investigate both options, and you can make decisions from there.

I suggest visiting http://www.680homes.com/dublin/ for an excellent overview of the city.
If you would like to get information on specific neighborhoods, go to http://www.680homes.com/dublin/neighborhoods/
Lastly, you can get info on the Dublin schools here http://www.680homes.com/dublin/schools/

Best of luck, and if you have any questions feel free to give me a call. I went to school in Oregon, so I am familiar with the area.

Web Reference: http://www.680homes.com/
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Looks like my Dublin referral already answered. Tyler is the area specialist I was mentioning. Best of luck. If you would like help with financing or a pre-approval of a home loan I am local to the area and would be happy to help.

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I live on the east side of Dublin in Dublin Ranch. We have 3 parks, 3 school and a shopping center w/ retail all in walking distance.
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dont move here you gon get robbed nigga
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 14, 2016
This question was asked and answered quite some time ago. It is now 2016 and real estate has recovered, if you were lucky enough to stick it out you are sitting on a lot of equity. First let me say Dublin schools are now distinguished California schools and because of Measure C are awesome. The high school is very desirable, it looks like a college campus with state of the art classrooms and a conservatory theater.

It has become divided: East Dublin with its shopping malls and newly built homes is expensive, modern and people have flocked, because of this they continue to build. The range is tiny condo's and town houses (500-800K) to giant McMansions (1-2 million) with postage stamp back yards. The East Side of Dublin has attracted many people from East India who work mainly in high tech. They have a lot of money to spend and love the newer homes and have built a community here. There is also a large Chinese population, we even have an entire Asian shopping center and a Chinese preschool.

The West side of Dublin is divided up: Downtown (Dublin does not have a downtown) this is where the oldest homes are, they tend to be smaller but have huge backyards, are walking distance to schools (all three levels) shopping, a senior center, the library and BART. The neighborhoods are not as pretty but housing prices (even though high if you are coming from anywhere else) are still a better deal, 699-800K. People attracted to downtown are looking for good schools, affordable homes, parks, and big backyards, they are usually families.

Dublin hills on the west side is a mix of older and newer homes that are larger. The neighborhoods are lovely, lots of mature landscaping, nice homes, good neighborhoods, families. These houses go for 800k to 2 million. If you can afford it I think this is the best deal. The sunsets are pretty, the hills are lovely and some homes back up to the "greenbelt" offering really pretty views.

Dublin is a nice community, a newer city and improves every years, our schools are popular and very desirable. Dublin is a community for families.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 1, 2016
Hi Rich. Just an FYI. I like Dublin. I spend allot of time there as it is close to where I live. The schools though are not rated as high as Pleasanton or San Ramon. I know people that like the schools in Dublin just fine, but if having the best public schools for your children is especially important to you, you might consider San Ramon or Pleasanton. With 750k to spend, you have choices.
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