Being north of the freeway, there are no goods/services or schools within walking distance of Montage, with the exception of Costco just a few streets down. (Although I would never walk to Costco because there's no way to carry all my purchases back!) But getting to main shopping areas is fairly easy. Montage is less than 2 minutes from the freeway entrance, and the Portola Ave flyover makes it really easy and quick to central Livermore. Montage has a small community gym, and 24 Hour Fitness just opened a huge facility off Airway Blvd. I believe the assigned public elementary school is Rancho Las Positas, which is just straight down Isabel Ave off East Jack London. The middle and high schools are located in inland Livermore, so we'll be doing a lot of in-city driving to get there. The only thing that we don't have is a big park. There is a small grass area and a tot lot within Montage, but LARPD is planning Cayetano Park nearby. According to their website, there is no definite schedule, but they hope to begin construction this spring!
Hope you'll decide to be our new neighbor! :)