Thanks for all the great information! My husband does have to stick with business hours, but he can be a bit flexible, such as in by 9-9:30 am and could leave as late as 6:30 or so. He is worried Walnut Creek is too far, especially for Friday evening or other bad times. We prefer one of the newer developments (just like everyone else, I guess!), but I am narrowing it down to Danville-San Ramon-Dublin. It seems that being as close to the freeway as possible is important. So, does anyone have an opinion aboout drive times from San Ramon (Gale Ranch or Windemere) vs. Dublin Ranch? Dublin Ranch is farther to Walnut Creek, but it looks like you at lease get on the freeway sooner. We do have kids and they will be attending private school in Walnut Creek near Larkey Park and I need to be there at 8 am. But we do want to be in a good school district as a back up and because it very greatly assists in keeping one's property value elevated. Thanks!