Kevin Dielissen, Realtor at Empire Realty Associates has been the “The Neighborhood Expert” for practically the better half of 30 years. He has lived in Dublin with his wife since 1980, is very active with the community and schools, and loves helping families find the right home. One of the neigborhoods Kevin specializes in is Dublin Ranch. This is what Kevin has to say about Dublin Ranch:
Q: Tell me about Dublin Ranch…
A: Dublin Ranch is a premier Robert Trent Jones 18 hole Golf and housing development, that was built by 7 builders; Toll Brothers, Pulte Homes, Standard Pacific, Centex Homes, Shea Homes, Greenbriar, and Lennar. Dublin’s Eastward expansion into the Tassajara Valley was supported by former 2 term mayor, Guy Houston, who went on to the State Assembly. The product mix goes from condominiums and small single family homes all way up to luxury Golf Course homes over 4,000 square feet. The community is very close to the Dublin B.A.R.T. station, The Waterford Shopping Center, and the new Grafton Station which is now under development and just approved for more retail space.
Q: There has been a lot of development in Dublin Ranch over the last six years, tell me more about that…
A: Dublin Ranch has a public 18 hole Golf Course that opened in 2003, 2 new schools; John Green Elementary and Fallon Middle School and two new parks. There is a 300,000 square foot shopping center that is opening soon with Whole Foods, a new Club Sport, and many retail stores and restaurants.
Q: What are some of the main things that draw people to this community?
Dublin Ranch is a small community to itself, insulated yet close to Downtown Pleasanton and easy access to I-580/680 and a good commute to Silicon Valley and San Francisco. The draw here is good schools, parks, low traffic, affordable home prices compared to neighboring San Ramon, Danville, and Pleasanton. Dublin Ranch has modern and upscale shopping, lots of employment nearby, and is a small community of well built production homes.
Q: What price range can people find in Dublin Ranch??
A: Prices range from the mid $300,000 range for condominiums to over $900,000 for large luxury homes. Dublin Ranch affords an opportunity to live in a well planned suburban community. Here’s the site for the golf club too.
Q: Why do you think Dublin is a great place to live?
A: Dublin is the Cross Roads of the East Bay. It’s a small City, incorporated in 1982 and sits at the very crossroads of I-580/680. The City emblem, the Shamrock is actually shaped in the crossroads of the freeways. While being a small City and very easy to get around in locally, with a small town friendly attitude, it also is very commutable to: Silicon Valley/San Jose/Santa Cruz; Stockton/Sacramento/Lake Tahoe; San Francisco/Oakland/Berkeley; and Walnut Creek/Concord. It also has two B.A.R.T. stations. Shopping, restaurants and a large movie theater complex are all within a few minutes as are premier recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, and swimming.
posted by Katie Lance, Marketing Manager, Empire Realty Associates