Its' wonderful climate, cultural richness, thriving business community, quality schools, and comprehensive transit infrastructure make Pleasanton and the Tri-Valley one of the most desirable places to live in the Bay Area. Whether you are looking to rent or buy, there are a host of resources available to make the process of finding your next home easier.
Between homes, townhomes, and apartments, over 2,275 different housing options exist within Hacienda itself. These residential projects provide a convenient commuteless living choice that also allows for strong ties to the adjacent Pleasanton community, the Tri-Valley and the greater Bay Area. With its dynamic transit orientation, Hacienda housing provides the perfect springboard for both work and play.
The latest rental housing choices are available at The Galloway. As part of a mixed-use, transit-oriented development close to BART, Essex Property Trust is has constructed 251 apartments at Hacienda and Gibraltar drives (Galloway at Hacienda, 5789 Gibraltar Drive), and another 255 units at Owens Drive and Willow Road (Galloway at Owens, 4863 Willow Road). For details visit www.GallowayPleasanton.com or call them at (866) 430-9524.
Anton Hacienda is another new Hacienda residential development (5729 W. Las Positas Boulevard, (925) 251-1800, www.antonhacienda.com ) consisting of 168 luxury rental units. The project has everything from one to three bedroom units and features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, wide plank flooring, balconies, and garages. Community amenities include a resort-style pool with built-in cabanas, a barbecue area, spa, playground, club room, and a fully-equipped gym with exercise studio.
The 540 units at Park Hacienda (5700 Owens Drive, (925) 398-7368, www.equityapartments.com ) come equipped with a long list of features. Each apartment has luxury appointments including ceramic tile entries, high ceilings, built-in computer desks, walk-in closets, and an in-home washer and dryer. All are just a five minute walk to BART. A 24-hour fitness center, two pools, and two spas are among the amenities. The one-, two-, and three-bedroom units range in size from approximately 800 to 1,300 square feet.
Avana Stoneridge Apartments (5500 Springhouse Drive, (925) 847-9438, www.avanastoneridge.com ) is a complex of 354 units ranging from one-bedroom apartments to two-bedroom townhouses, all providing the comfort and amenities of home. All units have washers and dryers and air conditioning. Many of the apartments, and all of the townhouses, have fireplaces. Apartments range from 570 to 990 square feet; townhouses, from 750 to 1,015 square feet. Nestled in a park-like setting, the complex offers an onsite fitness center, a heated year-round pool and hot tub, and covered parking.
New for-sale opportunities are waiting for you at Andares (5850 W. Las Positas Boulevard, (800) 861-9495, www.summerhillhomes.com/pleasanton/andares/ ). Located on West Las Positas and Hacienda in Pleasanton, Andares offers, 94 attached homes in 2- and 3- story buildings with downstairs bedrooms in selected plans, proximity to work centers and major employers, easy commute via 580/680, nearby restaurants, outdoor amenities and parks, and more.
Also among Hacienda's existing housing, you will find four separate projects from Signature Properties, a firm headquartered in the park that also developed Pleasanton's acclaimed Ruby Hill community. Signature's first project in Hacienda was Verona, a 140-unit complex of two- to four-bedroom townhomes at the corner of W. Las Positas Boulevard and Stoneridge Drive. The other three developments - Siena, Avila, and Valencia - offer a range of two- to five-bedroom homes and two- to four-bedroom townhomes. All are located at the intersection of Hacienda Drive and Gibraltar Drive (North). Each Signature complex has a recreation area featuring a pool and cabana as well as access to Hacienda's linear park and the regional Iron Horse Trail. Contact a local realtor for details on housing availability within these projects.
Whether you are looking for a real estate professional to help find the ideal home or an institution to assist with the purchase and financing, these Hacienda businesses can assist.
There are multiple resources for prospective home owners and renters when it comes to finding a place to live. Whether the need is informational or financial, these special assistance programs can be a critical aid.
Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC) : The TVHOC seeks to strengthen communities by providing education and services that build financial well-being and promote housing opportunities for individuals and families throughout the region. Supported by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the Town of Danville as well as the Tri-Valley Community Foundation, the TVHOC is a HUD approved housing counseling agency serving the Tri-Valley region that offers residents expert, unbiased, and personalized information to guide them through the complex process of home-seeking, home-buying, or saving the home they already own. The TVHOC offers a broad array of educational resources on topics that include budgeting, understanding credit, below market rate home ownership opportunities, foreclosure prevention, and more. One-on-one counseling is also offered to potential home buyers as well as to homeowners at risk of foreclosure. Services are also available for Spanish speakers. For additional information, call (925) 373-3130 or visit www.tvhoc.org . Beyond their contribution to the TVHOC, the City of Pleasanton is also involved with programs for both buyers and renters.
Pleasanton Home Ownership Assistance Program (PHAP) : Since 1992, this program has worked to assist first-time home buyers in overcoming the obstacle of high local housing costs to be able to purchase homes in Pleasanton. The purchase of PHAP homes has generally been restricted to owner-occupant, first-time home buyers. To ensure continued affordability over time, PHAP homes include restrictions controlling the maximum sale price and maximum income of subsequent buyers when the homes are resold. PHAP homes represent a variety of housing types which have been sold at several different affordability levels. Working with local housing developers, over 120 below-market priced homes have been constructed to date. Information on current opportunities for the purchase of below-market rate homes is available through the TVHOC or the City of Pleasanton Housing Division, (925) 931-5007.
Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program : Additional assistance is available through the MCC program. Using an MCC, income-eligible first-time home buyers have the opportunity to reduce the amount of federal income tax they owe each year they own and live in their home. The MCC assists a family in qualifying for a higher first mortgage, with no effect on monthly expenses. The MCC program is coordinated in Pleasanton by the Alameda County Housing and Community Development (HCD) office in cooperation with the City of Pleasanton. Interested applicants can contact the HCD office at (510) 670-5946 or via the website at www.acgov.org/cda/hcd/homeownership/mccprogram/ .
Below-Market Rental (BMR) Housing Opportunities : Nearly 1,000 below-market rental apartment units have been built since the mid-1980s. BMR units are available to qualifying renters in Hacienda at both Park Hacienda and Anton Hacienda, with additional units slated for the new units mentioned under Hacienda Homes above. Additional BMR units are located throughout the city. For details on the BMR program, go to www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/resident/housing/homebuyer.asp . Contact the leasing managers directly for information.
Down Payment Assistance Program : Pleasanton has a down payment assistance loan program for low- and moderate-income homebuyers. Assistance is in the form of a low-interest (3.5%) loan up to $20,000 that is amortized over 20 years. Buyers are responsible for obtaining a first mortgage with a CalHFA-approved lender at a fixed interest rate with no negative amortization, balloon payment or adjustable rate features. Call the City of Pleasanton's Housing Division at (925) 931-5007 or visit www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/resident/housing/homebuyer.asp for more information.
ECHO Housing : a Bay Area nonprofit agency, provides a Rental Assistance Program which can help with move-in costs or helps residents with delinquent rent due to a temporary financial setback. Call (925) 449-7340 or visit www.echofairhousing.org for details.
City of Pleasanton Housing Division : For information on housing programs offered by the City of Pleasanton, including home rehabilitation loans and grants and more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cityofpleasantonca.gov .