Neighborhood Guides

Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill is located north and west of Walnut Creek and east of Lafayette. A close knit community perfect for young families, Pleasant Hill is 45 minutes from San Francisco off of Interstate 680. As it is further away from SF and public transportation, property values in Pleasant Hill generally trade at a discount to that of neighboring Lamorinda and Walnut Creek.

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Poet’s Corner

Located on the south end of Pleasant Hill, Poet’s Corner is a highly desirable neighborhood due to its close proximity to downtown Walnut Creek and to the Reliez Valley neighborhood of Lafayette. Its mostly flat topography makes it great for walking and is easily accessible to parks, schools, and shopping.

Notable streets

  • Poshard St.
  • Stevenson Dr.
  • Beatrice Rd.
  • Soule Ave.

Notable Amenities

  • Pleasant Oaks Park
  • Oak Park Center

Gregory Gardens

Located in the northern section of Pleasant Hill, Gregory Gardens homes are charming mid century ranchers named after common female names in the 1950’s.

Notable streets

  • Mary Drive
  • Maureen Lane
  • Lucille Lane
  • Ardith Drive

Valhalla

Valhalla is the northern-most neighborhood in Pleasant Hill, located near Paso Nogal Park and the coveted Contra Costa Country Club. Homes in this neighborhood are an eclectic mix between small ranchers and larger newly constructed estates. This area of Pleasant Hill is also home to the main public high school for Pleasant Hill, College Park High School, and Diablo Valley College (DVC), which is one of the larger community colleges in Contra Costa County.

Notable streets

  • Morello Avenue
  • Kiki Drive
  • Odin Drive
  • Paso Nogal Road

Notable amenities

Hillsdale

Adjacent to Lafayette to the west and Walnut Creek to the south, Hillsdale is one of the smaller neighborhoods in Pleasant Hill with direct access to Briones Regional Park.

Notable streets

  • Hamilton Dr
  • Cumberland Ct
  • Cumberland Drive

Grayson Woods

Accessed primarily from Taylor Blvd and located on the west side of Pleasant Hill, Grayson Woods is characterized by a series of quaint and quiet streets that end in cul-de-sacs. Very much tucked away, Grayson Woods’ sleepy vibe makes it appealing for young and established families alike.

Notable streets

  • Golf Links St
  • Iron Hill St
  • Grayson Road
  • Pleasant Oaks Drive
  • Pebble Beach Loop

Woodside Meadows

Nestled between the neighborhoods of Grayson Woods to the north and Hillsdale to the south lies Woodside Meadows, which provides immediate access to the Blue Oak Trail Head, one of the more popular hiking destinations in the area. Woodside Meadows primarily consists of a few streets accessed through Heritage Hills Drive.

Notable streets

  • Heritage Hills Drive
  • Woodside Meadows Road
  • Mohawk Drive
  • Iroquois Drive

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