Growing by the Bay

The Bay Area’s most livable suburbs

el sobrante recommended by forbes magazine

The Bay Area’s most livable suburbs, according to Forbes magazine, are all in the East Bay. They include

  • Vallejo (“Vallejo can be considered a part of San Francisco’s East Bay, but it also acts as the gateway to the wine country of Napa Valley from the larger cities of Oakland and San Francisco.”)
  • Hercules (“Normally, a [home] price over $700,000 wouldn’t be considered affordable, but Hercules is in the Bay Area, where “affordable” is a relative term.”)
  • El Sobrante (“El Sobrante is located north of Richmond and Oakland, just off of Interstate 80, which leads to San Francisco. For a shade under the area’s median price, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers 2,483 square feet of interior space and views of the surrounding mountains.”)

I live in El Sobrante (where are the “surrounding mountains”?), but this strikes me as a very odd list indeed. There are more distinguished and exciting places in the Bay Area than these. But I guess that’s not what Forbes was looking for.


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  1. im hoping to move to San Fransisco soon so this is really helpful thanks!

    Ash 🙂

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