Affordable Bay Area Neighborhoods

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Affordable Bay Area Neighborhoods

A constant challenge for those looking to buy in the Bay Area is affordability.  But affordable Bay Area neighborhoods do exist, you just need to know where to look.  Neighborhood price points are dependent on many factors, such as proximity to BART and freeways, weather, nearby services, parks and recreation, walkability, shopping and restaurants, schools.  Perhaps the best question a prospective buyer can ask is, "How long will my daily commute be?"  If you are willing to commute 40-45 minutes, that allows you to consider more neighborhoods and find more wish-list features in homes you can consider.


In this post we'll take a look at a few San Leandro neighborhoods. 


Cherrywood is a subdivision of tree-lined streets with 289 homes ranging from 3 bedroom 2 bath, to 6 bedrooms built by Citation Homes starting in 1997 with the first phase and with the last homes finished in 2001.   Home features include a gas fireplace in the living room, walk-in closets in the master bedroom, and an en-suit master bath with a jetted soaking tub.  Affordable Bay Area Neighborhoods

There are several parks and playgrounds in the development as well as nearby the neighborhood.  It is close to BART, truly walkable, as well as access to 880 and 580, and close to the old downtown area of San Leandro with shopping and restaurants.   

There are older neighborhoods such as Broadmoor, Creekside and Hollywood that are very established and desirable with shopping and restaurants nearby.  Bay views are available in the Bay-O-Vista neighborhood.  These are just a few affordable bay area neighborhoods, I'll be covering more in the coming weeks.  Affordable Bay Area neighborhoods with  Homes under $600,000

I'm always available to help you when it's time to buy or sell a home in the Bay Area.

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Comments (4)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Melanie, Affordable means something different to each home buyer.  Homes under $600,000 in the bay area are definitely affordable by bay area housing standards. Cherrywood certainly seems like a nice/desirable subdivision to live. 

May 09, 2013 12:38 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert
Affordability is definitely in the eyes of the beholder, Kathleen, and certainly a challenge in the Bay Area.
May 09, 2013 06:16 AM
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Melanie, 

Gosh is there such an thing as an affordable neighborhood in the bay area? Good blog and where is Cherrywood in San Leandro located for my edification? 

I will not be getting the lease listing from the lady who called me for sure and you know I think that is a good thing!.

take care.. 

May 09, 2013 08:51 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert
As Kathleen mentioned "affordability" means different things to different buyers, but it is a challenge here in the Bay Area. Cherrywood is off of Davis Street, in North San Leandro close to 880 and the Bart station, and near Thrasher park, which has a great skate boarding park, as well as a baseball diamond and bbq area for picnicking. Thanks for your comments and stopping by my humble blog!
May 09, 2013 10:15 AM