2842 W Ruby Hill Drive, Pleasanton

Gorgeous Custom Estate Home in Ruby Hill!

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Built in 2001, this gorgeous custom estate home sits on one of the 15 original premium lots at the prestigious gated Ruby Hill golf course community, just steps from the 8th hole of the Jack Nicklaus designed course. Luxurious amenities and custom features throughout, with a well designed floor plan and highly upgraded entertainer’s backyard. Top rated Pleasanton schools and proximity to Historic Downtown, award winning Livermore Valley Wineries, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley. Monthly dues of $215 include resort style HOA amenities.

Highlights of this home include striking Formal Entry with custom hand crafted front doors and column accents. Elegant Formal Living and Dining Rooms with hardwood flooring and wine closet with hand crafted doors, complementing the main entry doors. Gourmet Kitchen and Breakfast Nook feature distressed Alder cabinetry, granite counter tops and travertine backsplash, top of the line appliances, built-in coffee bar, oversized island with bar seating, walk-in pantry, and travertine tile flooring. Adjacent Family Room with fireplace and granite topped wet bar, distressed Alder cabinetry with media niche, and 50 gallon salt water fish tank. Luxurious Main Level Master Bedroom with coffered ceiling, slider to backyard, and pass-through to Executive Office. Master Bathroom features his & hers vanities, Jacuzzi tub, oversized stall shower, and large walk-in closet. Sun Room with Half Bathroom and Laundry Room with sink and storage round out the main floor. Upstairs features oversized Bonus Room (easily converted to additional Bedroom or second Master Bedroom Suite) and 3 generously sized Upstairs Bedrooms with 2 Full Bathrooms. Smart Home System with built-in speakers, Pella dual pane windows, crown molding, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, stone accented doorways and alcoves, multi-zone HVAC, central vacuum, and so much more! Highly upgraded, private Entertainer’s Backyard with 30′ x 25′ Outdoor Cabana with Kitchen, fireplace, and commercial grade heaters. Custom designed lower level temperature controlled Wine Cellar with 2100 bottle storage, hand carved imported door, and spacious tasting area. Pool and Spa, Fire-Pit, Sports Court, and Fenced Yard with Gated Access to Golf Course. Country club amenities (with membership) including social club and golf club.

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Pleasanton is a wonderful place to live!

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It’s All About Family – Pending in Ruby Hill Golf Community

You may have viewed this Beautiful Ruby Hill Golf Community Home that we listed just a few weeks ago. Well, it’s now Pending with a unique twist. The family selling this home has a boy at Amador Valley High School, playing football on the same team with a boy who’s family just got their offer accepted on the home. It’s all about family!

This Special custom home, just minutes to downtown Pleasanton, sits on about a half acre, has over 4,100 sq feet and a salt water pool. No doubt that the sellers will miss this home, but at least their son can still visit his friend and his childhood home after football practice.

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Proud to Support Our Children and all Students of our Award Winning Pleasanton schools.

We are so excited for the concert on August 5th to benefit music in Pleasanton schools! Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier will be performing at Firehouse Arts Center and all proceeds benefit music in Pleasanton Schools!!!

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Pleasanton Schools

Join us for a night of GREAT music for a GREAT cause! Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier will be at the Firehouse Arts Center on Saturday, August 5th holding a concert to help us raise funds for music in Pleasanton schools. Tickets range in price from $10-$25. Get your tickets now. Invite your friends and family – get a group together – for a fun evening that will impact our kids for years to come. The Flyer is below and Get more details and tickets here:
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Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton California

Pleasanton CA SchoolsIf you live in the East Bay, and have kids, there is a good chance you may have heard of Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, California. It is a California Distinguished School and has achieved a National Blue Ribbon status. Its first graduation took place way back in 1923 and as recently as 2014, the school had over 2,500 students.

Amador Valley High has its rival, as all good Californian high schools so often do, and the Foothill High School, located on the opposite side of town is the one. Amador Valley High began with no more than eight students and eventually became well known for producing quality municipal bands, cheerleading sections and high-ranking sports teams.

This public high school opens at 7.00 a.m. during it’s semesters and school is finished by 3.00 p.m. Most of the students begin their first lesson at 8.00 a.m., with the first classes usually being left as a free period for most.

Pleasanton Schools Group pic

The school offers 12 varsity sports teams for the boys, and a further 11 for the girls. It offers intense sporting programs in basketball, cross country running, soccer, football, basketball, baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball and swimming. There are many extra-curricular classes available for diving, spirit squad, tennis, wrestling, water polo, volleyball and track and field events like the pentathlon and decathlon events.

There is a big music and band program that takes place at the school too. It has its own orchestra and glee club. Many of the bands and varsity sports teams are used in special events outside the school. The school’s Marching Band and Colour Guard are often seen competing in the Western Band Circuit events.

Pleasanton Football

The Amador Valley Marching Dons are highly decorated with several high finishes at the WBA events. The Math Team is also regularly well placed in the Mathematical Association of America competitions.

The school even has its own Robotics Team where students design unmanned vehicle systems and use them for display and competition at science fairs across the country. In 2001, the school built and designed a Manta Ray AUV weighing in at just over 200 pounds, in which Amador’s robotic and science team achieved second place.

pleasanton-cheerleaders

Speaking and debating are two topics which the school emphasises on. It has held mock trails and received accolades for its performances in public speaking. The Amador Theatre has been part of the school since 1930 – just another string to its bow of outstanding performances and team work which takes place there.

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Spending a day in Danville California

 

Danville CaliforniaDanville is positioned in the San Ramon Valley of California. As of 2010, it had a total population of 42,039. Danville is a popular East Bay suburb for many reasons, like some of the cultural and tourist attractions below. It’s location is perfect for those commuters and families that want to be within a 30 minute drive or Bart ride from Oakland and San Francisco.

Here are just a few facts about Danville:

History:

Danville has experienced many transformations over last 130 years. Also known as the ” Heart of the San Ramon Valley”, it was primarily populated by Native Americans. The city is named after Daniel Inman, who with his brother (Andrew), bought 10,000 acres of land in 1854 via his gold rush earnings. Farming in the area switched from farming wheat to fruits and nuts. It was all possible after 1891 when Southern Specific Railroad was constructed. Gradually, around the late 1940s, the residential suburb was formed and the population started expanding which boomed during the 1970s and 1980s.

Some of Danville’s attractions:

  • The Iron Horse Regional Trail that runs through Danville is an 80 foot wide corridor that is used by bikers and incorporates some great hiking trails.
  • Monte Vista High School and San Ramon Valley High School are the two popular Schools in Danville. Del Amigo School is also nested in the foothills of Mount Diablo State Park and supports grades 6 through 12. These schools are also among the some of the best in California.
  • Danville Library conducts a number of community events and fundraisers. Also has a few Book Sales every year.
  • The Museum of San Ramon Valley organises a large number of regional exhibitions portraying the valley’s history and culture.

Danville CA

Spending the day in Danville:

  • Downtown Danville has a charming farmer’s market that runs on Saturdays between 9:00 am- 1 pm. Items here rotate with the season. Local goat cheese, nuts and fruits are its most famous items.
  • Diablo State Park is 3,900 feet high with many camping areas, hiking trails and is a cyclist’s paradise with trails and amazing view spots.
  • Shops and restaurants: The heart of Danville is pedestrian friendly and a great place to have a lazy stroll in the evening, do some shopping and to have dinner at one of their great restaurants.
  • The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is a recognized historic site that features amazing art openings and live performances in it’s main theatre and art education in the children’s theatre.
  • Blackhawk Automotive Museum: Known for it’s extensive collection of classic, rare and unique automobiles.
  • Even Larry Allen the former football player and Leroy Chao the famous astronaut have resided in Danville.

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Foothill High School Sports and Academic Importance

Foothill High School

Foothill High School is located in Pleasanton CA and is one of the most comprehensive schools in the unified school district of the San Francisco Bay area. Opened in the early 1970s, Foothill High now educates as many as 2,300 students.

The school has recently been approved for grants to build more classrooms, upgrades to the computer suites and available technologies, and more sports fields to accommodate the rise of the school’s great athletics and football team.

A wide range of sports are played and taught at Foothill. During the fall season football, tennis, volleyball and water polo are the go to activities for the students and wannabe sports stars. The school even holds golf classes and cheerleading for the girls.

The spring is also the time when the students can practice their golf, baseball, softball, swimming, diving, tennis and volleyball activities, as all take place in the curriculum, as well as basketball, wrestling and cheerleading.

Foothill High Sports

Foothill High School takes its sport and athletics criteria very seriously and sports meetings with the athletes and their parents are mandatory. Foothill forms part of the EBAL (East Bay Athletic League) and is in regular competition with other high schools such as San Ramon Valley, De La Salle, Monte Vista, Amador Valley and Granada, among others.

The staff at Foothill provide their students with numerous academic and service-based group teachings involving multicultural activities and athletic programs to seek out the very best in its pupils.

Foothill strives to reach out and seek the very best out of its students and distinguished awards have been awarded to the school over the recent years. As a result of the high standards demanded from students, this school regularly sees above average scores in standard testing, high school exit examinations and Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SATs). These results include above average scoring when compared to others in the district, the state and the country.

East Bay Schools

Foothill High also instills discipline, compassion, respect, independence and developing personal character traits. In fact, the school has earmarked four key principles of self-development to bring out the very best in its students.

The mission statement at the school includes teaching students to be pro-active citizens, show concern for others, strengthening personal character and utilizing essential skills in today’s and tomorrow’s situations.

The Tri Valley is proud of their Foothill High reputation and devotion to its students. If you are thinking of moving to the East Bay or Tri Valley area, Foothills High School may be one of the best options for your family.

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The Award Winning Ken Mercer Sports Park in Pleasanton California

Pleasanton Sports Park

The Ken Mercer Sports Park is an award winning activity center in the heart of Pleasanton with sports facilities for all ages and all skill levels to keep the entire community fit, healthy and active. Several sports take place here including many amenities like baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, basketball courts, bocce, volleyball, handball, football and even skateboarding.

Here you’ll be able to find and join a number of sports leagues, programs and affiliations where being active, enjoying sports and getting to know your neighbours happens daily. The men’s basketball league runs from fall season right through until the end of spring. There are separate leagues for novices and intermediate teams and you only need six players to register a team. You can play – or even just come along and watch some great slam dunking on Wednesday and Thursday nights between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sports in Pleasanton California

Volleyball is also a popular sport here to keep adults healthy and active and the leagues run at the same time as the basketball league does. Games take place on Monday nights from 7 p.m. and you’ll see three classes here of novice, intermediate and advanced.

Pleasanton Sports Center Map

The Ken Mercer Sports Center also caters to the younger generation by holding summer camps and sports including archery, baseball, cheerleader classes, volleyball and softball.

The youth programs are open to all ages and all skill sets. The recreational youth basketball program runs right through the summer and offers plenty to do for the children into the school summer break.

Even the very young are catered to at the sports center with a gingerbread pre-school club where the very little ones can enjoy crèche facilities and recreational games.

Tennis courts in Pleasanton

No sports center can be complete without tennis courts – tennis is a passion among Californians and just across the street from Ken Mercer Sports Park, is the Pleasanton Tennis Complex. The complex includes 10 professional courts and even runs a special summer school camp so kids can get prepared for a possible future at Flushing Meadows, Melbourne or Wimbledon.

The Ken Mercer Sports Park truly is an award-winning place for the entire family and located centrally, just north of downtown Pleasanton.

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