What’s Happening in Downtown Livermore?

You may have been noticing some recent changes to our beloved downtown and it’s all thanks to the Downtown Plan Adopted by the Livermore City Council in 2018.

Here’s what the approved plan looks like:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

The City of Livermore has gone above and beyond to make Livermore a highly desirable place to live. A boutique hotel with a luxurious wine country feel, plenty of retail, 3+ acres of green space including Stockmen’s and Veteran’s Parks, a Science and Society Center, and 2 parking garages to accommodate our growing city are just some of the features to look forward to.

If you’re interested in being walking distance to this new downtown, check out our current Livermore listing here!

So, what can you expect in the upcoming years?

Stockmen’s Park to be completed by summer 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore
Courtesy of the City of Livermore

I Street Parking Garage to start construction early 2020:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

L Street Parking Garage to start construction in 2021:

Courtesy of the City of Livermore

With hotel and retail construction starting in 2020, the 130 unit Affordable Workforce Family Housing and Cultural Performing Arts Center construction start dates are still to be determined.

We are excited for this major revamp to such a beautiful city!

For more details on the timeline and plans, click here.

Livermore is a great place to live!

Marketing and selling high-end Luxury Homes in the Tri Valley is what we do best, but on this real estate journey, it’s all about the people we meet on the way, connecting them to each other and the places they call HOME.

Local charity never tasted so good…

Livermore Valley Wine auction raises $280,000

The Livermore Valley Wine Auction raised $280,000 for charity at its 19th annual event May 11, its organizers said Thursday.

Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and the Wente Family Foundation for Arts Education are set to present checks June 6 to the beneficiaries, including ValleyCare Foundation, Open Heart Kitchen, Happy Talkers, Bankhead Theater and Livermore Valley Education Foundation.

Other major or “Master Sommelier” sponsors of the fund-raising event included FedEx, Diablo Magazine, Safeway Foundation and the Rose Hotel, said Peter Leary, president of the Livermore winegrowers group.

The wine auction, held at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery in Livermore, was attended by 300 guests who bid on more than 80 items.

Prepare for bigger bills, Livermore!

Livermore sanitation rates to go up starting in July

Jeremy Thomas | Contra Costa Times | June 7, 2013 | link

LIVERMORE — Most residents in Livermore will pay a little more for their trash pickup starting July 1.

Sanitation rates will go up by 0.8 percent for the next fiscal year, applying to smaller size 20-gallon and 32-gallon containers. For customers with 20-gallon bins, the change equates to an 85 cent increase in their total monthly bills to $17.61, which is still among the lowest rates in the East Bay, according to city Public Works Director Dan McIntyre. Bills for 32-gallon containers will go up 55 cents to $27.51 per month, about the median price for East Bay cities.

The fee change, part of an annual review process, will affect about 85 percent of residential customers, McIntyre said, and offsets revenue shortages and inflationary increases to service and employee costs for Livermore Sanitation, Inc. The city council is set to give final approval to the new rate schedule at its June 10 meeting.

Livermore chic!

Livermore: Hottest Neighborhood Of 2013 In Northern California

Robin Wilkey | Huffington Post | January 22, 2013 | link

Livermore

Ladies and gentlemen, the results are in. Real estate brokerage firm Redfin has analyzed its facts and figures. It’s made a list, checked it twice and finally revealed the hottest neighborhoods of 2013.

And leading the local pack, the most desirable neighborhood in Northern California is…Livermore?

Livermore. Not the Dogpatch or Mission Creek; not West Oakland or even the Western Addition, but Livermore. As in windmills and suburbs and cows and “the other” wine country.

Surely us snobby San Franciscans have missed the memo on the blossoming cultural hub that is Livermore, California. Is it the restaurant scene? The arts? We went to a wedding there once, and we hear their lab is famous. At least they have a Patxi’s?

San Francisco did get a nod for the Mission District: home of Dolores Park, several Michelin stars, a cultural mecca and some of the best bars in the state. But the neighborhood didn’t hit the list until the number nine spot. (Was it something we said?)

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman shed some light on the subject:

The housing market may be recovering nationwide, but the reality on the ground is sometimes more complicated than that. For 16 markets across the country, Redfin’s local real estate agents collaborated with our analytics team to identify the neighborhoods where we expect prices to rise the most this year, based on activity from about 10,000 active homebuyers, and data from more than more than 130,000 listings. The results surprised us: the hottest neighborhoods aren’t the well-known bastions of privilege. They’re once-gritty urban areas and far-flung suburbs with school districts on the rise. This is the surest sign that the recovery is broadening, and that home-buyers are venturing out to once-marginal areas hit hard when the bubble burst.

Los Angeles’ Highland Park led the country in hotness, with a huge 2012 jump in both home sales and price. And sure enough, Livermore wasn’t far behind, clocking in at number five.

Looks like it’s time for a Bay Area road trip?

Check out which other neighborhoods made the list across the country: