Are you searching for beautiful Bay Area living? You can find it in the heart of the Tri-Valley in the East Bay. Dublin, California is the third-fastest growing city in the Golden State. Dublin still holds some of that small town charm to this day. But it’s a huge difference from the quaint little town it was 25 years ago.
Named after the city of Dublin, Ireland, largely for its similarly lush green hills, Dublin, CA has seen rapid growth not just in population, but also commercially and economically. In 1990, Dublin was home to 23,358 people. The population has more than doubled since then with a recorded 54,695 people living within the city limits in 2014. In that time, the formerly sleepy, small Bay Area suburb became a mecca for shopping, restaurants, breweries and other attractions.
Dublin’s population and commercial increase can be attributed in part to increased development on the city’s east side. The section of Dublin east of Dougherty road was sparsely populated and essentially non-existent until the early 2000s. Now, it’s a bustling culinary hub with top eateries such as BEREVINO cucina & wine bar, Urban Plates, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Amici’s East Coast Pizza, Caps & Taps and more.
Dublin and the surround Tri-Valley area has become an attractive spot for trendy shopping stores and centers. Dublin is home to Nordstrom Rack, Hacienda Crossings, the Ulferts Center, Fallon Gateway and the Shops at Waterford. Just on the other side of the 580 freeway are the Rose Pavilion in Pleasanton and the San Francisco Premium Outlets in Livermore. Pleasanton is also home to the Stoneridge Mall, a top-rated Simon mall.
Dublin Makes for a Better Commute
On an average weekday, San Francisco gains about 160,000 people in the form of workers who commute from different parts of the Bay Area. Overall, roughly 265,000 people come into San Francisco, while another 103,000 commute from the city out to the suburbs. Many choose to live outside of San Francisco because of the high cost of living in the City by the Bay.
Due to its growth and the Bay Area’s commuter culture, Dublin now has two stops along the Bay Area Rapid Transit Line (BART). Dublin is a convenient 45 minute BART ride away from San Francisco and a less than 30 minute ride to Oakland.
Beautiful Home Options at Ivy Oak at Wallis Ranch in Dublin
Location, location, location. Dublin has it. The city and its surrounding area continue to see a lot of development.
Taylor Morrison’s Ivy Oak Community in Dublin is a beautiful new neighborhood of single-family and multi-generational homes nestled in the heart of the master-planned community of Wallis Ranch. Ivy Oak offers homes that live like a traditional 2-story, with a third floor bonus space, which are perfect for multi-generational living.
Homes at Ivy Oak are now available in an ideal East Bay location new-home buyers will love. Getting to and from Ivy Oak is easy with convenient access to freeways, the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station and the Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) train.
Ivy Oak offers a great lifestyle with three beautiful, spacious open floorplans to choose from. Each plan offers a first floor bedroom suite with a private full bath along with an open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Plans also include a second floor master suite, generous master bathroom, secondary bedrooms, bathroom, loft, and laundry room. A bonus space and powder room fill out the third floor. Each plan comes with its own private courtyard for enjoyable outdoor entertainment. Homes range in size from approximately 3,016 to 3,359 square feet and are priced from the low $1 millions. Move-in ready homes are available.
The Future of Dublin
Especially with the new shopping and entertainment, Dublin has grown into a place where many people want to live. The city continues to add new facets. Its latest attraction is a new 31,000 square foot water park and boardwalk-style recreation complex called The Wave, located at Emerald Glen Park.
With more people moving to town comes more students. Dublin City Council is in discussions about adding a second high school to accommodate the growing community.