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Kids Can Walk to School From Your New Home

More kids ride, rather than walk, to school in most cases nowadays; but imagine how nice it is for the families that live close enough to walk.

It’s September and all the kids are back in school.

Traffic patterns show the change, with most families driving their kids to school.

Some kids walk, but the increase of vehicles driving up to school grounds is definitely a sign of the times.

As a kid in Colorado, I walked the 10 blocks to school with my little brother in tow, walking in a bigger group as we encountered other kids on their way to Asbury Elementary.

When my kids were at , it was delightful to ride our bikes down the Iron Horse Trail, but the times of waving good-bye to children from the front porch are gone — I accompanied them door to door.

If you miss the good old days and wish your kids could walk down the block to school, here are some choices you may want to consider.

Alamo

101 La Serena Ave. is offered by Rick Fiset of Re/Max Accord. This is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom plus 2 ½ baths home with 4,200 square feet and situated on a .35 acre lot. It is a large traditional home with curb appeal, lots of spacious rooms (the property website includes a floorplan). The backyard has a pool and pool house, and the home sits adjacent to the Iron Horse Trail, and just a hop and a skip over the bridge on the trail to Hemme Avenue where Rancho Romero Elementary is located. Priced at $1,399,000. Visit the property’s website. For showings or questions, please call Rick at 925-362-0415.

Danville

1439 Harlan Dr. is offered by Joyce Papas and Glen Landrum of J. Rockcliff. This is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with 2,430 square feet located just down the street from Greenbrook Elementary. It is move-in ready with lovely hardwood and tile flooring, plus dual paned windows and new carpet and paint. Priced at $699,950. Visit the property’s website. For showings or questions, please call Joyce at 925-837-7110 or Glen at 925-855-4076.

San Ramon

950 Maricaibo Pl. is offered by Robert Arroyo of PMZ Real Estate. This is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 2,655 square feet on a .27 acre lot with a pool. Located in Twin Creeks near Twin Creeks Elementary. The kitchen has granite countertops, a center island, and tile flooring. Priced at $799,900. For showings or questions, please call Robert at 209-815-2610.

Dublin

7970 Vomac Rd. is offered by Carolynn Machi of Keller Williams. This is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 1,866 square feet just down the street from Dublin Elementary. Updated throughout, this home has two master suites and bamboo floors. Priced at $535,000. For showings or questions, please call Carolynn at 925-208-4853.

Pleasanton

2320 Crestline Rd. is offered by Matt Castro of Bay Valley Realty. This is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath home with 1,854 square feet in Pleasanton Valley near Walnut Grove Elementary. It is a single story with gleaming hardwood floors and a large backyard. Priced at $679,000. For questions or showings, please contact Matt at 510-909-1340.

Livermore

1457 Laguna St. is offered by Andy Hunt of Coldwell Banker. This is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with almost 2,500 square feet, located near Emma Smith Elementary. With a large bonus room expansion and a downstairs bed/bath, this is a comfortable family home. Priced at $477,423. See the virtual tour. For showings or more information, please call Andy at 925-371-5970.

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