Highly Desirable Neighborhood with Many Amenities For All Ages
The population of Pinole was approximately 17,500 when we moved in April 1987 and now totals 18,390. An increase of less than a 1,000 people with an amazing surge in available services. It is one of many small “bedroom communities” along the I-80 corridor where retirees stay and “kids” return to raise their families. Even though the size of the City has not changed significantly, the available services continue to keep pace with the changing needs of the population. In addition to the amenities, you can’t beat the climate in Pinole. Not too hot and not too cold and especially not that windy like many other California cities.
We’ve seen Pinole go from one grocery store and one pharmacy to a place where you can find anything and everything! You can easily walk to the new high school (opening fall 2018), Trader Joes, Sprouts, many types of restaurants and services, a wonderful elementary school, several preschools, a dog park, skate park, baseball and softball fields and don’t forget the local West Cat bus stop across the street. The West Cat bus will take you downtown where you will find more wonderful restaurants, a fantastic Senior Center and a bus connection to the local YMCA, additional local schools and Bart Express. We’ve got it all!
We bought this property over 30 years ago and have always been surrounded by friendly families that are just starting out; or established families raising their families here; or parents that have decided to stay and retire here and now have their children moving back to raise their families just doors away from their parents. That says something about the community!
What we have always loved about our home is the morning NE exposure and the privacy we are able to experience both in our back yard and on our front deck. You can sit in the private alcove on the back deck and watch the hummingbirds, squirrels or just simply look at the beautiful reflections in the pool. Or as we often did, entertain family and friends outside while barbequing and experiencing the solar heated pool or simply relax in the sun experiencing the beautiful climate we so enjoy in Pinole!