Taking its name from the ‘north gate’ entry point to magnificent Mount Diablo (Devil Mountain) at the neighborhood’s edge, Walnut Creek’s Northgate Neighborhood is known for its luxurious properties and prestigious communities. These communities like Rancho Paraiso and also include the gated neighborhood of Mockingbird Hill and the semi-gated Shadowbrook contain some of Walnut Creek’s most desirable real estate. With the 18-hole Boundary Oaks championship golf course at one end of Northgate Neighborhood and Mount Diablo at the other, this neighborhood’s sense of class and exclusivity is unparalleled.
Northgate’s homes were mostly constructed by noted architectural firms such as Eichler, Falender, Permabilt, Plambeck, and Scott and Ball during the latter half of the 20th century. Additional exquisitely-designed custom builds were added to Rancho Paraiso by Harold Smith and Standard Pacific in the 1990s. Expect impeccable attention to detail in masterfully-designed properties--Northgate’s real estate showcases the finest in modern design whilst exuding classical elegance and simplicity.
The local diversity of housing options includes sprawling ranches and equestrian properties as well as large estates featuring vineyards and plenty of land to grow your own food. You will have multiple options, from condominiums, town homes, mid-century modern designs as well as traditional ranch style, suburban designs and large estates.
Northgate Neighborhood’s residents love the balance of security and convenience that the area provides. Other Bay Area regions can easily be reached through Walnut Creek’s nearby BART station and the city’s access to the I-680 and SR-24 highways. Northgate is a place to enjoy unencumbered privacy without sacrificing accessibility.
The recently-renovated Encina Grande Shopping Center is a short distance from the Northgate Neighborhood. Contained within Encina Grande’s 100,000-plus square feet of retail space is a Whole Foods Market and other local and national retailers.
Along with Boundary Oaks’ exquisite Robert Muir-designed golf course, residents of Northgate enjoy easy access to the Scottsdale Swim & Tennis Club. Arbolado and Heather Farm parks provide family-friendly green space and children’s play areas. For those who love the great outdoors, Mount Diablo contains 20,000 acres of trails and open space surrounding Diablo’s majestic 3,849 peak. Mount Diablo is a staple of the area, visible from almost anywhere in the Bay Area. Additional outdoor recreation opportunities can be found among the numerous equestrian centers lining Northgate Road.
Northgate is known for its outstanding local schools, with US News and World Report ranking Northgate High among the best schools in California.
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