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La Vina Apartments
4601 Gerrilyn Way
Livermore, CA | Windmill Springs
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
887 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
1100 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 08:00 PM
Furnished carpeted units with walk-in closets, dishwashers, reserved parking and private balconies. Community amenities include a sparkling pool and clubhouse. Located close to Robert Livermore Park and its walking trails.
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6 Units Available
The Arbors Apartments
3550 Pacific Ave
Livermore, CA | Jensen Tract
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,325
927 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Stroll through the beautifully landscaped grounds of The Arbors apartment community in the heart of the Livermore Valley.
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1 Unit Available
MaraLisa Meadows
6175 Water Lily Common
Livermore, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,218
845 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Situated in the Livermore Valley, just minutes from shopping and Downtown. Enjoy Livermore's finest restaurants and wineries and easy access to the 580 freeway.
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6 Units Available
Ageno
1055 Westwind Street #155
Livermore, CA | Ulmar
1 Bedroom
$2,300
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,830
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Indulge yourself with the Ageno Lifestyle! Ageno Apartments is a luxury, transit-oriented development that offers all of the convenience of nearby shopping, an easy commute via ACE Train , and a much-deserved escape from the hustle and bustle of
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2 Units Available
Briarwood Apartments
3819 East Ave
Livermore, CA | Jensen Tract
2 Bedrooms
$2,094
700 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
A charming community with green space, a large pool and parking. Apartments feature modern appliances, larger kitchens, and a patio or a balcony. Near Livermore High School and East Avenue Middle School.
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1 Unit Available
Alderwood Park
277 Junction Ave
Livermore, CA | Northside Livermore
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,034
649 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:42 PM
Alderwood Park Apartment Homes is located in Livermore, CA. Each of our 2-bedroom apartment homes features a modern kitchen with electric appliances including microwave, and granite countertops.
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7 Units Available
Autumn Springs
1700 Paseo Laguna Seco
Livermore, CA | Northside Livermore
1 Bedroom
$1,930
610 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,205
795 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Units have air conditioning, private patios or decks, and walk-in closets. Community offers clubhouse, fitness center and pool with spa. Located close to shops, parks, restaurants and entertainment.
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25 Units Available
Ironwood Apartments
5643 Charlotte Way
Livermore, CA | Wagner Farms
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,005
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,067
796 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Wine country living close to Arroyo Seco Elementary School and Big Trees Park. Pet-friendly units with in-unit washers and dryers, open living spaces, plank flooring and ceiling fans.
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5 Units Available
The Crossing at Arroyo Trail
156 N Murrieta Blvd
Livermore, CA | Murrieta Meadows
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,280
858 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 07:41 PM
Close access to I-580 and Highway 84. Oversized windows, beautiful views and natural landscaping. Park-like setting. On-site recycling. Playground and fitness area. Green community with resort-like pool.
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5 Units Available
Royal Gardens
434 Junction Ave
Livermore, CA | Leland Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,699
620 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:21 PM
Excellent location on Junction Ave., close to the Junction Ave. K-8 School. Residents enjoy units with bathtubs, ceiling fans, oven, range and garbage disposal. Community has pool, parking and package receiving.
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6 Units Available
Diablo Vista Apartments
1550 Springtown Blvd
Livermore, CA | Springtown
1 Bedroom
$1,985
636 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,285
838 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 06:20 PM
Enjoy the convenience and beauty of the Livermore Valley in our beautiful residences at Diablo Vista Apartments. Located on nine richly landscaped acres, this residential community is truly special.
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1 Unit Available
Catalina Crest
1038 Catalina Dr
Livermore, CA | Downtown Livermore
1 Bedroom
$1,775
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 26 at 05:27 AM
Great location, close to Carnegie Park and Railroad Ave. Units feature air conditioning, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Community has parking, pool, gym, and on-site laundry.
1 Unit Available
237 Flagstone Cmn
237 Flagstone Common
Livermore, CA | Carlton Square
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1933 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:29 AM
Barbara Brenzel - 925-413-9337 - Gorgeous 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home Located in a Great Neighborhood. One Bedroom & Full Bath Downstairs & Loft Area Upstairs along with a Large Master Suite and Second Bedroom with Full bath attached.
1 Unit Available
1557 2Nd St
1557 Second Street
Livermore, CA | Downtown Livermore
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1348 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:29 AM
Barbara Brenzel - 925-413-9337 - Gorgeous New Townhouse Located in Downtown Livermore. This Beautiful Contemporary Home features 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths. The Kitchen is appointed with SS Appliances, Gas Stove, and Refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
548 Heligan Lane
548 Heligan Lane
Livermore, CA | Isabel
4 Bedrooms
$3,600
2190 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:29 AM
Colleen McKean - 925-847-8880 - Beautiful contemporary Montage home, 3 Bedrooms, plus 3.5 baths and and bonus room or 4th bedroom with it's own bathroom. Stainless Steel appliances in the modern kitchen, open concept with kitchen living room combo.
1 Unit Available
5765 Edelweiss Way
5765 Edelweiss Way
Livermore, CA | Danbury
4 Bedrooms
$3,750
2463 sqft
Last updated November 27 at 12:23 AM
Call Mary Jane, Realtor, property manager, for an appointment to see this l home (925) 918-2425. Single story detached home in excellent condition with four bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and 2463 square feet of living space. Freshly painted inside.
1 Unit Available
1637 Hollyhock Street
1637 Hollyhock Street
Livermore, CA | Springtown
2 Bedrooms
$2,750
1280 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:41 PM
Located in Springtown, this is a single story house with approximately 1,280 square feet with a family room, casual dining area, carpets, blinds, granite counters, electric range, dishwasher, fridge, garbage disposal, built-in microwave, laundry
1 Unit Available
890 N M Street
890 North M Street
Livermore, CA | Northside Livermore
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
949 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
890 N M Street, Livermore, CA 94551 - This property is available NOW. This single story house is located in Livermore features two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, dining area, two-car garage with garage door openers.
1 Unit Available
1393 Arrowhead Ave
1393 Arrowhead Avenue
Livermore, CA | Danbury
6 Bedrooms
$4,700
3264 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Custom Home in Springtown Neighborhood of Livermore with Resort Amenities - One of a kind luxury custom home with private resort-like amenities, Beautiful 2 story home with 20' ceiling living room with hardwood floors throughout, formal dining
1 Unit Available
1825 Barcelona Street
1825 Barcelona Street
Livermore, CA | Sunset West
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1624 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
1825 Barcelona Street Available 12/12/20 Gorgeous Townhouse Available December! - Spend the holidays in your new home! This townhouse is conveniently located within walking distance of shops and within miles of downtown Livermore! This home was
1 Unit Available
2822 College Ave
2822 College Avenue
Livermore, CA | Southside Livermore
3 Bedrooms
$3,150
1600 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Desirable 3 Bedroom Townhouse on the Southside of Livermore - Beautiful Two-Story Townhouse in Livermore. This Home Features 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 2 Car Garage, Approx 1,600 sq ft , walking distance to downtown, close to Livermore wineries.
1 Unit Available
726 Shoemaker Dr
726 Shoemaker Drive
Livermore, CA | Danbury
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Available 11/28/20 3 Bed/2 Bath/2 Car Garage/Onsite Laundry/Big Yard - Property Id: 406582 New flooring, fresh paint, vaulted & cathedral ceilings, plantation shutters, updated Kitchen & Baths. Large backyard with cement pad + 220v for spa.
1 Unit Available
1085 Murrieta Blvd #109
1085 Murrieta Boulevard
Livermore, CA | Downtown Livermore
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
903 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
Lovely 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo Near Downtown Livermore - Located near downtown Livermore. Within easy reach via I-580 and Highway 84.
1 Unit Available
644 Heligan Ln Unit 4
644 Heligan Lane
Livermore, CA | Isabel
4 Bedrooms
$3,650
2190 sqft
Last updated November 26 at 10:28 AM
644 Heligan Ln Unit 4, Livermore, CA 94551, United States - Garage - Attached - Lease Term : Shortest = 6 Months, Desired = 12 Months, Longest = 24 Months - Deposit : Deposit : 3650 - Laundry : Hookup - Included Utilities : Landscaping;HOA Fees -
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Livermore properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Livermore. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.
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You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Livermore. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include California College of the Arts, University of California-Hastings College of Law, Golden Gate University-San Francisco, California Institute of Integral Studies, and University of San Francisco.

City Guide

Livermore
Oh, Livermore. Though the name may conjure up some pretty gross images (bodily processes, liverwurst, liver spots), Livermore is actually a ritzy, high-class Bay Area 'burb that has little in common with the less delicate things in life. Now let's get your apartment search started!
Oh, Livermore. Though the name may conjure up some pretty gross images (bodily processes, liverwurst, liver spots), Livermore is actually a ritzy, high-class Bay Area 'burb that has little in common with the less delicate things in life. Now let's get your apartment search started!

Livermore is generally regarded as the easternmost city in the Bay Area, and is located about 30 miles from the Silicon Valley and 45 miles from San Francisco proper. The big employer in town is the federally-funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which is located on the east side of town. Originally settled as ranching land, Livermore made the quick transition to high-class Bay Area city during the technology boom. An increase in population and the economy, and the development of the i-Gate complex, quickly made Livermore one of the wealthiest cities in the nation.

Livermore, Where the Living is Easy

In addition to several shopping areas throughout town, Livermore's downtown has recently undergone a renovation. Now, a walkable stretch of trendy and unique restaurants, bars and shops line the streets of the heart of town. If you're looking for some family-friendly and educational events, check out the much beloved Livermore library system, which has a solid supply of free and low-cost programming.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Livermore area are the vineyards and wineries located about a mile from downtown. Open for tours and tastings, these scenic farms draw in thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Livermore, Where the Living is Easy
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In addition to several shopping areas throughout town, Livermore's downtown has recently undergone a renovation. Now, a walkable stretch of trendy and unique restaurants, bars and shops line the streets of the heart of town. If you're looking for some family-friendly and educational events, check out the much beloved Livermore library system, which has a solid supply of free and low-cost programming.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Livermore area are the vineyards and wineries located about a mile from downtown. Open for tours and tastings, these scenic farms draw in thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Neighborhoods in Livermore

East Side The east side of Livermore, colloquially called "The Lab Neighborhood," due to its proximity to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, is one of the best deal areas around. In such a high-income city it can be difficult to find quality housing at an affordable rate, but this area is safe and popular for singles and families alike. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1500-1700.

South and West and Southwest Sides Southwest Livermore is home to Ruby Hill, which unlike Ruby Ridge, is a highly desirable neighborhood for big money types. Located adjacent to Livermore's wineries and vineyards, and the exclusive Ruby Hill Golf Course, this area was developed to house area scientists and Silicon Valley big wigs. When looking for rentals on the southwest side of town, you'll see a lot of words like, "luxury," "estates," and "executive." I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this means big dollar signs. Rentals in this area can also be difficult to find, but occasionally, mansions will become available for $5,000-8,000.

Neighborhoods in Livermore
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East Side The east side of Livermore, colloquially called "The Lab Neighborhood," due to its proximity to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, is one of the best deal areas around. In such a high-income city it can be difficult to find quality housing at an affordable rate, but this area is safe and popular for singles and families alike. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1500-1700.

South and West and Southwest Sides Southwest Livermore is home to Ruby Hill, which unlike Ruby Ridge, is a highly desirable neighborhood for big money types. Located adjacent to Livermore's wineries and vineyards, and the exclusive Ruby Hill Golf Course, this area was developed to house area scientists and Silicon Valley big wigs. When looking for rentals on the southwest side of town, you'll see a lot of words like, "luxury," "estates," and "executive." I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this means big dollar signs. Rentals in this area can also be difficult to find, but occasionally, mansions will become available for $5,000-8,000.

North Side

North Livermore, for the most part, is home to many of the city's affordable, family-friendly rental homes. Generally, the farther east you go on the north side, the more quality houses you'll find. This can be a pain if you're commuting westwards to San Francisco. Directly north of downtown Livermore, there is a small patch of streets that locals consider slightly dangerous. However, Livermore residents have a different idea of danger than say, someone living in urban San Francisco. Get a feel for northern Livermore neighborhoods before settling, particularly in the area directly north of downtown.

North Side
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North Livermore, for the most part, is home to many of the city's affordable, family-friendly rental homes. Generally, the farther east you go on the north side, the more quality houses you'll find. This can be a pain if you're commuting westwards to San Francisco. Directly north of downtown Livermore, there is a small patch of streets that locals consider slightly dangerous. However, Livermore residents have a different idea of danger than say, someone living in urban San Francisco. Get a feel for northern Livermore neighborhoods before settling, particularly in the area directly north of downtown.

Livermore Rental Tips

While finding suitable rentals in Livermore isn't impossible, it can be a little more difficult than apartment-hunting in more urban areas. Most rentals will be located in suburban-type developments with community and fitness centers, swimming pools and other amenities. You'll be able to find these rentals without the aid of a real estate agent, as they are rented directly through management companies (and this here website!). If you're looking for more high-end Ruby Hill "estates" or single-family homes, you'll need to enlist an agent to maximize your search potential.

Even though there aren't a whole lot of rentals available, most are generally very nice and frequently offer flexible lease options and deals on reduced deposits, application fees and your first month's rent.

Keep in mind, a lot of rentals, particularly single-family homes and townhouses, will have a homeowners' association fee. Some of these fees are built into the rental rates and some are not. Be sure to negotiate the HOA fee with your landlord before signing a lease!

Livermore Rental Tips
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While finding suitable rentals in Livermore isn't impossible, it can be a little more difficult than apartment-hunting in more urban areas. Most rentals will be located in suburban-type developments with community and fitness centers, swimming pools and other amenities. You'll be able to find these rentals without the aid of a real estate agent, as they are rented directly through management companies (and this here website!). If you're looking for more high-end Ruby Hill "estates" or single-family homes, you'll need to enlist an agent to maximize your search potential.

Even though there aren't a whole lot of rentals available, most are generally very nice and frequently offer flexible lease options and deals on reduced deposits, application fees and your first month's rent.

Keep in mind, a lot of rentals, particularly single-family homes and townhouses, will have a homeowners' association fee. Some of these fees are built into the rental rates and some are not. Be sure to negotiate the HOA fee with your landlord before signing a lease!

Commuting

Okay, so Livermore has got beautiful scenery, vineyards and fancy housing galore. One thing Livermore doesn't have is a convenient commute to most places you'll want to go.

Though there's a big push to bring BART service into Livermore proper soon, there are no real plans in place to connect the city with the greater San Francisco area. The closest BART station is in the nearby town of Pleasanton, which is accessible via bus or car. However, the commute into and out of the city during rush hour is particularly painful, and this 15-mile drive can sometimes take up to 30 minutes. From there, the BART will take you into the city in about 40 minutes.

Okay, so the BART is pretty annoying. I'll just drive into the city! Nope. No you won't. I mean you can, but be prepared for long delays on the 580 and the Bay Bridge.

The commute to San Jose and Silicone Valley is slightly less terrible, though definitely not ideal. Many Livermore residents commute to work in this area, so traffic, though definitely better than headed into San Francisco, is still pretty congested. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) has two stations in Livermore and operates from Livermore into Silicon Valley/San Jose and Stockton.

Buses and the ACE Train operate out of the downtown transit center which also provides fixed route service throughout the greater Livermore area.

Got all you needed to get? We hope so. Best of luck finding your new Livermore abode. We sure hope it's fancy!

Commuting
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Okay, so Livermore has got beautiful scenery, vineyards and fancy housing galore. One thing Livermore doesn't have is a convenient commute to most places you'll want to go.

Though there's a big push to bring BART service into Livermore proper soon, there are no real plans in place to connect the city with the greater San Francisco area. The closest BART station is in the nearby town of Pleasanton, which is accessible via bus or car. However, the commute into and out of the city during rush hour is particularly painful, and this 15-mile drive can sometimes take up to 30 minutes. From there, the BART will take you into the city in about 40 minutes.

Okay, so the BART is pretty annoying. I'll just drive into the city! Nope. No you won't. I mean you can, but be prepared for long delays on the 580 and the Bay Bridge.

The commute to San Jose and Silicone Valley is slightly less terrible, though definitely not ideal. Many Livermore residents commute to work in this area, so traffic, though definitely better than headed into San Francisco, is still pretty congested. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) has two stations in Livermore and operates from Livermore into Silicon Valley/San Jose and Stockton.

Buses and the ACE Train operate out of the downtown transit center which also provides fixed route service throughout the greater Livermore area.

Got all you needed to get? We hope so. Best of luck finding your new Livermore abode. We sure hope it's fancy!

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City Guide

Livermore
Oh, Livermore. Though the name may conjure up some pretty gross images (bodily processes, liverwurst, liver spots), Livermore is actually a ritzy, high-class Bay Area 'burb that has little in common with the less delicate things in life. Now let's get your apartment search started!
Oh, Livermore. Though the name may conjure up some pretty gross images (bodily processes, liverwurst, liver spots), Livermore is actually a ritzy, high-class Bay Area 'burb that has little in common with the less delicate things in life. Now let's get your apartment search started!

Livermore is generally regarded as the easternmost city in the Bay Area, and is located about 30 miles from the Silicon Valley and 45 miles from San Francisco proper. The big employer in town is the federally-funded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory which is located on the east side of town. Originally settled as ranching land, Livermore made the quick transition to high-class Bay Area city during the technology boom. An increase in population and the economy, and the development of the i-Gate complex, quickly made Livermore one of the wealthiest cities in the nation.

Livermore, Where the Living is Easy

In addition to several shopping areas throughout town, Livermore's downtown has recently undergone a renovation. Now, a walkable stretch of trendy and unique restaurants, bars and shops line the streets of the heart of town. If you're looking for some family-friendly and educational events, check out the much beloved Livermore library system, which has a solid supply of free and low-cost programming.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Livermore area are the vineyards and wineries located about a mile from downtown. Open for tours and tastings, these scenic farms draw in thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Livermore, Where the Living is Easy
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In addition to several shopping areas throughout town, Livermore's downtown has recently undergone a renovation. Now, a walkable stretch of trendy and unique restaurants, bars and shops line the streets of the heart of town. If you're looking for some family-friendly and educational events, check out the much beloved Livermore library system, which has a solid supply of free and low-cost programming.

Perhaps the biggest draw to the Livermore area are the vineyards and wineries located about a mile from downtown. Open for tours and tastings, these scenic farms draw in thousands of residents and visitors each year.

Neighborhoods in Livermore

East Side The east side of Livermore, colloquially called "The Lab Neighborhood," due to its proximity to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, is one of the best deal areas around. In such a high-income city it can be difficult to find quality housing at an affordable rate, but this area is safe and popular for singles and families alike. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1500-1700.

South and West and Southwest Sides Southwest Livermore is home to Ruby Hill, which unlike Ruby Ridge, is a highly desirable neighborhood for big money types. Located adjacent to Livermore's wineries and vineyards, and the exclusive Ruby Hill Golf Course, this area was developed to house area scientists and Silicon Valley big wigs. When looking for rentals on the southwest side of town, you'll see a lot of words like, "luxury," "estates," and "executive." I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this means big dollar signs. Rentals in this area can also be difficult to find, but occasionally, mansions will become available for $5,000-8,000.

Neighborhoods in Livermore
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East Side The east side of Livermore, colloquially called "The Lab Neighborhood," due to its proximity to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, is one of the best deal areas around. In such a high-income city it can be difficult to find quality housing at an affordable rate, but this area is safe and popular for singles and families alike. Two bedrooms here generally range from $1500-1700.

South and West and Southwest Sides Southwest Livermore is home to Ruby Hill, which unlike Ruby Ridge, is a highly desirable neighborhood for big money types. Located adjacent to Livermore's wineries and vineyards, and the exclusive Ruby Hill Golf Course, this area was developed to house area scientists and Silicon Valley big wigs. When looking for rentals on the southwest side of town, you'll see a lot of words like, "luxury," "estates," and "executive." I'm sure I don't have to tell you that this means big dollar signs. Rentals in this area can also be difficult to find, but occasionally, mansions will become available for $5,000-8,000.

North Side

North Livermore, for the most part, is home to many of the city's affordable, family-friendly rental homes. Generally, the farther east you go on the north side, the more quality houses you'll find. This can be a pain if you're commuting westwards to San Francisco. Directly north of downtown Livermore, there is a small patch of streets that locals consider slightly dangerous. However, Livermore residents have a different idea of danger than say, someone living in urban San Francisco. Get a feel for northern Livermore neighborhoods before settling, particularly in the area directly north of downtown.

North Side
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North Livermore, for the most part, is home to many of the city's affordable, family-friendly rental homes. Generally, the farther east you go on the north side, the more quality houses you'll find. This can be a pain if you're commuting westwards to San Francisco. Directly north of downtown Livermore, there is a small patch of streets that locals consider slightly dangerous. However, Livermore residents have a different idea of danger than say, someone living in urban San Francisco. Get a feel for northern Livermore neighborhoods before settling, particularly in the area directly north of downtown.

Livermore Rental Tips

While finding suitable rentals in Livermore isn't impossible, it can be a little more difficult than apartment-hunting in more urban areas. Most rentals will be located in suburban-type developments with community and fitness centers, swimming pools and other amenities. You'll be able to find these rentals without the aid of a real estate agent, as they are rented directly through management companies (and this here website!). If you're looking for more high-end Ruby Hill "estates" or single-family homes, you'll need to enlist an agent to maximize your search potential.

Even though there aren't a whole lot of rentals available, most are generally very nice and frequently offer flexible lease options and deals on reduced deposits, application fees and your first month's rent.

Keep in mind, a lot of rentals, particularly single-family homes and townhouses, will have a homeowners' association fee. Some of these fees are built into the rental rates and some are not. Be sure to negotiate the HOA fee with your landlord before signing a lease!

Livermore Rental Tips
+

While finding suitable rentals in Livermore isn't impossible, it can be a little more difficult than apartment-hunting in more urban areas. Most rentals will be located in suburban-type developments with community and fitness centers, swimming pools and other amenities. You'll be able to find these rentals without the aid of a real estate agent, as they are rented directly through management companies (and this here website!). If you're looking for more high-end Ruby Hill "estates" or single-family homes, you'll need to enlist an agent to maximize your search potential.

Even though there aren't a whole lot of rentals available, most are generally very nice and frequently offer flexible lease options and deals on reduced deposits, application fees and your first month's rent.

Keep in mind, a lot of rentals, particularly single-family homes and townhouses, will have a homeowners' association fee. Some of these fees are built into the rental rates and some are not. Be sure to negotiate the HOA fee with your landlord before signing a lease!

Commuting

Okay, so Livermore has got beautiful scenery, vineyards and fancy housing galore. One thing Livermore doesn't have is a convenient commute to most places you'll want to go.

Though there's a big push to bring BART service into Livermore proper soon, there are no real plans in place to connect the city with the greater San Francisco area. The closest BART station is in the nearby town of Pleasanton, which is accessible via bus or car. However, the commute into and out of the city during rush hour is particularly painful, and this 15-mile drive can sometimes take up to 30 minutes. From there, the BART will take you into the city in about 40 minutes.

Okay, so the BART is pretty annoying. I'll just drive into the city! Nope. No you won't. I mean you can, but be prepared for long delays on the 580 and the Bay Bridge.

The commute to San Jose and Silicone Valley is slightly less terrible, though definitely not ideal. Many Livermore residents commute to work in this area, so traffic, though definitely better than headed into San Francisco, is still pretty congested. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) has two stations in Livermore and operates from Livermore into Silicon Valley/San Jose and Stockton.

Buses and the ACE Train operate out of the downtown transit center which also provides fixed route service throughout the greater Livermore area.

Got all you needed to get? We hope so. Best of luck finding your new Livermore abode. We sure hope it's fancy!

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Okay, so Livermore has got beautiful scenery, vineyards and fancy housing galore. One thing Livermore doesn't have is a convenient commute to most places you'll want to go.

Though there's a big push to bring BART service into Livermore proper soon, there are no real plans in place to connect the city with the greater San Francisco area. The closest BART station is in the nearby town of Pleasanton, which is accessible via bus or car. However, the commute into and out of the city during rush hour is particularly painful, and this 15-mile drive can sometimes take up to 30 minutes. From there, the BART will take you into the city in about 40 minutes.

Okay, so the BART is pretty annoying. I'll just drive into the city! Nope. No you won't. I mean you can, but be prepared for long delays on the 580 and the Bay Bridge.

The commute to San Jose and Silicone Valley is slightly less terrible, though definitely not ideal. Many Livermore residents commute to work in this area, so traffic, though definitely better than headed into San Francisco, is still pretty congested. The Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) has two stations in Livermore and operates from Livermore into Silicon Valley/San Jose and Stockton.

Buses and the ACE Train operate out of the downtown transit center which also provides fixed route service throughout the greater Livermore area.

Got all you needed to get? We hope so. Best of luck finding your new Livermore abode. We sure hope it's fancy!