Probably the most important item for parents moving into a new community is finding the right schools. Hercules has many choices. Check each out here:
West Contra Costa Unified School District
Ohlone Elementary School
Hanna Ranch Elementary School
Lupine Hills Elementary School
Hercules High School
John Swett Unified School District
Rodeo Hills Elementary School
Carquinez Middle School
Willow High School
John Swett High School
Equally as important is having the perfect local escape to picnic, let the kids play, take “Fido” for a walk, shoot a few hoops or host a family barbecue.
Following is a list of Hercules City Parks along with their location and a list of features. Permits (for larger groups) and park info is available at (510) 799-8291. There they can also tell you about Summer Camps, Aquatic and other sports programs and additional Park & Rec Activities.
– Play structures, open lawn space, jogging path
Beechnut Mini Park
199 Beachnut Drive
Duck Pond Park
997 Sycamore Avenue
– Walking trails, horseshoe pits, Bocce ball courts, gazebo, open grass areas, picnic tables, memorial tree grove
Foxboro Park and Tennis Courts
1025 Canterbury Avenue
– Recreation building, children’s tot lot, 2 tennis courts, 1 basketball court, picnic tables, barbecue pits, multi – use field, jogging trail
Frog Pad Park
1000 Willet Street
– Playground, children’s tot lot, picnic tables
Hanna Ranch Park
2480 Refugio Valley Road
– Ball field (unlighted), soccer fields, barbecue pit, picnic area
Ohlone Park and Community Garden
190 Turquoise Drive
-Picnic tables, barbecue pits, nature trail, community garden, dog park
Corner of Santa Fe and Railroad Avenue
– Barbecue pits, picnic tables, play area
Refugio Valley Park
1515 Refugio Valley Road
– Picnic tables, barbecue pits, jogging trail, lake, par course, multi-use field and a tot lot
1000 Tug Boat Lane
– Swings, play structures, barbecue pit, open lawn space, jogging path
Woodfield Park and Tennis Courts
1991 Lupine Road
– Children’s tot lot, 2 basketball courts, a softball field, multi-use field, 2 tennis courts
Hercules is ranked in Safewise Top Safest Cities in California for 2016 and the “most livable metro-area suburb” by Forbes.com. The Hercules Police Department works in partnership with the community serving 7 square miles and over 20,000 people. More about Hercules PD and Emergency Preparedness is here.
The city of Hercules is a friendly, forward thinking and family centric community. Events are created to bring everyone together throughout the year and there’s even a dedicated Hercules group on social media. Hercules and nearby Rodeo and Pinole boast terrific restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops.
#5 THE HOMES (Of course!)
The median home value in Hercules is $547,700. Hercules home values have gone up 7.9% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 2.0% within the next year.
Contact me today with questions and to start finding your new home!