May 29, 2013

Welcome to Hilvista!!

Yesterday’s Fremont house was such a hit, let’s return to South Alameda County for today’s property.  Enjoy this premium listing in the highly regarded enclave of Newark!

130528-lakewood-redfin36623 LAKEWOOD Dr
Newark, CA 94560
$489,000

4 Beds
2 Baths
1,360 Sq. Ft.
$360 / Sq. Ft.
Built: 1962 Lot
Size: 7,800 Sq. Ft.
On Redfin: 1 day
Type: Detached
Stories: 1
County: Alameda
Style: Ranch
Community: Hill Vista
MLS#: 40616298

Welcome to Hilvista!! This four bedroom home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac close to Lakeshore Park. Located on a 7800 square foot lot, this home has been very well maintained and comes with a 6 year old composition roof. Spacious kitchen, inside laundry, hardwood flooring under carpeting & more. .

130528-lakewood-yardYes, Newark is indeed an enclave, surrounded completely by Fremont because it didn’t want to join in the the fun when the other 5 towns merged into a ginormous, sprawling mini-Los Angeles, only without the film industry and Rodeo Drive. Instead there’s NewPark Mall, which is better because there’s waaaaay more parking.

Thing about Newark is it’s entirely in the flatlands, so the name Hill Vista (or Hilvista) is a bit of a conundrum. Then we realized the vista is in the back yard.

Comments (4) -- Posted by: madhaus @ 5:05 am

4 Responses to “Welcome to Hilvista!!”

  1. nomadic Says:

    Yay, an even smaller house with four bedrooms!

    Does anyone have a good Del Boca Vista joke to add?

  2. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    5 comments is a ‘hit’? Oh Burbed, how the housing bust has hurt. Wait, aren’t we back in another bubble? Get ready for 130 reply posts again!

  3. CB Says:

    One of those townships (Niles) was home to the biggest film studio at the time. It was called Essanay Studios, where Bronco Billy filmed a couple hundred silent films. Charlie Chaplin had a stint. Most train scenes from the old silent films were done in the Niles Canyon.

    It’s a pretty cool place, but I have my biases.

  4. Dewane Says:

    Niles is OK, but there’s only a very few ways in or out. There’s Sullivan Underpass which was closed a lot the past few years, and it’s way up off of Mission. Having said all that, I kind of like it too.


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