Pinole, California

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Old Town

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Old Town is a charming neighborhood, situated along historic San Pablo Avenue. The homes and apartments in the area sit on tree-lined streets and amidst beautifully preserved historic buildings. It's very "mainstreet USA". It’s also the only neighborhood in Pinole with a truly high walkscore for access to the several restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area. While there isn’t a ton to do in Pinole, all that’s happening, and much of the future development, is coming to Old Town. The median listing price for homes in Old Town is $699k and a median sale price of $680k. There are also several apartment buildings in the neighborhood including Ridgecrest Terrace and Villas at Harbor Pointe.

Pinole Valley


Located in the eastern part of Pinole it’s a popular family spot. It’s known as a quiet, truly suburban area and is prized for its proximity to Pinole Valley Park. Your kids will play little league and soccer games here. There’s also a wooded creek and a big dog park and 231 acres of open space to roam, run and recreate. The median home price in Pinole Valley is $781k so it runs a bit more expensive than other neighborhoods but purchase a home that hasn’t been fixed up yet and you can get it down in the $600ks.

Pinole Shores


Pinole Shores is the most popular neighborhood for families who embrace the proximity to the ocean and so they can raise their children by the beach! The neighborhoods waterfront location means access to the water and to Pinole Shores Park. This is a true sanctuary for nature lovers with amazing vistas of the water and the Vallejo Mountains as the backdrop to your walks/hikes and strolls. Families and just outdoor lovers couldn’t ask for a better neighbor than this shoreline park. The median listing price for homes here is $932k which can be scary but the median sale price is a more reasonable $650k.