POV: You’re planning a date for your special someone but don’t know where to start. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few recommendations up our sleeve. Keep reading as we uncover some not-so-hidden (but ever-so-epic) gems near Boulevard.
Get your fill of fresh air and flowers in every shade at Dublin Hills Regional Park. Wow your loved one with a California superbloom in full effect along with breathtaking views of the Bay Area landscape. The thing we love most about Dublin Hills Regional Park? All the trails that weave through your pick of 652 acres of green. Nothing beats a little outdoors time with your favorite person.
If your lover’s a lover of all things sweet, treat them to the decadence of Meadowlark Dairy, located in downtown Pleasanton. Here, happiness comes by the cone – so if you want to experience the richest swirls around, we suggest you give this place a try. Drive through for a cone-on-the-go or step right up to choose your flavor. And trust us when we say your taste buds will thank you.
Happy hour, anyone? Stop by McGrail Vineyards for some exquisite sips of award-winning wines while soaking in a panorama of Livermore Valley from a patio and picnic area. Enjoy a live band, take a cheese and chocolate pairing class or simply stop by the tasting room, open daily from 11am to 5pm. We can’t picture a better way to unwind.
Now that you’ve got some ideas to add to your agenda, tag us on Instagram or Facebook once you and your loved ones put your plans to action. And in the meantime, follow us on TikTok for more outing inspo and updates about the community.A Supermom Special
Meet Darwin – a Boulevard homeowner, devoted father and doting husband to Sydney. Darwin didn’t want this Mother’s Day to be just any other Sunday for his wife. So he reached out to our team at Boulevard and requested we feature the woman at the center of his world.
“She’s just a kind soul. She’s one of the most selfless people I know, and I’m not just saying that cause she’s my wife. It’s one of the reasons I fell in love with her,” Darwin shares.
Sydney is supermom to two girls – four-year-old Izzy and one-year-old Maddy. A dedicated career woman, she works as a clinical psychologist, providing mental health services to the homeless population throughout the Bay Area.
She met Darwin in SoCal back in 2006 through a community choir group – an interaction Darwin describes as “love at first sight.” The couple married soon after, and once Sydney completed her doctorate in psychology, they returned to NorCal to be closer to their families.
One day, Darwin and Sydney stopped by Boulevard to tour a model home within the community. Boulevard had caught Darwin’s eye on his daily commute to Stanford Hospital, and he felt it was time, alongside his wife, to explore what would become their family’s future home. “The operational workflow of our family dynamic worked so well with this particular floor plan,” Darwin recalls. A “huge room” on the third floor was of particular interest to the couple. “We could foresee our two kids using it as a playroom,” Darwin says.
And as for the community, it was like falling in love all over again. “It’s very innovative and revolutionary, in my opinion. It’s very catered to young families – all the pocket parks and the very modern design really appealed to us. We saw ourselves settling down there.”
Though Darwin and Sydney had originally hoped to settle down at Boulevard after Izzy was born, it wasn’t until the birth of their second child, Maddy, that they were ready to trade in their packed condo for a brand new home at Boulevard.
“Ready” might be an understatement. Less than a week after their family of three became four, Darwin camped out at 3AM to secure a home at Boulevard since, at the time of their purchase, the homes were available on a first-come, first-served basis. The sacrifice of sleep was worth it – Darwin beat the line, and the family soon relocated to Skyline, a townhome neighborhood within Boulevard.
The happy family has been in their new home at Skyline for nearly a year now and couldn’t be more pleased with where they ended up. Darwin and Sydney’s busy work schedules mean every weekend is precious – and nothing short of an adventure for their daughters. Whether it’s painting in Boulevard’s pocket parks, biking around The Track or enjoying nearby activities such as Color Me Mine or Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park, this family certainly knows how to have a good time.
When asked about their neighbors, Darwin tells us, “I feel like we’re all the same demographic. Young professionals with young kids.” And for Maddy and Izzy, that means endless amounts of fun on their block. Darwin also shared that they celebrated Maddy’s first birthday at The Rec Center alongside 200 of their friends and family. If that doesn’t say “community,” we don’t know what does.
Darwin and the girls have a couple things up their sleeve for Sydney this Mother’s Day, but we’re sparing the details for the sake of the surprise. Thank you, Sydney, for providing such a beautiful example of motherhood.
And to all the moms at Boulevard – we see you. And we’d like to say thank you. Juggling work and raising children is a balancing act, and not always an easy one. The least we can do is provide a comfy, welcoming place to come home to.
This Mother’s Day, take some time to shout-out the moms in your life – we wouldn’t be here without you!Take a Ride at Boulevard
Four neighborhoods. One trolley. And a route packed with snacks, everyone-friendly activities and backstage views of this Dublin community.
Join us on Saturday, April 22 from 1pm to 4pm for a fun-filled day you won’t forget.
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The trolley shuttle will be available at the following stops:
Abbey Model Homes/Homequarters Sales Gallery
5862 Silver Place, Dublin, CA 94568
Venice Welcome Home Center
6005 Marble Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Lombard Welcome Home Center
6106 Romeo Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Melrose Model Homes
6127 Amethyst Street, Dublin, CA 94568
The Rec Center
5801 Sterling Street, Dublin, CA 94568
Residents enjoy incredible community amenities like the spacious Rec Center, 15 pocket parks and the 31-acre Don Biddle Community Park plus walking proximity to BART, easy access to major freeways, top-rated schools and the area’s best retail and dining options.Move-In Ready & Made for You
Whether it’s spacious single-family homes or stylish townhomes, there’s something for every lifestyle at Boulevard. Discover these featured move-in ready homes and all that Boulevard has to offer, from the 15 themed parks and nearby Don Biddle Community Park to the clubhouse and fitness centers.
Quick Move-In Homes at Boulevard
Broadway by Brookfield Residential
Homesite 42 | Residence 2
5470 Arnold Road
2,745 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms
Venice by Lennar
Homesite 82 | Residence 3Y
5613 Metropolitan Way
2,756 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Bathrooms
Lombard by Lennar
Homesite 63 | Residence 2A
5820 Silhouette Court
2,466 Sq. Ft. | 4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms
We’re opening our doors and welcoming Abbey, the newest collection of townhomes by Brookfield Residential. Be the first to tour the brand new model homes and see what this exciting new neighborhood has to offer on Saturday, March 18 from 10am to 5pm.
About Abbey by Brookfield Residential
This new townhome neighborhood breathes new light into your life. You’re able to take full advantage of up to 2,430 square feet of thoughtfully designed living space, with accents that improve your lifestyle around every curated corner of your Abbey home. Bonus rooms, sprawling patios and gourmet kitchens grant you the title of master host.
Approx. 2,192 Sq. Ft.
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Approx. 2,398 Sq. Ft.
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Approx. 2,430 Sq. Ft.
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You’ll find everything you need right outside your front door – parks, trails and a brand new 14,500-square-foot rec center. Quick access to BART and I-680 connects you to all that’s exciting about the Bay Area. Abbey is both your sweet escape and your home base.
Make sure to stop by Saturday, March 18 at the Brookfield Residential Homequarters to see for yourself.
Saturday, March 18
10am to 5pm
5862 Silver Place, Dublin, CA 94568
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Meet Sophia and Alex – the creative masterminds behind this DIY guest room at Boulevard and hosts to some very lucky overnight guests.
Alex and Sophia saw their guest room as a chance to carve out a cozy spot for those visiting their home, an opportunity to combine their individual design preferences to create one cohesive, visually appealing space. And that’s exactly what they did.
Bringing a background in fashion and plenty of creative direction to the table, Sophia took the reins on this home project. Inspired by the quaint, eclectic feel of boutique hotels, the guest room is the couple’s Pinterest board brought to life.
While Sophia is a fan of bold design, saturated colors and maximalist décor, Alex appreciates the simplicity of Scandinavian style – think IKEA-esque furnishings and minimalist fixtures. They met in the middle, melding masculine design elements with the softness of earth tones and pops of pattern throughout.
Thankfully for Alex and Sophia, Boulevard is close to shopping destinations that covered each of their design needs. The couple found colorful deco-accent books, a striped accent blanket and dazzling golden frames at HomeGoods®, followed by a visit to Crate & Barrel, where they picked up an eccentric bedside lamp. As for the art, only some pieces were purchased – the rest are original pieces by Sophia herself.
After settling on the room’s design and gathering the materials to make it happen, the couple got to work. Alex took the lead on construction, and the room began to come together with every trip to the Lowe’s® nearby.
Sophia referred to the finished product as “mid-century,” the perfect blend of her and her husband’s styles. Each touch to the room was made with intention, and it certainly shows. The couple jokes that their cat, Charlie, might make the guest room his new residence. With a pillow like that, who could blame him?
For Alex and Sophia, what started as a vision for their guest room makeover became a wildly successful, did-it-themselves home project. So if you want your Boulevard home to feel a little more like you, take it from these two – DIY renovation is entirely within reach.
For more on what’s happening in and around the homes at Boulevard, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.Things to Do in Dublin
They say location is everything, and there’s no place that rings truer than at Boulevard in Dublin. Here, excitement abounds wherever you are, whether within the community, boasting abundant options to play—from the 15 pocket parks to the newly minted 31-acre Don Biddle Community Park to the fully souped-up Rec Center—or just beyond its welcoming gates.
It’s no secret that Dublin and the surrounding area are teeming with opportunities to get out and have a good time—with places to be active, celebrate new beginnings and enjoy the company of friends and family. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the top happenings near you.
Welcome the Year of the Rabbit in Style
One of the best parts about living in a location as dynamic and diverse as Dublin: plenty of options to ring in the Lunar New Year. Hop into the Year of the Rabbit at Livermore Valley Arts’ Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 21. Festivities at this free event are open to the public, and from 10am to 4pm, visitors will delight in cultural dances, exhilarating martial arts demonstrations as well as traditional bites, themed crafts and so much more.
Hop on the BART, just minutes from Boulevard, or pack the family into your car and head to Jack London Square in Oakland for a fun-filled Lunar New Year event on Saturday, January 21. From 1pm to 3pm, you and your family can enjoy lion dancers, martial arts performances and fun giveaways. Not to mention, your kids will have the chance to craft their own bunny-themed crown, followed by a Year of the Rabbit photo opp. Making memories is effortless when Boulevard is home.
Let’s Get Musical
Show us those jazz hands! On Thursday, January 26, give your date night vibes a little boost with the musical stylings of vocalists from Jazz at Lincoln Center. This all-star combo will transport you through four decades of music, starting from the early blues of the 1920s to toe-tapping tunes from the early ’50s. Turn out to enjoy an uplifting twist on iconic singers, such as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Billie Holiday. Get details on an evening brimming with the classics here—it’ll be one for the (chorus) books.
A Nod to Chinese Heritage
Celebrated for its extensive automotive collection and award-winning Spirit of the Old West gallery, Blackhawk Museum is back at it—this time, with an exhibit dedicated to Chinese culture, symbolism and history. The Into China display showcases one of the largest miniature models of the Forbidden City as well as replicas of the famed Terracotta warriors and
ornamental ceramics from the Ming and Qing dynasties. This is your chance to see a rich history unfold through porcelain artistry.
The New American Backyard
If you love Dublin as much as we do, then we’ve got news for you! Drop by Dublin Heritage Parks and Museums and enjoy a 10-acre park where preserved buildings from the 1850s tell the story of our beloved city’s early settlers. Self-guided tour brochures offer unique insights into Dublin’s storied past, and from February 2023 to August 2023, visitors will get a look at a never-before-seen exhibit. Discover how the city you call home became the well-connected haven it is today—drop by in February for a look at the first images of Dublin’s freeway intersections and residences.
Just because the holiday season has come to an end, doesn’t mean seasonal activities have to. Head over to Dublin Iceland for the family’s favorite winter activity—ice skating! Whether you’re looking to brush up on your skills, unleash your inner Michelle Kwan or get a little friendly competition going over a game of broomball, you’ll find it all right around the corner at Dublin Iceland.
Let’s Get Revving
Got the need for speed? Then you need Indoor Karting Dublin. Put that pedal to the metal and enjoy a high-octane yet family-friendly afternoon of indoor karting with your loved ones in an air-conditioned location. Post race, cool down in the coolest way possible—at the on-site arcade, where air hockey and billiards await!
And that’s the wonderful thing about life at this fresh, active community—your favorite ways to live it up are simply around the corner. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a family bike ride around Boulevard, settle in for a picnic at one of our fun-friendly pocket parks, watch your little ones enjoy imaginative play at the distinctive play structures at neighboring Don Biddle Community Park or venture into the surrounding areas—when you’re looking for a good time, the best options around are never too far from home.
For a chance to call Boulevard home, look to our website to find the perfect neighborhood for you. Don’t forget to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram.Skyline and Broadway Are Going…Going…Almost Gone!
Going…going…almost gone! We’re down to our last few homes for sale at Skyline and Broadway, so if a trendy townhome-style condo at Boulevard has been on your wish list for a while, now’s your final opportunity to make it a reality.
Broadway by Brookfield Residential boasts up to 2,745 square feet of space with high-tech and energy-efficient features aplenty. Thanks to a solar prep conduit and eco-friendly air conditioning ready for installation, your Broadway home is a step toward a greener future. Plan 1 offers three beds and three baths with a ground-floor bedroom and attached bath, so out-of-town guests feel right at home. A staircase leads up to an open-concept main floor, where you can play the perfect host in a spacious kitchen and great room. Much like Plan 1, Plan 3 includes a first-floor bedroom and bathroom with the addition of walk-in closets in each bedroom, so every resident’s wardrobe has its own niche in your home.
Both Plan 2 and Plan 4 put privacy at the forefront thanks to a top-floor owner’s suite with its own walk-in closet, while plenty of storage throughout means keeping your home organized will be effortless. Plan 4 even offers a walk-in pantry in the kitchen, so the ingredients for your perfect holiday feast are grab-and-go.
Skyline brings just as much style and functionality to the table. Brimming with Lennar’s Everything’s Included® features and technology at no extra cost to you, each remaining home comes with stylish GE® stainless steel appliances, Shaker-style, soft-close, beech cabinets and timeless Moen® faucets. Plus, energy- and cost-saving LED lighting and a Ring video doorbell offer peace of mind on all fronts. On top of it all, the three remaining plans offer a trio of bedrooms each but feature distinctive layouts—that’s how you know the perfect floor plan for you is right here.
Across 1,563 square feet in residences 1 and 3, a first-floor bedroom suite with a patio view offers the ideal space for overnight guests. Large windows and a towering ceiling overlook an open entryway with abundant natural light, while the kitchen, dining space and family room open up to a deck. A luxurious owner’s suite and secondary bedroom, located toward the back of the home, offer a private haven for homeowners and an opportunity to set up the WFH space or media room of your dreams.
Not to be outdone, Residence 7 brings comfort across 1,706 square feet of space. This multi-level floor plan comes with a two-bay garage and an open-concept layout on the second floor featuring a family room, kitchen and dining area—all the ingredients for an ideal gathering space. Plus, a roomy owner’s suite on the fourth floor offers privacy and the ultimate retreat.
These incredibly stylish neighborhoods put Boulevard’s unbeatable amenities within easy reach. From 15 themed pocket parks and the 31-acre Don Biddle Community Park to the 14,500-square-foot Rec Center—you can hang out, strike a (yoga) pose, get that adrenaline rushing on a rotating rock-climbing wall or take a dip in the palm-lined pool. Because Boulevard’s got amenities for every vibe.
And guess what? Knocking out errands is a breeze too. With Persimmon Place a short walk away, you can take care of groceries at Whole Foods and grab lunch at Koja Kitchen or one of many other dining options. Did we hear you say girl’s day out? Your favorite spot for a mani-pedi or a little retail therapy (Sephora and Nordstrom Rack, we’re looking at you) are right there too.
And that’s just everyday living at this fresh, connected, close-to-it-all community. From smart, stylish homes to incredible amenities and a convenient location—coming home to Boulevard means coming home to everything.
Come on by and discover your new home today! To take a tour of Broadway, give us a call at (925) 488-4545. For Skyline, reach out to (888) 216-2330. Don’t forget to keep up with Boulevard on Facebook and Instagram.Hello, Don Biddle Community Park!
Here comes the fun—all 31 acres of it! The Don Biddle Community Park is now open to the public, and for homeowners at Boulevard, that means effortless access to more ways for the whole family to play.
Make weekends extra special by snagging a barbecue pit and picnic table for an alfresco meal with your favorite people. Nearby hammocks offer the perfect spot for a post-meal hangout—or a nap—while the kids make the most of several play structures spread out across the park. From swings to slides, Don Biddle Community Park has it all.
Have you ever seen playground equipment so unique, it inspires new ways to have fun? You have now! Don Biddle Community Park is home to several imaginative play features suited for big imaginations. Watch your little ones zip by on a playground zip line, weave in and out of a vertical maze or bounce along a distinctive climbing structure for hours of topsy-turvy fun.
Looking to work on your swing? You’re in luck! You can take your pick—Don Biddle Community Park is home to a variety of sports courts across the board. From tennis to horseshoe and from basketball to bocce ball, your favorite ways to stay active are a free throw away. It’s time to get your game face on—your days at Boulevard are looking more enjoyable than ever before.
For a little freestyling fun, take to the Great Lawn, one of our expansive green spaces—it’s perfect for imaginative minds and a great spot to teach your kids how to throw a Frisbee® or a tight spiral. Or grab some takeout with your partner and take a seat on the grass for an alfresco meal and an oh-so-wholesome date—it’ll be one for the books.
The greatest things take root at Don Biddle Community Park—that includes a brand new community garden! So bring your family together for a chance to grow your own produce under the watchful eye and guidance of an expert. Or arm yourself with all the information you need to cultivate your own garden at home by dropping in on monthly workshops led by the master gardeners themselves. Convenient and accessible farm-to-table goodness, all because you live at Boulevard? (Green) thumbs up for Don Biddle Park! Send an email to [email protected] for guidance on how to get on the wait list.
Working from home? Walking meeting alert! Take your next workplace call and hit the road—or in this case, a network of walking paths or the Iron Horse Trailhead. Weaving through Don Biddle Community Park’s soothing natural landscapes and wildflower fields, these multi-use trails will offer a rejuvenating backdrop for your chats.
And at the end of the day, you’ll have three rustic footbridges and veterans’ art statues waiting for you—the perfect viewing spots to reflect and marvel at Dublin’s finest sunsets.
There are plenty of reasons why Boulevard is one of the most enviable addresses in Dublin. Living within walking distance of Don Biddle Community Park’s engaging and enriching green spaces and dynamic ways to play is yet another one to add to the list. Everyday living this fresh and active? That’s SO Boulevard.
Drop by and check out Don Biddle Community Park. And for a chance to call Boulevard home, look to our website to find the perfect neighborhood for you. Don’t forget to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram.The Spirit of Giving
Nothing tops the look of gratitude on a loved one’s face when they receive a gift you thoughtfully planned and packaged. Thankfully, there are plenty of opportunities in and around Dublin to provide disadvantaged members of our community with the best gift of all this holiday season—to feel seen and supported.
If you’re someone who expresses their love through food, Culinary Angels welcomes volunteers to prepare nutritious meals for those battling cancer as well as donors eager to financially support their meal plans and the individuals they serve. Alongside their cost-free meal delivery across the Tri-Valley, Culinary Angels provides nutritional education to both cancer patients and their caregivers with the hope of instilling healthy habits that promote speedy recoveries and general wellness.
As we know, food is everything around the holidays. Fill the bellies of our local youth by dropping off nonperishable donations at the Children’s Emergency Food Bank in Dublin or organize a food drive of your own to encourage the charity of your friends and neighbors. Satiety for all, and for all, a good bite.
Assist the unhoused community by offering either one-time or monthly donations to Monthly Miracles. This Dublin-based non-profit is dedicated to helping those with uncertain and unstable housing situations get back on their feet, extending anywhere from a fresh pair of socks to a new apartment. By offering your time and change to Monthly Miracles, you can strive to strengthen the community you call home by uplifting those experiencing homelessness in the Tri-Valley area.
For those looking to support the new—or should I say newborn—residents of our community, Little Miracles is a Tri-Valley-based nonprofit that seeks to equip young struggling families with the supplies and skills necessary for parenthood—and babyhood.
Whether you donate assorted baby items, launder baby clothes or interact with new parents during volunteer shifts, your contribution to Little Miracles will help replace parental anxieties with holiday celebrations for those who just added a little miracle to their family.
For some festive barks and holiday tail wags, stop by Love and Second Chances to consider giving an abused pup the gift of home this holiday season. With options to adopt, foster, volunteer or donate to support neglected dogs, Love and Second Chances welcomes anyone eager to show some love to their rescues—and with their “never say no” policy, there are plenty of paws to be helped.
Celebrate your holiday with the gifts of generosity and care. With plenty of local charities to choose from, opportunities to give back to the Dublin community and beyond are right at your doorstep.