Twin Creeks Neighborhoods
Single Family Homes in Twin Creeks are located in one of the following subdivisions:
- Twin Creeks
- Twin Creeks South
- Twin Creeks View
- Twin Creeks Hills
The initial development in the overall Twin Creeks neighborhood was simply known as Twin Creeks. This is the area north of Norris Canyon Road and from Twin Creeks Drive to Bollinger Canyon Road.
As mentioned previously, homes in Twin Creeks became available in 1969 along Canyon Creek Drive and this large initial subdivision was not completed until 10years later in 1979. A unique feature of this initial development is the lack of a home owners association, a fact that some consider a plus and others disagree. No HOA means no dues of course but many people prefer to have community facilities such as a pool and tennis courts as are found in Twin Creeks South. There is also the undeniable benefit that a home owners association should play a part in ensuring that the neighborhood is well maintained with clearly defined rules and regulations to be adhered to. In practice, this seems mostly irrelevant in Twin Creeks though as pride of ownership is evident anywhere you look.
Home styles in Twin Creeks range from 3 bedroom 2 bath single level homes to large 4 bedroom two story homes with an optional fifth bedroom and a 3-car garage. There is a surprisingly wide range of different one story, two story and tri-level homes and this is one factor that helps to explain the appeal of the area. A typical two story home is pictured above, this model having 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in just over 2,000 square feet of living space.
Construction in Twin Creeks South began in 1978 along Twin Creeks Drive and was completed by 1981. Although there was again a wide variety of models available, Twin Creeks South saw the introduction of at least one new model, the smallest of the tri-level homes, pictured left, still with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths but having only 1880 square feet of living space. These are all zero lot line homes (as are many of the single story homes) and on fairly small lots for those times, typically around 6,000 square feet. A zero lot line home is a home where the lot line runs along the side of the home with an easement being granted over the adjacent property for access for maintenance. These small tri-levels gained immediate popularity which is sustained today.
Twin Creeks South is the part of Twin Creeks south of Norris Canyon Road and East of Bollinger Canyon Road. Community facilities include a well cared for pool with tennis courts and a club house. These are situated between Aranda Drive and Toltec Circle.
Between 1974 and 1978, Dame also developed the Twin Creeks View subdivision. This is the area west of Bollinger Canyon Road, with access from Ascension Drive and Camino De Jugar but also incorporating Anza Court and Bello Court.
Twin Creeks View is generally accepted as the most prestigious part of Twin Creeks. Although again, there is a wide range of home styles, most of them are the larger models with 3-car garages being the norm. A typical example can be seen on the right. Many of these homes have been remodeled to a very high standard and lot sizes are generous with a number being close to an acre. The name Twin Creeks View is entirely appropriate as many of the homes here have views out to Mount Diablo.
Unsurprisingly, homes in Twin Creeks view command the highest prices in Twin Creeks and many sales in excess of $1 million have been achieved. It has its own home owners association and there is a pool and club house at the corner of Ascension Drive and Palmira Place.
West of San Ramon Valley Boulevard and much further south, quite close to the junction with Montevideo Drive is Twin Creeks Hills, the "odd man out" in Twin Creeks as it is non-contiguous with the rest of this neighborhood. Reached via Barnwood Drive, on and around Sombrero Circle , this relatively small subdivision was the final Twin Creeks subdivision built between 1980 and 1984 and was comprised of a much smaller variety of homes. Single family homes here ar among the most affordable in Twin Creeks. Here, Dame again introduced a new model, a 1972 square foot tri-level that is not found elsewhere in Twin Creeks. This, the only tri-level to be found here, is the largest model in Twin Creeks Hills and is closer in design to the large tri-levels than to the smaller 1880 square foot model. In addition to this, there are a number of smaller one and two story homes such as the one above.
Twin Creeks Hills has a community pool and tennis courts conveniently situated right in the middle of Sombrero Circle.