Nestled in the green hills where I-580 and I-680 intersect, Dublin is appropriately named after Dublin, Ireland. Known for its St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities, it offers a truly unique quality of life. A new BART line has opened in Dublin this year, helping to connect it to nearby Oakland (25 miles northwest on I-580) and San Francisco is an easy ride away. San Jose is 25 miles south.
There are numerous shopping malls, great restaurants, and movie theaters, including an IMAX theater for family fun. In the summertime, enjoy outdoor movie nights at Emerald Glen Park. The Heritage and Cultural Arts Division coordinates programs relating to historical preservation, art, and culture in Dublin. This division provides support to the Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission and the Dublin Heritage Park and Museums. Just four miles away in neighboring Pleasanton, enjoy the Farmers Market Saturday mornings from 9-1pm.
Dublin Unified School District is high performing, boasting a total of 12 California Distinguished School Awards. There are two high schools, two middle schools, and six elementary schools. Dublin High School was included in Newsweek’s 2010 list of America’s top public high schools. Las Positas Community College is another great resource for residents.
Parks and Recreation
There are 13 city parks and countless hiking and biking trails throughout Dublin’s rolling hills. Parks and Recreation offers a wide range of athletic activities and leagues. The Dublin Swim Center offers two heated pools and many aquatics programs for all ages.