Tuesday, September 05, 2017 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Another article in our ongoing series about East Bay neighborhoods...
Burton Valley is the peaceful Mayberry of Lafayette – a neighborhood full of kids on bikes, grassy parks, creek walks, a top-rated elementary school and swim clubs. And it is just minutes from charming downtown Lafayette with chic shops, delicious dining and popular town festivals.
Tucked in the "back" of Lafayette, away from the bustle of the freeway and downtown, Burton Valley is one of Lafayette’s four main neighborhoods, which also include Reliez Valley, Happy Valley and Downtown Lafayette.
It is a quiet and coveted neighborhood once filled with pear and walnut orchards prior to the 1920s. Now Burton Valley is known for sprawling ranch and traditional homes built between 1937 and 2016, with lawns and oaks in front and swimming pools in back. The median listing price on a house for sale has held steady at $1.3 million for the last few years.
Ranch-style homes and friendly  ...
Thursday, June 01, 2017 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Forget Napa Valley for your next wine tasting tour. East Bay locals know they can explore a wine country much closer to home -- in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, where the reds, whites and rosés are ripe for sipping.
Some East Bay wineries, like in the Livermore Valley, are historic and lush with mature vines. Others are urban, like the Oakland Urban Wine Trail in Jack London Square. (As Sunset magazine recently pointed out: “California’s newest wine country leaves the ‘country’ behind.”)
This is a perfect time of the year to start planning your East Bay wine tour, starting with tasting local varietals at the 36th Annual Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival on June 3-4 at Heather Farm Park.
And after that, if you still doubt the greatness of these grapes, plan your visit to some of the best wineries in the East Bay:
Brooklyn West Winery Located at 201 3rd St. in the oldest warehouse in the Jac ...