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Ponderosa shows plans for gated senior community in Ironwood

Original post made on May 22, 2008

If built, it would be the first gated senior residential development in the city.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 28, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Anthony Sullivan
a resident of Stoneridge Orchards
on May 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

As a perspective buyer we would be very interested in a gated community because we travel and not home all the time. We would also be interested in trail walks because as senior's we like to do a lot of walking and it is excellent for our health. What about a area for picnicking with bathrooms''' We are very excited about this community and very interested in buying a single home .


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Posted by Mr. Wilson
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 22, 2008 at 5:09 pm

110 unit single family home community for residents? (or did you mean seniors) 1900/2670 sq.ft.,4 models, doesn't sound like a healthy plan for diversity. Start broadcasting planning commission meetings! If not,why?


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Posted by Frank
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on May 24, 2008 at 1:11 pm


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 26, 2008 at 2:18 pm

I don't understand your comment Mr. Wilson. Can you elaborate?


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Posted by SQ
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 27, 2008 at 8:15 pm

A gated community for seniors?

To protect Pleasanton residents from Pleasanton Seniors?

To protect Pleasanton Seniors from the crimes committed by other Pleasanton residents?

Sounds like Pleasanton is a Community of lawlessness...and crime...an unsafe Community...where everyone lives in fear!!!


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on May 31, 2008 at 12:06 pm

SQ is on the money! HOORAY!


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Posted by matthew
a resident of Heritage Oaks
on Jun 10, 2008 at 4:21 pm

whats the problem, it sounds great. As you get older the demographics you are acustom to decrease. why not be where more people of your same interests. What hasn't anyone heard of Rossmoor in walnut creek. a huge area designated for only seniors. i think it's a great idea. it's like a college town for older people. and i'm sure it's going to be one of the nicer in the area. so people promote bart and trash on having a more comfortable area for our seniors. i mean come on it sounds nicer than alot of other options.


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Posted by Margie
a resident of Dublin
on Nov 27, 2008 at 9:55 am

I love the idea of the beautiful city of Pleasanton having a safe place for the young over 55 year olds. What about a tennis court? When the plans are complete, we'll be the first in line.


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Posted by Gene Abernathy
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 29, 2009 at 12:32 pm

55 and older communities exist in a variety of areas such as Granite Bay, Roseville, Lincoln, Rossmoore and around the State as well as other States. The Del Webb communities (Pulte Builders) have ALWAYS been well maintained and I believe Ponderosa would offer the same type of infra structure. I would suggest that the selling point of any 55 and older community would be the biggest bang for the buck. In the case of Del Webb communities, the cost is ALWAYS reasonable/affordable which motivates many seniors to look forward to those areas for their last Harrah without feeling committed to a Senior resting place, while draining you of your life's income. As owners of a Pleasanton, Ponderosa home for over 20 years, my wife and I would love to remain in this lovely city but will only do so if the price and facilities are representative of an Active life style and most importantly, reasonably priced (comparable to most of the Del Webb communites.


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Posted by Perry
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

I looked in to this project a few months ago. I thought it would be just what we have been looking for. We want to down size and return to the Tri-Valley area. This may be a great community for couples over 55, but not senior over 65 plus. How many seniors 65+ want a 2900sq foot two story home? The price range is probably going to be over $800,000. and what will the monthly home owners fees be? Active seniors are looking for a smaller home,with a yard that will be smaller, easier to maintain, a place they can leave when they are traveling, that will be safe, and above all affordable. Even is they can afford the sales price, what about the new tax base. I am sure there are probably many senior who can qualify, but what about the middle class? I have always thought Pleasanton need a 55 and over community, but one that will be more affordable. One that would be attainable to a larger cross section of seniors. Maybe more like Trilogy in Brentwood on a smaller scale. We have many friends who have had to move away from Pleasanton, because they could not sell their home, down size and still afford the live there.


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