Living in Dublin, California:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Dublin, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked eight people living in Dublin what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Dublin is the fastest growing city in all of California with amazing schooling and crime free environment. The housing prices are on the higher side yet the overall quality of living is higher standards. Dublin is also known for best outdoor activities including miles of walking and bike trails. If you have outdoor allergies, consider other indoor recreational activities in and around Dublin.

Alexis, says: 2020

The sizable Fallon Sports Park is a hub for athletes and casual exercisers. It contains basketball courts, soccer fields, a baseball diamond, and tennis courts. High school students are taken to school on the community buses, and drive by the BART lines that transport thousands of workers daily. Shopping centers with retail stores, grocery markets, and restaurants dot the roadsides and are close enough to walk to. On weekends, you can shop, have lunch, and watch a movie in just one plaza.

Natasha, says: 2020

Dublin, California, is what you may call the typical modern suburb. It’s not too far from San Francisco, yet it still provides leisure for those who want to raise a family and escape the hustle and bustle of typical city life. Our city also has some of the bet ranked schools in California, as our students are often in the top percentiles for AP tests and the SATs and ACTs. However, one major drawback is the overcrowded neighborhoods and schools, especially at Dublin High School. As Dublin only has one high school, it has lead to major overcrowding, larger class sizes, and a growing flock of portable classrooms that continuously expand in the school’s rear parking lot. This problem stems from the overall neighborhood designs, as newer communities have houses that are packed into as little space as possible. My own backyard is hardly larger than a ping pong table. Even so, the property prices are continuously rising, so be prepared to pay premiums for an undersized house or apartment.

Angela, says: 2020

The city’s landscape is simple, but the grassy hills against the blue sky never fail to be beautiful. The weather is consistently warm and sunny, perfect for spending time in one of the parks. Emerald Glen is the go-to park for families and often the host of community events, such as the seasonal farmer’s market and the annual art and music Splatter festival. It also contains a skate park, a rose garden, and elaborate play structures. Summers can be spent at the Wave Waterpark.

Colleen, says: 2020

Dublin, California, is a modest, yet respectable, city that has grown from a small, suburban town of about 45,000 people to a rapidly burgeoning city of nearly 60,000. Dublin is a mid-sized city located in California’s Bay Area. Dubin was named after the Dublin in Ireland due to the Irish immigrants who purchased the land and founded the city. Dublin’s history is celebrated through the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration, consisting of a festive parade and a multitude of vendors.

Leandra, says: 2020

Dublin, home to a diverse group of people, is one of the safest towns in California. This city is not only welcoming but also accepting of different cultures. In times of distress, Dublin, CA comes together as one strong, united front.

All of the students who attend a Dublin elementary school study the town’s development at the Heritage Center and visit its historical sites, such as the Old St. Raymond’s Church. Behind the church is the surprisingly tranquil Dublin Pioneer Cemetery, which contains the graves of the settlers. Dublin’s physical location is nestled in hills and greenery. As a result, Dublin has an abundance of nature trails for hiking, horse riding, and biking. The community works hard to keep the city clean.

Anything that Dublin does not have is located in one of the neighboring cities. To the east lies the San Francisco Premium Outlets, which contain a variety of stores. San Ramon and Pleasanton are to the north and south respectively. Diversity of all types is evident throughout Dublin. It possesses a wide range of languages, ethnicities, and religions. In just one shopping center, you can find samples of Asian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican, and traditional American food, and the list is still growing. There is always a fresh, unique restaurant diners can try.

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