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Rose Avenue Estates is redefining luxury living in Pleasanton. A brand-new Ponderosa Homes community, this collection of upscale single-family residences present exceptional designs by award-winning architects, all just a short stroll from the spirited hub of downtown.

Choose from a selection of three spacious floor plans offering up to 4,463 sq. ft. of interior living space, five bedrooms and a host of great features, including a covered outdoor room perfect for entertaining friends and family. Now selling from the low $2 millions, these stunning residences will bring out your inner chef with a carefully-planned gourmet kitchen and provide a relaxing sanctuary with a tranquil master suite.

Named one of the 50 best cities to live in America, it’s easy to imagine life in Pleasanton’s picturesque surroundings. Rose Avenue Estates has the small-town charm you’ve been searching for in a convenient location near downtown and key employers in the Bay Area. With weekend farmers’ markets, local parks and natural beauty all around, it’s time to experience all that this vibrant community has to offer.

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An elevated collection of single-family homes in the heart of Pleasanton, Meridian at Ironwood features two-story residences with captivating design, impressive amenities and a desirable location close to shopping and dining – priced from the mid $1.1 millions. Don’t miss your chance to own in this exciting community with our upcoming Phase 4 sales release.

Phase 4 homes will be released in a sales lottery for potential buyers on Saturday, November 4. To participate in this lottery, all potential buyers must contact and receive a pre-qualification letter from one of our preferred lenders lenders between Thursday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 1.

To be entered in the Phase 4 lottery, potential buyers must provide a pre-qualification letter to the Meridian sales office no later than 4:00pm on Friday, November 3. For additional details, please reach out to our community sales manager, Alison Tobin.

1013 Juno Circle
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Alison Tobin | Community Sales Manager
[email protected]
Phone: (925) 200-1633 or (925) 460-8900

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We have a few new home neighborhoods joining our lineup in Northern California!

The exquisite new homes at Meridian at Ironwood will let you enjoy an elevated lifestyle in the city of Pleasanton! These two-story residences will feature captivating designs, impressive amenities and up to 2,682 sq. ft. of living space.

A new collection of 20 single-family homes is coming to Red Hawk in Danville. With classic allure and modern amenities, this new home neighborhood will bring you one-and two-story home designs with spacious floor plans that are ideal for your growing family.

The Vines in Livermore will present you with the perfect reflection of home. This new home community is being built in one of California’s oldest wine regions and will boast two-story residences with plenty of sought-after features and nearby amenities.

Big-city attitude with smalltown charm is what you’ll find at Belmont in San Jose. These new two- and three-story residences will be classically designed with modern comforts and will offer a central location that allows for new possibilities to come to life.

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Happy spring, Northern California! We’re looking forward to longer days and great weather! It’s important to keep your home running smoothly this season, so here are some spring maintenance tips to help you out.

It’s that time of the year to get all of your heavy cleaning out of the way, including dusting ceiling fans, vacuuming upholstery, washing cabinets and walls, flipping and cleaning mattresses and shampooing carpets.

Don’t forget to change your batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. A great way to remember is to do so when the time changes twice a year. 

Having good indoor air quality flowing throughout your home is really important – and spring is the perfect time to improve your indoor space. By changing your air conditioning and air purifier filters, you can help create a healthier breathing environment for your family. 

Get your outdoor furniture ready for the spring and summertime parties you’re going to have with your family, friends and neighbors. Clean cushions with a mild detergent and hose down tables.This is also a great time to perform any maintenance on your grill and remove any grease residue that may be lingering.

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There are so many great things happening in the Bay Area this weekend! Take a look.

Get ready to sing along to your favorite tunes from the 50s this weekend! The Taffetas will pay tribute to the girl groups of the poodle skirt-wearing decade at the Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre on Sunday, February 8th at 2PM. For tickets, click here.

Take a trip to the “Big Easy” this weekend in Livermore! The New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell Arts Center is complete with Louisiana-style cuisine and a French Quarter atmosphere. Be a part of this fun event this Saturday, February 7th. Click here for tickets. 

Happy Lunar New Year! Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of music and dance performances, games, goodies and more as the Friends of the San Jose Public Libraries celebrate the new year on Saturday, February 7th at 2PM. For more info, go here.

It’s all about wine this weekend in Livermore! Join Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser for a fun afternoon learning about his experience in the industry and his tasting project – and you’ll have the opportunity to ask him all your questions about wine on Sunday, February 8th at 2PM. To learn more, click here.

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Fireworks Galore!

June 27, 2014

We know your family loves fireworks – and we do too! Here are some Independence Day shows happening in the Bay Area this Fourth of July to help you start planning your big day ahead of time.

Get set for the July 4th Fun Festival in San Jose! Come out with your little ones to Almaden Lake Park for live music, a parade, kids’ games and food truck eats starting at 11AM. Stay into the evening to enjoy the fireworks spectacular beginning at 9:15PM. For more info, click here.

Come watch a fantastic fireworks display with the Downtown Rotary Club in San Jose! The club is celebrating their centennial year and what better way to mark the occasion than with this Fourth of July tradition. The 20-minute show begins at 9:30PM at Discovery Meadow. Learn more here.

The City of Livermore is celebrating the Fourth of July with a 25-minute fireworks show that is sure to delight! Head over to Downtown Livermore to celebrate Independence Day with your family on Friday, July 4 at 9:30PM and take in this bright lights show. Get more info here.

There’s nothing better than a baseball game on the Fourth of July! Come watch the San Jose Giants hit the field against the Stockton Ports and stay for fireworks at San Jose Municipal Stadium on Friday, July 4 at 6:30PM. Get tickets here.

Happy Fourth of July from Ponderosa Homes!

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Spring is almost over, so it’s time to pull out your maintenance checklist and prepare your home to transition summer.  Here are 6 tips to get you started to keep your home in tip-top shape this season.

1. Did you know that the U.S. Fire Administration reports over 15,000 dryer fires each year? Remember to give your dryer vent a thorough cleaning this summer using a vent-cleaning brush kit. It’s more effective than using your household vacuum cleaner.

2. It’s time to clean the exterior glass of your home! Wash your windows this summer so you can enjoy crystal clear views all year long.

3. You’re going to want to spend plenty of time in your backyard – so help promote healthy lawn and garden growth by planning a watering schedule.

4. Grab a ladder because it’s time to clean your gutters! Prevent water damage to your home by washing out the built-up debris that can collect during the cooler months.

5. Just like resetting your clocks for daylight saving time, you’ll want to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan blades for the summer to circulate cooler air and save money this season.

6. You’ll have plenty of outdoor gatherings to prepare for – so don’t forget to give your grill a deep cleaning.

Happy summer!

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The Bay Area has plenty of family-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy this weekend! Take a look at what’s happening on Saturday and Sunday near you.

Learn all about the natural splendor of the High Sierra tomorrow in Dublin! Naturalist Stew Winchester will educate hiking enthusiasts on exploring the trails and help plan your trip to this gorgeous area of the Golden State at 9AM. Click here for more info

If you love Western tunes and the rodeo, then you’ll love this event happening in Livermore on Sunday! Come hear the Western swing flavor of The Stardust Cowboys at the Livermore Public Library at 2PM. Learn more here.

Get ready to celebrate Broadway composers this weekend in Pleasanton! Mads Tolling and Wesla Whitfield present Mads About Broadway, featuring the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and others on Sunday at 2PM at the Firehouse Arts Center. Get tickets here.

Travel down the yellow brick road tomorrow in Livermore! The Wizard of Oz Sing-A-Long is happening at the Vine Cinema and Ale House at 11AM. Don’t forget to come dressed up as your favorite character from the classic film to enter to win the costume contest. For tickets, click here

Your little ones’ favorite characters from the famous street in New York are coming to San Jose this weekend! Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend is hitting the stage at the City National Civic at 5:30PM. Purchase tickets here.

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Summer is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with some great events happening near you in the Bay Area!

Kick start the season with your family this weekend in Pleasanton! The Goodguys 21st Summer Get-Together is happening on Saturday and Sunday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds and features a showcase of American-made cars, trucks and specialty exhibits at 8AM. Get more info here. 

Take part in an activity your whole family will enjoy this weekend! Explore ancient Egypt and join in on a museum scavenger hunt at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium on Saturday at 12:30PM. Get the details here. 

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds this weekend at the Fifth Chili Shooters Stampede in downtown Livermore! Sample chili with an ethnic and culinary spin starting on Sunday at 10AM. Find out more here.

Enjoy an evening of fun by the campfire this weekend! Pull up a chair and listen to stories from around the world under the night sky at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore on Saturday at 8PM. Learn more here. 

Wine, cheese and chocolate! Oh, my! Come relax at a fun-filled pairing event happening this weekend in San Jose. The J. Lohr Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Tasting with The Chocolate Garage starts on Saturday at 7PM. Get your tickets here. 

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Create the perfect Memorial Day lunch with this mouthwatering recipe. Enjoy!

Deluxe Lobster and Potato Chip Rolls 


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 celery rib, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Tabasco
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives, plus more for garnish
  • Kosher salt
  • Three 1 ¼-pound live lobsters or 1 ¼ pounds cooked lobster meat
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 brioche hot dog buns
  • One 4-ounce bag potato chips


1. In a bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, celery, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco and the 2 tablespoons of chives; season with salt. Refrigerate until chilled.

2. Bring a very large pot of water to a boil and fill a large bowl with ice water. Add the lobsters to the boiling water, head first. Cover and cook until they’re bright red, about 8 minutes. Transfer the lobsters to the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain the lobsters.

3. Twist off the lobster claws, knuckles and tails. Crack the claws and knuckles and remove the meat. Using kitchen scissors, cut along the underside of the tail shells and remove the meat. Discard the dark vein running lengthwise down each tail. Chop the lobster meat into ½-inch pieces and fold them into the dressing. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile, melt the butter on a large griddle or in a large skillet. Add the closed buns and toast the outsides over high heat, turning frequently, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer the buns to a platter, split the tops and fill with the lobster salad. Tuck the potato chips into the rolls, garnish with chives and serve.

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