A desirable area on the ocean side of the 101 by Upper State Street, Las Positas encompasses a hilly area with a range of housing, mostly on the upper end of the market.
Samarkand (“the land of heart’s desire” in archaic Persian) got its name in 1920 from a deluxe Persian-style hotel that was formerly a school for boys. This elevated, hilly neighborhood is bordered on the east by Oak Park, on the north by De la Vina Street, on the west by main thoroughfare Las Positas Road, and on the south by the railroad. Homes in this charming place often have gorgeous mountain views, and some boast glimpses of the Pacific. About $850,000 to $2 million will afford you access to historically unique living here.
Campanil Hill/Yankee Farm, on the cliff overlooking the ocean next to the exclusive and fabulous Hope Ranch, offers beauty, privacy, and spacious living in fine estates. Gaze out to the Channel Islands from your living room, or entertain in the sun on your half- to six-acre estate. This small area of gently sloped terrain includes properties from over a million dollars to $3.5 million, with oceanfront estates ranging from a couple million to many millions of dollars.