Community Planning

Emerging as the gateway to the famed San Francisco Bay Area as well as the Central Valley region, Mountain House is a spectacular new masterplanned community convenient to all of Northern California. Blending the nature-filled beauty of Altamont’s rolling hills with the thoughtful amenities and necessary services of a genuinely self-sufficient city, Mountain House proves its unparalleled worth to home residents and businesses alike with a comprehensive development plan to provide excellent commerce, plentiful employment opportunities, and a wonderful way of life reminiscent of an America of yesterday. Among the classic and beautiful architecture, tranquil parks, and lively community recreation centers, lies the groundwork for thriving local employment complexes, an array of businesses, professional office practices, and a wide-range of retail and entertainment opportunities.

The brightest, most forward-thinking ideas in community planning and technology will play an integral role in business and home lives at Mountain House. From the latest in high-speed internet access to the most advanced connectivity in the form of a customized community intranet, Mountain House will be at the forefront, making technology even more accessible, convenient, and useful in work and in play.

Mountain House’s development plan will span more than 20 years, and eventually will be home to approximately 44,000 residents. The community’s 4,784 acres of land will ultimately be used in a variety of ways, creating a full-service, balanced masterplan. Impressive state-of-the-art employment and corporate centers will extend across 700 acres of the community, providing over 12 million square feet of space and 20,000 local jobs. Residential offerings will dot across 2,500 acres of land, and will feature detached homes, townhomes, condominiums, and apartments, while 750 acres are set aside for Trilogy by Shea Homes, an age-restricted, active community of 2,400 residential units. The Freddy Couples-designed 18-hole championship golf course—coming in 2009—anchors Trilogy, along with large community sports parks and ecologically protected conservation areas, and public boating access to the Delta.

Mountain House will provide generous employment and business opportunities, local shopping, parks, recreational facilities, and a full range of housing options. At the community’s focal point will be the Town Center, serving all of the 12 planned Mountain House villages, which will individually embrace their own unique architectural and landscape palettes and will promote a wide range of social and civic activities.

This unique new community will also provide abundant opportunities to fully explore an ideal lifestyle through its unparalleled assortment of community amenities. With a linear park planned along local waterways, Mountain House residents will be provided with several miles of beautiful scenery in which to walk or jog, or simply enjoy a relaxing afternoon picnic with family and friends.

Mountain House will include 12 K–8 schools and one high school, which will be built as new neighborhoods become fully populated. The community’s education system will also include the development of the Mountain House campus of the Delta Community College beginning in 2009, as well as additional programs of varied interest for adults and children, and a comprehensive community-serving library. Looking toward the future, Mountain House is being developed with the latest technology wired for all businesses and residential structures, creating a virtual network between work and home.

With prime housing, numerous job opportunities, balanced features, and a central location, Mountain House is the optimal town of the new millennium. With all it will offer to business and residents, it’s clearly poised to become the most desirable place to live and work in Northern California today.