It is known as "The Gates" because most of the street names have the word Gates in them.
The Gates is a popular neighborhood situated in the middle of Pleasanton, and is located off of Santa Rita Road. "The Gates" is actually comprised of 3 different neighborhoods built by Signature Properties, William Lyon Homes, and Woodhill Development. It is known as "The Gates" because most of the street names have the word Gates in them (Sutter Gate, Larimie Gate, etc).
Homes for sale in The Gates feature both one and two story homes ranging in size from 1400 sq ft to 2200 sq ft. Most have 2 car garages, although the larger floor plans can have 3 car garages. Some of the homes were built in the mid 1970's, and some in the mid 1980's. Most lots are in the 7000 - 8000 sq ft range, with a few as large as 10,000.
Willow West is adjacent to The Gates. Built between 1969 - 1972, these primarily single story homes for sale in Willow West range in size between 1100 - 2000 sq ft. Most of the lots in this neighborhood run between 7000 and 8000 sq ft, with a handful up to 10,000 sq ft. All have 2 car garages.
Here are the schools near The Gates and Willow West available homes for sale. Click on the school name to go to the school's web site.
There is not Homeowner's Association for The Gates or Willow West.