About The Alhambra Valley

There is a large contingent of multi-generational Martinez residents who are deeply rooted in their local community. Many of these Martinez residents aspire to make the Alhambra Valley their home. The Alhambra Valley is steeped in history going back to the days when John Muir resided in the area.
The Alhambra Valley is contiguous to Briones Regional Park on the south side and Franklin Canyon to the north. Alhambra Valley Road is the back road to neighboring Briones, Happy Valley in Lafayette and Orinda Downs in Orinda as well as San Pablo Road near Tilden Regional Park. If the City Limits signs were not present, you would have no way of deciphering the difference between these similar areas of this region.
The school district that serves the Alhambra Valley is Martinez Unified including John Swett Elementary School, Martinez Intermediate School and Alhambra High School.
There is a dearth of newer properties available for sale especially within a high end homogeneous neighborhood like the community of Stonehurst, an enclave of 55 custom homes in the heart of the Alhambra Valley.
Some of the best lifestyle features of the Alhambra Valley include:
  • A cyclists’ paradise along one of the famous east bay routes used by the Tour of California
  • Close to Briones Regional Park and Tilden Park for hiking, mountain biking, equestrian activities
  • Fishing at nearby San Pablo reservoir or Martinez pier
  • Riparian creek walk on East Bay Regional Parks trail along the Vaca creek through center of the Stonehurst neighborhood
  • Designated scenic open space area protected by a conservation easement to Muir Heritage Land Trust, with abundant wildlife including fox, wild turkey, black-tailed deer, Red Tail and Cooper’s hawks, White-tailed Kites and even cougar
  • Wine country ambiance with over a half dozen vineyards throughout the Alhambra Valley area
  • Alhambra Valley and the Stonehurst community are bounded by the Contra Costa urban growth boundary adopted by initiative
  • Private school options include Seven Hills in Walnut Creek, Christ the King Catholic School in Pleasant Hill, Bentley School in Lafayette, Carondelet and De La Salle in Concord