A: No. Mountain House is not part of Tracy. It is incorporated as a separate community.Q: Where do I shop?
A: Tracy offers plentiful shopping, with a mall and shopping center at Byron Road and West Grant Line Road - about a 10 minute drive from Mountain House. Nearby grocery options include Winco, Costco, Walmart, and Safeway on 11th Street.Q: When will Mountain House have its own grocery?
A: While an in-community grocery store is a priority for the developers of Mountain House, it does not currently have the population to support a store. Grocers use a 5,000-home minimum to help determine economic viability, and today’s Mountain House has more than 3,000 homes, so it will take a few more years to secure a grocery here.Q: What is the commute time to the South Bay?
A: Residents of Mountain House report a commute of approximately 90 minutes each way.Q: Where is the ACE train station?
A: The ACE Station is in Tracy at the corner of Tracy Boulevard and West Linne Road.Q: How good is Sebastian Questa Elementary?
A: Sebastian Questa Elementary, a new K-6 school, is a highly acclaimed facility with excellent curricula and enrichment activities, advanced technologies and the highest API (Academic Performance Index) score in the Lammersville Elementary School District. Parents tell the story with testimonials like these, from greatschools.com: “Mr. Vergara is a great principal and is always seen on campus and is always willing to stop and speak to parents and kids as well. My daughters are in 1st and 3rd and speak so highly of their teachers.” “This school has great teachers, good planning and extra care for kids and a well-designed curriculum.” “Top to bottom, this school has good leadership, teachers, staff and kids. Excellent, totally top-of-the-line facilities too.”Q: Where’s the high school?
A: Mountain House High School is planned at the corner of Mascot Boulevard and Central Parkway. Mountain House High School is currently scheduled for a Fall 2014 opening.Q: What hospital serves Mountain House?
A: Sutter Tracy Community Hospital at 1420 North Tracy Boulevard in Tracy is the area’s full-service, acute care hospital. It serves more than 100,000 people in the Tri-Central Valley region. Sutter Tracy is a state-of-the-art facility with the latest medical technology and diagnostic equipment and it offers a comprehensive array of in-patient and out-patient services. Several physicians perform high-tech procedures that are unavailable elsewhere in the Tri-Central Valley area. Also see www.suttertracy.org.Q: Are the railroad tracks active?
A: The railroad tracks on Byron Road have no rail traffic at this time, but this is not an abandoned line. Rail traffic could resume at any time, and rail lines sometimes store surplus rail cars on these tracks.Q: Are there plans to expand Byron Road?
A: Byron Road will eventually be widened to six lanes between Great Valley Parkway and Mountain House Parkway. The timing of that project is unknown.Q: Is there a library or public community center?
A: Mountain House has its own library in the village of Wicklund. While Mountain House does not yet have a community center (which is planned), some of the schools’ multi-purpose rooms serve community functions. Sebastian Questa Elementary is an example.Q: What is a Mello Roos bond? Why do we have one?
A: A Mello Roos Bond is a method of paying for the infrastructure of a new community. In the case of Mountain House, Mello Roos bonds are being used to pay for the construction of new schools in the community, including Sebastian Questa Elementary. The bonds are issued by the School District and are paid by all homeowners.Q: What is the Community Services District?
A: The Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD) functions as a city in providing services to the residents of Mountain House. Among these services are water, sewer, fire protection, police protection, landscape maintenance and enforcement of covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC&Rs).Q: Do we have an HOA?
A: Most homes in Mountain House do not have homeowner associations although a few neighborhoods do. The MHCSD enforces community CC&Rs, but without an HOA structure or dues.Q: Do we have our own fire and police stations?
A: Yes. Mountain House has its own fire station, located at the corner of Mascot Boulevard and Tradition Street. The Mountain House police serve residents from the Mountain House Community Services District offices, at Arnaudo Boulevard and Mountain House Parkway.Q: What is the "village concept” at Mountain House?
A: The Mountain House master plan is comprised of 12 villages that are intended to promote a sense of community for residents. Each village has its own K-8 school, which serves as a natural focus for parents and children. Additionally, each village has its own park and walking paths, which encourage walking, recreational and social gatherings, impromptu and organized sports and club activities and everyday opportunities for residents to connect with their neighbors.Q: What is the future plan for Mountain House?
A: As outlined in the Master Plan for Mountain House, the community will have 12 villages and a Town Center when complete. Numerous neighborhood, community and regional parks will add to the parks here today. Shopping is also included in future plans for Mountain House, where several properties are intended for retailers.