Now trending: Livermore.
The growing city in the East Bay appears to be on its way to becoming the next destination for prime housing, according to real-estate gurus.
RedFin.com, a real-estate website ranks Livermore No. 5 on a list of neighborhoods they predict will be the hottest in 2013. And no, we're not talking about the scorching summer temperatures the area is known for.
A San Francisco Chronicle blog post describes the RedFin.com real-estate rankings:
They looked for “shrinking selection, increasing sales, and increasing prices — often at rates far above the metro areas that contain them...In Livermore, listings are down 71 percent, sales are up 13 percent and prices up 20 percent.
Livermore currently boasts a thriving downtown, a historic wine country, a new outlets shopping center and a deep science and technology hub.
But that's not all.
The area's profile also is rising in the film industry, with commercials and movie scenes recently shot in town.
Do your thing, Livermore. Do your thing.
What do you enjoy most about Livermore and what are your thoughts on the RedFin.com rankings? Tell us in the comments section below.