Dublin is a bedroom community that has been improving rapidly in the last few years. Some of the first settlers to arrive in Dublin, in the 1860's were Irish and from these settlers, Dublin got it's name. Dublin was nothing more than a couple of stores and a few homes, the residents as late as 1960 numbering no more than 250. Now, population exceeds 25,000 and the town covers 8.5 square miles. The town's Clover Leaf symbol continues to reflect it's Irish roots, along with the yearly St. Patrick Day's Festival.
Dublin is full of restaurants, sports parks, tennis courts, skating rinks and more. They boast a low crime rate, good school scores and excellent shopping nearby. Dublin is rapidly expanding and ideally located at the junction of the 580 and 680 freeways. The local BART commuter rail system opened in 1997 and services the San Francisco and Oakland areas. Dublin is experiencing a growth in new homes and commercial buildings.