5.2 out of 10

Farm Bureau

37.9764164942516 -122.013588895209
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Safe & Sound
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not Many Cows or Chickens Here"

Farm Bureau is one of the stranger names that I have ever come across for a neighborhood—especially since it is at the heart of a city of 600,000. Far from being a bunch of country roads, Farm Bureau is a relatively densely packed residential neighborhood characterized by older Ranch homes.

On the western end, where the neighborhood narrows, however, you will find one of those newer planned neighborhoods.
That is also right by the Concord BART station, making the western end of this neighborhood perfect for commuters. There are also a fair number of boxy older apartments on this side of the neighborhood.

Although most of Farm Bureau has rather dingier looking older homes, there are some really nice pockets where the homes have been really well kept. Davis Avenue is one such spot. There you can find some really inspiring topiary and beautifully designed Contemporary style homes along quietly curving streets—perfect for kids to play on without danger of being run down by harried drivers.

Homes here range from around $100 K to about $500 K, with the median being around $250 K. 4 of 5 homes are on the market due to foreclosure.

Schools here are unfortunately not very strong, being slightly below average to worse.

One of the nice features of Farm Bureau is the Canal Trail that runs north-south across it. This is a great place to walk, job or bike.

Overall an okay neighborhood, though not spectacular.
Pros
  • Some Nice Pockets
  • Fairly Affordable
  • Close to Transportation Hubs
Cons
  • Sub Par Public Schools
  • A Bit Crowded
  • Some Really Dingy Spots
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Students

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Clayton Rd

2.5/5
"Almost not in the Bay Area"
37.9753141506959 -122.02848621333

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