7.1 out of 10

Homestead Ave, Walnut Creek

37.9078902264527 -122.050535777016
Great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
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Reviews

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

"A Bit of Traffic But Very Homey"

Came here to Homestead to take a look at 3-bedroom condo that was the cheapest I could find in Walnut Creek even though at $1900 that is still way out of my current price range. At 950 ft. it is still pretty small, but it had a nice kitchen and was in a nice apartment--well-situated for kids.

As to the rest of Homestead, it is pretty typical of this eastern part of Walnut Creek, situated off Ygnacio Valley Road in between the downtown area and Muir Hospital where my kids were born. It is a suburban street with not just apartments but homes as well. In fact, this is the same street that you take off Ygnacio to head back to an elementary school that my kid attended one summer, Indian Valley. (It is a nice little school nestled up against the hills in quiet spot.)

Homestead itself is mostly made up of nice big Ranch style homes--the kind of homes Mr. Brady would have been happy to have designed. Homestead is unfortunately a bit of a connector between different parts of Walnut Creek for those people who don’t want to use Ygnacio, which means that you get a lot of traffic at certain times of day. It is nowhere near as bad as Ygnacio, but it is not the kind of street where your kids can run out into the street to grab a ball or anything like that.

That said, I certainly wouldn’t mind living. Nice apartments and houses, close but not too close to Downtown Walnut Creek and not too far from BART. Not too bad for commuting to anywhere in the East Bay or the City and rents which though higher than I can currently afford, are worlds lower than the Lamorinda Area where I currently am staying.
Pros
  • Nice Suburban Street
  • Good Schools
  • Close to Downtown and Transportation
Cons
  • Some Traffic
  • A Touch Expensive
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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