7.0 out of 10

Oakland Blvd, Walnut Creek

37.9003071207892 -122.069760275956
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

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

"By Freeway Rumble"

Oakland Blvd runs parallel to Highway 680 just off the Mt. Diablo Exit. On its southern block (it is basically two blocks long), Oakland Blvd. is mostly made up of older smaller Ranch Style homes. There are also, however, some apartment buildings mixed in for variety and some office buildings across the street. The office buildings are always looking for new lessees--which suggests to me this isn’t a great place to have a business.

The apartments are of the fairly boxy, ugly variety and rent for about the average amount that many similar kinds of apartments rent for in the area--about $1500. These place are pretty close to Downtown Walnut Creek and all the entertainment and restaurants that you will find there.

On the northern end Oakland Blvd. mostly empties out, with just empty fields on one side and the constant rumble of Highway 680 below.

Overall this is a pretty good spot to live. You have good schools, low crime, are close to BART so you can easily commute to work and you also have lots of local places to go as well.
Pros
  • Affordable Apartments
  • Close to Freeway and BART
  • Good Schools and Safe
Cons
  • A Little Drab Looking
  • Freeway Rumble
  • A Little Empty
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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