5.1 out of 10

Robinson St, Martinez

38.0100527850993 -122.132788576492
Great for
  • Public Transport
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students


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 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Right at Border Between Good and Bad"

Robinson Street is right past the point where Alhambra turns and makes its final straight away towards the Downtown Martinez area. If you are familiar with Martinez you know that you don’t really want to live downtown by the courthouse unless you like the hassles of city living. (Homeless folks and crime.)

So Robinson is in a sort of middle ground between those sections of Martinez. It is a relatively quiet street with lots of older homes. It is in itself pretty peaceful though some of its cross streets do carry traffic up and back to the Amtrak station and courthouse so you get some speedsters on those avenues.

On the far eastern end of Robinson there is a cluster of boxy apartment buildings which are fairly unappealing. The nicest spot on Robinson is on the western end however, where Robinson curves north and climbs a bit. The homes here, though older, are very nice.

Rents around here can be as low as $1000 for a 2-bedroom.

The schools are pretty good in Martinez as well, most solidly above average and though there is a bit of crime it is mostly contained in the downtown area.

The drawback, of course, is the proximity of Robinson to the downtown area.
Overall though a pretty good spot to take a chance on.
  • Affordable
  • Good Schools
  • Some Nice Older Homes
  • Ugly Apartments
  • Busy Cross Streets
  • Too Close to Downtown
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

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