7.3 out of 10

Sierra Dr, Walnut Creek

37.9000571462445 -122.05391080257
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

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

"Close to Fun But Not Too Close"

Sierra Drive in Walnut Creek is a residential lane just outside the epicenter of Walnut Creek’s most trafficked areas. But just a couple of blocks away on Sierra Drive, it is possible to forget that nearby you have one of the biggest commercial centers in Northern California.

Sierra Drive is basically a residential street with apartments on one side and houses on the other. The apartments here are mostly of boxy 1960’s and 70’s kind as far as I can tell, but it is a pretty leafy area so it doesn’t feel quite as oppressive as similar apartments in a less attractive locations might seem. You can find a one-bedroom around here for less than $1250, which is pretty good for Walnut Creek.

On the eastern side of Sierra Drive, the homes are mostly variations on Eichler homes in moderate states of upkeep.

The big benefit of living on Sierra, of course, is that you get to be close to the action of Downtown Walnut Creek while enjoying the benefits of living in the suburbs. You are within walking distance of the supermarket, the posh outdoor mall, the big movie plex, and restaurants like Il Fornaio, China Bistro and Tomatina. At the same time, you have the great nearby schools and the safety of Walnut Creek. Really, one of best locations in Northern California.
Pros
  • Close To Downtown Fun
  • Great Local Schools and Safe
  • Relatively Affordable
Cons
  • Apartments a Bit Boxy
  • A Bit of Local Traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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