6.8 out of 10

Sodaro Dr, Vine Hill

38.0083661656326 -122.097876537033
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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

"Kind of Like Grandma--Old but Nice"

Came to see a house here on Sodaro Drive in the Vine Hill section of Martinez. This is the section of Martinez that feels more like Pacheco than Martinez. What I mean is that the street has sort of a rural feel. If the roads weren’t paved, it would feel like you were in To Kill a Mockingbird.

Most of the homes here are very old and they have late model cars parked out front, suggesting the residents are on the older side as well. But the homes are mostly very well kept. It is not unusual to see white picket fences out front and well trimmed shrubbery.

I don’t know if this is typical, but we came to see a 4-bedroom here that was going for $1850. That is pretty good for a 4-bedroom.

Overall the area is fairly safe and has solid schools. It is also relatively well situated for commuting into the rest of Contra Costa County (though I wouldn’t want to try to make it into SF from here).

This actually seems like a nice quiet spot to raise kids.
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Okay Schools
  • Relatively Safe
  • Some Old Boarded Up Houses
  • Not Great For SF Commute
  • Not Great for Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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Sodaro Dr

"Kind of Like Grandma--Old but Nice"
38.0083661656326 -122.097876537033

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