5.2 out of 10

Taylor Blvd, Pleasant Hill

37.9621970271558 -122.062125064399
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Better as a Short Cut than a Place to Live"

Taylor Boulevard is the major artery that will take you from Contra Costa Blvd. up and over the hill in Pleasant Hill and deliver you to Lafayette at Acalanes High School. It is a major artery that many people use to avoid the 680 and save time on their commutes into SF. Taylor picks up where Willow Pass leaves off at Contra Costa Blvd. In this early section you are taken behind Diablo Valley College. You will find several nice office buildings here housing things like auto-insurance companies and adoption agencies. There are also some really nice middle-class homes. As Taylor gets beyond this point, the borders become increasingly the fences of homes with no outlet directly onto the highway. Homes no longer tend to have yards facing out onto Taylor and this is a good thing, since commuters are speeding along this highway at all speeds. You should be careful however, because police officers like to set up speed traps along Taylor. I have personally been caught once.

As Taylor heads up into the hills you get fewer and fewer houses right next to the road and you even get a scenic view spot where people sometimes park—probably to hike in the daytime, but it might be a make-out spot for all I know. There are lots of good neighborhoods off from Taylor Road, but I don’t think it would be a good spot to live in since it is so busy.
  • Good Short Cut
  • Leafy
  • Crazy Drivers
  • Traffic Noise
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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