5.2 out of 10

California St, Downtown

37.9773746625006 -122.040197853716
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


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

"Very Inexpensive, But Crowded and Noisy"

California Street in Concord is only one block long. It is basically apartment city. You have about a dozen apartment complexes heres, mostly three story boxy monstrosities. The kinds of apartments where you feel as if you have been piled one on top of another. But the apartments here are almost dirt cheap compared to what you might pay for similar places in Contra Costa County. I saw a studio here listed for $750/month.

California is actually in a pretty good spot. It is north of the most dense spots in Concord, but still within walking distance of Todos Santos Park and the Brendan Movie Theater and what shopping there is in Downtown Concord. You are, however perfectly positioned to hit the freeway or to head over to the Pleasant Hill BART station. You are also pretty close to Diablo Valley College, so it would not be too bad a place for students either.

It is not however a very attractive street--too many straight lines, flat and not very natural. There is also a fair amount of traffic noise from Concord Blvd. and the overcrowding of the area. I imagine that when everyone is home at night it must be very active. Not a good spot for insomniacs.

You can’t beat the price though.
  • Very Inexpensive
  • Close to Freeway and BART
  • Close to Downtown
  • Overcrowded and Noisy
  • Possible Crime Worries
  • Poor Schools
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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