5.2 out of 10

Carey Dr, Cambridge

37.9509285857323 -122.050288165779
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


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

"Being Close to Pleasant Hill is its Best Asset"

Carey Drive is just off the Monument Exit on Highway 680 in Concord. Carey Drive is actually not very long, curving from Monument to Victory Lane. Most of Carey is made up of pretty average looking 1950’s style Ranch homes. The street looks relatively quiet and seems to be home for a lot of harding working middle class type blokes.

What brought me here was the apartments on Monument side end of Carey. These are pretty much the shoe box style apartments, with only slight variations (like being in a “V” shape rather than parallel). These are great apartments but they do offer some of the most affordable rents you will find. There was a 2-bedroom here listed for $1025--about as low as it gets. There was also a studio listed here for just $725/month.

The nice thing about this area is that you are just on the other side of the freeway from some of the nicest spots in Pleasant Hill. Crescent Plaza Shopping Center is right across the way so if you have a hankering for a movie or want to grab a bite to eat at a place like Daphne’s (a Greek place) or Pasta Pomodoro--you are practically within walking distance. They have also been renovating Crossroads Shopping Center on the eastern side of the freeway and it has a ton of new businesses around there, such Kohl’s and Gamestop to name just a couple. (Unfortunately, a casualty of this renovation is that they have knocked down the dome theater that used to be there. I drove by yesterday and was sad to see a pile of rubble where that old movie house used to be. I saw a lot of good movies there--they had a penchant for playing independent and more unusual movies.)

Overall, an okay place to live affordably.
  • Close to Pleasant Hill
  • Very Affordable
  • Relatively Quiet
  • Overcrowded and Noisy
  • Kind of Rundown
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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