7.0 out of 10

Clayton Valley Highland

37.9449122121063 -121.958942549013
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Professionals
  • Singles


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

"More Clayton Valley Than Concord"

Clayton Valley Highland is the neighborhood that crops up just to the east of the Cal State East Bay Concord campus. Although like much of Concord, it is filled with 50’s era Ranch Style homes, this neighborhood feels a lot more like Clayton than Concord, which basically means that this neighborhood just seems to be more nicely maintained than a lot of neighborhood to the west which have a bit of rundown look to them.

Here the lawns are green and bushes well-trimmed. You just sense that people own their homes here and are here to stay. Which is not to say that the entire neighborhood is like that. Down by Ygnacio Valley Road, you will find some apartment complexes. These apartments are not of the ugly boxy variety but of the kind where there are little hut-like buildings attached to one another and with the covered parking right behind the homes so that you never have to walk too far.

The median home price here in Clayton Valley Highland is $350,000 with prices ranging from around $200,000 to $600,000 on the high end (rarely breaking $600K). Condos here are, of course, much cheaper averaging around $130,000 and never selling for more than $200,000.

Schools here are strong, crime is low and you are far enough away from the metropolitan places that it feels relatively tranquil without seeming like you are in the boonies. For commuting purposes it is much better than the auto commute from Pittsburg though BART is fairly far so if you have to go into the city it will take a bit more doing.

Overall this is pretty great neighborhood, especially if you consider it relative to the rest of Concord.
  • Good Homes
  • Quiet Streets
  • Relatively Safe
  • A Bit Out of the Way
  • Mostly Ranch Homes
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

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Clayton Rd

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37.9517952439725 -121.956544806952

Florida Dr

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37.9424754170196 -121.963368986244

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