6.9 out of 10

Colony Park

37.9402457192837 -122.049425275749
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

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

"A Colony for the Rich"

Colony Park is a quietly tucked away neighborhood just to the south of Fair Oaks Elementary. It’s best attributes are perhaps its quiet streets and pleasant homes. Despite being in a city with more than 600,000 plus (SF only has 700,000), you do not feel like you are surrounded by masses of people. You are also at the edge of Pleasant and Walnut Creek and all the entertainments you can find there. You could actually say that Colony Park has more in common with these other cities than with Concord.

Part of what gives Colony Park this sheltered feel is that it has an elementary school on the north, a park on the west and a wash (a canal, sort of) on the east.

Homes here are of the nicer, slightly larger 1960’s Ranch homes built along wider streets with fewer trees giving them a very sunny, pleasant look to them.

Although homes are valued for higher prices in this neighborhood, in the last 9 months homes here have sold for a median price of around $400 K with prices ranging from a ridiculously low price of $100 K (for a home estimated at 3 times that value) to about $700 K.

It is the kind of place where people have luxury vehicles and motor boats parked along the street, a clear sign that the neighborhood is solidly upper middle class. (According to the recent census, the median income here is $90,000 a good $30 K above the average income of the rest of Concord. ) In that sense too, the residents of Colony Park have more in common with residents of Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill than Concord.

There are some real drawbacks to this neighborhood, however. One is the local Concord schools which get some pretty terrible ratings. Fair Oaks Elementary is close to bottom of the barrel. I am also not sure about crime, the Concord police don’t make crime reports readily available, though overall Concord is slightly below the national average. This neighborhood actually seems safer than that.

On the western end of this neighborhood, you have an office park where you can find a fitness place and some fairly non-descript businesses such as a printing place, a storage place, and a feed store where you can buy things such as horse food and bird feed. (This used to be a far more rural area.)

Overall, this is a pretty good place to live, although because the schools are not very good, you might want to consider one of the private schools, if that is within your means.
Pros
  • Nice Homes
  • Quiet
  • Very Affordable Right Now
Cons
  • Depressed Housing Market
  • Bad Schools
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Trendy & Stylish

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Bancroft Rd

2.5/5
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37.9382259138604 -122.050660989407

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