7.1 out of 10

Crystal Ranch

37.9369864814127 -121.968481847385
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


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

"The Hills Have Homes"

I just discovered Crystal Ranch. I must admit I had never ventured this far to the eastern portion of Concord. As a matter of fact I didn’t even realize this was still Concord. I thought this was already Clayton. Actually it is one of the newest, best-kept neighborhoods in Concord. These are large, often 3000 ft. homes with Mediterranean style adobe walls and red-tiled roofs.
They are lined on quiet streets out in the middle of rolling Contra Costa hills where there is still plenty of space for this neighborhood to expand in the future. It is quiet and somewhat isolated in a way that makes you feel as if you are away from it all, but not alone, because of the nearby neighbors.

The median home price here is around $600 K, which is on the high end for Concord but which seems just right for this neighborhood.

This is really a neighborhood geared towards families. The schools here are solid though mostly not spectacular. The local elementary serving this area, however, Highlands Elementary is above average and the Clayton Valley High School is as well. (Pine Hollow Middle School is very mediocre, however.)

Overall, a really good residential neighborhood—one of the best in Concord.
  • Nice Houses
  • Quiet
  • Safe
  • Out of the Way
  • Mediocre Middle School
  • Poor Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

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