8.7 out of 10

Geary Rd, Walnut Creek

37.9262696254863 -122.079963764775
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5

"Great Apartment Living"

Geary Road is one of the main arteries that runs west-east up in Walnut Creek. It is a good way to head up to Taylor Road which is a back road up into Lafayette, the route locals use when Highway 680 is backed up. It also meets up with Pleasant Hill Road which takes you north into Martinez and is also an alternate route for those who don’t want to brave the 4-680-24 highway traffic.

Geary goes from North Main Street to Pleasant Hill Road and is mostly a suburban street with lots of residences on it. There are also, as throughout the outskirts of Walnut Creek, a number of apartments along Geary. There is a also one church and 4 or 5 day care centers.

The newest apartments are by North Main Street, as you might expect. They are of the boxy, multi-colored variety that have become so popular recently. As you go farther to the west you get more residences mostly along cul-de-sacs and spin-off streets but you also get a number of slightly older apartment complexes of various kinds.

There is a also a little shopping strip with a Starbucks and a Lunardi’s Supermarket right where Geary meets up with Pleasant Hill Road.

This is actually a great location for apartment living because you get the nice Walnut Creek schools attended by the children of the affluent residents in the suburban outskirts of W.C. (thus increasing support for the school) but still have fairly affordable apartments. I checked out a couple of 1-bedrooms here recently that were going for below $1200--a very nice price for this location.

It is also safe, close to BART, the entertainment locales of Walnut Creek and back roads into Lafayette, Martinez and the rest of Contra Costa County. Briones Park with its trails is nearby and the Lafayette Reservoir is not that far, so you definitely have a lot of recreational options.

In a nutshell, I would love to live here.
  • Affordable Apartments
  • Close to Everything
  • Great Schools
  • Traffic Noise
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Trendy & Stylish

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