5.1 out of 10


38.0318904584835 -122.264525158384
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters


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

"An Okay Place for a Year or Two Maybe"

Located just to the east of Old Town, Highlands--which really doesn’t feel all that much higher than Old Town--is pretty old as well, with lots of Mission and California style bungalows mixed in throughout the neighborhood.

Most homes here sell in the $200,000s I think. Which is higher than in Old Town, but seem about right for the homes here which seem to have weathered their long hard history a little bit better than homes to the west. These are, as is common for older homes like this, fairly small homes in terms of space. (many times around 1000 ft.)

Unfortunately schools around here aren’t very good, there is a bit of crime, and the commute is pretty terrible. Oh yes, and lets not mention that you are right next to the ConacoPhillips Refinery. Who knows when you will have to shelter in place to escape some sort of harmful release. (Not to mention what we may not know about releases that are effecting us without our knowledge.)

These factors in combination usually make Rodeo only a short term stop off and not a place to really set down roots. But if you are single or just getting started, this could be a place to lay your hat for a while.
  • Nice Older Homes
  • Very Affordable
  • Close to Some Restaurants and Dives
  • Terrible Commute
  • Bad Schools
  • Close to ConacoPhillips Refinery
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

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