6.9 out of 10

Mercury Way, Pleasant Hill

37.9757832714791 -122.090462083519
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers


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

"A Hilly Back Way to Martinez"

Morello Avenue curves up into the Contra Costa hills behind Diablo Valley College and the Contra Costa Country Club. Near Diablo Valley College, Morello cuts through a neighborhood where all the streets are named after the figures in Norse Mythology. So you get streets with names like Viking Boulevard, Odin Drive, and Freya Way. (If you were a bit of a comic book nerd and were into Thor as a kid like me, you might find this more than a little cool. The homes here are nice upper middle class homes with that sort of California Ranch feel to them.

The farther you go up Morello the nicer the homes get and the more empty hills you can make out. This means that in the spring you will get green fields of grass and by the fall brownish rolling hills. You are also climbing up as you had towards Martinez but there is not much of a view from here.

Morello is also a good way of getting to Martinez without getting on the freeway. It is not that well known as a short cut so you are likely not to get too much traffic during rush hours.

You are just far enough away from the lower valley to feel a bit of privacy, but close enough to drop down for a movie or some food.
  • Nice Short Cut
  • Grassy
  • Nice Ranch Houses
  • Isolated
  • Crazy Drivers
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers

Unranked Streets in Pleasant Hill

Taylor Blvd

"Better as a Short Cut than a Place to Live"
37.9621970271558 -122.062125064399

Viking Dr

"Back Way to DVC"
37.967047249227 -122.063006003819

Mercury Way

"A Hilly Back Way to Martinez"
37.9757832714791 -122.090462083519
"Nice Residential Street but a Bit Busy"
37.9562222967586 -122.090858305807

Shetland Dr

"Saddlebrook Neighborhood (Saddlebrook Lane, Paddock CT, Shetland Lane/Drive, Rockridge, Kawaii Lane, Ridge Place)"
37.9642241631621 -122.096792568272

Camelback Rd

"Apartment City"
37.9809202623502 -122.070850344098
"One Long Strip Mall"
37.9797068226504 -122.066704325295

Bonnie Ln

"Best kept secret"
37.9280127493514 -122.080241005049

Boyd Rd

"Shops, Flicks and Eats Just a Skip Away"
37.9434713129183 -122.071542366973
"Apartments! Apartments! Martinez."
37.9759499411547 -122.0922857534

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