5.3 out of 10

Oakmead Dr, Ellis Lake

37.9687216624013 -122.032512614249
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Students


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 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Once a White Picket Fence Street"

Oakmead Drive in the Ellis Lake neighborhood in Concord is mostly a pretty typical residential neighborhood. I came here with my friend in our continued quest to find a 4-bedroom that is within our price range and livable.

Oakmead itself is pretty much filled with somewhat shabby looking Ranch styles homes. It is one of those streets that used to be the American Dream for the middle class. The homes were once pretty nice with white picket fences and the whole bit (some of these still remain) but now the upkeep is a little uneven, with yards that are occasionally brown and with untrimmed hedgerows.
But what we really came to look at was a planned community just off of Oakmead. It is brand new and quite beautiful, and although small and too apartment-like for a 4-bedroom, was very enticing. At nearly $2000/month it is affordable for two, though maybe not for one.
The only other concern has to do with the close quarters of this location--too much like apartment living.
I don’t know about this neighborhood long term though. The schools in Concord I hear are not too good and there is possibly a gang problem, so I don’t know if I would want to live here long term.
Overall though, we are thinking of putting our hats in ring for this place and seeing if we can get it.
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Nice Newer Apartments
  • Close to Movies and Shops
  • Poor Schools
  • Some Rundown Looking Homes
  • Possible Crime Worries
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Students

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