4.9 out of 10

Old Town

38.0350995740382 -122.270019719221
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Singles


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

"Old and Salty, Just Like You Like It"

Old Town is the main downtown area for Rodeo. They aren’t kidding when they call this “old town.” It is in fact old. Very, very old.

You will find nearly century old homes here and tiny little Depression era hovels. Far from being quaint however, many of these places simply look old to the point of being almost dilapidated. I don’t know if it is the wet weather near the coast that wears them out but they definitely look worn out.

This of course makes them very affordable with homes here recently selling for $200,000 and less. Of course, the asking price for homes here can be as much as twice this much but it seems like recently to get them sold you have to go lower than that amount to get them off your hands.

Rodeo is not a huge hub for entertainment and dining, but it is not a food desert either. You do have a small selection of restaurants here in the downtown area, such as Ricky’s Place, an Italian place; El Sol, a Mexican place; Doregon Sushi; D’s Giant Burgers; and Flippys, a greasy spoon sort of a diner.

There is also a pretty good pool bar with cute gal bartenders, Troy’s Tavern (which adds to the row of dives that you find here, Crockett and across the bridge in Vallejo).

Overall, this is a pretty good spot to visit, or to live if you like the sleepy, bayside town feel, but if you have kids and want to live in something built closer to this millenium, you will have to go up into the hills for it.
  • Good Restaurants
  • Good Bar
  • Close to the Water
  • Dilapidated Homes
  • Bad Schools
  • More Than A Little Seedy
Recommended for
  • Singles

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