5.1 out of 10

Olivera Rd, Hillcrest

37.9984779894538 -122.046511701867
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • 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 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"Relatively Affordable and Not Too Out of the Way"

Came here to Olivera Road to see about a three bedroom apartment that was listed at $1500. That is still out of my current budget range but it is about as inexpensive as it gets in Contra Costa without sacrificing safety.

Buchanan Airport is just to the west of this section of Olivera, though what actually forms the western end of this section is the Solano Drive-In Theater, a classic outdoor movie theater. I think they still show movies though I have never been to one here. This kind of a theater is more of a curiosity than anything else.

Most of Olivera Road however, is made up of the apartments that are part of the apartment complex that I came to see. These are a nice mix of one and two-story units with covered parking spaces. They are nicely set up for families since they are spaced in a way that the noise levels are less likely to bother neighbors.

In the past year, these condos have also sold for between $65K and $125K.

On the southern end of Olivera there is also a nice big park, Hillcrest Park which has a big play area and baseball fields. And on the southeastern end there is also a set of churches, Calvary Baptist and New Hope International.

In terms of commuting, although you are on the upper end of Concord, the commute is much easier than from Pittsburg or Antioch. The schools here are about average with Sun Terrace Elementary and Mount Diablo High getting APIs of 4 and 6 respectively.

I don’t know what crime is like around here, but from the density in this area, I would guess that crime is lower than in the more crowded areas of Concord.

I think this would definitely be a good place for families to live.
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Okay Schools
  • Close to Park, Church and Movie Theater
  • Airport Noise
  • Traffic for Commute
  • Apartment Living
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Students

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Olivera Rd

"Relatively Affordable and Not Too Out of the Way"
37.9984779894538 -122.046511701867

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