6.9 out of 10

Olympian Hills

38.0134248960943 -122.285906992181
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Public Transport
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
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Reviews

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

"Not Quite Mt. Olympus"

Olympian Hills is just a big condominium complex--it is somewhat hilly, though Mt. Olympus it is not. However, the streets that make up the arteries of this apartment complex are all named after Greek gods: Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Orion, Titan, Bacchus and, of course, the big guy himself, Hercules.

The condos here will run you between $100,000 and $200,000. These mostly date from the 1980’s as far as I can tell from my limited exposure to them and are little better than glorified apartments in my book. Still for the price, they might be worth checking out if you are in the market for a condo. (A bit small for a family, if you have more than one kid--this is more single mom living.)

Crime is very low here, views of the Bay are pretty nice from some units probably, schools are just okay, and commutes are terrible--mostly the same as in other neighborhoods in Hercules.
Pros
  • Very Safe
  • Nice 80's Units
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Too Many Foreclosures
  • A Bit Bland
  • Terrible Commutes
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

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