5.2 out of 10

Pomona Ave, Martinez

38.0095357302853 -122.123006275905
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


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 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • 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 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Older Residential Street"

Pomona Avenue is a curving suburban street in the Mountain View neighborhood of Martinez. The Mountain View neighborhood is in the northern section of Martinez, but it along the elevated section before you get near the courthouse.

Along Pomona Avenue, you find mainly older homes and duplexes dating to before WWII I believe. It seems like a fairly quiet street. I came here to see about a duplex this weekend. It was fairly inexpensive--less than $900--perhaps because it is not too far from the Chevron Refinery or to the Downtown area. It may also be because it was fairly small and old like most houses in this neighborhood. It didn’t seem like a bad neighborhood however.

Homes in this neighborhood sell for around $200K. These prices seem low to me compared to other places in the Bay Area where similar homes could sell for nearly twice as much. I would especially say this when you take into consideration that the schools here are fairly strong and crime is relatively low. If I were single with only one kid, I could definitely see myself taking one of these places. It is only the size that holds me back now.

The only other issue might be the commute and the boredom. Martinez is not too far out of the way so long as you are headed into the rest of Contra Costa County and the East Bay but any farther than SF and it might take a bit of a toll--no pun intended.

Overall it is not too bad a street.
  • Affordable Living
  • Good Schools
  • Relatively Safe
  • Older, Smaller Homes
  • Nearby Refinery Fears
  • Possible Commute Problems
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Martinez

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Arnold Dr

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C St

"Between the High School and the Football Field"
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Estudillo St

"Old Bungalows, St. Catherine's and Starbucks"
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F St

"Older Spot with Schools for All Ages"
38.0011026276807 -122.132535456326

Fig Tree Ln

"Typical Martinez Pleasantness"
37.9940459152797 -122.095554398831

Green St

"From Pill Hill to the Court House"
38.0146985406957 -122.138082311527

Howe Rd

"Omellets, Chainsaws and a Big Refinery"
38.0039651931918 -122.110842470663

Hull Ln

"Nice Suburban Street Close to Movie Theater"
37.9921840175793 -122.106382656129

I-- 680

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