5.5 out of 10

Vista Oaks Dr, Martinez

37.9954581803435 -122.124678491956
Great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"Nice Apartments"

Vista Oaks Drive is a short street just to the north of Highway 4 by the Center Avenue exit in a section of Martinez that is made up of newer 1980’s and 1990’s apartments. It is especially nice because it is one of the last streets before you get an empty hill.

The two sets of apartment buildings that are here are pretty nice looking in a plain, boring homey sort of way--especially the larger of the two, the Vista Oaks Apartments with its tan wood paneling and auburn shingled roofs. It was the kind of apartments that were popular in the 80’s, but that now feel sort of bland.

The other nice thing about this location is that you are right by the freeway on ramps so you can head right off to work. You also are very close to the movie theater and the supermarket (one of two nearby). The strip mall that is there also has a Starbucks among other amenities.

This location is also an okay spot for starting a commute so long as you are staying in the East Bay. You can make it as far as Dublin in an hour.

In terms of schools, this area of Martinez is actually not too bad. Alhambra High School is pretty strong and most of the schools around here are average or above average.

In terms of safety this is a fairly safe area with only run of the mill sorts of crimes. The apartment building does have a sex offender listed as a resident, but overall the area is pretty average in terms of crime.

Overall this is pretty good spot for singles and single parents.
  • Good Apartments
  • Close to Freeway, Supermarket and Cineplex
  • Good Schools
  • A Sex Offender and Mild Crime
  • Traffic SF Bound Heavy
  • A Little Bland
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+

Unranked Streets in Martinez

Alhambra Ave

"Good Neigbhorhood South of Highway 4"
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Arnold Dr

"A Pretty Average Suburban Stripmall Area"
37.9932039977439 -122.098788911181

C St

"Between the High School and the Football Field"
38.0052451325525 -122.132401205878

Estudillo St

"Old Bungalows, St. Catherine's and Starbucks"
38.0095553375109 -122.129429936134

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

38.0301322770626 -122.117164753639

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