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Old 01-12-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Portland
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I just accepted a job in the Pleasant Hill area, I will be moving in two weeks.

I was born and raised in California but I've spent the last 6 1/2 years up in Oregon. I have only been to Pleasant Hill a few times in my life, the only thing I remember is that its an expensive area to live in. I need to find an apartment by the first week of February.

I'm a single 25yr old male, the most I can spend on rent is $1,000 a month.
I want to find a city to live in that is no more than 15 miles away from Pleasant Hill, that has a low crime rate, has a BART station nearby and is close to shopping centers.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I just accepted a job in the Pleasant Hill area, I will be moving in two weeks.

I was born and raised in California but I've spent the last 6 1/2 years up in Oregon. I have only been to Pleasant Hill a few times in my life, the only thing I remember is that its an expensive area to live in. I need to find an apartment by the first week of February.

I'm a single 25yr old male, the most I can spend on rent is $1,000 a month.
I want to find a city to live in that is no more than 15 miles away from Pleasant Hill, that has a low crime rate, has a BART station nearby and is close to shopping centers.
So, live in Pleasant Hill or Concord. $1000 will get you a studio. There are BART stations in both towns. The nearest shopping center is Sun Valley Mall in Concord Sunvalley: Sunvalley On the other side of the freeway east of Sun Valley mall is the Willows shopping center.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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I just took a quick look at Pleasant Hill rentals on craigslist. There are tons of apartments for under 1000$. As someone also mentioned, you can look into Concord which can be a little more affordable depending on the neighborhood.
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:43 PM
 
Location: El Sobrante, CA
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Pleasant Hill is a pretty decent town, though I think most of the activities/bars are out in Concord. Like the other posters said, BART is nearby. I have heard some bad things about certain parts of Concord, but for the most part it seems fine. They have a great drive-in movie theater in Concord that actually gets pretty packed on the weekends. You should check it out!
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Walnut Creek is nice too and not far (about 3-4 miles). There is a BART station, a large downtown with lots of stores and many nice restaurants. I have no idea about rent prices but I hear it might be more expensive than Pleasant Hill.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:16 AM
 
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As they say... it isn't called Pleasant Hill for nothing....

Not a bad place at all and most people that live there tend to stay there...

I would not call it expensive... but, then everything is relative here...

I managed a home in Pleasant Hill at one time and another in Pittsburg...

The home in Pittsburg had twice the square footage of Pleasant Hill and rented for the same as Pleasant Hill and that was about half of what it would cost in parts of Orinda and Lafayette.

Pleasant Hill is very convenient because of it's location... and the city center has changed dramatically in the last 10 years or so... if you have been away.. you probably wouldn't recognize it.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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There are nice apartment buildings near WC, PH, and Concord Bart. WC is the most expensive but also the best if you don't have a car, because there is a vibrant downtown nearby. However, it'll be hard to live in any of those places without a car. I'm hoping the Bart thing is only for work but not for errands? Because without a car, you won't even be able to buy groceries in suburbia.
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