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Old 03-29-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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I'm looking to move to a safe, family friendly neighborhood ....in Contra Costa County. Could you recommend any particular parts? Thank you.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:49 PM
 
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Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, N. Berkeley, Albany.
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Old 03-29-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Default Please tell me

Lafayette might be too "small townish" for me. I think I would like to stay closer to the big city. Can you recommend a nice, safe neighborhood(s) that is/are closer to the metro area? Thank you. Moderator cut: No personal emails in postings, please... you can put it in your profile.

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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If you ask a general question, then you'll get a general answer... all the places that bay-area girl mentioned are all great..if you want bigger then, Walnut Creek would be better for size..about a two minute drive from small town Lafayette. San Francisco is a 25 minut BART ride from both towns
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Old 03-29-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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OK. Fair enough. Moderator cut: No personal emails please, and you cannot solicit for realtor help on City-Data.

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:09 AM
 
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Walnut Creek is nice. A "small city feel" with suburban neighborhoods and good schools. Great shopping and yummy restaurants. Clean, fun, low-key, but not too boring. Hope this helps
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, N. Berkeley, Albany.
Berkeley and Albany are in Alameda County.

Otherwise, I would also add Alamo, Danville and San Ramon to your list.

CoCo County has a lot to offer as far as great schools and safety. Its one of the wealthiest counties in the state because it attracts many who are in search of just that, safety and good schools.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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I agree. Contra Costa County is quite safe. Clean, pretty, lots of nice amenities, and close to SF. Alamo and Danville are beautiful as is anywhere in Lamorinda. Walnut Creek is great if you're looking for a city-feel.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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18 Montclair, yes I should have specified Berkeley and Albany being in Alameda but I wasn't given more info and wanted to through some things out there for the OP to visit even if it wasn't in Contra Costa County. Some people read posts and when they get here have no idea about other places.

Bayareatruth is not reporting the truth. To the OP you can look up the complete crime stats about Walnut Creek. Rapes and murders are VERY RARE in WC (not saying it couldn't or doesn't happen but there might be some sort of incident maybe once every 2 to 4 years).

Also, Lafayette is a bit small and very townish. So I would highly recommend Walnut Creek, Albany, Alameda, N. Berkeley, El Cerrito, you might even want to try Rockridge (not all places I listed are in CC but are nice areas with good schools and close enough to the city and has many things to do to keep you busy).
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Also, I'll PM you.
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