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Old 04-24-2013, 08:29 AM
 
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Out of towner here and moving to Concord, CA. I found a bit too late to avoid the Monument/Detriot areas. I am renting a house east of Monument off Oak Grove. I google-mapped the street and it looks like a cute little cul-de-sac. I am from Boston, so "bad areas" may mean something different to me, but nothing I see looks "bad". I do not have children so am not concerned about the poor schools that I keep reading about, but definitely do not want to live somewhere where I am scared to go out at night. Is this area really as bad as it is sounding in these forums? Like, is it worth breaking my lease, paying the penalty and looking elsewhere? Any thoughts are appreciated
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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It's not really scary or dangerous, imo...just a bit grubby/dirty/worn looking in parts. There are some ugly and unkempt apartment buildings and they attract a lower economic/immigrant population. Occasionally you'll see some homeless or drug addict pushing a shopping cart around near the liquor store but I wouldn't be scared to walk around by day at all.

At night, I'd just be more cautious and aware like you would be anywhere (but I'm a female so I'd have to do that anyway out of common sense). There's plenty of supermarkets and stores around...even a large Costco and many restaurants along the street so it's hardly frightening.

People that would try to scare you away from Concord are most likely not that familiar to begin with and just giving their opinions based on assumptions/rumors rather than fact or personal experience. Don't be worried!
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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As I am a female too, it is fantastic to hear your opinion on this Definitely makes me feel better about my decision. Thanks
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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As I am a female too, it is fantastic to hear your opinion on this Definitely makes me feel better about my decision. Thanks
Drive down Clayton Road in the direction of Clayton. Go past McDonalds on the right side of the road and there are many nice apartments for a long stretch of a few miles. There is nice one at across the street from the Lucky Supermarket complex. That end of Concord tends to be safe and sane. Monument and Detroit is not so much. If you do need to be downtown take a look at the apartment complexes along Concord Blvd. Good Luck and welcome to Concord!
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