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Old 08-13-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Oh yeah, and stay out of the Oak Grove neighborhood, Monument, Detroit, and anywhere else in downtown Concord. It's the worst area in that part of Co Co county.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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lol why do you guys make concord out to be some sort of slum? The part of WC that touches concord from what I remember is in a really nice area close to De La Salle High School. Concord is not Compton.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:33 AM
 
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No, it's not, and I don't mean to make it seem that way. However; having lived there for many years, I've seen every nook and cranny. I wouldn't want my mom living on Detroit ave by herself is all.

let's see....so North concord, near BART is gorgeous. 6th avenue is nice, I lived on Wexford ave, and across 6th ave over in the hills is nice too. I'm not sure of any retirement communities there though.

Also, Treat and Geary...and generally the closer you get to Clayton, the nicer it will get. In fact, Clayton is number 87 on the best places to live as voted by Money Magazine this year:

Best Places to Live 2009 - Top 100: City details: Clayton, CA - from MONEY Magazine
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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I'm not a big fan of Clayton but it would probably be good for a retired person since it is quiet and low crime. It is a good 10-15 miles from the freeway (680 or 4 -Kirker Pass might seem like a freeway at times, but its not) but if she is mainly going to Walnut Creek, it is not bad. The greater distance from freeways/BART compared to Walnut Creek makes the prices lower.

I think one of the posters was confused with North/South Concord. Walnut Creek is generally south of Concord. The southern part of Concord that borders Walnut Creek is a decent area. The North Concord BART station is near the refinery in Martinez and a very small airport (private planes only). North Concord is generally a lower priced area in Concord. I'm not sure if its a bad area but those are turnoffs that makes the prices lower.

Monument blvd has been a mess for years and nothing is changing any time soon. It's certainly not Oakland or Richmond, but it isn't the ideal place for a retired person either.

You really have to go to the neighborhoods and see for yourself what you like/don't like. At that price point, you are going to have tradeoffs.
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Old 08-13-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm not a big fan of Clayton but it would probably be good for a retired person since it is quiet and low crime. It is a good 10-15 miles from the freeway (680 or 4 -Kirker Pass might seem like a freeway at times, but its not) but if she is mainly going to Walnut Creek, it is not bad. The greater distance from freeways/BART compared to Walnut Creek makes the prices lower.

I think one of the posters was confused with North/South Concord. Walnut Creek is generally south of Concord. The southern part of Concord that borders Walnut Creek is a decent area. The North Concord BART station is near the refinery in Martinez and a very small airport (private planes only). North Concord is generally a lower priced area in Concord. I'm not sure if its a bad area but those are turnoffs that makes the prices lower.

Monument blvd has been a mess for years and nothing is changing any time soon. It's certainly not Oakland or Richmond, but it isn't the ideal place for a retired person either.

You really have to go to the neighborhoods and see for yourself what you like/don't like. At that price point, you are going to have tradeoffs.
Dang! You're right. The north end of Walnut Creek touches Concord and the South end borders Danville. I mixed up north and south when referring to the end of Walnut Creek that borders Concord.

So, to correct myself:

South end of Walnut Creek = ideal
North end that borders Concord = more busy, more crime
South end of Concord/Detroit and Monument= crime and busy neighborhood
North end of Concord= can be nice, it's hit or miss
East end of Concord (very east, bordering Clayton) = nice
Clayton = nice

Sorry about the mistake, and thanks for the catch! Hope that helps
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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Years ago I was walking thru an apartment complex on Detroit Ave at about 6 pm, still daylight. 3 little boys about 8 years old approached me and demanded my wallet. I could have beat the crap out of all 3 in about 10 seconds. I was much taller and weighed 200 lbs. Instead I told them some other boys just robbed me back in the parking lot. They ran off to the parking lot to find those boys.
It was shocking to have these little kids have that much cajones to approach me. All I could think of was where the heck were their trashy parent at.

So yeah Detroit ave area is bad.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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Actually North Walnut Creek borders Concord and Pleasant HIll, and is less desirable. So. WC is bordering Lafayette and Alamo, and much nicer community.
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