My wife and I took a drive around and itâ€™s an established older neighborhood. The neighborhood has a very nice trail that goes to the North Concord Bart its completely walking distance. We talked to some neighbors, who seemed really nice, they all said the neighborhood was quite and safe and liked living there. Its also walking distance there is a very nice neighborhood shopping plaza, downtown concord is 15-20 minute walk via a trail, so is are a couple of parks and a hospital.
My daughter starts school next year and the Elementary school is Holbrook. I talked to the principal Mrs Dasho and she mentioned that East Sun Terrace is an amazing neighborhood that is a huge part of the school. I have never heard accolades come from the principal about a neighborhood. She doesnâ€™t live there, I asked.
The only problem is that when I was looking up some properties in the neighborhood, it kept saying these places were in Holbrook Heights,â€¦..but I think that was because the agents donâ€™t know the area very well and many donâ€™t do their homework.
If your question is should Concord be AVOIDED, I think the answer is no. I would avoid Solano Way neighborhoods -- not because of crime, but because of lack of stores/services and local airport noise which tends to depress prices. Neighborhoods closer to Walnut Creek tend to be more affluent; some Concord neighborhoods are in the Northgate High School area, which helps resale values even if you don't have high school age children.
We really enjoy living in Concord -- I have been a property owner since 1989 (am NOT a real estate agent!), and recommend it!
Your question is a very good one but also very vague. First of all what is your definitition of an "up and coming" community? How much do you want to invest in a home/investment property? How familiar are you with the Bay Area? AND, most importantly, have you discussed your financial situation with a lender to help you determine what you can afford to buy?
These are all very important aspects in determining the community best suited for your financial situation and meeting as many of your criteria as we can.
It would be a pleasure to discuss these opportunities with you so you can start your home purchase journey well prepared. My over 3 decades as a Realtor and having been raised in Concord and the surrounding communities enables me to acquaint you with not only the general area, but also how you may narrow your search to an area best suited for you.
Please feel free to contact me for a consultation.
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WEICHERT REALTORS - America First Team
What home price are you looking in? Let me know what Price you're willing to pay for a home, and I can help you decide what area is best for your money. There are a lot of great communities in Contra Costa County, and all you need is to find the best area for your Money.
I look forward to your reply. Have a Great Day Lizard415
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