Livability Score

80
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities B

There are some amenities close to this location.
Coffee (7) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Fresh Start Cafe
Coffee Shop
States Coffee
Coffee Shop
Barrelista Coffee House
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Caffino
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Happy Lemon
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Mist Hookah Lounge
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (8) F
Contra Costa Stadium Cinema
Cinema
Shell Alumni Museum
Museum
Campbell Theater
Theatre Arts
California Magic Club
Theatre Arts
Martinez Museum
Museum
Horse Arena
Stadium
Martinez Waterfront Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Arch Bridge
Attraction
Paddock Bowl
Bowling Alley
Alhambra Creek Valley Staging Area
Attraction
Art Gallery
Art Gallery
Arena Theater (AR)
Theatre Arts
Labyrinth
Attraction
US Army helicopter
Attraction
West Wind Solano Drive In
Cinema
Veranda LUXE Cinema & IMAX
Cinema
Hurricane Harbor
Water Park
Hurricane Harbor
Attraction
Food and Drink (29) A-
Burger King
Fast Food
Wingstop
Fast Food
Panda Express
Fast Food
Bagel St Cafe
Deli
Chipotle
Fast Food
Kinder's
Deli
Ian's Yogert
Sweets
Togo's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Papa Murphy's
Fast Food
KFC
Fast Food
Baskin-Robbins
Sweets
McDonald's
Fast Food
Domino's
Fast Food
Jack in the Box
Fast Food
Alhambra Donut & Deli
Deli
Subway
Fast Food
Taqueria y Carniceria Martinez
Fast Food
Jalapenos
Fast Food
Nu-Rays
Bar
Barrel Aged Cocktail Bar & Lounge
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Bar Cava
Bar
Yogurt Pizazz
Sweets
Main Street Sweets
Sweets
Fitness (7) B
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Kiwanis Youth Center
Community Centre
Shell Clubhouse
Community Centre
Deputy Sheriff's Association
Community Centre
Martinez Athletic Club
Gym
CalFit Martinez
Gym
Pacheco Community Center
Community Centre
Northridge Gym
Gym
Just 40 Fitness
Gym
Pleasant Hill Community Center
Community Centre
UFC Gym
Gym
Groceries (4) F
Nob Hill
Grocery Store
Lucky
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Safeway
Grocery Store
Pastry Shop
Bakery
Star Bread
Bakery
Safeway
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Goldilocks
Bakery
Seafood City
Grocery Store
Pleasant Hill Market
Grocery Store
Parks (61) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Mountain View Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
John Muir Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Morello School Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Nancy Boyd Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Holiday Highlands Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
John Muir National Historic Site
Park
John Muir Memorial Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Cappy Ricks Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Shops (21) C+
Walmart
Department Store
Power Market
Convenience Store
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Pets
Dollar Tree
Discount Store
Petco
Pets
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Shell
Convenience Store
Carl's Barber Shop
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Ace Hardware
Home Improvement
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Valley Convenient Mart
Convenience Store
Pegasus Bicycle Works
Bicycle
Crane's Antiques
Furniture
Marina Market
Convenience Store
7-Eleven
Convenience Store
Elisabeth Hair Design
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 6.5% take public transportation in Martinez.
Public Transit Stops (32)
Stops & Stations
A+
Veterans Affairs Martinez Clinic
Bus Stop
Muir Road & Center Avenue
Bus Stop
Muir Road & Center Avenue
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & G Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Walnut Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & K Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Walnut Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & F Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & J Street
Bus Stop
Muir Lodge
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & C Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Wano Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Bertola Street
Bus Stop
Berrellesa Street & Soto Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Allen Street
Bus Stop
Berrellesa Street & Robinson Street
Bus Stop
Berrellesa Street & Jones Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Jones Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Melius Street
Bus Stop
Berrellesa Street & Melius Street
Bus Stop
Alhambra Avenue & Main Street
Bus Stop
Escobar Street & Alhambra Avenue
Bus Stop
Court Street & Marina Vista Avenue
Bus Stop
Berrellesa Street & Escobar Street
Bus Stop
Martinez Amtrak
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
6.5%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Martinez is 172/100 - which is 24% higher than California.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
F
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crime B-

Martinez crime rates are 1,814 per 100k, which is 36% lower than California
Property Crime
1,523 crimes per 100k
B-
Violent Crime
290 crimes per 100k
B-
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employment A+

The median income in Martinez is $109,994 - which is 72% higher than California.
Med. Household Income
$109,994
A+
Unemployment Rate
3.1%
B
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health A+

There are some hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (16)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Martinez Outpatient Clinic
Hospital
Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Offices
Clinic
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Hospital
Station 14
Fire Station
Office of the Sheriff CIvil Unit
Police
Office of the Sheriff
Police
Contra Costa County Sheriff Deparment
Police
Unknown Name
Dentist
Contra Costa County Sheriff
Police
California HIghway Patrol
Police
Unknown Name
Dentist
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Station 9
Fire Station
Fresenius Medical Care
Clinic
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Action Urgent Care
Clinic
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Diablo Valley College Dental Hygiene Clinic
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
A-
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housing A-

Martinez home prices are $622,800 - which is 52% higher than California
Home Price
$622,800
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
26%
A+
Home Affordability
5.7x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Martinez graduation rate is 92% - which is 15% higher than California
School Test Scores
42%
F
High School Grad. Rates
92%
A
Elementary Schools (9) F
John Muir Elementary
Morello Park Elementary
Briones (Alternative)
John Swett Elementary
Martinez Junior High
Las Juntas Elementary
Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program (Meipp)
St Catherine Of Siena School
Hidden Valley Elementary
Jesus Our Restorer Christian School
Valhalla Elementary
Valley View Middle
Gregory Gardens Elementary
Mdusd Preschools
Floyd I. Marchus
Strandwood Elementary
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
De La Salle Academy - A Division Of De La Salle Hs
St Dominic Elementary School
High Schools (5) F
Vicente Martinez High
Briones (Alternative)
Alhambra Senior High
Golden Gate Community Charter
Mt. Mckinley
College Park High
Floyd I. Marchus
Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy
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ratings A+

Martinez has an overall rating of 89% from 14 reviews.
User Reviews (2)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (12)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Martinez Area Facts

  • Martinez has a Livability Score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Martinez crime rates are 36% lower than the California average
  • Cost of living in Martinez is 24% higher than the California average
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Martinez Reviews

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Something for everyone 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Sep 24, 2018) I've lived in Martinez for over 20 years and Pleasant Hill for 15 years. What I like about living in historical downtown Martinez are the old custom homes, and the proximity to the water and the weather it brings. I currently live in a house that was built in 1926 on the old Chr ...Read More istian Brothers land, which became available after they move to Napa. Regarding the weather, the coolest weather will be experienced North of Highway 4. My current residence is walking distance to downtown, which is less than quarter mile from the Carquinez Straits. This brings nice breezes which helps it cool down when is sunny and warm. During the winter time, it is slightly warmer than the surrounding areas due to the proximity to the water. There is a nice marina with plenty on uncovered berths, and a pier for fishing. There is also a marshland area with walking and biking trails where you can observe plenty of wildlife. There is a large bocce ball field and skate park in the marina as well. Due to the mostly constant Breeze the marina is a great place to fly kites. Amtrak runs through Martinez so there are travel options available. The downtown area is currently thriving, with a new Greek restaurant, bike shop and 3 breweries. There are plenty of other restaurants, a candy shop, beauty shops, a dog park and public swimming pool. Martinez is nestled next to a sizable range of hills with plenty of hiking and biking trails. The current mayor is working towards redeveloping the marina with more businesses in shops, and bringing in a semi-pro baseball team.Being the county seat of Contra Costa, there is a jail, bail bonds, courthouse, and county hospital. After these legal facilities close, the town quiets down substantially. There is also a large oil refinery towards the eastern side which brings plenty of work to the area but may be a turn off to some. Martinez is a mix of blue collar, white collar residences and artists. Currently, homes range between 350k upwards of 4 million dollars. The farther you go south (5-7 miles) the newer the homes are for the most part. There's plenty of horse property and pricey country estates on large lots towards the west hilly side in Martinez. The southwest side of Martinez butts up to affluent Lafayette and middle-class Pleasant Hill. These areas usually have Pleasant Hill School assignments. North of Highway 4, kids will be assigned to the Martinez School District which is rated well and does not except transfer students from less desirable areas as far as I know. Diablo Valley community College in Pleasant Hill is between 1/2 Miles to 8 miles away, depending on which part of Martinez you live in. Downtown Martinez is off the "beaten track" so to say. Given this, it does not experience the crime levels as areas of Concord and Pleasant Hill. Like all cities in this area, there is a homeless population here, but nowhere near the amount as Concord and some areas of Pleasant Hill. Some people still look down on Martinez due to the oil refinery, jail and a history bikers and drugs. They have no idea that this city has changed for the better in the last 30 years. I'm actually okay with that, since it's nice just how it is population and demographic wise, and a nice place to raise a family with a strong sense of community. Read Less
Martinez, CA is a Great Place To Call Home 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( May 14, 2018) I live in Martinez, CA and enjoy making it my home. Martinez is the county seat and is modern and up to date. Yet, it has vineyards and local farms that still produce fresh products. It has a wonderful park by the water and a number of great museums.

Centered around Pacheco Boul
...Read More evard, the town features a variety of restaurants and artist shops. I love to visit the home of John Muir who lived in Martinez. The Martinez adobe of the ranch owner, Vincente Martinez, still stands and is now a park. Because of its location on the water, Martinez is home to a number of oil refineries that supply fuel for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Martinez has a great family atmosphere centering around yearly festivals and entertainment shows. Shopping centers offer a variety of stores and restaurants to visit. Martinez features a variety of both blue and white-collar jobs. It has some of the lower housing prices in the San Francisco Area. Plus, if you like martinis, a bar owner created the drink in Martinez. Read Less
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B Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Martinez? Yes, there are some amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
Mountain View Park
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John Muir Park
Unknown Name
Unknown Name

Entertainment

Contra Costa Stadium Cinema
Shell Alumni Museum
Campbell Theater
California Magic Club
Martinez Museum
Horse Arena
Martinez Waterfront Amphitheatre
Arch Bridge

Food & Drink

Burger King
Wingstop
Panda Express
Bagel St Cafe
Chipotle
Kinder's
Ian's Yogert
Togo's

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Martinez? Of all people who commute, 6.5% take public transportation in Martinez.
Drive to Work
71%

5% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
7%

1% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Martinez a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Contra Costa Regional Medical Center
Martinez Outpatient Clinic

Pharmacies

Rite Aid
Rite Aid
Walgreens

Doctors

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