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Homes For Sale Near Transit In The Central Contra Costa Region

Studies show houses near trains, buses and other transportation have higher values than similar homes that aren't near transit

This home in Walnut Creek is listed at $679,000
This home in Walnut Creek is listed at $679,000
If a home is near a BART station or a bus stop, it's likely to have a higher value than a house that isn't.

Several studies this year have concluded a nearby transit stop will boost the price of a home.

These studies focused on metropolitan areas where mass transit is more readily available and more in demand than in suburban areas.

However, with this week's contract negotiations for both BART and AC Transit employees, we thought we'd take a look at some of the houses for sale in this region that are near transit.

In Orinda, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 38 Brookwood Road is described as a "commuter's delight" as it's close to downtown and the BART station.

The home is 1,517 square feet on an eighth of an acre. It's listed at $729,000.

In Walnut Creek, this two-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 1583 Almond Court is touted as being "minutes from BART."

The home is 953 square feet on less than a tenth of an acre. It's listed at $679,000.

In Martinez, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 306 Shenandoah Drive is within walking distance of the bus line on Alhambra Avenue.

The home is 1,335 square feet on a fifth of an acre. It's listed at $495,000.

This information was provided by Rachael Hand, Broker Associate, Coldwell Banker, 925-372-8080 or rachael.hand@cbnorcal.com.  Properties featured in this article may be offered by a variety of local real estate firms.
Julie Jepsen-Grant October 16, 2013 at 03:44 PM
Our home is a ten minute walk to the PH BART station. Zillow has our home listed as "car-dependent."
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) October 16, 2013 at 03:58 PM
Are there clearly designated walking paths between your home and the BART station?
Julie Jepsen-Grant October 16, 2013 at 10:43 PM
We can walk down Treat on the sidewalk (20 to 30 people do M-F as they pass by my home on their way to BART). Or, we can walk down the Contra Costa Canal Trail, and walk over the beautiful new bridge over Treat, but that would take a few minutes longer.
Vanessa Castañeda (Editor) October 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Interesting. I wish I could provide more insight into the matter.

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