Oakland 101, or: What should a suburban girl know before moving to Oakland?
March 19, 2009 3:31 PM Subscribe
What information do you consider essential to being a resident in Oakland? This isn't just a "which neighborhoods are safe/ghetto" question (although I'd like to hear about that, too), I'm also wondering about things like the cost of utilities, how cold does it get in the winter/hot does it get in the summer, local events and attractions like Art Murmur, how efficient AC Transit is (I don't drive or ride a bike so I'll be relying pretty heavily on public transit and my own two feet), how important is it to rent a parking space, and anything else you wish you'd known before moving to Oakland.
posted by foulowl to travel & transportation around Oakland, CA (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend and I will probably be moving into an apartment on the 1500 block of Alice Street in the Lakeside neighborhood. I'm in my early twenties and have lived in the suburbs my whole life, as have my boyfriend and my little sister (who will be living with us until September and during the summers). We're not as familiar with Oakland as we are with San Francisco. We'd love some pointers.