Oakland. CA neighborhoods
June 9, 2005 7:18 AM Subscribe
Tell me about the different neighborhoods in Oakland, CA.
posted by dirtylittlemonkey to society & culture (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm finally moving back to the SF Bay Area after having been relocated by the dot.com bust. The big difference from my previous life in SF is that I now have a wife and two small children. This means the swinging bachelor pads and areas in the city I've lived before don't suit my needs any more.
I'm thinking Oakland / Berkeley will have the right combination of home/space/price/location that I'll need to situate my family. But I'm only familiar with a few areas (the trendy parts that you'd go to eat - Rockridge, Grand, Lake Merrit) and they tend to be the expensive parts that we probably couldn't afford. Real estate listings show lots of affordable (for the Bay Area) houses on the more East and South sides of Oakland, but I am unfamiliar with these areas. Where is up and coming Oakland? Where is scary drive by shooting Oakland? Which is the area near Mills College?