How dangerous is East Palo Alto?
July 26, 2014 1:30 AM Subscribe
I'm a single male in my late 20s, currently living elsewhere in the Bay Area.
EPA has the following attractive features for me:
- Quite is quite close to my new job
- One of the few places in the Peninsula which I could reasonably afford to buy property (I don't want to be renting for the rest of my life).
- Reasonable chance of strong appreciation in property prices over the next 15 years.
However, it also has a reputation as a dangerous city.
posted by pzad to Travel & Transportation (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My natural inclination is to avoid EPA just on that reputation alone. However, Oakland is another such city with a bad reputation which isn't nearly as bad as people claim and that I'd personally be quite happy living in.
For those who know East Palo Alto well or ideally live there now, I'd love to get your thoughts.