Nadia, Home Buyer in Hayward, CA

I intend to buy the home located at 2164 Poplar Ave. East Palo Alto. Is it a safe location, and how much will be the rent in that area for a one bed?

Asked by Nadia, Hayward, CA Sat Jan 18, 2014

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I have been a resident of EPA for two years and studied available crime reports before purchase. I do not have children in school here, since my son is at college.
My general findings from the available data and general knowledge of the neighborhoods is that MOST OF East Palo Alto IS VERY SAFE (south/east of University Ave. -especially the Gardens area)
It is a very friendly and diverse town with fabulous access to anywhere on the peninsula at a fraction of the cost of other cities nearby.
My only complaint about EPA is the very high quantity of inconsiderate people with huge subwoofers in their cars that crank ridiculous volumes of bass all over their neighbors everyday. The socio-economic and cultural makeup of the town means there are hundreds of young people who are deeply drawn to the "ghetto" sound and attitude with their cars and style, but are not bringing a high amount of crime to the area... just subwoofer pollution. If you are OK with the noise, EPA is a very unique town that has alot to offer for anybody.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Yesterday at 1:31pm
I represented buyers and sellers in East Palo Alto. This city is booming. Neighborhood has changed and prices of the homes are going up. Big companies like Facebook, Google are only stone throw away. If these companies are concerned about safety they would have not moved into this area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Feb 22, 2014
Hi Nadia, as an East Palo Alto resident and Realtor I feel it is a safe neighborhood and after living there for 8 years I've never had a problem. The city is much safer than it has been in the past and the police do a fantastic job. For rental info check craigslist. if you need a Realtor to help you please contact me 510-589-3069
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 20, 2014
epa is dangerous.
Flag Sat Jan 25, 2014
I would say that EPA does not have the best reputation. Here is a link with some stories: http://paloalto.patch.com/search?keywords=east+palo+alto . In term of rent price - check http://rentometer.com .
Web Reference: http://talisrealestate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 18, 2014
When I am looking for crime information, I use http://www.spotcrime.com. Put in the zip (94303) or the name of the city. You can zoom in to see your neighborhood. As for rents, I use craigslist as a guide.
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