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Crime & Safety in Oakland : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Taibo.911 answered:
this is a bustling street with a great deal of activity during the day and evening. most of the businesses are cafes, restaurants and shops. i think there may be a few bars, but this is not a drinking street, so there are not rowdy crowds.

crime is low, almost exclusively property crime, and is primarily on piedmont ave. most of the small side streets are very quiet. my street is a dead end off piedmont, with a lot of small houses, where neighbors get to know each other and are always watching out for anything suspicious.

i love the neighborhood feel and sense of community, and the convenience of walking out my door onto one of the most developed shopping and dining districts in all of oakland. in my book, it trumps both rockridge and temescal.
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Sun Apr 23, 2017
carolynvallerga answered:
My family has lived this area exclusively for years. I feel safe here and us the buses exclusively to get around.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
mpcapoeira asked:
Since there were lots of police cars and many streets were blocked I was concerned to the extent of the incident just for a matter of precaution.
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Thu Jan 2, 2014
Maria Cipollone answered:
To obtain details and statistics of certain area just type crime rate in .............
It will give the info that you are looking for.

Best of Luck,

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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Antoine Pirson answered:
Hello Travis:
Finding the crime statistics is not difficult. You already have these from the previous answer. Finding a "pattern" might be much more difficult, and you can most probably only get that from the Police department. Crime is everywhere. More in some area's than others, but type of crime is often the difference. You can select for different crime types on the crime watch sites.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013
The Medford Team answered:
Here is a website you can go to that will help you determine where your potential home is in relationship to faults and other seismic zones.
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Wed Sep 4, 2013
Matt Chambers answered:
40th at? I'm not a realtor, so I'll tell you what I know.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Only you can determine where you would feel safe. There is not one perfect place --- no Utopia -- so you set your own criteria and priorities.

There are some sites you can check just so you can see for yourself. And...just for comparison, enter other zip codes and cities.

Trulia has its own site where you can look,CA,94601/
Crime watch
Spot crime

And.... you can drive around the neighborhoods during the day and the night, too. Bring a friend,

Good luck to you.
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Mon Jul 22, 2013
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Mon May 20, 2013
Steven Ornellas answered:
Hi Racegrl,

Trulia's crime data is coming from and it looks like a possible rolling 10 days of info.

My favorite site is which allows up to a 6-month search window

Note: Once you enter a property address go to the "Advanced Search" tab to select what type of information is important to you. Next, choose the duration of time you want to look at under "Date Range" (now limited to a 6-month view). You can also try these alternate crime reporting sites:

For schools, I suggest
Based on property address, this site provides attendance area schools (Public, Private and Daycares) along with useful statistics and other information you should appreciate. They also have a cellphone mobile application, which is quite handy when you are viewing homes! Just access the website on your mobile phone to download the app. NOTE: Before making an offer on a property call the School District to CONFIRM the schools the property will feed to!

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Sun May 19, 2013
Stacy Einsidler answered:
As previously stated by other agents, we are not permitted to answer questions which may be regarded as steering however I am very experienced in the neighborhood and would be most happy to speak with you. Please feel free to call me with your questions.

Warm Regards,
Stacy Einsidler - Realtor
J.Rockcliff Realtors
510.339.4807 direct/cell
510.291.8777 efax
89 Davis Road, Suite 100
Orinda, 94563
DRE# 01436016
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Sun Apr 7, 2013
Fred Shelton answered:
We need you to be more specific with your question.
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Sun Feb 17, 2013
Fred Shelton answered:
To be sure, it's the right neighborhood for you. Your need to visit the area during different times of the day. Attend a few community meetings to see how residents of the area feel about it, then you can make an informed decision as to if the Adams point neighborhood is a good fit for you. Residents of the area have posted their opinions on Hope this helps! ... more
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Tue Feb 12, 2013
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Sat Jan 19, 2013
Dontknow answered:
The last drive by that I know of was outside my house on Christmas Eve at !!:30 in the morning. I was still in bed, there were so many shots fired that I actually rolled out of bed and onto the floor in case a stray bullet came through the window. It seemed to be the last of a series of shootings on the block over the previous two weeks. ... more
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Tue Nov 6, 2012
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Ellen Lynch answered:
Hi Alicia,

I just want to add my voice to the chorus of my colleagues. I've lived here in Oakland for thirty five years, and my real estate business is focused on Oakland. Oakland has some neighborhoods considered very safe, but a lot of the city is block by block, neighborhood pocked by pocket. The very best thing you can do, in my opinion, based on my experience with clients is to do your own research, by going to the neighborhood. Talk to people who live there. You will find that people really LIKE to talk about their neighborhood, for better and worse. They will let you know if someone has been a crime victim, about a break in, car theft etc., and they will also be eager for the most part to rave about their neighborhood and block if they like it! There is absolutely nothing that beats this.

Going on the city website is a useful thing too, In addition to getting you to the crimewatch site, it has a list of neighborhood groups/crime prevention groups/block clubs. If you are very interested in a neighborhood, maybe go to a meeting and check it out.

32nd Ave. is one of those areas that has a lot of established families, who grew up there, send their kids to the local schools. If you drive the entire stretch from International up to MacArthur you'll see it is block by block, with some nicer stretches than others. Again, only you can really determine what suits your needs and comfort level. I trust people to know what they feel comfortable with, especially after doing their own due diligence..talking to neighbors, checking the crime stats, going to a meeting.

Realtors are taught to be careful about interpreting crime and safety issues. This is done for good reason. What may feel safe to me, may not be to you, or another person. People have different tolerance levels.

Good luck!
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Sun Oct 21, 2012
Bay_area_ll answered:
That area is known as Lower Bottoms. look it up.
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Mon Sep 24, 2012
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi Craig-

I'd recommend you check out the community and crime maps on Trulia:

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