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Quality of Life in Oakland : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Apr 6, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
Strange....

I go to Lake Merritt quite frequently since my folks live in a high rise directly across the Lake. I have never thought nor seen it as "dirty". The City takes very good care of it and have made improvements by the addition of running paths, gardens, parks, lights. There are so many people taking advantage of this place as evidenced by the number of folks walking, jogging, boating.

It's a fabulous place to be. Take time to enjoy it....dine at Lake Chalet, or take a gondola ride.
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Oaklandish asked:
Tue Apr 2, 2013
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Ellen Lynch answered:
Oakland already IS Brooklyn! The area from lower Park Blvd to lower San Antonio is on the old maps as Brooklyn. It tried to succeed from Oakland a long time ago. If you look on property records, and do some research about Oakland, particularly through The Cultural Heritage Survey,,, headed by City of Oakland's own historical expert Betty Marvin bmarvin@oaklandnet.com , you can learn a lot about Brooklyn, in Oakland.

Many of us were part of the Brooklyn Neighborhood Preservation group, that planted trees, worked on neighborhood issues, etc. and, that group will be starting up again!

Many of us still call our area of Oakland, Brooklyn! As someone born and raised in New York, (along with a lot of Oaklanders), I love this! I've lived here, in the Brooklyn area of Oakland for thirty five years.

Our area, just east of lower Park Blvd, has always been culturally diverse, with lots of community-involved folks. Now we have a few cafes and the great Champa Garden restaurant.

Oakland is still the most diverse city in the entire country!
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Claire Wills answered:
I would guess Brooklyn. :)
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Fri Jul 6, 2007
Florida Mortgage Planner answered:
It is my understanding, and I may be wrong, that there cannot be any ïmprovements, fences included, within the easement.

Check with your city government to be certain.
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