5.1 out of 10

Clarke Ave, East Palo Alto

37.4636413505071 -122.134716885427
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Safe & Sound
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5

"Major EPA Street"

Clarke Avenue, visually, looks like all of the other main streets in East Palo Alto, and it is not all that different. The street is dirty, the houses are run-down, and the traffic is pretty heavy. While Clarke Avenue does not have the through traffic of University, it is home to the IKEA traffic for everyone else in Silicon Valley. Further south, it parallels the newer condominium developments, which are nicer in nature but adjacent to the shopping complex.

Crime here seems to be prevalent throughout, regardless of where you live, at least relative to East Palo Alto standards. Like most major streets in this town, it is not uncommon to see cops pulling cars over. Like the rest of EPA, this is also a pretty safe bet for investment property - as long as you plan to hang onto it for at least ten years...
  • Good investment
  • More major street
  • Close to downtown Palo Alto
  • Marginal safety
  • Traffic
  • Dirty

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37.4636413505071 -122.134716885427
"Downright Scary"
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