5.3 out of 10

Davis Tract West

Ranked 10th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.7199957157098 -122.185426592852
Great for
  • Parking
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5
Aug 28, 2012

"Warehouse and Old Homes"

Located to the east of Oakland International, Davis Tract West is one of those rather ugly looking commercial areas where you find a high concentration of single story warehouses. Although you will find some “big box stores” here like CostCo and Walmart, many of the businesses that make their homes here are less well known, such as Koffler Electrical, Coast Tool and John’s Home Improvement. These mid-sized businesses are the kind of small local employers that deepen an economy and offer the kind of diversity that allows cities to truly flourish.

There is also a residential section of Davis Tract West just to the north and east of CostCo. This older residential neighborhood is made up of 1940’s era Ranch style homes. This is a pick-up truck type neighborhood where hard working folks are laying their claims to the American Dream with their sweat and toil. Homes here are modest and yards are small, but despite being worn down looking, the homes seem fairly well-kept. Homes here tend to sell for around $225K.

Whenever some place is as close as this place is to Oakland, crime is certainly a consideration. Although this does not look like the safest of areas, incidents are relatively low here, with only about a dozen assaults to report.

Another real drawback of the area, is the lousy schools—pretty much across the board you will not find even a middle of the road public school at any level. That makes this not a very good area for families who might otherwise like to have affordable housing.

One of the draws to the area in terms of entertainment is Drake’s Barrelhouse—a popular local brewery that always has something interesting on tap. And there is also a boxing club, if you are into getting your frustrations out in the ring.

I can’t really recommend this neighborhood for living—but working here might be okay.
Pros
  • Affordable Homes
  • Stout Mid-Level Businesses
  • Not Too Dangerous
Cons
  • Ugly Commercial Looking Waredhouses
  • Airport Noise
  • Ugly Old Houses
Recommended for
  • Retirees
4/5
Jul 16, 2009

"Essential Shopping area"

I come here almost every weekend. Like most Americans, I am addicted to Costco. However, there is a walmart and Home depot across the street. It's not a super walmart. They stop short of selling fresh produce. Home Depot is on the small side, but still stock full of essentials. Talk about a one stop shopping. Overall, this is a charming residential neighborhood. Small houses make up most of the neighborhoods. There are some new constructions up, but they are very closely packed together. Very small yards, even by CA standards. Across the highway on Davis street, there is a korean BBQ restaurant. Excellent foods, even proclaimed by my Korean friends.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Davis Tract West

Adams Ave

3.5/5
"Sporting fun and suchi too"
37.7263363338097 -122.19117417725

Davis St

2.5/5
"Taste of Korea and BBQ"
37.717680043278 -122.182062456123
"Commercial street that brings you into Walmart"
37.7163102154449 -122.176587214702

Phillips Ln

3.5/5
"Entryway to Costco"
37.7186957526833 -122.181208292339