7.1 out of 10

Downtown / West Dublin Bart

37.7040612389169 -121.930108603997
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Students
  • Singles
  • Retirees

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Sep 08, 2012

"Shopping, Restaurants, Bars and more Shopping"

This is the heart of Dublin’s commercial engine. Complementing the more traditional mall to the south of Highway 680, Downtown Dublin is basically just a giant shopping area with dozens of stores and restaurants. This is where you can find stores like Burlington Coat Factory, Petsmart, Orchard Supply and Big 5 Sporting Goods—basically the kind of stores that you can find in virtually any suburban city like this. You can also find some lesser known retailers like Bassett Furniture and Aquarium Concepts.

The story is pretty much the same when it comes to restaurants—lots of big chains have franchises here: Panera Bread, Outback Steakhouse, Elephant Bar and kid favorite Chuck-E-Cheese. Lesser known places include Amakara (a sushi joint—I tell you people love sushi around here, there is one on every corner); a half dozen East Asian places, and Franky, Johnny and Luigi Too (an Italian place, in case you are a touch clueless). Those are just some of the places—there are a ton of others.

Nightlife? Yeah there is some of that as well. This is where you will find the Dublin Sports Pub, Evie’s and my personal favorite, Gallagher’s. There is also a Hooters here for you boys who might be staying at Holiday Inn near the freeway on business.

Anyway, that is pretty much it. If you like to shop, then you have found your part of Dublin.

This is also where the BART station is for those who want to make the most of their time by commuting into work in SF or the East Bay. Unfortunately, they haven’t extended it into San Jose, which is where most residents around here work in the tech industry.
Pros
  • Lots of Shops
  • BART Station
  • Lots of Restaurants
Cons
  • Very Little that is Distinctive
  • Not Very Attractive Aesheically
  • Crowded
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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Dublin Blvd

3.5/5
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