5.1 out of 10

Interstate 880 North, Towne Estates

37.6040265014889 -122.064561493462
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
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3/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5

"I hope you like traffic..."

The rule is the same for all South Bay residents - take 101 if you are heading due north to the North Bay, take 880 if you are coming home (dictated by the toll patterns). Unfortunately, the drive home is never quite as pleasant or as scenic, at least in my humble opinion. The section of the highway that runs through Oakland is both confusing and traffic-heavy. There are a few quick jaunts adjacent to the bay, but for the most part, you will be passing industrial buildings and factories.

In addition to the traffic, Oakland offers a very confusing stretch at the 580/880 junction that has gotten me in trouble more than once (although granted, I am a newbie to the area).

Late-night driving offers few eating options, unfortunately, especially once you are out of Oakland. At least the cell phone reception is solid (unlike many parts of the Bay Area).
  • Affordable living options
  • Cell phone reception
  • Horrible Traffic
  • Strip Mall Central

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"I hope you like traffic..."
37.6040265014889 -122.064561493462

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