3.2 out of 10

Trask St, Seminary

37.7715912417435 -122.194778508512
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  • Pest Free
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"The cousin of International Blvd. Moderate traffic. Not so much shopping. Lots of housing."

Living near this street for 20+ years, I'd like to share my experiences about this street.

Foothill Blvd is really a road that was called a boulevard. It runs parallel of International/E14 Street until it becomes Macarthur Blvd. Which is way east of Lake Merritt.

The nice part about Foothill is that if you follow it west, you eventually hit Lake Merritt.
And Lake Merritt is a great place to go exercising during the day/morning. I'd avoid exercising at
night because bad things tend to happen at night in Oakland. A former co-worker of mine
got robbed while he was walking around Lake Merritt.

There really isn't much to Foothill. Going from West to East. There is only one good park
I'd recommend, and thats the San Antonio recreation center. Its kept maintained and looks great
every time I drive past by it. Playing tennis was nice there too since the courts are maintained.
Every other park isn't quite so good on Foothill. Foothill Meadows Park was nice when I was kid.
Now, its a hang out for drop out kids dealing something. Cops drive by, but when they drive away, the bad guys come back.

The highlight of Foothill Blvd would have to be the intersection of Fruitvale Blvd.
Here, there are a lot of small mexican grocery stores. If you need anything, and I mean anything for cooking mexican food, you can find it here in these small shops. There are a few fashion shops here,
so if your looking into mexican fashion, this might be your stop. (I'm not very fashion conscious but they always have sexy dresses up for display)

At Fruitvale and Foothill, there is a Walgreens and a Kragen. So if you need medicine, american food stuffs, and automotive parts. This is a good place to start. But there are a lot of auto shops in this area, so they might give you a cheaper price. The nice thing about oakland, is there is no end to auto shops here. There are lots of auto shops and you can good a deal if you shop around.

If you need your fill on fast food, there is a Kentucky Fried Chicken on 34th and Foothill Blvd.
Unfortunately, its the only fast food place on this street. You need to walk down to International Blvd for more food choices.

On 35th Ave/Foothill Blvd, there are two tire shops in case you need wheels and tires for your car.
You can also get some liquor/snacks at the shop near by to it. The store name always changes so, I'm not even bothering writing it up. It would probably change now too by the time this review is posted up.

Past Fruitvale/Foothill, the next big stop is High Street/Foothill Blvd. There is 2 gas stations, Fremont High School, and a miniplex of restaurants. The miniplex is just fast food chinese food/mexican food and I believe a donut shop. Before, it use to be 3 gas stations, but one was demolished.

Once you go past High Street/Foothill towards Macarthur, its mostly housing. I cant think of anything notable to share there. Crime increases, gun shots are heard more commonly.

High Street is mostly housing with a few small mom and pop stores around.

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