Ben Chu

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

"Hidden Gem, Crocker Facelift, Different Than it Was 2 Years Ago"

I just relocated to Crocker and am pretty excited about the neighborhood. I agree with all the previous reviews, dated 2years ago, that it's lined with mid-sized homes, scattered apartments, etc. But, more recently, the neighborhood has been getting a facelift. New affluent buyers are coming into the neighborhood and there's the new KB home gated community being developed on top of the hill. Home prices have now reached over $1M+ and I don't see how it will go down. Here are some of the reasons:

It's close to SF. You are adjacent to both Outer Mission and Crocker Amazon. What I like to tell people is you get to enjoy SF city without paying the SF city tax! That's a huge bonus when you start looking at your property tax and any add-on taxes.

Easy commute. You are walking distance to Daly City BART, one of the larger hubs, SamTrans, Muni, and 280 fwy.

Tons of dining options. I love walking along Mission and discovering new ethnic eats all the time. I have the option of taking MUNI or BART and heading into the city if I want to. Mileage may vary, as I'm more of an authentic, value, search for hidden gems type person. I don't care about ambiance or foo foo bone marrow pate. I don't enjoy spending $50 on an appetizer.

Lastly the views are amazing. I can see the Ocean, SF city, and Bay from my backyard. It's why I moved here for the $million dollar views. Just like my dining habits, I love finding hidden gems and Crocker is just that.

What would make Crocker perfect though is the parking and street cleaning. I hope someone from the county will address the parking situation or reduce the amount of apartment/multi-family homes. Reducing the amount of apartment options would hopefully push up single-family residences and reduce number of cars per house.
  • views
  • character
  • improving
  • Well Placed for SF Commute
  • Good Dives
  • parking
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  • Families with kids
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