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"Foodie scene is growing rapidly."
"Pet friendly"
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4/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5

"Oakland's great escape"

Everything that is noteworthy in Oakland, happens in the vicinity of Lake Merrit. The area is surrounded by downtown Oakland, Laney Community College, above average city neighborhoods and the restaurants that come with these adjacent districts. It is the town’s natural epicenter, giving people a quiet refuge from the bustling life and urban drudgery Oakland is so commonly known for.

During the early mornings and late afternoons, locals can be seen jogging/walking around the narrow 3-mile... Full review
  • Beautiful and Scenic
  • Great Jogging/Walkinsg Spot
  • Great Restaurants
  • Hard Parking
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • LGBT+
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
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