7.1 out of 10

511 Area

37.5797870753627 -122.082495374232
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
Who lives here?
  • Professionals


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

"Nice Marsh Side Suburban Neighborhood"

The 511 neighborhood, located at the far western end of Union City, shouldering the marshy wetlands that separate it from the bay, is without a doubt one of the nicest (perhaps even ‘the’ nicest) neighborhoods in Union City. It is one of the newest areas in Union City and has a very suburban feel to it. The homes here are Contemporary Style homes with green lawns and red-tiled roofs. The streets are wide and quiet and the homes are sunny and high ceilinged for the most part--the kind of homes with that airy feel that came into vogue in the 1980’s. Most of these homes date from around 2000.

The median home price here is $675K. Prices range from around $500K (for some of the 90’s homes on the northern end) to as much as $850K for some of the large 5-bedroom homes on the southern end of the neighborhood. (There are also some really old leftovers on the far northern end of the neighborhood that run below $350K.)

The schools are also a lot stronger in the 511 neighborhood--mainly because of the strong elementary school: Delain Eastin. Alvarado Middle School and Logan High School are also solidly average, which is good for Union City, where the schools sometimes leave more than a little bit to be wished for.

This is also a good area for commuters--especially for those headed down to San Jose or over to the Peninsula. It’s okay for SF and the Pleasanton area as well--with the BART lines being a convenient means of transportation across the East Bay.

Overall, a very nice area, though with some of the prices here many might choose to live closer to their target destinations.
  • Nice Newer Homes
  • Not Too Bad for Commuters
  • Okay Schools
  • A Touch Expensive
  • Traffic
  • Similar Prices with Better Schools to the east.
Recommended for
  • Professionals

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