5.2 out of 10


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Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Retirees


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

"Where you Go to Cash In Your Chips"

The Alvarado neighborhood in San Pablo is most famous for two things: St. Joseph Cemetery and the Doctor’s Medical Center. St. Joseph Cemetery is one of many cemeteries that form a network of Catholic cemeteries in the East Bay. It is a large cemetery and the network offers some of the nicest chapels for ceremonies around.

On the southern end of the neighborhood, you have the Doctor’s Medical Center. In addition to general hospital services there are cancer and sleeping disorder centers here.

Squeezed in between the hospital and the cemetery in one of the most unlikeliest of spots is maybe the best neighborhood in all of San Pablo—especially if you like newer Contemporary style homes. The streets are wide here, clean and slightly hilly so that you get an occasional view.

Anywhere else in the East Bay or Bay Area, these homes would easily go for more than $500,000. In San Pablo however, these large beautiful homes can’t even seem to break $250,000 apparently, which I guess proves what say in Real Estate:
Only 3 things matter, location, location, location.

There are also some strip malls on the southern end of this neighborhood that include fast food chains like Quiznos and Jack-
In-the-Box and the usual set of strip mall outlets. This is also where you will find the Lytton Casino, which is one of those Native American casinos which you may have heard of—in this case it is owned and operated by the Pomo tribe from what was the Healdsburg Rancheria.

And of course, to really bring this neighborhood together there is a mobile home park on the far western end of the neighborhood.

Of course, you still get the same problems here that you get in the rest of San Pablo, terrible schools and crime worries.
  • Nice Cemetery
  • Nice Houses
  • Good Hospital
  • A Bit Noisy
  • Depressed Home Prices
  • Older Homes and Trailer Park
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Alvarado

"Nothing Remarkable"
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