5.2 out of 10


37.7000226977492 -122.160738637907
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Retirees


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

"Would Be Commuter Friendly with Better Schools"

Bonaire is another one of those San Leandro neighborhoods with Ranch homes dating from the late 1940’s. Homes here are in various ranges of upkeep from moderate to good—you will get one house that has a perfectly trimmed, totally green lawn just across the street from a house whose lawn is bushy and untidy. This is also one of the neighborhoods that is really flat and grid-like, which makes it feel a bit on the ugly side.

Home prices here range from between $230 to $410 K with the median being around $300 K. Over 90% of the homes that are on the market in Bonaire are for sale due to foreclosure—so that gives you a sense of how strongly the neighborhood has been hit by the Foreclosure Crisis.

As far as schools go, the elementary schools are just average and tend to get worse and worse the further you go, so that by the time you get to Lincoln High School, you are dealing with a truly bad high school. (Lincoln has an API of 2 out of a possible 10.)

The area is relatively safe, with only about a half dozen assaults reported in the last 6 months.

Overall, it is a relatively bland neighborhood that it if it had better schools might actually attract some commuters looking for a relatively inexpensive place to set down roots.
  • Affordable
  • Relatively Safe
  • Okay Transportation
  • Older Ranch Homes
  • Poor Schools
  • Hit Hard by Foreclosures
Recommended for
  • Retirees

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