7.3 out of 10

Boulevard Park

38.5793427875597 -121.478782477016
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Homes and Kitchens"

Okay, so Boulevard Park is little bit of a quaint little residential neighborhood on the northern end but also has a bit of restaurant activity on the southern end where it borders Midtown. So it’s sort the best of both worlds with really affordable rents to boot.

First, the homes here are mostly of the old wooden Victorian variety. You know the kind, where there are walk up steps and a veranda. There are also some bungalows and newer style homes sprinkled in, but for the most part it looks like the Berkeley flatlands in the East Bay.

Rents here in Boulevard Park are like those in the surrounding areas. You can find a one-bedroom for about $700 here and most homes go for less than $400K (though some are in the $400 to $600 range).

Being so close to Mid Town (often considered to be a part of it), this place is choc-full of restaurants, from a high end place like Moxie, to more moderately priced joints like the sandwiches at the Old Soul coffee house. Some of my favorites here include Michelangelo (for Italian obviously), Tapas the World (I love cheesy puns almost as much as I love a good tapas place), and Celestin’s (a Cajun place). There are also some more unusual places like Marika’s, a Hungarian place. (I have never been to Marika’s but I like that it is there should I ever get hungry for Hungarian.)

There aren’t a lot of bars in Boulevard Park specifically, but there are so many nearby that it doesn’t really matter.
I don’t really know what the crime rate is like here, but I don’t really feel in danger walking around during the daytime. Like any other city, of course, I wouldn’t feel as comfortable walking the streets in the middle of the night but it seems okay to me.

Overall, this is a cool little neighborhood in which to live.
  • Good Restaurants
  • Affordable Rents
  • Nice Victorians
  • A Little Crowded
  • Schools?
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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