3.4 out of 10


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Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
  • Clean & Green
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • 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 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Not Very Cherry"

Cherryland is one of those pseudo-cities (like Ashland just to the north) that is basically its own separate entity, though it is little bigger than a neighborhood in Oakland or Hayward with its densely packed population of 13,000. In fact, it just feels a lot like north Hayward rather than its own place.

The first thing you have to mention about Cherryland is the crime problem. Mission Blvd. in this area is basically a red light district where there is a lot of prostitution. In the last six months there has also been a murder in Cherryland as well as 3 or 4 dozen assaults. (Around 75 assaults in and around Cherryland and another murder just to the west.)

If that’s not a dealbreaker for you, then you will probably also want to consider the quality of the schools, which, as you might expect, is terrible.

I guess what I am saying is that unless you are a single hipster type or maybe a young unmarried couple, you probably don’t want to set down roots here, no matter how cheap the homes happen to be. If you want a little adventure as you get your feet wet in the work world and just want somewhere okay that is centrally located so that you can easily commute throughout the Bay Area this might be okay.

I can’t really recommend it overall though. (And I think there are better places to be hipster or single and find cheap rents.
  • Inexpensive
  • Close To BART
  • Good Spot for Commuting
  • High Crime
  • Terrible Schools
  • A Touch Noisy and Crowded

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