3.5 out of 10

Demeter St, East Palo Alto

37.4748027496496 -122.134192750989
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Safe & Sound
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2/5 rating details
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5

"Downright Scary"

Thank goodness there is a police station here - I walked from my house, three blocks away, in broad daylight, and was not at all comfortable with the scene that I walked through. There isn't one specific thing that I can put my finger on, but the further one gets from University Avenue (the main commercial drag) in East Palo Alto, the less it feels like a questionable neighborhood and the more it feels like a developing country - complete with stray dogs and people living in their cars (no kidding!)

Unfortunately, the police are about as unresponsive as they come. I went in to report what could potentially be a harassment case in order to get it on file. Not only did the cop not take me seriously, but he did everything that he could to get me out as quickly as possible. Essentially, unless you are getting murdered or robbed, your case is going to be brushed under the rug.

Needless to say, this was just one case, but this street does feel sketchy, even in broad daylight.
  • Cheap
  • Proximity to police officers
  • Good weather
  • Feels scary
  • Very dirty

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