3.1 out of 10

East 12th St, Hawthorne

37.7784950645232 -122.230645159842
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  • Clean & Green 2/5
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  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
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  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
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  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
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"Near to BART Station, Long street with little to do. Lots of automotive shops."

If E14th/International street is too busy to drive on, take Foothill Blvd.
If Foothill and International street are too busy to drive on, take E 12th.

This probably describes this street the best. Its not used too much and only gets busy
as you approach the Fruitvale BART station. Some reason, the roads get wide to
really close at the BART station, making it a pain to drive in that area. People are always crossing
E12th making it hard to drive by.

E12th has the widest road sections, much larger than International and Foothill.
Very few people park on the sides of the roads here compared to the other two.

E12th is a street that runs parallel to International Blvd, and Foothill Blvd.
It is the lesser known of the two, which makes it great to travel on when the other two roads
are busy.

E12th gets you near Lake Merritt, but not close enough.

From 2nd Ave/E12th to 10th Ave/E12th Ave is the asian sector of E12th. It blends along together with E14th/International. There are lots of asian grocery stores from 2nd-10th Avenue. If you need asian food, this is a good place to buy them. The restaurants are not close together. There is like 1 restaurant per block at this section.

There is a burger king between 14th/E12th and 15th Ave/E12th. And a McDonalds at 25th Ave/E12th.

Once you hit 29th Ave/E12th, there is a soccer field that is always in use. On weekends,
you see LOTS of people here playing soccer. This area has a high population of mexicans.
It's pretty well maintained and on saturday it is always busy.

I would also like to mention all through E12th street, every few blocks are so are tire shops, paint shops, automotive shops, building materials. All of these are small businesses. I haven't really needed any of there services, but theres a lot of them.

Once you hit hit Fruitvale Blvd and E12th, thats basically the BART station. Before, it
use to be just the station. But recently, they have renovated this part of E12th and
there are mini stores in front of the station. It use to be just a large parking lot. But that
parking lot is gone and in comes the plaza. It looks to be a combination of apartments and
mini stores.

One thing to also note about E12th which is cool is that if you follow it, the BART tracks will be above you. So you may be following or be underneath a BART train as you drive by.

Following E12th east of the BART station, will take you to the 880 N/S entrance. It's a very unused section to go to 880 N and 880 S. So, i recommend using this entrance when possible because the other nearby 880 Freeway entrances are always crowded in the morning/evening.

Past E12th after High Street is just industrial sections and housing, not much really to describe that area besides that.

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