5.5 out of 10

Farrelly Pond District

Ranked 9th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.7299394605959 -122.164839025888
Great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Nice Tudors but Too Close to Oakland Crime"

Farrelly Pond District is one of those flat, older San Leandro neighbhorhoods. The Ranch homes here are of the smaller older variety dating from the 40’s (nearly half the homes here date to this period), and there are virtually no homes here from after 1950.

Around 95% of the homes currently for sale here are on the market due to foreclosure.

Partly due to this, perhaps, the median home price is $225K, with prices ranging from $100K to $400K on the high end.

The nicest sections of this neighborhood are probably on the southern end by streets like Cherrywood where you will find a sprinkling of Tudor and Mission Revival style homes—the really nicely kept versions of these homes that are usually the exclusive benefits of really expensive neighborhoods.

Unfortunately the schools are not unusual for San Leandro, being well below average—at least in terms of test scores.

Crime is also a bit of a worry around here. There have been 4 murders in the last six months in surrounding neighborhoods (mostly north, just over the border in Oakland). There have also been about 2 dozen assaults in Farrelly Pond District as well, so it is not the safest of neighborhoods.

Overall, I could not really recommend this neighborhood to families, though it might work if you are a younger married couple looking for a relatively cheap East Bay City that is close to the South Bay for commuting.
  • Some Nice Older Tudors
  • Good Spot for South Bay Commuters
  • Some Nice Lawns
  • Some Crime
  • Terrible Schools
  • Some Run Down Homes
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Unranked Streets in Farrelly Pond District

Robledo Dr

"excellent street with new houses"
37.7298037216764 -122.17331605154
"Nice Walk with bonus"
37.73148473373 -122.161349818306
"family friendly street with pretty houses"
37.7297365828365 -122.159999281985

Park St

"Another nice street"
37.7310300910231 -122.167147856569

Pershing Dr

"The perfect neighborhood social life"
37.7312025510214 -122.165038004539
"Siempre Verde Park is a cool neighborhood park. "
37.7278425112664 -122.164666126559

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