4.1 out of 10

Floresta Gardens / Bradrick

Ranked 13th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.6957278679027 -122.140215881877
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees


2/5 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 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Good Spot For Commuters, Not Families"

Floresta Gardens-Bradrick is probably the southern most neighborhood of San Leandro. It is a fairly typical San Leandro neighborhood. In the residential sections of this neighborhood it is pretty much wall to wall Fifties era Ranch homes-about as middle class as it gets. Now I don’t want to give the wrong impression. These are relatively nicely kept Ranch Homes with well-trimmed and watered lawns and no major signs of decay—but they are still pretty old looking.

So what does it cost to live here in Floresta Gardens?

The median price for homes in this area run at around $300 grand, with prices ranging from $200k to $400k--all in all pretty low for the Bay Area. The rents here are also fairly reasonable. You can find a one to two bedroom apartment for around $1000/month.

Unfortunately, like most of San Leandro, the problem is that the schools, from the elementary school to the high school are not spectacular. Lincoln High is especially bad, having an API of only 2—pretty horrible.

As far as crime goes, this is one of the more dangerous areas in San Leandro with over a hundred assaults reported in the area in the last half year, and a comparable number of vehicle break-ins.
When your vehicle is not being broken into however, this is a great area for commuters. From here you can be to San Jose, the Peninsula, San Francisco, and most of Alameda and Contra Costa County within an hour.

The northern end of Floresta Gardens is a bit different than the rest. Although technically the northern end of this neighborhood is part of Floresta Gardens, it is actually much more like the industrial part of San Leandro. It is filled with warehouses and that sort of thing. As a matter of fact I think they shouldn’t include it with the rest of Floresta Gardens at all.
  • Well Situated for Commuters
  • Affordable Rentals
  • Some Nice Older Ranch Homes
  • Bad Local Schools
  • Crime Worries
  • Ugly Industrial Area on Nothern End
Recommended for
  • Singles

Unranked Streets in Floresta Gardens / Bradrick

Cape Cod Dr

"My Street"
37.6929440274 -122.136586791907

Crespi Dr

"Nice Neighborhood Close to Elementary School"
37.696733795191 -122.140642795907
"I love freeways!"
37.6942137172563 -122.142865031834
"Busy street, close to shopping"
37.6985105852233 -122.146519204259
"Sometimes being in the middle is not such a bad thing"
37.6931397418034 -122.134863222814

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