5.5 out of 10

Gaskill

37.8391379999681 -122.279427013793
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Eating Out
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

KdG KdG
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
2yrs+

"Up and Coming"

This tiny neighborhood on the border of Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville is an untapped secret. Lush old-growth yards surround beautiful victorians and craftsmen in the process of being restored. Nothing too flashy-no snobs or glossy flipped houses here-cozy established family homes is the vibe. Walkable to Bart, bordering the new Temescal creek park with a great children's' area, dog park and basketball hoop, but also separated from the craziness of the Berkeley commercial district, this neighborhood feels warm, down to earth, and friendly in general.
Pros
  • Lush overgrown gardens
  • Hummingbirds and turtledoves!
  • Close to Commercial Emeryville
  • Close to Public Transportation
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Unsafe Feeling"

In college, I came to check out a room for rent in this tiny neighborhood. I am somewhat ashamed to admit that I never actually got out of my car to check it out. I just did not feel safe in this neighborhood. It has a very run down look to it and the fenced in yards, barred windows and strangely curtained windows just make one feel a bit uncomfortable. It just feels like a high-crime neighborhood. I am sure that this does not reveal good things about by middle-class prejudices.

Looking at the objective data of crime statistics for the area I see that I am half right and half wrong. There have not been any recent murders in this tiny nook of a neighborhood, but assaults and burglaries are apparently a daily occurrence. So, even though I find the architecture in this area really interesting—it is not unlike many of the Berkeley neighborhoods that I love—I simply can’t recommend it.

That said, I am sure there are some brave, good hearted souls who will take advantage of the very attractive rents and have no real hassles. It is a bit too urban for my tastes however.
Pros
  • Affordable Rents
  • Close to Commercial Emeryville
  • Close to Public Transportation
Cons
  • Crime
  • Rundown Houses
  • Dirty Streets
SylviaY
SylviaY This particular "review" is outdated, however I lived in the neighborhood during the time the "review" was written/posted.

From reading several "reviews" by NightOwlnOrinda, on SEVERAL North Oakland neighborhoods, it seems that this poster is on a one-man/woman, negativity smear campaign.

Golden Gate/Gaskill is a WONDERFUL, diverse neighborhood with friendly neighbors who are involved with the community/neighborhood and each other.
2yrs+
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