5.2 out of 10

Golden Gate

37.8436426749554 -122.285511192191
Great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Parks & Recreation
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Gentrified on the North, Overpriced on the South"

Gentrification is in full swing at the far northern end of this long strip of a residential neighborhood. On those northern blocks you will find a series of adobe shaded square condominiums—part fortress, part modernist cubes. They seem strangely out of place here, but they seem to be the wave of the future by the sheer number of them I’ve seen around in the last few years. With Ikea and a brand new outdoor shopping mall in nearby Emeryville, you can see what kind of an area developers are trying to build.

On the southern end of the neighborhood, the majority of homes are old and a bit worn down. Many of the homes here, however, are starting to feel the pull of gentrification—prices are beginning to rise. The average home here of two bedroom costs about $2 K.

Though burglaries and occasional assaults are fairly common here, there have been no murders in more than three years.

Up on the northern end you can also find a nice coffee shop and an Italian Social Club that I don’t know much about.

Overall, I can’t quite recommend this neighborhood.
  • Close to Emeryville Shopping
  • Close to Freeway
  • Crime
  • Gentrification
  • Worn-Out Feel

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