6.9 out of 10

Marina Faire

Ranked 6th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.6946518201808 -122.17738675459
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Schools
  • Nightlife
  • Pest Free
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students


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

"Lagoon, Park and Holes"

The Tony Lima Golf Course, Marina Park and the Small Boat Lagoon are on the western end of this neighborhood. I hear that the Tony Lima Golf Course (also known as the Monarch Bay Golf Club) is pretty good in terms of having nice views but that the sea air makes the grass really slick and makes for all kinds of problems. (Tony Lema, the short lived 60’s golf pro was from the East Bay—just in case you are curious about the name.) Marina Park has a beach volleyball court and a couple of play areas for the kids, as well as an okay parking lot. There is a boat ramp at the end of the Small Boat Lagoon, where people launch vessels.

Skirting the eastern end of Tony Lima is a 1980’s condominium complex with tennis courts and a swimming pool. (The condos here run between $110 K and $250 K and are mostly on the market due to foreclosure.)

Inland you find a very flat neighborhood filled with low lying single story Ranch homes dating from the 1950’s mostly. These are fairly nicely kept and in another part of the East Bay would probably fetch around $500 K. Here, the median price seems to be around $330 K.

Partly this is because the schools are so bad in the area. Partly it is because crime is slightly higher than people would like.
The airport noise might also have a bit to do with it as well.

Overall, I would say that if you are a single childless couple and you don’t intend on having kids at this point that this might be an inexpensive option.

Overall, however, I can only really recommend the condos for singles and golf course and marina for everyone else.
  • Okay Condos
  • Inexpensive
  • Nicely Kept Ranch Homes
  • Terrible Schools
  • Slick Golf Course
  • A Touch of Crime
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Students

"Great views of the Bay and plenty of cherries!"

Marina Faire is a neighborhood located on the San Fran Bay in the city of San Leandro. There are plenty of great things to do both in San Leandro and the Marina Faire neighborhood. One of the most exciting attractions that probably makes Marina Faire stand out from other areas is the annual Cherry Festival. People are drawn from the San Fran area, other parts of Cali and even out of state to visit the annual festival. The houses and churches, especially the older styled ones have a great coherent flow to the Spanish architecture, which makes many of the buildings great in both historical and architectural value. There is also great access to some docks on the San Fran bay which is pretty much a whole different world from inside the neighborhood. When you are on the bay, everything becomes alive and your senses are much more tuned in. Being close to the bay makes the houses a little more pricey in the Marina Faire area. Many of the houses follow some of the old styled Spanish architecture with a little touch of modern bungalow charm. This is a great area for older couples and families with elementary school aged children.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Marina Faire


Bermuda Ave

"Decent neighborhood for families, seniors or singles."
37.6959690997673 -122.177656623575

Unranked Streets in Marina Faire

Aurora Dr

"This street takes you from the shoreline to the heart of the down town."
37.696316091919 -122.181003688399

Flagship St

"Beautiful residential neighborhood along the Monarch Bay Golf Club."
37.6926101930109 -122.178868943865

Galleon Pl

"Beautiful residential neighborhood next to a golf course."
37.692390999827 -122.179228201681

Seagate Dr

"Beautiful residential neighborhood near the bay."
37.6952010758709 -122.180871760503

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