3.6 out of 10

Marshlands Rd, Mowry Landing

37.5294844547476 -122.065102066744
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Nightlife
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • No ratings yet


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5


The good news is that the section of Newark that is closest to the Dumbarton Bridge is filled with business parks, and is not very residential at all. The better news is that Marshlands Road is even more uninhabited than the rest of the area; virtually empty save a few government buildings.

The bad news? The area is completely overtaken by a sewage treatment area that anyone driving over the Dumbarton Bridge can smell. It is completely potent, even with windows shut, and is extremely hard to miss. I always wonder how people manage to WORK in the area, and could certainly not imagine living here.

So if some real estate developer decides, down the line, to build a seemingly underpriced network of condos in the area, be sure to steer clear. If you are moving to Newark, head for the hills (literally!) and go as far east as you can so as to avoid this area.
  • Underdeveloped
  • Close to the bridge
  • Pretty scenery
  • Sewage treatment plant!
  • Terrible smells!
  • Did I mention the sewage treatment plant?
RonV Dumbarton flats: This is raw sewage. It is not mud flats decay or normal salt marsh action as some are saying. I've been near treatment plants many times in my life and NOTHING has been this bad. It's totally unacceptable. Who is responsible?
Add a comment...

Unranked Streets in Mowry Landing

37.5294844547476 -122.065102066744

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More