5.2 out of 10

Mulford Gardens

Ranked 11th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.7040126378029 -122.187750091032
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


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

"Golf Carts, Yachts and Poor Schools"

The definite highlight of Mulford Gardens, is the San Leandro Marina on its western end. The marina has almost 500 berths, a couple of yacht clubs, some restaurants and a hotel. There is also what I hear is a pretty nice golf course just next door where you can take in some holes while taking in the bay views.

Inland to the east of the marina is an odd looking neighborhood made up of unusual looking homes dating from before WWII. The neighborhood is sort of flat and something about the spacing between the houses feels sort of off in terms of what we usually expect in this kind of an urban setting. It may simply be that when this neighborhood was built back in the day, it was not as urban so homes were set up farther apart.

Rents around here run about $2300 for a 4-bedroom house--$1300 for an apartment. The median price for homes here is around $275 K, with homes selling for between $200 K and $500 K. Just about every home for sale here is currently on the market due to foreclosure—a bad sign in terms neighborhood coherence.

One way that you see this reflected is in the poor school performance metrics, with the local elementary being below average and the local high school (Lincoln) being abysmal. This is not the kind of school to which you want to send your kids.
In terms of crime, there have been about 2 dozen assaults in the neighborhood in the past 6 months. Which is not only about 1 assault per week, relatively safe.

So to put it simply: Mulford Gardens is a good neighborhood to go if want to take in some holes or to house your yacht, but if you are looking to have a family, this doesn’t really cut it.
  • Good Gold Course
  • Good Marina
  • Good Public Transportation
  • Terrible School
  • Strange Looking
  • Airport Noise
Recommended for
  • Singles

Best Streets in Mulford Gardens


Neptune Dr

"Gateway to the San Leandro Marina."
37.7008737162455 -122.189153289013

Unranked Streets in Mulford Gardens

"Commercial Industrial strip with proximity to OAK airport"
37.7059867250354 -122.180851568086

Marina Blvd

"Takes you to the San Leandro Marina on the bay."
37.7035909917398 -122.183096751187
"Dinner with a view"
37.6982586552428 -122.190917606908

West Dike Rd

"This is a great albeit short drive."
37.6962252303213 -122.194504311155

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