5.5 out of 10

Oakland Ave, Central Oakland

Ranked 1st best street in Central Oakland
40.4395442565902 -79.9544651095784
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Schools
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Singles



"A student's place"

I lived in the Oakland area while I attended Carnegie Mellon, and this was clearly a students area. This street has a lot of places where students can rent full houses or individual rooms. The street has all the facilities in walk distance, like mini markets, drug store and so on. The environment is very pleasant, with a safety feeling, even during the nigh.
Recommended for
  • Singles
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 2/5

"A Student Neighborhood"

I lived on Oakland Ave. for 2 1/2 years as a student, and it is undergrad central. South Oakland has a bad reputation, but I think its bark is worse than its bite. Oakland Ave. is loud and prone to the occasional vandalism type of crime, but I felt safe walking there at most hours of the night (as a female). Apartments range from nice to slumlord, depending on who you rent from. The parking situation is terrible; you may circle around a few times before you find a spot near your apartment. I recommend it for students only, because it's very near the University of Pittsburgh campus and lots of bus lines.
Recommended for
  • Singles

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