3.4 out of 10

South Prescott

37.8053315781742 -122.300564783538
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"West Oakland BART Station"

South Prescott is a tiny neighborhood just to the east of the giant Post Office hub that handles all the mail of the East Bay. This is low income area made up of run down old homes. It is a heavy crime area where police are a permanent feature.

Its central claim to fame is that it is home to the West Oakland BART station the last stop before riders slip off into SF. The West BART station is where on New Years day, 2009, Oscar Grant a young black man was shot by a white BART officer provoking strong protests. Grant was at the time of being shot, handcuffed and pinned to the ground. The BART Officer claimed he meant to Tase Grant, but accidentally pulled out his gun instead.

As far as the neighborhood goes, most other violence has stayed just outside of its borders, but I doubt this makes residents feel particularly safe. Put simply, not really an area most people in the East Bay would feel safe living.
  • The BART Station
  • Dangerous
  • Run Down
flemmily Oscar Grant was shot at the Fruitvale BART station.
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