6.8 out of 10

Upper Bal (Halcyon Foothills North)

37.7109859889556 -122.131145055773
Great for
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Medical Facilities
  • Nightlife
Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • 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 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"Too Dangerous for My Taste"

Nestled up against Highway 580, Upper Bal is a pretty typical San Leandro neighborhood in terms of appearance. The homes here date from WWII and shortly thereafter--which means, of course, that these are older style Ranch homes—smaller and a bit worn looking—as you might expect.

Unfortunately, it is also fairly typical in terms of educational choices and crime. In terms of education, the schools here are below average at best with San Leandro High’s middle of the road scores being the best this area has to offer.

In terms of crime, this is actually one of the worst parts of San Leandro. There have been three homicides in the last six months just to the south of Upper Bal in Ashland. There have also been more than a hundred assaults in the immediate areas, especially around the mall to the southwest.

Overall, I would not be able to recommend this neighborhood for that reason.
  • Some Nice Older Homes
  • Close to BART
  • Close to the Mall
  • Too Many Assaults
  • Poor Schools
  • Kind of Run Down

Unranked Streets in Upper Bal (Halcyon Foothills North)

East 14th St

"From Chili's to Appleblee's"
37.7084628987246 -122.133263942663

150th Ave

"Hidden hole in the wall bars"
37.7075002141751 -122.127116763128

Dilleta Ave

"Okay Neighborhood But Loud"
37.7130665816677 -122.132740628056

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