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

"Love Living Here!"

I have lived here 15 years. Walking distance, bike ride or short drive to everything I need including a wide variety of good restaurants! At least 100!
Friendly people, ethnic, lifestyle and sexual orientation diversity make it vibrant.
Very close to BART and freeway entrances. Great location! I can be in downtown SF from my door in a half hour! I can bike to downtown Oakland in 15 minutes and Wow! has Oaklands downtown come alive in the last few years! I can also easily walk or bike to Emerville with its great shopping, event spaces and restaurants. Longfellow neighborhood is improving steadily as well, more and more professionals, hipsters and families buying homes. I can find street parking easily and my street is very quiet.
There seems to be less crime here then most other places that I have lived. I have noticed a major decrease in crime since I moved here in 2003. As the homes have been renovated, the bars on the windows have come down, the streets are cleaner and people pick up after thier dogs more.
I enjoy walking up to Telegraph and eating or exploring all the new stores. I also appreciate all the yoga and exercise options that are walking or biking distance. There are lots of bike lanes.
I may be a senior citizen but I love the youthful energy in Longfellow and there is nowhere else in Oakland Id rather live!
Pros
  • Close to BART
  • Less crime then other areas of Oakland
  • Interesting architecture
  • Affordable Rents
  • Close to Freeway
  • Cool Pub
  • Proactive Neighbors
Cons
  • Property values going up fast
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish

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