7.3 out of 10

Washington Manor

Ranked 5th best neighborhood in San Leandro
37.6898082932152 -122.148498072061
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Medical Facilities
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+


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

"San Leandro Washington Manor /Bon Air Neighborhood"

This is a great neighborhood close to freeway access and BART (10 minute bike ride). The Bay Trail is close for biking and exercise, and the neighborhoods are quiet and safe. This neighborhood has its own downtown with the potential to be a great spot for restaurants and coffee shops if the economics continue to improve in this neighborhood. This neighborhood is only 7 miles from Alameda and 12 miles from Oakland for great dining options. The houses are first generation track homes which are a little boring but many people have improved the homes with add-ons. There are big back yards, wide spacious streets and great public parks. This area is a quick bike ride/drive to Drakes and 21 Amendment breweries. Once 21 Amendment builds their restaurant there will be a great place to eat in close proximity. Kaiser Hospital is next to this neighborhood, and other big box stores are an easy drive away but not too close to effect traffic. These stores include Target, Home Depot, and Costco.The bonus of this neighborhood is that it is west of the 880 and the prevailing winds are from the north west making the air cleaner than most other East Bay neighborhoods. Buying a house in this neighborhood is worth a strong consideration especially for the price. This neighborhood is most likely undervalued by Bay Area Standards from an investment stand point.
  • Bay Trail
  • Close to BART
  • Close to Breweries
  • Equidistant Between SF and San Jose
  • Okay Schools
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • LGBT+
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Typical Older San Leandro Neighborhood"

The Washington Manor neighborhood is fairly typical for San Leandro in that it is a pretty old neighborhood. This is a fairly large neighborhood filled with homes built right after WWII. Most homes here are older style Ranchers. Many of these are clearly tract houses, all with virtually identical L shapes and similarly placed fire places. They are the great granddaddies of the current tract homes that have now become ubiquitous in the suburbs of California.

One of the upsides (or downsides depending on how you think about it) are the schools in the neighborhood, which are average. That is good, given the state of a lot of schools nearby.

Crime is still a little bit of a worry here, with about 75 assaults in the last 6 months and about 2 dozen robberies and break-ins. That said, it is still relatively safe.

Overall, this is a pretty good neighborhood for those households where the couple wants to be equidistant to both Silicon Valley and SF and needs to keep the cost of living down.
  • Okay Schools
  • Equidistant Between SF and San Jose
  • Affordable Homes
  • Some Crime
  • Old and Worn Out Looking

"Relaxing parks and fun too"

The best part is the pool which is really small water park, with water slides and kids play area and lap pool. This is a great area with several parks. It’s at Washington Manor park which is a nice big park.

Right in the middle of this area is Porky's Pizza Palace. It has been there forever and has the best Italian food around and of course the pizzas are great. Stenzel park isn’t bad either but is mostly ball fields, they do have some stuff for kids though and it is often quiet. The better book store was closed but A World of Books‎ had a good selection.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Best Streets in Washington Manor


Juniper St

"Bonaire Park is an Old Fashioned Neighborhood Park "
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Unranked Streets in Washington Manor

Wicks Blvd

"If it's a big event it's proabably happening at the Marina Community Center."
37.6871501107496 -122.161535116011

Avon Ave

"Nice Neighborhood with Older Houses"
37.6933549604432 -122.152068422077
"Nice Quiet Neighborhood Close to Many Things to do,"
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Dayton Ave

"A nice school playground. "
37.6885559995794 -122.158184930548
"Quiet Court on East end of Street"
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Elvina Dr

"Stenzel Park is a nice place to play. "
37.6831617938475 -122.15783642133
"Tons of things to do but a little too fast for families with kids"
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"Great views during the fall"
37.6863199106668 -122.150716498598

Zelma St

"It's a mini water park"
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