3.3 out of 10


37.7533560506314 -122.172825705348
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Medical Facilities
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Safe & Sound
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Cheapest 4-Bedroom in the Bay Area but Too Dangerous"

Ever wonder where the cheapest place to rent a 4-bedroom is in the Bay Area?

You guessed it: Oakland. Specifically, at this moment, it is the Webster neighborhood. What kind of a place is it? Not completely sure since the posting was entirely in Spanish.

We came to take a look. Webster is just to the east of the Oakland Colliseum, squeezed between International and Bancroft. It is one of those neighborhoods packed with rickety pre-World War II homes.

You can tell this is a high crime area by the bars on the windows and the steel reinforced screens on the doors. Oakland schools are also notoriously poor.

Some of the streets in this neighborhood looked pretty bad--not where I would want to be at night. Some of them looked pretty nice. Unfortunately the place we came to see was not in one of the nicer looking places.

Needless to say, I couldn’t even get my gal friend to get out of the car to take a look at the place.
  • Very Affordable
  • Close to the Airport
  • Some Nice Streets
  • High Crime
  • Poor Schools
  • Ugly in Spots

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