Buying house in union city in the Bay Area

Lam Research rektkid
May 11 26 Comments

Anyone think buying a house in UC is a good idea? No kids and plan to stay 6-7 years . I’ve heard mixed reviews by everyone but it’s a good spot commute wise for us to go anywhere in the bay 30-45 mins . Also not sure if any big companies plan to expand there in the near future ?

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  • Facebook public2
    Idk where that even is, so no.
    May 117
    • Thermo Fisher / Saleszeussical
      You may want to get out more. If you took a left from your parking lot and crossed the Dumbarton bridge you’d be in Union City.
      May 11
    • Facebook public2
      Yikes, have you seen the traffic on the dumbarton? East bay? Hard pass.
      May 11
    • VMware SweetPease
      It’s faster than getting to 101
      May 12
    • Facebook public2
      The 101 is 1 mile away and there's never any traffic. The dumbarton bridge is a parking lot. You would be faster walking, no exaggeration.
      May 12
    • VMware SweetPease
      101, never any traffic? I wish I lived in your world.
      May 12
    • Facebook tantan85
      101 “never any traffic”?

      wut?
      May 12
    • Facebook public2
      101 definatley has traffic, you said it was harder to get to the 101 than dumbarton, which is not the case. Unfortunately most of the 101 traffic is caused by people trying to get to one of the three bridges to get to the east bay lol.
      May 12
  • Pinterest Dhdjdnnfux
    Some parts of Hayward closer to Fremont may be better. But UC is also good if you don’t care about schools. Also closer to a lot of places.
    May 114
    • Lam Research rektkid
      OP
      I hear it’s not safe ( not all parts) but if one goes to local groceries gas stations etc you do see weird crowd , hence the dilemma .. I’m still surprised why UC has not exploded yet considering how accessible it is to most parts of the bay .. just schools ?
      May 11
    • Pinterest Dhdjdnnfux
      Look at the crime rates in the neighborhoods. The areas close to Bart are not very residential. If schools are not an issue, some parts of Fremont may also be good.
      May 12
    • Amazon uuuwuuuuu
      "I'm still surprised why UC has not exploded"

      But it has exploded, just look at prices at 900k average
      May 12
    • Lam Research rektkid
      OP
      That’s because last 5 years Bay Area real estate just exploded. When next downturn comes areas with poor school ratings will be first to implode . I see lot of people wanna go to tri valley and drive 4 hours everyday vs taking a chance and buying homes in UC or Hayward .. reason is simple schools and shady crowd
      May 12
  • New jay10
    Moved to UC last summer. Area is gentrifying and schools are improving. According to Redfin it’s one of the places where $/ft property prices have gone compared to this time last year. There are 3 housing projects in the pipeline as of now and they are looking to make the BART district an office hub (http://union12atbart.com)
    May 121
  • Lam Research rektkid
    OP
    Well that’s the idea initially but here there’s only 1 good elementary school and most homes don’t fall under that .. unless in next 5-6 years school ratings change
    May 111
    • Given gentrification it’s very likely schools get a lot better in the whole Bay Area, in the next few years.
      May 11
  • Buy those new homes in Newark instead
    May 120
  • F5 Networks RRA
    I'd not buy a house unless you'll be here at least ten years.
    May 110
  • Thermo Fisher / Saleszeussical
    I’d look at Half Moon Bay. It takes about 15 minutes to get to 280 and crime is pretty much nonexistent.
    May 112
    • Lam Research rektkid
      OP
      Decent homes way beyond our budget. Looking for around 1.3 million max
      May 11
    • Thermo Fisher / Saleszeussical
      Ocean Colony, Arleta Park, and El Granada can be had for less than 1.3 million.
      May 11
  • Facebook topoffer
    I like living in Union City. Area near Ardenwood and Mission BLVD is good.
    May 111
    • Lam Research rektkid
      OP
      Yea perfect for fb employees
      May 12
  • New dewd
    Um
    May 120
  • I'd say it's better to get the feel of the Union City area by first living there for a few months in rent.

    Some parts of the town are a bit sketchy.
    May 110

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