Recently got a offer from company in SF (financial district) and looking for safer places to live around SF . I heard Oakland is not safe. I'm considering below options
- South SF
- San mateo
I never lived in bay area before and planning to take BART for my commute.
- I also just recently moved to the Bay area. Stayed in a hotel in Oakland for a week to check out the area. Also stayed in Hayes Valley and Nob Hill. Ultimately decided to sign a place near Jack London Square. It's an up- and-coming area with lots of bars, restaurants and new condo buildings. 5 min away to the seawall. 10 min walk to the nearest Bart station. And 20 min Bart ride to downtown. Where I signed, the equivalent rent in downtown SF would have been at least 1k higher. So, I recommend just check out the area. Oakland, and East Bay in general, is highly neighborhood specific when it comes to safety, so the only way to find out is to just explore (during the day).
- Google / Eng AbLy47I would say once upon a time Oakland was a place you didn't want to be at night but that has largely changed.
- PG&E ZeriousLive anywhere close to BART. Daly City is not too far and relatively affordable. Oakland is not as bad as people make it sounds. There are some nice pockets in Oakland but you need to go see the neighborhoods yourself. Sunset is also an option, although it can get foggy in the summer.
- New UnderwearmoreWhat is your budget? What are you looking for? I can recommend a few places. I live in the East Cut neighborhood.